Business Trip Exercise

Well this week is going to be a rough week for working out. I have two back-to-back trade shows in New Brunswick.

Yesterday I did not wake up for crossfit. I was so tired from the football game that I slept until almost 11 on Sunday so I could not fall asleep Sunday night. I decided since I was going to have a long week I needed to sleep in.

I went to work in the morning to get everything together for the conferences. I left around noon to drive the hour to New Brunswick. Cheryl had made me a pumpkin pie smoothie for breakfast, but I decided to have it for lunch on the go. WOW! It was sooo thick. It was like trying to drink a melted pumpkin pie. I had half then had to stop.

When I got to the hotel a few other coworkers were already there. They had already had lunch which I missed out on. We put together bags and then I got a fruit cup as a makeshift lunch since I was starving. We also attempted a photo booth.

Photo Booth

I am obviously a professional at making faces.

At night we had a welcome cocktail hour. At this point I was STARVING! I started with beer which was probably not the best plan.

Beer

Once they put the food out it was a little scarce. I obviously took a bunch of olives since I love them. There was also some spinach gnocchi and bread that I put the gnocchi tomato sauce on. Not the best dinner, but it was free.

Dinner

I was still pretty hungry after cocktail hour, but I decided to just go to bed. I watched some American Ninja Warrior first.

This morning I was determined to get up and run. I almost always bring stuff with me to these shows, but never get out of bed. Today I set my alarm for 5am and headed down to the gym when it was still dark out.

5am gym

I was the only one in the gym when I got there. They had 3 different treadmills all next to each other. I picked the fanciest looking one. It had a built in TV and was counting my miles for me.

Fancy Treadmill

Of course my watch footpod sensor died. Now I know why it was acting up a few weeks ago!

No Sensor

So I guess I will just have to go with the treadmill accuracy this week.

4 miles

4 miles done!

After I showered and got ready, but I was a little early. The coffee here is miserable so I walked (in the rain) to Starbucks to get a pumpkin spice latte.

The 4 days of the show has mainly the same food every day. For breakfast today I had a bagel (I wanted carbs) and some fruit. Then for lunch I had the only sandwich I love here, roasted veggie with pesto mayo. Oh and I also had a peanut butter cookie and salad.

Lunch

Tonight is another cocktail reception, but it usually has a lot more food. Fingers crossed!

I am going to set multiple alarms to wake up again tomorrow to run. It made me feel so much better about not being able to make my own food.

RU Rah Rah

So this weekend was the second Rutgers home game, but the first Rutgers Big 10 game. Of course the game was against Penn State. A lot of my friends (including my best friend Cindy) went to PSU, so I knew there would be a lot of rivalry happening.

In the morning Cheryl, Aaron, Christine and I ran the R.O.C Race. It stands for Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge Race. It was in Brooklyn so we went to Hoboken early to get breakfast and wait for Aaron and Christine. I got the turkey sausage, egg white and spinach flatbread at Panera. It was amazing.

Panera Turkey Sausage, Egg White and Spinach Flatbread

After we got Aaron and Christine and headed to Brooklyn. The drive was fine until we got near the area and then the traffic got bad. We got there around 11:00am for our 11:30am start time. We checked our bag then headed to the start area. Then we waited…and waited…and waited. Finally around 12:00 they started letting the 11:30 people go. One of the obstacles broke or something.

They let each wave of 75 people go every 5 minutes. I thought it was a little too spaced out since we felt like we were running alone after we started. The run was fun, but it was cold and there was a lot of water obstacles which soaked my shoes. I should have pictures later this week.

After we drove back to Hob0ken and showered and got ready for the game. Our friends had gotten there at 11:00am so we had a lot to catch up. Cheryl and I left first and parked downtown then Aaron and Christine picked us up and drove to the lots since they had a parking pass.

Rutgers Girls

It was cloudy in the morning, but started raining on the way down. I was fine in the rain most of the time. I had my Disney poncho and Spencer bought us cute pink Rutgers hats.

Pink Hats

We headed to the game around 7:30pm. Since it was their first Big 10 game it was packed and security took forever. Finally we got to our seats. We are in the alumni section so right next to the (very rowdy) student section.

Rutgers Stadium

I think it was the greasy food I had at the tailgate, but I felt sick during the game. It usually happens when I drink draft beer, but sometimes when I eat greasy foods. Luckily I had a cushion seat where my seat was, but to see the game I had to stand up.

