Sunday, January 20, 2013
It was SO windy last night! I didn't get much sleep at all during the night, because the wind was howling all night, and once in a while, I heard a loud bang on the window, like something hit it. I kept thinking, "Oh man, I don't want to run in that wind in the morning!"
When I got up this morning, the wind was still going strong--39 mph--so I decided to just run on the treadmill. There was no way I wanted to run in the wind while it was 18 degrees outside. Just the thought of that hurts my cheeks!
I set up Netflix on my computer to watch some real crime show (I need to find something interesting to watch, because whatever it was I watched today was really boring). I planned to run four miles, so I started the treadmill at 7.0 mph (8:34/mi pace). The first mile felt pretty easy, and I was wondering why the heck an 8:34 pace would feel easy--until I realized I forgot to set the incline. Duh.
I always set the incline at 1% to offset the fact that there isn't any wind resistance while running indoors, and that the belt helps propel you along. My heart rate was only at 143-ish, and that's really low for a run. So I set the incline to 1%, and felt a difference right away. I also bumped up the speed to 7.5 mph, and it felt comfortably hard.
I was wearing my new shoes (my usual Brooks Adrenalines, but this is a new pair), and I felt like I was flying for a while. I love how cushy new shoes feel! My heart rate finally was up to about 165 during the last mile, so that little change in incline and speed made a big difference. Finished four miles, and actually considered running farther, because I felt so great--but of course, I quit at four ;)
So I'm pretty sure Jerry and I are going to lose our house if I can't get my grape addiction under control. Yesterday, the grapes looked really good at Kroger so I bought two bags of them... and when I went to pay, they totaled $15.89!! That's insane. But I couldn't bring myself to put them back, because I knew I'd eat them. I wish I loved bananas; they're really cheap.
The cereal wasn't that great, though. It tasted only a little better than the original Fiber One (which I don't like either). Very cardboard-like texture.
It's hard to find a cereal that I like that isn't a ton of PointsPlus. My favorites are 5-6 PP per serving, which is a LOT to spend on a tiny bowl of cereal.
I've been staring at my screen for about 20 minutes, starting to type and then deleting, but I honestly can't think of anything else to write about. So I'm going to keep this short today :)