Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What up? Wednesday...

Sorry, I couldn't think of a name for this post.
Yesterdays workout was:
6 miles on the treadmill in 51:13 I did a speed workout 5x 800m @ 8.0 mph. It was great! Usually by the 4th interval I am tired, sweating and my legs get heavy, but yesterday I finished with energy to spare. I hope that means my legs are getting stronger.
I also did the ab video and attempted to do the 30 day shred, but apparently my dvd player decided to break.... odd that it worked just a couple hours previously... oh well exercise tv it is!
So... I went to Target yesterday and they had Easter candy for 75% off! I paid like .70 a bag!!!

I actually think having all of this candy is a good thing. I am a baker and when I bake it's only my husband and I eating most of it (I bring some to neighbors) but it still leaves a lot. Most recipes make 60 cookies or 24 cupcakes and so over the course of 3 or 4 days, that's a lot of sweets! Now, candy has a longer shelf life, it's nicely prepackaged in those annoying little foil wrappers and it's bite size! Plus, it's so difficult to unwrap you get so frustrated and can only eat 2 at a time!
Do you like my reasoning? Whatever it takes to justify having 5 bags of candy in my possession!

For dinner yesterday I made this:

Photo from Runner's World

It is Mac and cheese and is totally to die! You have to try it!
I make a couple adjustments...
I roast the cauliflower instead of boil it.
I also use a 13 oz box of pasta (almost double)
My cauliflower was huge too like 4 lbs.
I used extra cheese too, like a cup.

It is soooo good! It makes a huge dish and we eat it for 2 or 3 days!
Try it!

What was your workout yesterday?

Do you do speedwork? And, if so, how much of an improvement have you seen in your overall speed?


  1. Passing up candy is hard, discounted candy even harder! I scooped up some Cadbury Cream eggs on clearance today too. Rationalization is they freeze well and won't be back until next year :)

    I find it so hard to run fast on a treadmill. Awesome workout!

  2. You have to get that speed work in if you want to get faster and yes I have seen major improvements

  3. Great speed workout!
    Are those COCONUT Hershey's Kisses? I've never seen them before but I know I want them!

  4. i love discounted holiday candy!! it's my downfall. well among other things...