Rutgers was doing amazing. They were up 10-0 at halftime.

Rutgers Band

Then the game started taking a turn for the worse. The stands were CRAZY with yelling and chanting and stuff.

Rutgers vs PSU

After 2 field goals by Penn State the game was 10- 6. Then in the last 3 minutes Penn State scored a touchdown (then kicked it) to make the score 10-13 winning the game. It was the first time I was in a section of people that thought they were going to win, only to loose at the end. The dejected faces of people (especially my friends) made me so sad :(

It was an 8pm game so it wasn’t over until midnight. Then unfortunately Cheryl and I had to wait in bus lines to get downtown to get our car. Needless to say it was a LONG day, but definitely a lot of fun (even though Rutgers lost).

Hope they do better next time!

Friday Favorites

It’s finally Friday!! I felt like this week was a long one. Here are some of my favorite things from this week.

Biggest Loser
It’s back! I was a little miffed with last season and the finale, but I can’t quit this show. This year there are 2 new trainers, Jessie Pavelka and Jen Widerstrom, and of course Dolvett Quince and Bob Harper. I am pretty bummed that Jillian Michaels is officially done, but I completely understand her reasoning. I just hope these new trainers can make it. Dolvett has really been the only one the be there consistently after the Bob/Jillian years.

Biggest Loser Trainers

The theme this year is Glory Days and it’s all about former athletes getting healthy again. I am a fan of the premise and they all definitely know how to work out so the competitions should be very competitive!

Biggest Loser ContestantsAlso this year Bob is not at the ranch. He is at a new location called Comeback Canyon. The eliminated player goes there and works out with the previous week Comeback Canyon eliminated player winner. At the end of the week the person with the lowest percentage goes home. Eventually the final winner will be allowed back onto the ranch with Bob. Gives me memories of the Survivor Redemption Island.

My only issue is voting is back this year. I hate when then show gets petty and competitive. It should all be based on weight loss. The red line is the best way for that, but oh well. It should be a good season!

Gilmore Girls on Netflix!

Gilmore Girls

So exciting news! All the seasons of Gilmore Girls is going to now be available on Netflix! I have most of the seasons on DVD, but my mom let a coworker borrow them and now some are lost. So now I can binge watch it whenever I want! If you never watched Gilmore Girls this is your chance to love it.

Bangles

Bracelet

My friend just started making and selling these amazingly cute wire bangles. I am a big fan of them. Check them out!

Healthy Baked Avocado Fries

Healthy Baked Avocado Fries

I need to make these ASAP! I love every recipe on Rabbit Food for my Bunny Teeth. I mean come on now. Avocado!

Kate Spade Bedford Square Pennington

Kate Spade

I got this bag a few months ago (sadly when it was a lot more expensive than this) but I love it. Such a cute color and a great size to hold enough, but not be huge and bulky.

Have a great weekend!

Long week

I can’t believe it is only Thursday! I feel like this week has been dragging….

Traffic

Monday was a rest day from running, but I still dragged my ass out of bed to go to crossfit at 5:30am. We had to do box jumps and I was having problems. Something is up with my hip, but only doing box jumps. It doesn’t hurt at all when I am running or during the day, but when I try to spring up onto the box I get a weird ache. Wendy gave me some stretches so let’s hope it works itself out.

This week Cheryl and I have been making some recipes from SELF‘s new detox. THIS SMOOTHIE!

Coconut Almond Smoothie

It is delicious! I have had it two days in a row now and I can see myself including it into my weekly meals. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 frozen banana, 1 tbsp almond butter, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, and a little ice. Mix it all up and top with 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes. Delicious!

Tuesday I went running with Jill after work. Even though it seemed like it would pour any second we still did it and missed out on the rain. I always tend to talk when I run with anyone other than Cheryl. I try to use the run as catch-up time, but man does it tire me out!

For dinner I decided to finally cook something new. I made Chicken Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai and it was awesome.

Chicken Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai

Unfortunately I had a little accident in the kitchen and burned my arm with the pan. Ouch!

Burn

Yesterday I woke up for crossfit again. It really is the one thing that can get me out of bed at a ridiculous time in the morning. I just feel so great after! At lunch I decided to do my 3 miles on the dreadmill. It has been so hot in the gym I finally decided to suck it up and wear shorts.

Shorts

Cheryl just got a new pair from work which I immediately stole. They were ok to run in, but I still feel so blah in shorts this year.

