Random Thursday

>> Thursday, March 15, 2012

#1: Sometime late in my pregnancy, Stephen brewed a special Nut Brown beer for me (my favorite). I've been enjoying it all week.

#2: Only a couple weeks into my Postpartum Fitness Challenge, and I can already do 2 chin-ups! Once I was able to turn that half of one into a whole one, getting to two wasn't half bad. Truth be told, I can't do two each time I approach the bar. With some practice, I know it'll get easier.

(It's crazy that two years ago, doing a chin-up was only a lofty goal of mine. If you want to learn how you can get started for yourself, check out this post about How to Rock a Chin-Up.)

#3: (From Stephen) Want to incorporate more speedwork into your running routine? Try this workout:

Warmup 1 mile at an easy pace.
Then alternate running 30 seconds HARD (20 seconds or so faster than 5K pace) with 30 seconds EASY for 10 minutes.
Cool down with 1 mile.
Work up to doing 20 minutes of the intervals.

#4: Need to take a photo, but have strange shadows and/or general poor lighting? You can't always take the time to build a light box. So, take a lesson from Ashley and use a roll of paper towels to bounce light.

#5: REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUP COOKIES (Recipe on Writing Chapter Three). They don't just have peanut butter cups in them. Their base is entirely made of peanut butter cups mashed up to perfection.

Make them. Now.

And head over to Writing Chapter Three if you have some tips for us on how to get stuff done during the day while toting a baby around the house. I can use all the help I can get!

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