Jerry turned the treadmill around so that it now faces the shelf I hung for my computer, and I love it!
I decided to watch the pilot episode of Pretty Little Liars. I'd heard that it's an addicting show, so I wanted to give it a try.
At first, I started running at an 8:00/mi pace, but quickly changed it to 8:07. It took no time at all for my heart rate to get into the middle of Zone 4, which is where it should be for a tempo run. The run felt really hard though, and my heart rate kept creeping up. About two miles in, my heart rate was well into Zone 5.
So I started nudging the speed down a little, until my heart rate was back into Zone 4. At one point, I had to set it at 9:10/mi, which is nowhere near my tempo pace. The last mile, I was able to get back down into the low 8:00's, but I couldn't believe how tired my body was feeling today. It was a miserable run.
On the bright side, however, I really like Pretty Little Liars. It definitely keeps me wanting more, and I ended up watching two more episodes this afternoon.
Jerry tried out his new grill for lunch today. He cooked Italian sausages and corn on the cob. I sauteed some bell peppers and onions for the sausages, and the whole meal was delicious!
I cut up a leftover sausage and threw it in with the peppers and some leftover rice in the fridge to bring to my parents' house for dinner tonight.
The kids and I put together a gift for my dad. I saw something similar to it on Pinterest, so I bought my dad's favorite goodies to piece it together. I think it turned out pretty cute!
Yes, my dad actually prefers the Big K Diet Cola over Diet Coke or Pepsi ;) Also included are Nutty Bars, Snickers, Milky Way, Butterfinger, Baby Ruth and Twix. My dad's sweet tooth is quite possibly as big as mine!
It was really hard not to just say "screw it" and eat all of the food that was at my parents' house (fried fish, french fries, lasagna, and garlic toast), but I knew I'd regret it later if I ate it. And the food I brought with me was really good. Dessert was even more tempting. A double-decker chocolate cake with homemade buttercream and a ton of candy...
|Another Pinterest-inspired creation|