I listened to my new favorite podcast, Jillian Michaels, and the time flew by.

Jillian Michaels Podcast

My watch also stopped acting up! Still need a faster pace, but for now this works.

3 miles

My coworker Laura discovered Gummy Dinos! How adorable are these things!?! I didn’t want to eat them, but I love gummies.

Dino Gummies

After I decided I needed a healthier snack before my second job so I had carrots and guacamole. Don’t knock it until you have tried it! I am a big fan of the greek yogurt guacamole. Anyway I had a giant chunk of avocado in my guac. Score!

Avocado

Which finally brings me to today….9/11

I seriously cannot believe it has been 13 years! I can really remember like it wasn’t that long ago. Living in New Jersey, with the skyline visible from most places by me, it was terrifying. We didn’t know what to do. All we wanted to do was try and help. I had a lot of kids I went to school with that had parents that worked in the city and some in the towers. Luckily no one I was close with was affected, but it was still a very scary time. The idea that Cheryl will be moving into the new building next year still freaks me out.

World Trade

I was able to visit Ground Zero a few weeks ago when I went into the city. There is still a lot of construction going on and a crazy amount of police everywhere. We will never forget…

Chicken Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai

So I haven’t done a recipe post in a while. Probably because I really haven’t been cooking anything interesting.

Tonight I finally decided to step it up and cook something new. Well this recipe was definitely a win and I cannot wait to make it again!

Chicken Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai

A few weeks ago, while strolling through the store, I saw a new kitchen contraption called the Veggetti. I had seen commercials for it and thought it would be cool so I got it. Ever since it has been sitting in my cabinet, waiting to be used. Well, tonight was the night.

Veggetti

While driving home from work my coworker Laura and I were taking about thai food. It made me REALLY want thai for dinner so I figured why not whip something up! I perused a few different recipes online, but settled on a rendition of this.

I started by getting all my ingredients out.

Ingredients

I never wound up using the pepper and I only used on carrot.

I also really love protein in my dinner since most of my breakfast and lunch are vegetarian. I defrosted some chicken I had in the freezer.

Chicken Raw

Then i cut it up into chunks and grilled in on the stove (with nonstick spray) until it was cooked.

Chicken Cooking

Then I got to work preparing my noodle pasta. I had used vegetables as a pasta substitute before (usually spaghetti squash) so I was excited to try more.

Veggetti Zucchini

First I spiralized the zucchini. I didn’t realize how much one and a half zucchini would make!

Zucchini

Then I decided to add more color and spiralized a carrot to add to the zucchini.

Zucchini Carrots

Once all my vegetables were made into pasta I cut it with a knife. This broke up the really long spiraled pieces into more manageable pieces.

Next I ground up 1/4 cut of peanuts in my Magic Bullet. Perfect powder.

Peanuts

Then I got to work cooking. First you scramble two eggs.

Eggs

Then I cleaned my pan out and added 1 tbsp peanut oil and 1 tbsp minced garlic and let it simmer for a minute.

Garlic Oil

Next I mixed up the sauce and added that to the pan.

Sauce

Once the sauce started to simmer I added in my noodles and tossed it with the sauce.

Cooking Noodles

Then I added in the chicken, peanut powder and egg and mixed it all together and let it simmer.

Chicken Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai

I kept stirring while it simmered so that all the sauce got on everything.

Then I split it into 3 servings and chowed down! It was absolutely delicious. Definitely something I am making again!

Chicken Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai

Ingredients
2 whole eggs
1/4 cup roasted peanuts
1 tbsp peanut oil
1 garlic clove, minced
2 medium zucchinis
9 oz. chicken

For the sauce:
3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tbsp fish sauce (or hoisin sauce, if you’re strict vegetarian)
1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp chili sauce (I used chili garlic sauce)
1/2 tbsp honey

Instructions
1. Cut chicken into cubes and cook over medium high heat in a nonstick pan until cooked through
2. Wash vegetables being used. Then spiral in Veggetti (thick or thin depending on preference) and set aside in bowl.
3. Place the peanuts into a food processor and pulse until lightly ground (no big peanuts should remain, but it shouldn’t be powdery). Set aside.
4. Scramble the eggs and set aside.
5. Place all of the ingredients for the sauce into a bowl, whisk together and set aside.
6. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add in peanut oil and garlic. Cook for about 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add in the sauce and cook for another minute.
5. Add in the zucchini noodles and stir to combine thoroughly.
6. Cook for about 2 minutes or until noodles soften and then add in the chicken, scrambled eggs and ground peanuts. Cook for about 30 seconds, tossing to fully combine.
7. Plate onto dishes and enjoy!

