It is Monday. Starting work at 5:30 am on a Monday morning requires a little bit of help.
Don’t worry, three of those espresso shots were decaf. I think. Either way, that Americano helped me power through an awesome workout today. I FINALLY did some strength training after what seems like forever.
First, I did a five mile interval run on the treadmill. One mile warm-up (8:34), 4 X 800 m (half mile) repeats at a 7:30 min/mile pace with 400 m breaks in between intervals at a 9:00 min/mile pace. The last mile was going to be a cool down but instead I ran it in 7:43. After the interval run I did 20 minutes of stairmaster. I have missed that thing, it makes me sweat so much!
Finally, I did some arm weightlifting. Lots of shoulder and bicep work. Actually, it was a lot of deltoid, scapulohumeral, and biceps brachii work. Can you tell which exam I have tomorrow? While my brother and I are studying and working away, apparently my parents are having a wonderful time in Florida.
What would student life be without a little procrastinating? I deemed it necessary to satisfy my craving for a hearty soup tonight so I created a delicious, spicy, and hearty sweet potato soup! Obviously once you see these pictures you will instantly crave this soup. Not to worry, I included the recipe.
Spicy Mexican Sweet Potato Soup