I thought I’d do something a bit different today and participate in Meg’s High Five Friday! I completely agree with her, we don’t give ourselves enough credit for the accomplishments we make throughout the week. I can’t believe it’s already the last day of November. Let’s hope the first couple weeks of December go by this quickly…I’d love for this semester to be over!
Today, I’m high-fiving both my weekly workout accomplishments and schoolwork accomplishments. Remember that speed workout I talked to you about yesterday? Well, incorporating speed into my runs was something I used to be so scared to do, especially when on the treadmill. I have an extremely rational fear of flying off the treadmill, so I always kept to a tempo pace on the treadmill.
Lately, I’ve been making up a bunch of different kinds of workouts aimed less at distance, but more at speed. I’ve been loving these Tabata-esque workouts. Here’s the one I did yesterday. I was feeling good, so I ended up completing 6 miles, but you can adjust it to any distance you want. I decided to do 5 x 800s. Eeek! 800s were my least favorite track workout. How things have changed.
Here’s what it looked like:
I’m not sure why it’s formatting so oddly…click the link and you’ll find it!
I’ve done a bunch of other treadmill workouts I’ve found on Tina’s blog, as well as making some up on my own. It’s a great way to minimize boredom. I love watching the Today show while I’m there, but it gets boring if you’re on the same speed for such a long period of time.
On to my school work accomplishments…I’ve been incredibly productive this week. Like…too productive. I feel like it’s going to end really soon, but I might as well keep it up while I can! I was able to finish all my long-term assignments due up until finals! Again, no idea how this happened, but I’m loving it.
That pretty much means all I have left to do is study for finals. This is great, because it will allow me extra time to devote to activities I haven’t been able to devote as much time as I would have liked to. It’s kind of a double-edged sword, though. I’m going to have a lot of free time…and I like to be busy!
For example, I’m working on a longer in-depth story as a staff writer for my school’s newspaper. I’m focusing on the Paleo, Vegan, and other fad diets. Sarah, Molly, and I already shared our thoughts on these diets on Twitter Wednesday night…
I’m excited to write it and talk to people who are on these diets for whatever reason.
I’ll also be reading for fun…because that’s just what I like to do. Oh, and catching up on all my TV shows. I’m anxiously awaiting break, as you can tell.
I found a hot yoga studio within 5 minutes of my apartment, so one of my friends and I are going to a class tonight! I’m so excited, I haven’t done hot yoga in forever.
Have a great weekend – I’ll be back with weekend snapshots!
Oh, and I’ve found something to keep me busy over winter break… this.
Ever have a problem with too much productivity?
How do you feel about fad diets?