Nutritional Information
Calories: 300
Total Fat: 12 g
Fiber: 6.4 g
Protein: 28.4 g

Chicken Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai

WWDC 2014

In case you live under a rock, today was WWDC 2014 aka the Apple Keynote which announces new Apple products.

For me the stream started out pretty rough. It kept defaulting to this lovely screen.

Bars Screen

Eventually the small widgets rotating at the bottom of the screen started working so I was at least able to see what the video was supposed to be showing me. Then I got this a few times…

Access Denied

After about another minute or two I finally got video and sound!

Apple’s first announcement was the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

iPhone 6 Sizing

iPhone 6 Thickness

General improvements to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus:
– The first is size. The iPhone 6 is .7″ larger and the iPhone 6 Plus is 1.5″ larger than the iPhone 5. I wonder if it will still fit in my pocket?
– No distinct edges. Glass cover curves around the sides to meet the anodized aluminum enclosure. Say goodbye to all those covers!
– It is dramatically thinner
– New retina HD display and higher resolution. The iPhone 6 has over 1 million pixels and the iPhone 6 Plus has over 2 million pixels.
– Landscape view. Now when you turn the screen everything moves to landscape. Even apps (just like iPad)
– New Apple-designed A8 chip which has 25% faster processing power and 50% faster graphics.
– I am not a game player so I don’t really care about games being faster, but they will be
– Uses VoLTE and faster Wi-Fi speeds with 802.11ac

Now for the cooler stuff!

Health App and Barometer

Health App

With the new iOS 8 they are releasing the Health app. This helps measure physical activity and works with third party apps to track other fitness goals. The barometer built in will now help you also measure you elevation when working out.

Updated Camera

Camera Pixels

The new iSight camera is 8MP. It has focus pixels to help you focus faster and more efficiently. It also has tonal mapping and noise reduction. The optical image stabilizer makes low light pictures more crisp. It can now also take 240fps slo-mo video. It also includes continuous autofocus during video and time lapse! The iPhone has replaced point and shoot camera and video cameras!

iOS 8

iOS 8
Now the new iOS will be available for download the 17th of September for all phones. It includes:
– Predictive keyboard which learns your conversation style and types accordingly
– Health app
– Touch ID to lock apps and content

Sounds great right!?! Here is the pricing

iPhone 6 Pricing

Pre-order is September 12th and they start shipping on September 19th.

Next up was a way to get rid of the traditional wallet, Apple Pay.

Apple Pay

Apple Pay is a way to securely load your credit card information into your phone so you can pay without using your card. It uses a NFC antenna, Touch ID and a new chip called the Secure Element. You can add the card from your iTunes or add a new card by taking a picture of it and then using Touch ID to pay anywhere there is contactless payment.

Apple Pay Interface

The greatest part is that the phone (or Apple) do not store your credit card information. They use a one-time unique number that generates a dynamic security code. Apple won’t know what you bought or how much you spent. Also cashiers don’t see any of your card information. Also since the information is not stored on your phone if you loose it you don’t have to cancel any credit cards. Just disable them using Find My iPhone. All these retailers are jumping on board!

Apple Pay Retailers

AND FINALLY THE LAST AND MOST EXCITING THING!!! APPLE WATCH!!

Apple Watch

Isn’t it beautiful!?!?!

Apple Watch Variety

Ok so this is how it works….

Digital Crown
The side dial is called the Digital Crown. This helps you scroll, zoom and navigate through the display. You can use it without disrupting the display AND it’s the home button.

Display
The watch can tell that you are raising your wrist and activates the display. The main display can show a multitude of apps, which can be customized. The flexible retina display is made of a single polished crystal of sapphire. It can sense touch and force. It will know if you tap or hold something which changes the options you get. There are a variety of watch faces you can choose from: dancing Mickey, the world, moving stars, it can all be personalized.

Interface
The apps are designed for lightweight interaction. It’s not the full app, but enough for you to get what you need accomplished. Glances lets you swipe through information quickly and efficiently.

Activity Tracking
This is by far my favorite aspect. With the gyroscope, accelerometer and GPS on your phone the Apple Watch can track your activity and set goals. It measures how much you stand, daily activity and exercise.

