I premiered the treddie this morning. I got up and hit it by 515, and Mike and Jasper slept through it. Jasper also slept past 3am. Victory x2. I attempted a hill workout. A few things I realized:
The pace I set it at felt so much faster than running outside at the same pace. Why is this?
Hills on the treadmill are no joke. The hill workout I tried got up to a 10% incline and I felt like I had to hold on. It was so hard. I was dripping. I lasted 2 miles, and brought it down to just a steady run at 1.5% incline. This will definitely be something to work on.
The miles started slow and went quicker as I went on. I did 7 miles and the first 2 seemed like an eternity. After a while they seemed to go by faster. I watched Netflix and kinda couldn’t settle on something. Having something good to watch helps.
The verdict is overall I really enjoyed it. No it’s not the same as a pretty run outside, but it was nice to not go out at 5am and do my entire run alone in the dark. I think I will easily do at least a couple runs a week on it. I could see starting a long run on it while it’s dark, then heading outside once it’s light. No matter how safe my neighborhood is, it’s always a little eerie to be out running at 430-5am.
Now onto the meal planning, or lack there of:
This weekend has been pretty packed after a week home by myself and both Jaspy and I being sick for part of it. The fact that I try to do the meal planning link up is about the only reason I came up with anything. Another pitiful but well meaning attempt:
Grilled salmon, grilled eggplant, rice
Grilled salmon leftovers
Curry baked tofu (vegan meal)
Pizza night for possible playdate
Other goodies: vegan peanut butter cheesecake (sadly it’s almost gone and my fave dessert), Superfood oatmeal I got at Costco yesterday (this stuff is awesome), lots of P, B and J lunches (I’m not very creative, and these are for me, not for the 3 year old who does not eat), lattes and pita chips (how I get through my work days).
Ok…off to Gabba live and then the Peelander Z SXSW show. Gotta love living in Austin. Two kids music events in one day.