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Insane Incline Run

by Courtney on October 19, 2010

Happy Tuesday evening my friends! Keep reading for today’s Insane Incline Run!

I just got home from a fabulous trip to the gym, AND I have a new workout to share with you. Aren’t you psyched? ;)

You may remember, a few weeks back, when I attempted a couple new cardio workouts out of an old Self magazine that I have? Well, today I attempted a different one that was in there…ohhhh myyyyy

It isn’t so much the speed that makes this workout a challenge, it’s the incline. Talk about insane! So let’s call it…

It’s funny really…if I had done this workout at home, I definitely would have been satisfied with doing those 30 minutes and calling it a day. However, if I trek all the way to the gym, I always feel that I really have to make the most of my time there, so I end up doing more. SO, I hopped on over to the elliptical and did another 30 minutes of intervals.

Considering I had taken the entire weekend off from exercise, plus had a not-so-great workout yesterday morning (didn’t feel well, so ended up doing a Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred video off of Exercise on Demand…wasn’t as great as I remembered?) it felt awesome to get back to a little hardcore sweating. Those feel-good endorphins had been missed! :shock:

Let’s rewind quickly to highlight some of today’s eats:



A vanilla flavored Chobani, mixed with about 2 tbsp pumpkin butter, 1/2 a sliced banana, & some Quaker Oatmeal Squares + granola. Totally fantastic along with my mug-o-coffee.



A mixed veggie salad: romaine, carrots, broccoli, grape tomatoes, red peppers, fat-free Mediterranean flavored feta (SO good!), and some dried cranberries.


A little later on, I also munched on a yummy honey crisp apple, some of my cinnamon roasted pumpkin seeds from Sunday, and a dark chocolate Adora disk.




Yesterday, I got an email saying that for today only, Brueggers Bagels was offering a free half dozen bagels. No purchase required!! Jay and I decided that our plan would be for him to pick them up after work so we could enjoy them for a casual dinner. Because first of all, Brueggers Bagels are amazing, and second of all, they were free. I’ll never turn down something that’s free! ;)

Well, unfortunately for us, Brueggers closes at 7pm…Jay got there at 7:05. :oops:

Since we both already had bagels on the brain, he ended up stopping and grabbing a couple from our local grocery store, which were yummy…just not quite Brueggers.


I had a honey wheat bagel, lightly toasted, and topped “old school” style with the PB & J. 1/2 had PB2 + Raspberry Polaner All Fruit spread, & 1/2 had some Peanut Butter & Co. White Chocolate Wonderful + pumpkin butter.


I was definitely beyond hungry by the time Jay got home, so I also decided to have one of my Mini Fiesta Mushroom & Sausage Quiches. It totally hit the spot.



Which reminds me! :shock:

**Voting has officially begun for the Blogger Mushroom Recipe Challenge! Feel free to click here to go and vote for my Mini Fiesta Mushroom & Sausage Quiches! You can even enter to win some great prizes for yourself!

I’m off to go cuddle up on the couch with my fleece blanket and watch some One Tree Hill! Have a great night ya’ll! :)

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1 leashieloo October 19, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Boo on missing the Brueggers! They were just giving away bagels? Where in the world was I when this announcement was made?!


2 Meagan October 19, 2010 at 9:29 pm

I really wish stores sold PB2 by me! I really want to try it! That toast looks so good!

I voted for you!!!


3 Liz @ LBBakes October 19, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Oh my gosh that’s an awesome deal at Brueggers! I wonder why they were offering that deal. Hmmm, I’m definitely a boxed pudding fan… I also pretend not to know about the nutrition facts with most candy. Oh, and pop tarts. I need a package a month, that’s it!


4 Julia October 20, 2010 at 12:11 am

Voted yay!! So glad to see your blogs :)


5 Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) October 20, 2010 at 10:04 am

free bagels?? where am i…


6 Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers October 20, 2010 at 11:03 am

that workout reminds me a lot of one i found on holly’s blog. it’s a killer!!! those inclines are intense!


7 Balanced Healthy Life October 20, 2010 at 12:10 pm

That workout looks hard and fun!


8 Kelly October 20, 2010 at 2:40 pm

I just wrote that workout down…looks like one to try! Thanks!


9 Courtney October 20, 2010 at 8:17 pm

No problem! :)


10 Molly October 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm

haha – i feel like a total wuss because i tried jillian michaels’ 30 day shred on sunday and was SORE for two days. :)


11 Stephanie September 6, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Hi Courtney! I saw your blog featured in Shape magazine and as soon as I clicked on your page, I was hooked. I have never followed a blog before, but I can’t get enough of your blog! It’s addicting. You have shared so much knowledge about your passion. It’s very motivating. THANK YOU!

I did this Insane Incline Run this morning, expect I kept the speed at 6.5 each time. I ended the workout by sprinting at 9.5 for twenty seconds on, ten seconds off; repeated this 10 times. It was a GREAT workout.

Thank you for being such an inspiration.!!!


12 Courtney September 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Thanks so much, Stephanie! So glad you’ve been enjoying the blog and the workouts! :)


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