Apple Watch Activity

Messages
Smart reply and dictation let you respond quickly to messages. It analyzes the message and gives you options to send back. You can also send a voice memo or dictate a text.

Digital Touch
The button below the digital crown shows you friends. From there you can draw or send interactive images to them. Even taps to get their attention. You can also message or call them.

Inside
The inside is made up of the tactic engine which helps you feel pulses. The S1 chip is like putting a computer on your wrist. It also has a gyroscope and accelerometer.

Back
The back is made up of 4 sapphire lenses. With infrared and visible light LED sensors it helps detect your pulse rate. The back is also the charging port with inductive charging.

Charging and Heart Rate

Straps
There are 6 different straps: sport band (sweat and chemical resistant elastomer), leather loop (soft, quilted leather with magnets to fasten), leather modern (solid metal clasp), leather classic (traditional), stainless steel link (steel band), Milanese loop (flexible mesh with magnetic closure)

There are three distinct collections.
1. Apple Watch – polished case made from custom stainless steel alloy
2. Apple Watch Sport – iron exchange cover glass and annonized aluminum case
3. Apple Watch Edition – 18 carat gold twice as hard as standard gold

It was really almost impossible for them to explain all the features this watch has. I cannot wait to get one. It is definitely going to put Nike and Garmin running watches and activity monitors like FitBit and Jawbone out of business if it does what it claims to do.

The Apple Watch won’t be available until early 2015 and it’s starting at $349. The best part though it that it will be compatible with iPhone 5S! I just got mine so having to get the iPhone 6 AND the Apple Watch was making my wallet sad.

What are your thoughts?

 

All images acquired from Apple Live Stream

Projects!

So I have had a bunch of “projects” sitting in my garage for months now.

Last fall I went to the Brooklyn Flea in Philadelphia at the Piazza. While strolling around a thrift shop there I noticed a table with a metal base. Upon closer inspection I saw it was an antique Singer sewing table! The best part was it was only $35!

Singer at thrift shop

I immediately started freaking out. My friends had no idea why I was so excited. I immediately purchased it, knowing it would probably not last long. The owner said I could pick it up later so we continued to walk around.

While we were wandering the stands I pointed out all the sewing tables that had been redone to my friends and they immediately understood why I was so excited. Refurbed base tables were going for up to $500 and just the base was $175!

Singer Sewing Table

So at the end of the day I loaded it into my car and drove it home. Since then it has been sitting in my garage waiting to be shown some TLC.

Since the summer was so hectic I really have not had time to devote to it. We cleaned out our garage 2 weeks ago and had a garage sale. At that point I moved all my projects out of the garage so I can actually work on them. Labor Day was so beautiful out I had to get something done.

Projects!

Besides my Singer table I also have a pallet I want to make into shelves and two windows I am going to refurb. More on those later.

Singer Sewing Table Closed

Now the actual table part was in REALLY bad shape. The wood was cracked and gross and falling apart.

Singer Sewing Table Open

The machine was also in pretty bad shape. A light had been taped on who knows how long ago so when I removed it a lot of the cool writing came off with it. The whole thing was so dirty too. I had thought maybe I could try and save everything, but as I was cleaning it off I decided to just go with my original plan and get rid of the top.

Singer Sewing Machine

I loved the actual sewing machine so I knew I wanted to keep that as a decorative piece. I cleaned it off as best as I could without scrubbing off the beautiful artwork. It is still pretty dirty. I have to find a cleaning solution that won’t degrade the paint.

Singer Sewing Base

After I removed the top I just had this amazing base. It was also filthy so I set to scrubbing it. Now that it is clean I have to get some black spray paint to repaint where some of the silver metal is showing.

My next step is to get some nice wood for the top. I think I am going to look down in Southern New Jersey for some reclaimed wood or old barn doors or something first. If I can’t find anything I like I will just get newer wood at Home Depot and stain it.

I also kept all the drawers from the table. Once the table is done I am going to hang the drawers above it for storage and to give it a nice vintage look.

If anyone knows of any cleaner I can use to get rid of dirt and rust but not degrade the paint on the sewing machine please let me know!

Floral Bridal Shower Invitation

I have been waiting to post this invitation for a few weeks now!

Floral Bridal Shower Invitation

A few months ago my friend Cindy asked if I could help design the bridal shower invitation for her friend Amy. She was one of the bridesmaids and had mentioned to the maid of honor that I do design work. I was more than happy to help!

