Pancakes & Pomegranates

by Jenny on May 3, 2012

Workout

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get a run in this morning or call today my off day (as it was scheduled to be) but ultimately, the early morning was calling my name and I hit the streets for an easy, short run.

2.07 miles in just over 16 minutes. Seriously loving that 8-minute miles are once again considered “easy” for me. It took a long time to get back that this place after last fall’s race calendar and a little fall out with my love of running but now that I’m back, I don’t plan on letting that change!

Breakfast

When I got back to the apartment, I had my sights set on making chocolate protein pancakes with pomegranates. However, that was an epic meal fail…on multiple levels…so I resorted to pancakes that I had previously made and had frozen to save the morning.

I topped them with peanut butter protein syrup and frozen pomegranates and my morning was instantly back on track. Way better than the chocolate protein pancakes would have been anyhow! ;)

I have plans to get in a long walk this afternoon to enjoy the sunshine since the past two days have mostly been spent indoors but otherwise, I need to crack down and study, study, study…

…and I keep saying how much I miss college and learning, studying, taking exams and writing papers. Hah! I’m quickly remembering why I was so anxious to finish all those years ago!

Question:

What is considered an “easy” paced run for you?

Do you like studying and learning new material?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 mockley May 3, 2012 at 11:49 am

I am SO SICK of school work, after 2 years of grad school. I have 4 more weeks of classes before I start my field experience, and I can barely contain my excitement! I think I might still enjoy writing papers and stuff if I only had one class or if I didn’t have to work at the same time, but the short answer to your second question is: No, I’m over it!

I wish you lived close enough that we could be running buddies…I could use a speedy pacer like you. :) I couldn’t get too far below a 10-minute mile for a long time (over a 5K to 5 mile distance), but now I’m down to just over 9 minutes over 4.3 miles, so I’m happy for that small improvement. Maybe if I took a few cues from you and made myself do speed drills on the treadmill…ugh! ha ha

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2 Jenny May 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

Being running buddies would be awesome!! Great job on already improving your speed and you can definitely keep doing it on your own…like you said, just do some treadmill speedwork or even just outside during your runs – sprint for 20-30 seconds and take a slow recovery every couple of minutes during your run. You’ll start seeing a difference!

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