I’m at the library working on a research project and waiting to meet my friend Erin for a lunch date. We try to get coffee and catch up every two weeks, but Erin sweetly offered to do a birthday lunch this week instead of coffee, so we’re meeting at Potbelly. Potbelly and Qdoba are my two favorite sit-down-but-still-kind-of-like-fast-food places, and I’m excited for the mediterranean sandwich that I haven’t had in too long. It’s actually the only thing I’ve ever ordered from Potbelly, but it’s so good that I don’t need anything different.
This morning, I hit the treadmill for 8 miles…my longest run post-injury! I took it at a nice, easy pace, and my knee felt 100% fine. For entertainment, I tried to convince myself that “treadmills are fun and awesome!” and when that didn’t work, I turned to an episode of Serial and VH1 Top 20 Coundown (umm again). I recently discovered that I love working out in my apartment complex’s fitness center because no one is ever there. That means I can listen watch VH1’s Top 20 Countdown and not feel like a weirdo, and I can aim the fan DIRECTLY toward me.
8 miles, complete! 8:50ish pace with 0.5-1% incline
I had oatmeal for breakfast, which reminded me that I want to ask what other people put in their oatmeal. Ryan and I are BIG oat fans, but we eat our oatmeal very differently. I like to wait for mine to cool and solidify enough for me to do this:
Ryan, on the other hand, prefers his oatmeal more watery and adds in anything and everything. Yesterday it was almond butter, banana, Honey Bunches of Oats, blueberries, and ….wait for it….tortilla chips. Tortilla chips were a new one, but he liked the saltiness of the addition.
The week in workouts:
Monday: 55 min strength (full body)
Tuesday: 7 miles on the treadmill, easy pace
Wednesday: 5 miles on the treadmill with a little speed thrown in: 1 mile easy, 4 x (0.4 mile @ 7:30 pace + 0.1 mile @ 9:15ish pace), 2 miles easy
Friday: 8 miles on the treadmill, easy pace
Saturday: TBD but probably a strength & cardio circuit with Ryan.
Sunday: TBD but probably the same as Saturday, but different circuit.
What’s your favorite sit-down-but-still-kind-of-like-fast-food place?
How do you eat oatmeal?