Wednesday, March 28, 2012

a new treadmill trick

Yesterday got a little bit crazy towards the end of the day with some work-related stuff, so by the time I got home, I was more than ready to blow off a little steam. My go-to solutions for that are either to eat candy or exercise (duh), and since it was a cardio day, I decided to go the endorphin route! I started off with a short walk around the neighborhood with C, since it was still beautiful out and just a little windy, and checked out some of the houses that are for sale on the streets around us. Then I picked up my mom and we headed to the gym to get in a little treadmill time.

I decided to go with basic interval routine that a friend recommended - 3 minutes "on" (running) then 2 minutes "off" (walking) - rinse and repeat, as many times as you want. I had about 30 minutes before the Caps game was starting, so I decided to do six rounds. Here's the formula I used:

As you can see, in just 30 short minutes, I covered more than three miles and burned more than 500 calories. Endorphins, check! After all, endorphins make you happy, and happy people just don't kill their husbands co-workers! Mission, accomplished. I actually really enjoyed this workout - it was my first time doing real, timed, focused intervals, and the workout flew by! My only regret was not remembering to fill my water bottle before starting - I was parched by the end!

Yesterday's mail brought an exciting treat - the Summer Sampler collection of K-cups I ordered from Amazon! It's a mix of teas and coffees that are all the brew-over-ice variety. Perfect for summer! Looking forward to trying all the flavors and seeing which ones are our favorites.

Promptly popped one into the Keurig and brewed over ice into my snowflake cup - it's a year-round accessory. Don't judge. 

What's your favorite flavor of K-cup? Any special summer recommendations? We have Half & Half Lemonade/Tea cups at work & they are delish! None of those in the sampler box - might have to order some!

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