1. Yesterday's speedwork was tough, but I did it! We had snow followed by freezing rain yesterday, so I didn't even bother to attempt going outside (heck, I didn't leave the house at all). Instead, I fired up the treadmill at a 2% incline and did it that way. It broke down like this:
Mile 1: 6.7mph (basically 9 min mile)
Mile 2-4: 6X400s I ran each 400 at 8.8 (6:48 min/mile pace) and then rested with a 6.7mph 400
Mile 5-9: 7mph (8:46 min miles)
Afterwards, I just wanted to nap, but I got it done! Speed work on a treadmill doesn't bother me during training, because if i was doing it during the warmer months, it would be on a flat cushioned track, so it's not a huge change to run on a treadmill, except I don't have to pace myself.
2. I seriously love our new oven so much. The banana bread I made on Tuesday actually turned out like bread instead of the dense 80% cooked bread I had been getting for the past few weeks. Yesterday, I made raspberry brownies and they were amazing!
The recipe wasn't anything fancy, just a regular brownie recipe and then I swirled in raspberry jam and baked. Mike and I did go a little over the top and put leftover vanilla frosting on the brownies when we ate them. That may have been a mistake judging by my horrible stomach ache that followed.
3. Tomorrow, I'm headed into NYC for a work meeting which means no sweatpants allowed and I'll have to dry and straighten my hair so it doesn't freeze when I leave the house before 9am. Since I'm going to be gone all day, I'm switching up my running schedule again and taking Friday as a rest day instead of today. It worked really well last week, but, seriously, after yesterday's speed, I'm ready for a rest day. At least today I'll get to test out my Yaktrax I got for Christmas!
What was the last dessert you made/had (healthy "desserts" don't count)?