I don’t know why speed workouts terrify me so much… ok, I do know why… they are SO HARD. I had spin class last night and that made me even more nervous for my interval workout this morning because spin usually kills my legs (heaven forbid I don’t give 110% every class). I set my phone screensaver to a nice little motto that would hopefully get me up and in the zone for my intervals. It helps that the background of this quote is a track.
In case you have been wondering what I have been doing since becoming unemployed (aka Monday), I have been putting my four years of acquired barista training to work.
My dad purchased the Starbucks Barista espresso maker almost a decade ago and we have used it quite a bit in the past. My mom pulled it out of the basement about 3.4 seconds after I quit my job at Starbucks… I think she was hinting at something.
I haven’t been to Starbucks in 2 days. I think this is a record 😉 I wanted to test out this espresso machine’s ability to make my favourite drink – an Americano misto. Working for Starbucks when they celebrated their 40th anniversary, the company gave each of its employees a green apron to take home with them. It seemed only appropriate that I dawn the apron to make coffee.
Benefits of making my drink at home? I can use almond milk (my FAVOURITE) instead of Starbucks soy milk. I can also add as many espresso shots as I want (you know, without being charged a bazillion dollars for each). It was delicious, especially when I added cinnamon on top!
I think I’ve been a barista for too long when this is what I do when I finally get time off! If anyone wants a hand-crafted home-made Starbucks beverage I am looking to put my espresso skills to work.
Perfect post-run drink! It turns out that you don’t actually die when you attempt 1600m repeats… you just sweat a lot, breathe really heavy, and then smile a lot when you are done. I have never done 1600m repeats before but they were kind of awesome (and awful at the same time). I know I have a few more of these in the training schedule so hopefully next time I won’t be as intimidated and just get ’em done!
What is YOUR favourite interval or speed workout? Do YOU have a favourite repeat distance?