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HIIT and Breakfast

Good afternoon! 

 It’s an absolutely gorgeous day up here in Washington!  I hope you all are enjoying some beautiful weather as well!

I woke up this morning determined to run.  I immediately hopped out of bed, threw on some workout clothes and headed for the door.  According to my workout plan, today was supposed to be an HIIT day.   HIIT means High Intensity Interval Training.  It basically entails alternating between pushing yourself as hard as you can, and jogging, allowing your heart rate to recover.  The purpose is to reach your maximum heart rate at a few different points throughout your workout, thus making you work harder and boosting your performance in the long run.  HIIT workouts also tend to be shorter than normal training runs, because the intensity is so much higher.

This was my first time attempting HIIT without a treadmill, so I was a bit wary at first, but it actually went quite well.  I warmed up by jogging for five minutes, then began intervals of 30 seconds of full out sprinting followed by 90 seconds of jogging, for about 20 minutes, followed by another few minutes of jogging (I wanted to get to a round mileage point!). 

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I walked home, downed a huge glass of water, and jumped in the shower to get ready for work. 

Once I was dressed, I ate some Barbara’s cinnamon Puffins cereal with almond milk.

Now, I am sitting on the ferry on my way to work, sipping on a delicious green smoothie that my amazing boyfriend made for me.

Pretty sure this one has almond milk, spinach, a couple bananas, an orange, and frozen strawberries and blueberries.  Pretty fruity!

The rest of my day/weekend is going to be spent at the hospital delivering food trays to patients, but I do have a fun recipe to share with you later tonight, so be sure to check back!

❤ Lindsay

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