Today was one of those days that I needed a little extra motivation to get up and get running. Just one of THOSE days. I ended up doing it though! Interval training run… on the beloved treadmill due to the wintery wonderland outside:

  • 0-5 min warm up speed (5.00-6.00 mph)
  • 5-10 min TABATA #1 (20 second sprint/10 second recover — sprint @ about 5:27 min mile pace)
  • 10-15 min Steady pace (6.00-7.00 mph)
  • 15-20 min TABATA #2 (see tabata ONE)
  • 20-25 min Steady pace (6.00-7.00 mph)
  • 25-30 min TABATA #3 Same as 1 & 2
  • 30-35 min walk to cool down

So this workout needs an update because I don’t feel as challenged as I used to… time to mix things up! I’ll either increase the spead, add incline, or possibly add another tabata? Sounds like a sweaty time that’s for sure.

Lately nothing has made me feel better more than a long walk outside with a friend or family member. Of course its freezing, but if you bundle up it is mucho refreshing. Trust me!

So I tried a new recipe today!

Sweet Potatoes a la Agave

Ingredients:

  • 1 raw sweet potato
  • Cinnamon
  • Agave Nectar
  • Organic coconut flakes

Directions: Boil a sweet potato on the stove for about 30 minutes or until you can stick a fork all of the way through it (technical, I know) Next take it out of the boiling water and peel the skin off of it. Chop it up into bite size pieces. Empty the hot water out of the pot you boiled the potato with. Put the “bite size” potato pieces back into the pot. Drizzle with Agave Nectar. Doesn’t matter how much but I would recommend about a teaspoon. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Once again, add as much cinnamon as you want, it only adds delicious flavor! Sprinkle with organic coconut flakes if you wish 🙂

 

Perfect addition to a meal

 

 

Simple yet makes a sweet treat

 

 

Sweet Potatoes a la Agave would be an excellent post workout snack. Maybe wash it down with some Turtleneck Mountain Unsweetened Coconut Milk? Get runnin!

 

Get fit. Get life.

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