Monday, March 19, 2012
Cardio Streak Day 326
Winds gusting to 45 mph
There are numerous wind warnings along with warnings for hail, and t-storms later today and a tornado watch seems to exist. Welcome to Texas in the spring!
The high winds are pretty miserable but I've got a workout to maintain so after the warm up, I did a 30 minute jog, 12 min/mile. After the workout, I beat a hasty retreat back inside the house and consumed a big bottle of no-name water while I watch part of the Tavistock Cup on TV.
Yeah, I know, you probably get bored watching golf, but this one breaks most of the rules. David Faherty gives a running monologue / roast of the players as they tee off on the first hole, and it's not silent like most tournaments - David is standing right behind the golfers and the comments are pumped live to the crowd. It's a very relaxed atmosphere and fun to watch.
Even with the wind, I did 2.50 miles today. Add the warm up and cool down, and the total comes to:
420 calories burned
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Cardio Streak Day 325
It's Sunday and it's my "off" day which means all I do is walk for twenty minutes, no more. The weather is pretty cloudy and we've got a threat of rain, but it was dry when I went.
Twenty minutes produced 1.17 miles at a fairly easy clip. It was a good rest day for my aching muscles.
110 calories burned
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Cardio Streak Day 324
I'm writing this from my phone so it will be brief. Today I went to the nearby high school track and did 3.00 miles in 36 minutes.
Interesting that it seemed like a longer distance that when I'm out jogging on the streets. I think the lack of changes to the scenery make it seem that way. I think I'll stick to the streets for a while...
With the warm up and cool down, the total effort was:
492 calories burned
Friday, March 16, 2012
Cardio Streak Day 323
30 minute jog
Today is sunny and warm and the weather is just teasing us about what the summer has in store... whew, gonna be a hot one!
After a 5K yesterday morning followed by 18 holes of golf yesterday afternoon,
I really didn't stretch afterward. I was sooooo stiff last night and woke up the same way this morning. I went ahead and did some early light stretching routines this morning which helped a lot.
In my blog yesterday I mentioned that I might go eat Tex-Mex yesterday after the golf game but we didn't make it for Tex-Mex. Instead we decided to make it an Italian feast and I've got to admit, I blew the calorie limit out of the water. But it was a day where I burned about 1300 calories and had a good time with my middle son who is here on vacation. Although he leaves to go back in a few days, the youngest son comes to town on vacation beginning tomorrow... I may blow the diet yet again, at least once - and probably on Tex-Mex!
However, a couple of cheat days will not hurt me at all. I've been very good for the last year and now finally have a handle on the calorie monster and how to tame it. In the last 323 days I've learned that losing weight is a three pronged attack - calorie management, cardio, and strength. I now have the tools I need to manage any problem that should ever occur. However, I really believe it's not going to ever be an issue again!
For today, I did a 30 minute jog and let's call it 2.60 miles in that time. With the walking before/after, the total effort today was:
420 calories burned
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