I did speed work and didn’t want to die

Hey! Blogging from the good ‘ol phone because my grandparents don’t have internet.

So I have exciting news.


Ok, maybe that’s not that exciting to you, but to me it was seriously the best thing ever. It’s been too long since I’ve gotten a quality workout in. I still wasn’t feeling 100% into it, but it was definitely better than it had been.

This morning, I ate breakfast (Luna protein bars are my go-to breakfast at school) and headed out to visit my grandparents for the weekend!

This weekend is super special because not only is it my wonderful grandmother’s birthday on Saturday, but my uncle is also down here for the weekend! Yay for family bonding time.

After getting to the condo, the first thing I did was throw a quick pre-workout lunch together.


I am fully aware that I have posted a picture of this exact meal before … But snack plates are my absolute favorite things ever and I will never stop eating them. I am also one of the most repetitive people in the world, I literally eat the same exact things every single day. Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

After my meal, I headed out to the gym to complete a 30 minute speed workout.

It looked a little something like this:

5 minute warm up
1 minute fast
1 minute recovery
5 minute cool down.

All of this was done on a level 1 incline, and I actually wound up putting the speed up higher than I had originally planned because I was feeling so good! So thankful that I am finally starting to feel like myself again.


The fast portions were done at 8.5 mph and the recoveries at 6.5mph. The warm up and cool down were 2.5 minutes at 4mph and 2.5 minutes at 6mph.

I followed this workout with some strength training. Again, I haven’t gotten good strength training in in over a week. So happy.


I did the Bridal Babe workout from Tone It Up 2x through. This is one of my absolute favorite workouts from Karena and Katrina. It hits absolutely every single part of the body and the moves change up enough to keeping from feeling repetitive and dull.

Funny story.

So after I finished my workout, this
guy who had been working out in the gym with me started talking to me (I am incredibly awkward and probably made a fool out of myself). He asked me if I was new here (no. I’ve been coming here for 18 years) and then commented, “You have a great workout. Most girls are too scared of getting bulky to workout like that.” I think I just responded with, “Erm, I’m an exercise science major so it’s like my life hehehehehe… SEE YA AROUND.” And ran out the door…

And then I had to come back because I am a genius and left my sweatshirt in the gym.

Ok, so maybe you had to be there to appreciate how truly awkward that entire conversation was. Or maybe I am just really bad at being a person and at making normal human conversation.

It’s probably the latter.

But yeah… Any awkward things happen to you guys today? I would love to hear about them!


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