Thursday, February 17, 2011

What I'm Loving This Week

It's been a crazy week! With the temps rising in Michigan, presenting my research at lab meeting and working on marathon training, I've been busy! Here's what I'm loving this week:


While this week started out with a failed experiment and a failed genetics quiz, I still love my research. Putting together my lab meeting presentation really made me realize how much work I've gotten done this semester, and how much I enjoyed my project (overall). This full biohazard bin of plates was just after two days of experiments.

I am completely addicted to the post-workout smoothie. They're delicious, calorie-dense and full of great ingredients. Additionally, it helps me refuel when often after hard workouts my stomach is not interested in food.

I had this one yesterday. It contained spinach, frozen banana, frozen peaches, pumpkin, peanut/protein powders and rice milk.

Today after my run I had this one. Frozen banana and berries, spinach, pumpkin, rice milk and protein powders. Delicious.

It's week 3 of marathon training and I'm not sick of it yet! I cranked out two treadmill runs this week, Monday and Wednesday at paces of 9:49 to 9:22 over 3 miles.

Today it was 51 degrees!!! I was so excited and my running partner and I took off from our labs after work. It was super wet and muddy out, and sadly my left foot found its way into a mud puddle.

Our splits were insane! We went super fast every other mile.
Mile 1: 9:25
Mile 2: 8:26 (!!!)
Mile 3: 9:15
Mile 4: 8:55 (!)

Overall the run was done in a little over 36 minutes, which was faster than my first 5K time in May of last year AND faster than I've ever run 4 miles! I love how running shows you progress :)

Finally, I love all of the love I felt on Valentine's day! I received a super cute card from my mom complete with Snoopy stickers.

And flowers from Sam :)

What are you loving this week?


  1. Kaitlin, I just saw your blog on fb. I'm glad that you had a great week!

  2. Yay for flowers and sweet cards with stickers!! :)

    I too am lovin' smoothies lately - though of the green monster variety. So yum!

  3. Wow you are fast! Can't wait to see you.

  4. thanks all! I love that it's a sunny Friday too!

  5. Ahhhh, the agar plates....How many of those have I streaked and picked clones from? hahaha, guaranteed no one else except you would know what that means!


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