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30 minute jog in high winds...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cardio Streak Day 326
1300hrs 75F
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:
3.10 miles
40 minutes
420 calories burned

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BLUE42DOWN 3/20/2012 5:30PM

    Glad you got your jog in without the hail falling!

Sounds like an interesting version of golf. About the only sport I can't stand watching (and no idea why I hate it so much) is basketball. Which makes March mind-numbing about sports-focused TVs.

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MAGGIE101857 3/19/2012 9:35PM

    Good job! Glad you didn't blow away!! emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 3/19/2012 7:05PM

    I used to watch golf with an elderly friend, back when I had a TV. His commentary was really funny and made the experience a ton of fun.

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A walking day of rest

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.

1.17 miles
20 minutes
110 calories burned

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EICHSWIFE06 3/19/2012 2:17PM

    we had the same type of day. good to take a rest every now and again :)

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LESLIELENORE 3/18/2012 4:56PM

    I took a rest day today too. Walked a bunch, but no ST. Glad you took a day for your muscles to recover.

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3.0 miles on the track...

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:
3.60 miles
46 minutes
492 calories burned

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PATHTOFIT 3/18/2012 10:20AM

    emoticon GREAT JOB!

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FITWITHIN 3/17/2012 9:48PM

    That's great 36 minutes. I'm training for my first 5k run and my goal is to do it in thirty something minutes.

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I'm stiff and sore after yesterday, but...

Friday, March 16, 2012

Cardio Streak Day 323
1230hrs 77F
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:
3.20 miles
40 minutes
420 calories burned

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MOBYCARP 3/16/2012 8:13PM

    Calorie management, cardio, and strength . . . that's a good plan. And calorie management is rightfully in first place. A good exercise program lets you have your occasional indulgence, but you can't out-train a crappy diet.

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CHERYLEC 3/16/2012 7:31PM

    Wow, great pictures. Really happy for your success. WAY-TO-GO. Cheers, C

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JSALERNO 3/16/2012 4:12PM

    good workout but always remember to stretch. You'll end up pulling something if you don't

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KARMSTRON 3/16/2012 4:11PM

    How awesome that you'll have a son or two around for so long! It is so wonderful to have family around.

I agree that a few on purpose calorie bashes will not deter your healthy lifestyle. It's the mindless calories that get us. Enjoy your time with your sons!

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LESLIELENORE 3/16/2012 4:01PM

    Stretching is so important! I do at least 5 minutes of stretching pretty much every day, and it helps a lot. As for the food... all things in moderation, including moderation!

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A 5K before golf today

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cardio Streak Day 322
0930hrs 70F
5K Run/Walk

I've had quite a few slow/steady jogging days recently and I've always thought it was best to change up the workouts on alternating days. I decided to go back to a 5K run/walk today to give a workout to slightly different muscles.

The weather today is sunny and slightly windy. I've got a golf outing planned for early afternoon with one of my boys. Interestingly, he pulled up beside me while I was out running this morning. In the car, he had a sack of donuts! Oh to be young again...

However, I can remember when my metabolism was absolutely on fire and I could eat anything I wanted (which usually was Tex-Mex five or six times a week!). Come to think of it, I think the last time I had Tex-Mex was back in November. Maybe we'll do something about that later after golf.

Today I did the run/walk 5K in 36 minutes, a little slower than my times of a couple of weeks ago, but only by a minute.

With the warm up and cool down, the total effort was:
3.91 miles
50 minutes
509 calories burned
golf will be about 800 calories additional today!! woohoo!!!

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CMOTTER 3/16/2012 8:49AM

Enjoying the photos! Glad to see you're playing golf again.

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LESLIELENORE 3/15/2012 5:33PM

    Sounds like a great time! Enjoy the outing with your son.

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EICHSWIFE06 3/15/2012 1:48PM

    ooo tex-mex. dang i miss it lol. have fun golfing!

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KARMSTRON 3/15/2012 1:06PM

    Golf and Tex Mex - you're living large today. Enjoy the time with your son!

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