Guys, I am almost embarrassed to post this, because it is that trashy.
Let me preface this by saying that tonight is a big TV night around here. Glee, Deadliest Catch, and some NBA playoffs in between. It would be criminal not to sip on a drink or two during my favorite TV night of the week.
And we are out of wine. And it’s cold and gross out and I don’t feel like beer. So? I combined a lil’ of this:
…with a lil’ of THIS:
…to get a refreshing cup of this:
Ghetto vitamin punch. A shot of vodka and 100% of my vitamin C for the day!
Honestly, it’s a delicious mixer. I feel ridiculous for drinking CVS Pharmacy vitamin fizz as a cocktail, but hey – if it works, why not? My favorite part is that it’s not even name brand Emergen-C or Propel or anything. Nope, CVS brand. Ghetto fab all the way.
Today’s EAT: Leftover night! One of my favorite things about casserole-style dinners is that they’re just as good – if not better – as leftovers! This was Sunday night’s healthy-style, squash-based mac and cheese:
Round two is even better than round one. Seriously one of my favorite recipes ever!
Today’s DRINK: See trashtastic concoction above. 🙂
Today’s RUN: CPTC track night! I can honestly say I had a great workout tonight. I love the track!
Tonight’s prescribed workout was 12 X 400M at 5K pace. Except for the people who are racing this weekend, which is apparently pretty much everyone except me. I thought that having most of the group drop off after 8 would be devastatingly difficult, but it was actually okay. That was a pleasant surprise.
Then there was the matter of pacing. Because tonight was NOT 5K pace. Tonight was…well, a pace that would lead me to genuine PR if I could hold it for 5K. My real 5K pace would be, optimistically, around 6:40/mile or 1:40/400M (100 seconds). I was shooting for 95-100 for this workout.
We started out a little faster than that, but I felt great. 94, 94, 93, 92.
And then I said goodbye to the 90s and never looked back. 89,89, 88, 89, 88, 87, 86, 84.
That is blazing fast for me, especially the last one! It’s been years since I’ve run an 84-second quarter mile. And honestly, while I was definitely pushing it hard, especially on the last couple of reps, I felt great. Not like I was going to drop dead, or pass out, or puke. (Okay, the word “puke” might have escaped my lips after the 84.) It’s such a nice surprise to feel like I can run fast again after several years of plodding along.
Today’s QUESTION: Do you have a ghetto fabulous indulgence – drink, food, or otherwise? I have to admit that in addition to enjoying my ghetto vitamin punch, I also see nothing wrong with ramen noodles, American cheese and Spam (!) once in a while.