Sunken Treasure

Rest Day from running meant a visit to the apartment’s gym today. It’s pretty small, but it was completely empty, which is nice. This was my first visit so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It has 2 ellipticals, 2 treadmills, 1 recumbent bike and some weight machines.

I stuck to the elliptical for about 40 minutes before it was time to get ready for work. It was a nice change from running, but I just don’t feel like the elliptical gives me a good work out. Maybe because running is so tough for me? I dunno, but I want to feel like I got in a good calorie burn and not just wasted 40 minutes…

Can you see the sunken treasure in my oats?  That would be almond butter.dscn0107 Sunken Treasure

I like cinnamon too icon smile Sunken Treasure dscn0106 Sunken TreasureBen spilled coffee granules in the almond butter this morning and tried his best to get them all out, but there was still a few when I came to use it and I thought there were bugs in it!!!!! He told me what happened and we both laughed icon smile Sunken Treasure But, if you see bugs in my almond butter you know why…


  1. says

    I agree on the elliptical, I do find if I jack the resistance up I do get a pretty good workout though. I’m trying to mix stuff up because I know I’ve been over training. :(

  2. says

    completely in agreement with you about the elliptical and i second danielle’s comment about upping the resistance. i’ve also found that NOT reading and / or doing work while ellipticalling makes it feel harder because all my effort is going into the workout rather than multitasking

  3. Emily says

    i HATE the elliptical.. i feel like it’s a complete waste. I always feel so much better when I get a good 30 minute run on the treadmil however my left knee has been killing me, probably from the pounding of the running so I have no choice but to do the elliptical and its such a BORE.. not to mention I feel like I barely work up a sweat even after 35 mins!

    I also just wanted to say that I love reading your blog.. i think one night i sat and read all the blogs you’ve ever written (as i am knew to the blog-food world) … and i love all your pictures of the food! I wish i had your attitude about food also… i tend to obsess over every morsel i put in my mouth and then feel guilty afterwards…but i see that you are trying to learn how to give your body what it wants without beating yourself up. i need to learn how to do this! sorry this is so long.. i just really enjoy your blog =)

  4. sydneybristow2009 says

    You’re totally right about the elliptical – it never kicks my butt the same way that a good olf fashioned run does. It just feels too easy.

  5. Evan Thomas says

    I was thinking of paying good money for some mocha peanut butter from naturally nutty. maybe I should just spill some coffee granules in a jar haha :-)

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