Saturday, February 11, 2012

My Saturday Five. [2/11/12]

i love saturdays because i get to write another installment of my weekend countdowns! you can check out the past two here and here.

these posts are so much fun! they're a mix of random and organized and i'm definitely a fan. :) 

5 Random Eats
trader joe's sea salt & turbinado sugar dark chocolate covered almonds - i'm addicted! if there's a TJ's near you, go buy these. now. you'll thank me later. 

egg white scramble with onion, broccoli, and sharp 2% cheddar cheese. i ended up drizzling this in ketchup because eggs without ketchup is like oatmeal without nut butter, in my book. i can't eat one without the other! 

spoonfuls of Justin's maple almond butter. i can't get enough!

a peanut butter and apple butter sandwich. i was craving one for dinner a few nights ago and just went with it! 

plain chobani with apple butter, strawberries, and a crumbled oat bran muffin. 

4 Track Runs/Workouts of the Week 
I'm not writing a weekly recap for track this week because my goals post basically summed it up, but I wanted to share the runs that I went on! 
  • Monday: 5 mile easy run + 6 strides (2 sets of 3 easy/medium/fast) + core/stretching
  • Tuesday: none - I had an orthodontist appointment to get a new retainer :(
  • Wednesday: 5.5 mile easy run + core/stretching
  • Thursday: track workout:
    • 2 lap warmup
    • 6x200 fast
    • 1 mile easy 
    • 4x200 fast
    • 3 lap cooldown
    • core + stretching
  • Friday: 4 mile easy run to stretch out the legs. the speed workout from thursday left the backs of my thighs and calves suppeerrr tight! I stretched but didn't do core, but i did core 3/4 days this week which is definitely progress! 
3 Blog posts I loved reading this week
2 of my posts this week
  • My Goals For the 2012 Track Season It's my 4th and final season running track and field so I wanted to write out my goals to see how much I can accomplish by the end of the season. 

1 Awesome New Pair of Shoes Currently in the Mail

These Nike Lunarglide+ 3's! I currently have a pair that I LOVE but I've had them since cross country season and it's time for some new ones. I'm also kinda super pumped about the color of these babies! 

what's your favorite pair of running shoes? 
best thing you've eaten this week? 


  1. yumyumyum love your eats! i agree with you, before i was a vegan i used to always put ketchcup on my eggs :P and nut butter in oatmeal is a must!

  2. Thank you so much for the shout out girl!!! Glad you enjoyed that post!!! Just wondering...what are strides? I always hear track runners refer to them...what kind of drill are they?!

  3. that track workout looks good! sounds like you had a solid week :)

  4. Love all the eats! Maple Almond Butter is my favorite :)

  5. I'm so jealous of your TJ-dom. Really. Send some this way? :)

    And your new shoes are prettty. I'm not a runner so idk what they really do, but they're pretty.

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  7. So with you on eggs and ketchup. Those almonds sound so addicting! It looks liks you had a great week of running too and are right on track towards your goals - a post which I loved to read too!!

  8. Peanut Butter and Apple Butter - brilliant! Can't wait to try it! ;)

    I made a fruit salad with fresh fruit today that we are going to eat for desert - can't wait!

  9. Those almonds look amazing, I'm definitly going to pick some up next time I got to Trader Joes!