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MIMM and Treadmill Running

MiMM

Thunder and lighting allowed me to sleep in Saturday morning, and dark clouds and heat later in the day forced me to do my miles at the gym.

TreadmillRunning

I haven’t run on a treadmill in over a year and I didn’t enjoy my run at all. Three minutes into my run I was super hot and dripping in sweat. With no wind resistance and the oxygen consumption per pace on a treadmill being lower than when running overground, why was this so hard?

I found the following quote on Steve Pavlina’s Personal Development for Smart People Forum.

“Reporting in Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, researchers evaluated
the kinematics and biomechanics of treadmill running and determined that running
 on a treadmill increases the muscular demands made on hip flexors and knee
 extensors. The authors concluded that treadmill running might improve sprint
times due to the extra effort of those key muscles. Other studies have shown
that the treadmill requires a higher stride frequency because the treadmill
pushes the rear leg forward and the advancing leg must plant more quickly. As a
result, a faster cadence and shorter stride produces more steps per mile and the
cardiovascular demands of running may be higher on a treadmill than outdoors at
the same pace.”

So maybe this is the reason it seemed so much harder. Given a choice I would much rather run outdoors.

Plenty of sunshine and blue sky on Sunday allowed me to get back outdoors for a nice long walk, it was an absolutely Marvelous day.

There were some Marvelous eats this weekend! I purchased some sweet organic apricots, peaches and beautiful fennel, all I needed was a recipe.

Peach&fennel

I took to Pinterest and after typing fennel in the search bar, I found the perfect recipe, Grilled Peach and Fennel Slaw!

Click photo to see recipe.

GrilledFennel&PeachSalad

I ended my evening listening to some beautiful Brian Culbertson.

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Be Marvelous In Your Monday and visit Katie and all the others in their Marvelousness at Healthy Diva Eats.

Question of the day.

Which do you prefer, running outdoors or on the treadmill?

Which one seems harder for you?

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Stop the Spinning

Sometimes I feel like I’m on a spinning wheel that just won’t stop.  Day-to-day activities between work and home keeps the wheel spinning, I needed  to stop the spinning, get off and do something to relax and recharge.  That something for me was gardening.

So off to Callaway’s Nursery I went, where I picked up some veggies I wanted to plant.  With the weather cooling of a bit, this is the best time to plant leaf veggies.

Back at home I turned on some relaxing music and started planting, it’s nice to know that in a few short weeks I will be preparing  these veggies in my kitchen.

Swiss Chard

Pak Choy

Radicchio Chioggia Red Lettuce

I planted a herb garden earlier in the summer, and  look at how it has grown. There’s something wonderful about eating food from your own garden.

I challenge you to stop your wheel, get off, and do something that brings you joy.  Taking the time to stop, relax, and recharge.  It will make us all better moms, dads, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, employees, and  just better people!

Good for the Mind, Body and Soul!!