Monday, October 18, 2010

"Uh oh. Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays..."

Back to work today.  I feel like I didn't get to relax at all since we were hosting parents for the second weekend in a row (mine last weekend; his this weekend).

This morning I prepared some tasty snacks to bring to work with me.  I made my own little fruit & yogurt parfait.  This was my first time trying Chobani's vanilla Greek yogurt.  I layered it with some strawberries and some Honey Oat granola from "The Baker."

Verdict: the vanilla Greek yogurt is ok with strawberries and crunchy stuff; 
I can't say I love the vanilla on its own though. 

I went to work.  I feel like my peep-toe pump days and my skirts without tights days are numbered.

I came home.  I had to really tell myself not to stop at Dunkin Donuts on my way home for a pick-me-up iced coffee (and hm, I have a coupon for a free donut with purchase of beverage...I haven't had a donut in a long time).  But I resisted. 
photo from Dunkin Donuts

 photo from flickr

I made it home, but I snacked on some delicious peanut butter pretzel nuggets. (Better than a donut, right?)  Because I was feeling lazy and putting off going for my run.  Ok, I also had a Reese's Peanut butter cup... why did my husband have to bring a bag of those home??  And why can I not get enough of peanut butter.  And why do I really really want junk food today.

It was about 58 and overcast when I got home from work.  I was happy to have a chance to wear some cooler weather running clothes!  It also felt incredibly cold.  I had to remind myself that at one point in the spring, I probably thought 58 was warm!  With it being so overcast and a little windy out, it was hard to get off my butt and step out the door, but I did.

I went for a run in my Lululemon Swiftly Tech L/S in dark classic grey (purchased last year on markdown at my local store - not sure why it looks so awkward on the model on the website!) and my Lululemon Run: Zoom crops in black (snagged off of loot this summer for $49!).

Slouchy McSloucherton

I went for 5.17 miles, at what I would call a comfortable pace.  That pace is what all my runs have been lately.  I think since I'm not actively training for anything there's no reason to kill myself over my pace; just trying to enjoy running.  This was my longest run since the half marathon on September 19th. (The next longest distance I've done in the past month is two ~4.35 mile runs).  Anyway, it felt good to go for a nice longer run in the cool weather.

As a follow up to this previous post, much to my relief, sans-cold medicine my heart rate was back to normal on this run.  My average HR was 167 over the course of the run which is good for me.  The cooler weather helps too.

PS, Anyone know what movie the title of today's post is from??


  1. It is from office space! And PS. What time do you get home that you can do 5 miles after work, I am super jealous!

  2. You got it!! :) I love that movie.

    I'm usually home by 5, but sometimes later. Yesterday I headed out on my run at 5:33. I laid all my running stuff out the night before so it would be ready for me when I got home.

  3. It takes me about 50 mins to do 5 miles. My back country roads are seriously too dangerous to run on any time after 6:15pm this time of year. It drives me nuts, people literally go 50 mph on my road that is 25mph

  4. My 5.17 was at a comfortable/slowish ~11 min/mile pace. It was a little under an hour. I know what you mean about those back roads! We have some scenic roads to run on near our apartment, but it's better to do those on a weekend or a weekday mid-morning (summer time anyway) when there's less traffic. I had to step into cold standing water in a ditch last fall because a car didn't move over for me and I really thought I was going to get hit (I know he saw me- I was wearing my bright Faded Zap Brisk pullover and made eye contact with the driver!) Don't want to mess with people speeding to get home!

    I hate that it's getting dark so early now (and it's dark in the morning too). Luckily there is a nice little neighborhood with sidewalks & street lamps immediately behind me so I am able to get in a couple safe miles at night.

  5. Thanks for the comments on my blog! I too am rocking the skirt and peep toe combo today knowing that I can't have bare legs much longer! I think we do have the same Lulu cropped pants, but I'm not sure what style I chose.


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