Monday, January 18, 2010
I've been sick with a low grade cold for almost a week now and haven't been doing my runs. Plus I was out of town for the last few days of last week, so I've been off track. Tomorrow I'm going to do some low impact cardio, probably the elliptical, to get back into things. Also in keeping with getting back into things here's my lunch for tomorrow:
It's left over very high end Mac and Cheese from my lunch out last week (truffles and prosciutto, so very very yummy, not diet food though) and to balance that I have a lovely salad with Laughing Cow Light Swiss in lieu of dressing.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I've been putting my bento lunches up here for a while but realizing I will eventually run out of space in my photos album I thought it would be fun to blog them as well. So here's tomorrow's lunch:
It features left over scallops and whole grain bowties in a low fat cheese sauce (a lighter version of this recipe: recipes.sparkpeople.com/recip
e-detail.asp?recipe=881271 ), baby carrots, grape tomatoes and Laughing Cow Light French Onion Cheese. Really simple to throw together, fairly cute and oh so tasty.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Got my run in. It went pretty well, though there was a scary part towards the beginning where my bad knee hurt but I went slower and it loosened up. The music was pretty good, I was listening to Elisa's podcast. It ended up being pretty good, I ran a little farther a little faster than last time overall.
What I'm worried about at this point is I'm definitely coming down with a cold and so don't plan on doing my run Wed. Depending on how I'm feeling tomorrow I might do a little elliptical and then do the run on Saturday. If I'm feeling like crap though I'll just have to scrub it. Which would be annoying.
Lost 2 pounds this week so that's just about perfect, even though my eating wasn't and I was feeling a bit torn, the runs feel like a more intense work out but the machine claims I burn a lot fewer calories than the elliptical.
Monday, January 11, 2010
I'm getting later with these posts, but that's ok, so long as I do the run.
I ran on Saturday to get a jump on Week 2 since I know I'm in NYC later in the week and won't run. This way I can get all the week's runs in by Wed. and still have no more than two days between runs.
Saturday's run was good, perhaps the best I've done so far, though the longer running intervals took a bit of getting used to and I had a bad stitch in my side on the second to last interval. But I kept up the intensity and ran quite a bit farther than I had on the other days: 2.42 with a high speed of 6.2 (all on the treadmill, per usual). We'll see how it goes today.
Friday, January 08, 2010
So my first week is done. I think my runs have gotten harder, in terms of feeling nauseous, but then I've been upping the intensity each time on the treadmill settings because the lower ones feel too easy. I was doing my runs on 6.2 this time and I had just had lunch. I know. So not the running's fault, all mine.
But overall I call the week a success. The only truly frustrating part is I'm burning a lot fewer calories than I would if I were using the elliptical, despite it feeling like a much harder work out.
I've tried three different podcasts now and for week one I liked Suz the best, then Nicole's and then Elisa last. They all had strengths and weakness. For Suz it was hard to hear her cues, though easy to guess what she was telling to you to do. For Nicole I liked the idea of her changing the music completely for each interval but in practice it's a little jarring. And Elisa's music, even though I liked it better and knew it better, seemed the worst match for my stride most of the time (she had a few great ones in there though). Let me know if you guys want the links for the podcasts.
I still haven't decided if I want to do some exercise today or take two days off and do the next run Sunday as planned. I may have to move it up tomorrow to make timing work next week.
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