Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Another beautiful fall day, and since I knew there won't be too many my daughter and I hit the trail, she on horseback and me on foot along with our whippet Sky. I probably did more walking than running but the view was great as we were going along a ridge with great views on a day with clear blue skies. We were out for about 90 minutes total. Before that I had already walked some of the other dogs.
When I was near the gym this afternoon I couldn't resist getting on the treadmill to see if another MAF test would show any improvement compared to my first one a week ago.
I set the treadmill at an incline of 2 and kept my heart rate around 132.
Here are the results:
Mile1: 3.8 mph
Mile2: 3.6 mph
Mile3: 3.4 mph
This is definitely an improvement from a week ago, particularly considering that I was running/walking a lot of the morning as well.
I've paid more attention to my eating again. This morning I tried steel-cut oats for the first time and unlike cooked oatmeal I liked them a lot because there is more bite to them. We added banana, nuts, some raw coconut crystals (low-glycemic sugar alternative) cinnamon and lots of milk, absolutely delicious!
Last night my husband made a wonderful bean soup from dry beans that had many of the veggies from our garden in it: tomato, carrot, onion, beets, celery, kale, swiss chard and spinach. There was enough for dinner tonight as well so I didn't have to cook. We just added some whole grain bread and some of our own duck eggs. For dessert we had several pears each, also from our garden. Vegetable gardening is a lot of work but we are eating like kings right now.
I'm looking forward to crashing in front of the TV now to watch "Biggest Loser". I do find more and more about their approach that I find less then ideal, but some of the people are very inspirational.