Wednesday, May 26, 2010

2-a-Day's


It is official: I want a lap top! It was official before, but now I feel that it's logical!! I went for an early morning run with friends Jen, Alexa and Meghan!  The accountability of meeting someone for a run at 5:45 am is awesome: there was NO traffic, Minneapolis was quiet and the lake was beautiful!  I ran 6.75 miles and grabbed a coffee before 7am! 


I had dropped my stuff off right at the gym which is about a half a mile from the lake, so I took my coffee there, stretched out and started reading! I had an hour and a half till I had to teach my Group Fitness class! It was about this time I realized if I had a lap top I could be writing, working, scheduling... more productive. Hm. 


I am thinking something like this: A little pink laptop with a make-up kit USB! 
YES PLEASE! 


There is something to be said for taking a break, doing some real reading and unplugging, but there is something to really using my downtime between classes and meetings to check more off. 

I decided that it was a double run day, so instead of taking a huge chunk of time to do a long run, I did 2 medium length runs! I really liked it, the first run was so early,  and the longer of the two. Around 6pm I headed out and ran another 4 miles around the lake and home which seemed so short! 

Two-a-days: 
  • Break up workouts
  • Help you train at a faster pace
  • Speeds recovery
  • Can be done on speedwork days as recovery runs
  • Ideal when you are running very high milage (50 or more miles a week (which I am NOT!)) 


I am giving them a try to get some more miles under my belt and have some fun. Run #2 was slower and shorter and ended with a trip to the grocery store--a spinach run!


I JUST missed the storm clouds rolling in! (quit flashin' that duck face!!)
When I got home I made a gigantic Green Monster with huge spinach leaves! It was not kale, but they were huge! It was SUPER thick. 

3 Cups huge prehistoric spinach
1T. cashew butter
One banana
1.5-2 Cups Soy milk (added more to thin it out!)
1/4 C. Chia Seeds--oops! I over measured, but it ROCKED. I think the Chia contributed to the thickness, you know how those little suckers hold liquid! 

Behold, The CHIA Machine! 


In a new glass and all! 
I know some people I follow like Shelly at It's just one foot in front of the other do 2-a-days, Do you? If you do, what do you like about them? 
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