Monday, November 22, 2010
ok I don't know if it's a glitch in my tracker. but there it is!
And, yesterday I was whining about the treadmil! well I guess I LOVE it!
IT taught me to run faster!
or was it running my hills yesterday ;p
I always run better after the hill run!
TODAY I made "PETE" run for his money!!!!
ok who is pete?
before I go to pete, I have to introduce to you my running inspiration.
when I lived in a marine town, one of my best friend/neighbor is a runner.
she is 5'11 easy and 100-120 lb! I guess. mom of 2. but she has a passion for running.
While I carpooled I would watch her run in the morning, wishing I could run!
Pete is her marine HUBBY.
She has been having some foot issues, not running now til she gets her insert.
She is my number one fan on FB. she encourages me and respond to my spark/fb status!
I told her she inspired me to run and now her hubby, PETE, is runnng with me daily!
This is PETE, one of them is
PETE is a guy that I ran into from day one.
He is built like a marine, runs like a marine.
His faces looks like my friends hubby ;p
He always wears marine green!
HE was there when I ran my c25k w1d1!
He was there when I finished my c25k.
AT top speed he is probably at 6 min/mile
TODAY "Pete" was at my 6 for 3 laps before he crushed me!!!!!
LOL ok, so he was talking and running with a bud. and the bud left the track at the 3rd lap!
BUT at his slowest, he is still faster ;p
My friend always say, "BEAT that pete!"
so today for 3 laps I did.
I out run him, though
his daily routine is about 20-5 mins,
opps tots is fussing!
thanks for reading
Sunday, November 21, 2010
When I think about DIET & NUTRITION the food pyramid pops into my head ;p
But then I found this!!!
I think my brain process this better ;p
So now I know what I need to put on my plate and how much!
What are Protein, carbs, fat, and mineral and vitamins?
I suggest you read the SP reference guide for more detailed info
I am going to break it down so my brain understands!
I love real estate, so our body will be a house.
Like a handyman, protein helps build, repair and maintain our body cells and tissues like your skin, muscles, organs, blood, and even bones.
It can be found in Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt and soybeans.
Like electricity, carbs is the main source of energy.
It can be found in starch, sugar and fiber
Like an emergency kit, fats is a concentrated source of energy for used as backup.
Now I know where to get them ;p
Now that we know what our body needs, what it does and how to get it.
What does your body do with them?
Carbs once turned to sugar; the excess is stored as FAT.
Fat once used; the excess is stored as FAT.
Protein once used to maintain; the excess is stored as FAT
So it all depends on how much you consume.
If you over consume what your body can use, you will store more FAT.
Now we know how to fuel our body, and know what happens when we OVERFUEL
Now that we found that we have stored too much energy.
I am going to think of the FAT as $$$.
What do we do when we have to much money? We can spend it right?
We can buy a car, clothing and food ;p
But what is our body to do? WE have to SPEND our FAT!!!
What are we going to BUY?
We are going to buy our DREAM HOME! or your GOAL WEIGHT
HOW do we do that?
Well to buy a house, most ppl can't buy it out right in cash!
So we take a mortgage, and pay interest ;p (I know in real-life it SUXS)
BUT we are going to continue to eat the right amount of calories (principal)
and spend the excess toward the dream home or goal weight! (interest)
We will have a calorie deficit, or a.k.a will be getting such a bad deal from the bank!
Instead of paying 250k for our house, we are going to pay 500k in 30 yrs! LOL
Eventually we would pay off the home in full and OWN the house!
Eventually we will lose all the FAT and get to our goal weight ;p
I hope this make sense
Thanks for reading this blog
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Why do we let numbers rule our emtions through our journey?
Why do we care so much what they say and mean?
First, it's the scale!
Is it up? is it down? is it moving?
Why is it up? Why isn't it moving?
My issue is from the start I know that my scale is in the LOW end. There is at least a 6 lbs difference from the YMCA.
so when I see 159, I automatically add 6, 165 lbs in real world!
It doesn't really matter, because either way my 20 lb lost is REAL ;p RIGHT!
It doesn't matter is I started at 180 at home or 186 at the Y!
The POINT is I lost 20 either way ;p
REMINDER: MUST Think like this
Secondly, my cardiotrainer phone app vs
How fast am I going? How far am I going?
Why is the Treadmill reading way lower then my phone app?
How much cal am I burning?
How come I run faster/longer yesterday?
IF you read my running blog, I found a huge difference in the numbers
app says I run 8:50 min/mile, treadmill says 12 min/mile
apps says I can run 4 mile in 35 min, treadmill says bearly 3 miles
It doesn't really matter because I improve either way.
last week I ran 13:49 min/mile and today 13:04 min/mile at my hill
I went from running 30 secs to 4 miles daily!
REMINDER: Must Think like this
Thirdly, I am thinking about getting a HRM !
How much cal am I really burning?
