Hill workout & my new favorite home-made dressing.

Today’s workout was supposed to be spent on G Street.  I had it all planned out: quickly come home from work, change, and slowly jog over to G Street to do hill repeats until I couldn’t move anymore.  But as soon as I left my office, I wimped out, couldn’t handle the 27 degree weather and brought my workout indoors to the treadmill. 

For the first time ever, my gym was actually cold and I was forced to start my workout wearing my cardigan from work…..   at least it matched, right?

I changed my speed and incline a couple times but here’s what my hill workout basically looked like:

  • 5 minutes: warm-up walk/jog at 1% incline
  • 3 minutes: jog (speed 6.0) at 4.5% incline
  • 2 minutes: run (speed 7.5) at 1% incline
  • 3 minutes: jog (speed 6.0) at 4.5 (or 5%) incline
  • 2 minutes: run (speed 7.5) at 1% incline
  • Repeat intervals for 4 miles and then cool down

Make sense?  3 minutes of jogging hills, 2 minute’s running a flat surface, and repeat.  This left me huffin’ & puffin’!


After working out, Mike and I came home and got to work on dinner.  Actually he got to work and I zoned out while obsessing over Pinterest and Houzz.  Ummm btw, have you guys heard of Houzz?!  I just found out about it last night and can tell I’ll be spending a lot of wasted hours on that site.  If you’re house hunting or decorating, you have to visit the site. 🙂

Sooo dinner turned out tasting awesome thanks to my new favorite home-made honey mustard salad dressing.  I combined a lil’ pure organic honey, honey mustard & extra virgin olive oil together for a delicious, healthy dressing.  Much, much better than EVOO w/ balsamic vinaigrette.

Tonight’s salad contained mixed greens, iceberg lettuce, grilled chicken strips, canned corn, white beans, broccoli, and feta cheese.  Perfection.

(Mix the honey, mustard, and extra virgin olive oil in a bowl before adding the salad)

Time to watch tv and relax for the night…..   

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What’s your favorite home-made salad dressing?

Do you do hill workouts on the ‘mill?  Do you like them?