Wednesday, June 03, 2009
New personal best time - 58:46!!
Despite the facts that I a) had only 5 hours sleep (stupid cold) and b) had a stupid cold... I ran faster and better than I ever have to score a really great PB. I don't think I could lose though. It was a fabulous day.
Up at 4:50 and out the door by 5:30, Richard and I picked up our friend, Deb, and headed off to the LRT to grab the train downtown. Once we arrived at Murdoch park, we all hit the porta-potties. Thankfully, I only had to do THAT once *shudder*... I hate outhouses.
I found the FMers and talked to them, chatted with one of our runners whose grandson was doing the Timbit marathon and hung out with the rest of the 10 and 5 k participants. It was sunny and warm even before 7:30 a.m. LOVE it!
I ran the run like it was mine. I knew that Richard was ahead of me and Miles was behind me and every other runner was around me and that's all I knew. The route was fantastic. Not too hilly, just two little inclines that didn't bother me at all... I ate them for breakfast :~) When I was coming around the corner, I looked at my garmin and thought "hey, I'm going to beat my goal of one hour" and then I turned my garmin to a screen that I couldn't see my time on... I didn't want to shift focus and screw things up. When I was done, I found my friend Charlene. She encouraged me at the start and told me I was going to beat my (previous) PB. I didn't believe her. I was sobbing. LOL. She gave me a big hug. At that point, I DID refocus. It was time to cheer on my fellow runners. It was a huge race day. Some of my buds were doing they're second FM this month!! I'm in awe of them. I think they rock but I'm still not ready to try one of my own. Someday, maybe.
801/1853 overall in my "race".
355/1165 overall in the women's division and
45/164 in my age group (35-39)
My pace was 5:53/km
Monday, June 01, 2009
Not since starting Spark, but since starting my weightloss journey in September of 1999, I have lost 60 pounds. Based on KEENAP's blog, I was curious to see what that meant to me. Here's what I found out:
You entered 60 pounds (27 kilograms).
60 pounds is the average weight of a 8-year old boy.
How Much Fuel Is That?
To lose that amount of fat would mean to burn 210,000 calories or 878,640 KiloJoules! That is the equivalent of 6.83 gallons of gasoline. Humans, however, are far more efficient than cars, getting about 912 "miles to the gallon". If you could dump this many calories into the tank of a Honda Civic, you would be able to drive it about 230 miles before running out of gas!
Let's see how your goal would convert to other forms of fuel. 210,000 calories is equivalent to:
6.83 gallons of gasoline, or
75.04 pounds of coal, or
104.25 pounds of oven-dried wood, or
9.23 gallons of propane
This amount of energy would ...
Brew about 586 pots of coffee, or
Light a 60-watt light bulb for 4,068 hours ( 169 days = 0.53 years)
Cutting 210,000 calories is the same as saying "no" to:
2,625 apples, or
2,100 bananas, or
12,353 cups of cabbage (whew!), or
1,448 baked potatoes, or
2,625 large eggs, or
1,750 cups of 2% milk, or
151 pounds of ground beef, or
2,414 glasses of wine, or
650 Snickers bars, or
875 Clif Bars ( 1,167 Luna Bars), or
1,511 cans of Coke, or
1,235 pints of Guinness beer, or
427 Big Macs, or
408 Quarter Pounders with Cheese, or
300 Whoppers, or
636 Subway 6" Oven Roasted Chicken Breast sandwiches, or
1,235 Taco Bell crunchy tacos, or
894 slices of pepperoni pizza from Pizza Hut
What it Takes to Burn 210,000 Calories
To burn 210,000 calories, a 190 pound male would have to:
Backpack for 348 hours (14 days) nonstop, or
Walk for 805 hours (34 days) at 3 mph straight, or
Walk 2,414 miles (1,509 kilometers), or
Bike for 609 hours (25 days) at 10 mph, or
Bike 6,087 miles (3,804 kilometers), or
Play basketball nonstop for 335 hours 14 days), or
Play billiards for 972 hours (41 days), or
Go bowling for 811 hours (34 days), or
Stay on the golf course for 609 hours (25 days), or
Spend 271 hours (11 days) playing competitive football, or
Jump rope for 256 hours (11 days) straight!
You would have to walk the length of England about 4.03 times to burn 210,000 calories.
How Long it Will Take?
The range for safe weight loss is about 1 to 3 pounds of fat per week. It could take anywhere between 20 to 60 weeks (5 to 14 months) to safely and reasonably lose that amount of weight.
My journey to 121 took me 7 years and 4 months and I'm STILL travelling. Granted, I'm carrying less baggage now but, I think, I'll always be on this journey. Considering the things I've learned and the friends that I've made along the way.... I really don't mind.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I woke up this morning with a marching band in my head and a cotton farm in my mouth. NOT good.
Needless to say, I didn't go to work today. I hate missing time. Then again, I'd hate to have one of my clients wake up feeling like I do right now. Especially since: client #1 was pregnant, #2 and #3 have small children and #4 works in a daycare. I wouldn't have made any friends, that's for sure.
My routine today consists of napping, lounging, eating and playing Bejeweled Blitz. Then I cough for a bit, wait for the dizziness to subside and start over. Which reminds me.... I'm due to eat.... and then nap :~)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Since I pretty much stopped doing everything but the *bonus* stuff (occasionally), I've decided to leave the Bootcamp team. I've been trying to do two or three classes a week at work and that, plus running, is enough. I think, anyway.
I have to set my focus back on eating well. I'm getting the nutrients I need but I'm consistently going over on my calories and I'm not doing anything to prevent it. That has to change. My weight is back up to 130 and my BF% is now 23% (from 20% on May 6th). I'm not very happy about that so MAYBE my unhappiness will be what snaps me out of this. We'll see.
So far this week, since Sunday, I've done BodyPump and Awesome Abs. I've run 16 kms on top of that. If I can keep my momentum up and my calories down, I might actually see a good loss this week.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Day 24 Workout video for Tuesday, May 26:
30 minutes cardio:
Bonus Challenge for Tuesday (optional) - do 2 sets (10-15 reps) of pushups or modified pushups:
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