The treadmill says only 200 and my app says 400?
Does it really matter?
no, it's not an exact science.
As long as I meet my weekly goal of 2000 cal!
I am golden
REMINDER: Must think like this!
1. Choose a measuring tool, stick with it, consistency is KEY.
2. Look at LONG term results/data, not short term. Compare to DAY 1, not yesterday! Yesterday is good for motivation, but think all ways, HOW FAR YOU HAVE COME!!!!!!!
Numbers, why do you matter so?
You don't, you are just a data,
how we look at it is KEY.
How we process the data is KEY.
How we use it is KEY
thank you for reading my ramblings again
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Before I talk about today's run, I have to tell you about YESTERDAY's run.
Being a good wifey, LOL, I decided that I will run next to hubby on treadmill (FIRST TIME)
Well, the truth is:
"If I crack my head, I know for sure there is a Doc in the house!" LOL
So I got the quick run down........
I put my walking speed MPH???? I have been using min/mile.....
When it comes to RUN, I up-ed to my regular track pace 8:50 ish (6.3-5 mph)
WOAH!!!!!!!! at first it was great!
THEN..................I got demoralized
you see without being long winded I realized:
1. I DON'T run in a constant speed (up-down-ing the speed ticked me off!)
2. I ended up running 5 mph, or 12 min/mile! WHAT??? I know I run 8:50 5k proves it!
3. Running next to hubby, I realized his 1 stride is my 2-3 stride.
4. I got HOT!!!!!! no head wind, even in track it's cooling
5. I can't look at my face when I run (the TV, didnt turn it on)
6. Cal was callibrated wrong, LOL it was at 150lb, too late when I fixed it (mental game)
7. No competition, I like passing ppl, or picking up pace to pace with a person.
SO when hubby jumped off, I jump off, and HIT the track! for my 2nd, yes SECOND run!
there was an older chunkier lady, she was so competitive, she zoom pass me!
I guess she made me the GIRL to beat.
I was already on 2nd run 15 mins in. I let it slide
3 laps!!! she slowed down! I picked up!
MAN she was relentless, she picked up speed! only to pass me and then start her coold down!
LOL love it!
So no more treadmill for me, BUT I have to thank it because it improved my running.
I think I figured out how to run! after the treadmill my stride is much improved.
Ok so on to TODAY!
I had to ADD, yes ADD 1 1/2 section!
I RAN, yes, RAN for the first time, the warm-up hill!
The KICK-BUTT hill, is not anymore! no problem, ok maybe an 8
I ran a total of 3.5 miles avg 10 min/mile
I OK back to formalities: below is running stats, if it bores you, it's just for my own recording and accountability
This week was WEEK 2 of b210k.
Track 4 miles in 35 mins
HILLS was 3.7miles including the 5 min brisk walk.
I got a new toy, I download an app to track my stats!
CardioTrainer! awesome, only problem is when at cul-de sac or making U turn, it thinks I am not moving if in same GPS spot for a few secs longer! But it auto resumes.
I have STATS
Week 1 (30 min)
13:48 min/mile, (include walk)
119 yard elevation,
Week 2 (35 mins)
164 yard elevation,
Today overall was easy, the hills was an 8 ;p
I started running at the of loop. ADDED the warm-up hill, and 1/2 the loop
My run course is:
1/3 mile of loop
1/2 mile downhill (V) and all uphill to stop sign to main road(W)
1/2 mile mostly down hill (W), with steep uphill (V) (reverse of above)
1/3 mile of loop
1/2 mile warm-up hill
1/2 mile cul de sac (W not as hard as the one above x2 is 1/2 mile)
1/2 mile warm-up hill (NEVER RAN IT BEF today!!!!) ADD
1/2 mile of loop
1/2 mile of cool-down hill (aka warm up hill)
totalling 3 miles + 1mile walking/warmup
The last 1/2 mile warm up hill was always a cool down! but now it's part of my run, I run down and UP it
I am going have to RATE the hills. (1-10)
HIll 1: is actually the hardest, thx goodness is warm up: 2 today
Loop: A circle light hills: 3
Hill2: is a steep V: 3 ( Downhill momentum carried be through half way)
Hill 3: is a W of uphill!!: 8 DID NOT KICKED MY BUTT
FINALLY put a pic up! 3x of this up flat up flat!!!1
Hill 4: reverse of W: 4 Downhill (3min)
Hill5: is reverse of V: 10
Loop 2: 4
warm-up hill: 4
Cul De Sac = 4
HIll 1: Warm-up hill again: 6 today ran it first time
Loop 2: 4, did half
Driveway: steep!!!: walke it at cool down today
Wk 1 : 2 miles at last interval! total 2.7 miles 13:48 min/mil
Wk 2: 3.3 miles at last intercal, total 3.7 miles 13:04 min/mile
Thanks for keeping up with my progress
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