Friday Favorites [10/30/2015]

Good morning to you all! I feel like today is my “day off” because I only have to work at one job and it’s not CTB. 6 hours talking about running and selling shoes and then I can catch up on things at home (laundry, cook something?) I had a fabulous speed workout this morning and feel ready to take on the day…or sit on my butt at work πŸ™‚

2 mile warm up

Pyramid workout at 6:00 per mile pace with 400 meter recovery at 10:00 minute pace between each interval

400–800–1200–1600–1200–800–400–400

2 mile cool down

I sweated to the extreme through this! It feels good to remember what going fast is. When I am running outside, I like doing distance. When I am on the treadmill, speed play keeps my mind occupied. The first interval though, that is a mind battle. I never think I can do it until I’m doing it. Does anyone else experience this?

Today I am linking up with Heather for 5 Things Friday. Have a wonderful weekend!

5 Things I Read:

In Defense Of Low Fat: I have been very skeptical of Denise Minger’s work. For a while it seemed like she was guilty of finding research to support the way she lived her life. I may stand corrected. This is a great accumulation of research on the findings of truly low fat diets. I applaud her writing and may be a new fan.

The WHO Deems Red Meat a Group 1 Carcinogen : I get it, many things we consume cause cancer. Many people will not stop eating bacon. However, being vegan for ethical reason causes this report to be a huge win. Health conscious consumers will eat less meat, therefore killing less animals and that is the point for me.

Screw Your Passion : I wrote about this yesterday. Please give it a read!

NFL’s Brandon Marshall to Combat Mental Health Stigma : This is kind of incredible. A man in arguably a very “manly” sport where mental illness may be considered weak has designed a clothing line to advocate for better care for the mentally ill. Cheers!

10 Thoughts Introverts Have About Parties : All of the above for me. I am guilty of getting so stressed about details I don’t want to go anymore because I am exhausted…

5 Things I Pinned:

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5 Things I Want To Eat:

Potato Latkes

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Flatbread anyone?

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Chocolate peanut butter brownies

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Vegan dirt and worms!

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Acorn squash soup

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What’s your favorite speed workout? Give me some ideas to get me through the winter!

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4 comments

  1. LOL so hard at the “When you prove a customer wrong” picture!! Too funny. I know what you mean about feeling like one job (versus the other) doesn’t feel like work because you enjoy it so much!

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