They told me she wanted orange, yellow and blue and also a rustic invitation. This was one of two that I had given them to choose from. The other was more yellow than they wanted, but I loved the mason jar!

Mason Jar Invitation

I also designed a coordinating recipe card for them to send with the invitation. The maid of honor was going to make a recipe book for the bride. I love recipe cards because it helps the bride learn new recipes (to make with all her new stuff) and she can also maybe learn some cultural food from the groom’s side of the family (sometimes).

Floral Recipe Card

I will be adding these to my Etsy shop soon!

Are you ready for some football!?!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

This past Saturday was the first Rutgers home game. I did not attend Rutgers, but a lot of my friends did. The past few years we have been going with them to the football tailgates and they are always a good time. This year Rutgers is finally part of the Big 10. We all decided to get season tickets to the games since we usually go anyway and the bigger school games were probably going to be more expensive.

The first game was a noon game against Howard. Since it started at noon we got up obnoxiously early (5:30am) and got down to the lot (cars parked and settled) by 7:00am. It was EARLY! I still cracked open a beer though.

My friends put on great tailgates. They get there early because they have a favorite spot in their lot. We have lots of beer and lots of food. This week there was cornbread, chicken and biscuits, bacon, ribs and chicken wings. I only ate a little since it was heavy food so early.

Tailgate Girls

All us girls just get to hang out and have fun while the guys cook everything (they volunteer).

I also learned a new drinking game. It’s hard to describe, but it’s called stacks. The gist is you bounce a ping pong ball into a cup but if someone does it first they stack their cup on yours and you drink. The cups eventually get stacked pretty high which makes the game harder and well it was a lot of fun!

Stacks

We went into the stadium a little after 12. It wasn’t really crowded so we just sat where we wanted. The game was ok. The sun decided to finally come out once we got inside and it was HOT. I got sunburned a little even though I put suntan lotion on. Oh well.

Tailgate Friends

We left at the beginning of the 4th quarter. As we were walking back to the car it started to POUR. Mother Nature was really having problems Saturday.

It was a great first game (Rutgers won), but next week will be insane. Their first Big 10 game against Penn State!

After the game Cheryl and I headed to Philly for our friends block party. It is always a good time. The next day we had a long run planned and decided to do it at my favorite place again, the Schuylkill River Trail.

Running

After drinking all day on Saturday and getting up super early we slept a lot later than I had wanted. We didn’t get down to the trail until around 10am and by then it was already really hot out. We made sure we had a lot of water, but by the end of our first lap I was felling light headed from the sun and humidity. We were originally supposed to do 12 which is nuts because we have a half in 2 weeks so we decided on 10 then dropped it to 8 once we started feeling sluggish.

All in all a great run. I like running the course I am going to be doing, but I sure hope it’s not as hot in two weeks!

Running on empty

So this morning I woke up at 5:30am to get to the gym to run the 6 miles I was supposed to run yesterday. Unfortunately I didn’t prepare myself last night so I left a lot later than I wanted and didn’t get to the gym until 6:40am!

I don’t know about you but I absolutely despise running on the treadmill. I have come to call it the dread mill because I hate it so much. Speedwork is pretty had to do not on a treadmill though so I had to suck it up. Unfortunately today was an abysmally humid day and the gym felt like it was 1000 degrees.

Not sexy

I started with a 1 mile warm up pace of 6.0 on the treadmill. When I ran the other day I noticed my watch kept bouncing between a bunch of crazy number…10:34 pace then 9:23 then 11:15. I disregarded it, but today it really showed. After my mile warm up I started what was supposed to be 4 miles at 8:38 pace. Ya no. I was running at a 7.0 on the treadmill, but my watch kept saying I was running a 10:20 pace! NOT POSSIBLE!

I could not sustain the 7.0 pace for 4 miles with the humidity of the gym. So I would run at 7.0 for .75 miles then walk to cool off the last .25 before going again. Since I was so late I was running out of time before I had to be in work so I ran a cool down mile at the end and finished 5 miles.

Running watch issues

So the dread mill said I went 5.65 miles in 57:26 which would be a pace of 10:09 which was nowhere near where I should have been but definitely not a 11:30 pace my watch was saying.

I am doing a 13-miler on Sunday outside so I hope synching with the gps will get my watch back to normal. It might also be the shoe pod battery running out? Who knows but not getting an accurate pace is annoying.