Our Keurig came with a sample pack of 12 K-cups, which is great since I have no idea what kind to order first!
It was really easy to set up. It just involved filling the reservoir and letting it do a cycle with just water. Then you put your K-cup in, close it, and hit the small or large sized mug button.
I had the Emeril Bold; Husband had the Green Mountain Breakfast Blend Decaf. Both were good!
In other news, this managed to get us a snow day today:
Ok, so I didn't take the pictures until about noon. But they called the snow day last night at about 9:30 which seemed a little premature to me. I'm not going to complain though, as it meant that I didn't need to get a 5am call about the snow day, interrupting my sleep. I stayed up til midnight, and slept in until 9:30. Because I could.
I'm actually very happy to have a day off to break up this week. The first two days were a little stressful at work, so now I have today to decompress before going back for two more days. Then a weekend. Then only a four-day week next week.
Update on Week 1 of half marathon training so far:
Monday night: 1 hour of Spinning. Didn't stay for abs because husband was making dinner, and I didn't want to miss dinner by staying at the gym for the extra half hour (til 7pm). Also, we got our new phones in the mail and I was eager to play with them.
Tuesday night: Ran 3.13 miles at an easy pace.
REALLY easy pace. Because there was a lot of ice. And sidewalks with a little bit cleared, then a little bit ice/snow. And the snow day-inducing snow began last night, at the beginning of my run. It started off as more of a sleet then switched to a heavier snow. Temps were about 30-31 for my run. I tried to remember the whole "easy runs should be 65-75% of Max heart rate" thing. Which is hard! For me that's 135-150bpm. I can get to 135 with a brisk walk. Anyway, I kept it in mind, and tried to really slow down. Stopping for ice helped me keep it lower; running up three mini hills at the beginning did not. Avg HR: 157.
Wednesday: Just called my gym (It's the Student Rec Center where I went to grad school - The University also also had a snow day today) and found out that the gym is open 12-7! I will be heading over there for my speedwork on the treadmill early this afternoon. First I will take the dog for a snowy walk and deal with cleaning off my car.
My speed work will be: 5 x 400 @ 5k pace.
I used the MacMillan calculator to figure that if I want to hit a half marathon goal time of 2:16-2:20 (I'd really just like to beat 2:20:10), that requires a 5k pace of 9:28-9:45. I don't anticipate ANY problems running that pace at 400m intervals. I plan to see what I can do with speedwork in the early part of my training and use that to get a better idea of a realistic goal time.