Jul
24

OTF Results!

Let’s catch up!

Wednesday’s mantra:
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In keeping with Wednesday’s manta, Starbucks renewed my Gold card status for another year!
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I met up these fine friends to run through Percy Warner Park, because we love hills!
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When the husband’s away, the wife will get takeout from Chipotle and Starbucks.  I’m wild and crazy like that!
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Thursday:

Great crowd for a rainy run with the BBC!
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We had a fun hang at Starbucks after!
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I came home and baked peanut butter and jelly bars for that nights trail run/mixer.  The bars turned out great!  :) The mixer was cancelled due to storms.  :(
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Since the trail run was cancelled, Corrie and I went to Orange Theory Fitness!
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It’s been a while since I shared my OTF results.  I’ve learned that it’s almost impossible for me to get my heart rate into the orange and red zones on a treadmill.  I was running at 9.5mph in this class.  I’m afraid to run much faster…I feel like I’m going to fall off!  (Click the image to enlarge.)
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I came home and heated up a Brownie Cookie Dough Squeeze with a few butterscotch chips mixed in…the perfect fix for my sweet tooth!
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It’s Friday….go bananas!
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I had a good session at the gym followed by a green smoothie at the Juice Bar…the perfect way to start the day!!
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I joined Jenn and Shyla for lunch at Wild Ginger.
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Isn’t this the prettiest salad and veggie side?!!
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And, in honor of National Tequila Day!
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Tequila…yay or nay?  I only like it in a margarita.

Do you prefer workout classes or DVD’s at home?  

What’s your favorite takeout?  Chipotle is my go-to when I don’t feel like cooking.

Do you get nervous to run “too fast” on the treadmill?

#choosejoy

Join the Conversation

  • http://ultrafootpath.blogspot.com/ Melissa

    Those peanut butter and jelly bars look amazing!
    -nay on Tequila (rum all the way)
    -I like DVD’s at home
    -I get take out from a local place that has a tasty GF cheese pizza :)
    -I get very nervous running fast on the TM. I also get nervous when I feel like I’m concentrating too hard, because I might fall off. :) LOL
    Have a wonderful weekend!!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I am definitely a rum lover!!!
      I keep one hand hovering above the handle just in case I need to grab it!

  • http://www.suzyhastheruns.com Suzy Hutchins

    9.5 miles per hour on the treadmill is so fast! We don’t have Chipotle in Canada. :( I think I’m really sad about that because everyone talks about it all the time!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I forget that you’re in Canada. Hopefully they’ll move north soon!

  • Angie @ Pace with Grace Blog

    Tequila- yay, but only in a margarita!
    I prefer workout classes but do like Tone it Ups workout videos
    Chipotle is definitely my favorite! I haven’t had it in 2 weeks and this is rare for me 😉
    I do get nervous that I will fly off the back or trip! haha

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      Sounds like it’s time for a trip to chipotle!

  • Tracy Elliott Evans

    I think your OTF results are inaccurate. I can understand having a hard time getting in the orange but not even much green??? That’s crazy – something is wrong with how they have your HR monitor set. Your running 9.5 mph with an average HR of 120?? I know your in amazing shape but….

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      I agree. I go weekly, wear a different heart rate strap each time, and get the same results. Judging from my sweat, I’m getting a good workout…lol!

  • corrie

    You girls look gorgeous for Friday’s lunch! Hope you had a wonderful run this morning! Miss you!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      You have been missed….big time….seriously….come home.

  • Sheena braulick

    Love Chipotle! I wish there was an Orange Theory class near me they sound like a lot of fun!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      OTF is my favorite cross training class!

  • http://www.sarahruns26.com Sarah @ SarahRuns26

    I have a hard time getting my heart rate up on the treadmill too, I was just looking at that during my run the other day! I’ve never done OTF, but I keep reading such great things about it!

    • http://www.jenchoosesjoy.com JenChoosesJoy

      It’s a really fun workout, and it kicks my butt every time!

  • http://cupcakesandmiles.wordpress.com Amanda B @ Cupcakes and Miles

    Tequila, but only in margaritas!

    I like both in-studio classes and workout videos at home- it just depends on my mood.

    I love Chipotle and Firehouse Subs!

    And, I’m always worried I’m going to fly off the back of the treadmill. 😉

  • Meredth @ ImRunningWithErasers

    That salad looks so good! I prefer workout classes because you’re held way more accountable. I’ve wanted to try Orange Theory Fitness! My favorite go-to take out is Jimmy Johns. I worked there 10 years ago but I still love it!

  • http://www.runningnreading.com Running ‘N’ Reading

    I’m so lazy on the treadmill; I don’t think I could ever be accused of going “too fast” – ha! That’s crazy fast, though, Jen!! Good grief!! Is it horrible that I always look forward to hunting season so that I can get takeout and watch girlie shows/movies while Jonathan is away? HA!

  • http://LittleThingsMatter.net Reese Derrenberger

    I feel the same way about the “dreadmill,” like I’m going to fall off, ugh!