Category Archives: Treadmill

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Pain in the Neck & 30 Minute Interval Treadmill Workout

So the strangest thing happened to me this morning.

I woke up just like any other Saturday morning and headed to the gym.  Most of my half-marathon training has been steady runs at one constant pace to work up my mileage and endurance.  However, this morning I felt like switching things up a bit so I threw in a few intervals to keep boredom at bay.

spring into action treadmill workout

You can probably see I had a little fun with PicMonkey graphics this morning! 😉

As my treadmill workout was nearing an end, I started feeling a bit dizzy so I slowed my pace from a run to a walk to gain my composure.  My vision gradually blurred and ‘stars’ appeared in my peripheral view.

I instantly panicked and came to a stop.  I walked over to the area where all the mats are and sat down before I hurt myself or fell over.  It was at this point that I felt a slight headache and realized how tight the headband was around my head so I removed it.  I sat there in a daze for a few minutes and slowly came back to reality.

I have no idea what really caused me to get so lightheaded but ever since, I just haven’t been feeling my usual self.  I have a dull headache in the back of my head, as well as a pain in my neck which feels like I slept on it wrong.  My only guess is the combination of my super tight headband and a strain from sleeping in an odd way but man, I hope this goes away!


Speaking of pains in my neck, this little guy has been very needy alllllllll morning.


I think we’ve set a new record for number of bathroom breaks before noon.  Gotta love him!


In between our numerous walks, I prepared a big bowl of eggs for breakfast.

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Three scrambled eggs with smoked turkey sausage, avocado and salsa.

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Totally hit the spot!

Now I’m off to get a few things done (i.e. homework, cleaning, showering) before I head to a wedding this afternoon.  I’m hoping my neck feels better! 😦

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!

40 Minute Treadmill Walking Intervals

Welp I have to say, I’ve had better mornings.

I mean, I was hoping it would take me nearly 2 hours to get to work…


…when there was only 1 inch of snow accumulation.

Obviously, just a little frustrated at the time… but ya gotta remember, things could always be worse, so no biggie.  Plus, on the bright side, it’s Friday!

Extra Precautions

During my first half-marathon training a couple years ago, I had issues with my knee so I vowed to be extra cautious during training this time around.  When I woke up on Monday and my knee was just a tiny bit sore, I decided to skip my next couple runs.  I’m not sure what caused it, whether it was running-related or something else.  Either way, I’m keeping my promise to myself to train the right way.

Although I’ve been pain-free for a few days now (pretty much since Tuesday) and may be too worried about it, I still erred on the side of caution and opted for no running this morning.

Instead, I completed this walking interval workout on the treadmill.

40 Minute Treadmill Walking Intervals

Don’t let the word “walking” fool you, this was still tough!  I was nice and sweaty by the end and ready to take on the day… err, the long drive. 😉

Happy Belated “National Peanut Butter Day”!

Sooo Thursday was “National Peanut Butter Day”!  I’m bummed I didn’t find out until yesterday, otherwise I would’ve planned a good peanut butter recipe since I’m obviously obsessed.  But instead, I had an extra large spoonful in my breakfast this morning to ‘celebrate’.

spoonful of peanut butter

By the way, who makes up some of these silly national holidays anyway?