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Run #20

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I'm on a Tuesday-Thurs-Sat schedule this week since I had to go to the airport yesterday morning at 5:30 am and there was no time to run after that. I thought about going after work but I was just to tired.

Today I did one 5 minute interval and two 6 minute intervals. It feels like my lungs have a hard time catching up with the rest of my body, which seems fine with it.

Running seems to be making a difference with my blood pressure. For several years my top reading has been 120, which is considered prehypertensive. When I gave blood on Saturday it was 114, which is back in the normal range. Not that relying on the Red Cross is the best way to keep on top of your blood pressure, but it is probably more accurate than the machines at the grocery store.


New (Good) low

Saturday, August 20, 2011

153.2 today. I haven't seen that weight in years. Thursday I went and bought 2 new pairs of pants. My dockers were hanging at my hips and the crotch was 2 inches below my crotch when I wore them, which was getting old. Turns out I have lost 5 pounds in the last 5 weeks, but it has been so slow it is really hard to tell, until my tracking program(FitDay) mapped it out for me today. Pretty cool. Maybe the running is helping a little. Have to get ready to go give blood.


Run # 19-Almost forgot

Friday, August 19, 2011

I almost forgot to whine about my run today!
I did 3 five minute intervals and that was all. Those intervals just felt soooo long. My legs and muscles were fine, but breathing seemed hard., although I recovered just fine in the 2 minute walking intervals. After the last interval my right calf did feel slightly cramped so I walked the rest of the way home.

I think I will start next week with a few more 5 minute hurdles and see if I can get over this hump.


Measuring weight loss-little annoyances

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I know that the scale is not the most reliable method to measure progress, so when it holds steady or goes up a pound, and I've been exercising and meeting my calorie quota I know it is probably lying.

They say taking body measurements is more reliable. I find it is, but only sort of. Short of tattooing lines on my body, it is very difficult to be sure you are measuring in the same place this week as you did last week. Consequently I find my calves may have been 13.25 last week, but 13.50 this week, and 13.25 again next week. My hips are the only thing that I seem to get close to consistant measurements on. This is all very annoying.

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FITANDTRIM01 8/20/2011 6:23PM

  Nice progress! Monitoring and tracking weight is a challenge for many of us, started using textWeight in January and now version 2.0 is out--makes a graph for you on a personal web page based on texting in your weights, provides good tips and motivation--well worth checking out--cause its free for 3

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MABTE52 8/18/2011 1:25PM

    I think you are on the right track. I am having the same results and I do feel like a blob!

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Run 18-Wednesday's hate me

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It's official. My Wednesday morning run hates me. Today I did 3 five minute intervals and a 2 minute interval to finish. 17 minutes walking and 17 minutes running.

Last night I went out and bought another pair of shorts and another top so I don't have to keep doing laundry mid week to have clean clothes for the third run. Turns out my new shorts are a little sparse in the panty, couldn't tell in the store with the extra underwear on. But they were on clearance for $7.20 so it is not a huge hit if I need another pair.


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