Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Yesterday I had not gotten enough sleep so I bagged my run in the morning saying I'd do it that night.
Well what the heck - it's HOT here again! DANGIT! I want the cooler weather back, please! Since all the clothing in my gym bag was just completely suited for the GYM and not for RUNNING, let alone in the heat -- I said, it's 3 miles. I'm skipping it today. :P And the same day I signed up for my marathon -- how am I gonna complete a marathon if I'm skipping runs??? HAHAHA But anyway -- the real solution is to ensure I get up and do my run in the morning unless I KNOW it's going to get cooler at night. AND also not to stress about missing the occasional couple of miles as long as I'm hitting everything else. Heck, they even say not to stress missing a long run or two as long as it's not too many toward the end of your training cycle and that you're still hitting important longer distance training runs -- ie: don't miss your 18 and 20 milers and have only run up to 16 miles before marathon day.
So I DID get in a workout -- I got on the ERG for the first time in ages -- rowing workout of intervals. 500m at a warmup pace, and then 200m intervals, stepping up each hard interval by 2 stroke ratings. It was short and sweet and perfect for before doing strength training to get my body warmed up and the heart pumping. Then I hit all body parts pretty much - assisted dips/pullups/chinups set (alternating up with down sets), then 21's, deadlifts, bulgarian split squats, seated rows, weighted crunches on ball w/ chest press using kb, oblique twists on ball using kb, and a few KB swings and I was done.
I was not that hungry yesterday, guess the body was recovering from the madness of Monday night --
9/7 - (1900+369) - 1572 = 697
Weekly Deficit: -630+697 = 67
So I'm not in the hole anymore. :) haha. We will have to see what kind of deficit I'm able to get by the week's end.
So last night I got to bed in a good reasonable time to get up early and I DID. Ran 3.25 ish miles around the neighborhood (3 on the schedule), and that's my workout for today. Maybe some hooping tonight....
So far today:
(1900+475) - 1138 = 1237
So I'm sure I'll get something to add to my deficit today, even if it's small.
I weighed myself this morning and was down 1lb from my weighin last week -- which is pretty right on compared to my deficit tracking estimates from last week. I have to admit, seeing changes that small is like seeing no change at all, but I'm trying to remember that that is exactly what I'm AIMING for - is small small small changes over time to make sure I'm losing fat vs. muscle. So I'm really stuffing the gut reaction of "that's it???" and filling myself with a feeling of celebration for hitting my goal of .5-1lb of loss per week SPOT ON! :) Need to be able to celebrate to keep moving forward and realize that what I'm doing is working.
Yesterday I registered for the Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, AL - 12/11/2010
WOOHOO!!! Yes, I WANTED to do Miami in January. I still do. But let's be honest -- DH hasn't actually defended yet, job hunt hasn't begun, even if all goes smoothly we may be moving in January or something. It's a completely nonsensical idea. So why not plan for what is going to REALLY WORK and make sure I get to do a marathon in the near future and not miss it this year/season/whatever.
So I will have a week to recover post half, and then 12 weeks of training building up to the full. I feel good about the timing and good about everything. It will be neat to be able to fix my own pre-race meal at HOME and sleep in my BED and whatnot before the race. :) hehe.
My DH will be walking for his PhD that day -- he was more upset about missing my marathon! HAHA Didn't even mention me missing his ceremony until I expressed being upset about that -- he said that didn't matter, the years that I've been supporting him through it are the important part. The plan is that I run, he walks, and we join in celebration that night! :D
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
So last night was a bit nuts -- football and my SIL and her hubby brought over their fryer and made wings and tater tots. And yes, I ate them dangit. I am almost NEVER into eating wings but I was last night so I figured since the time is so few and far between I would get it out of my system. No more fried food for me for a while. UGH. My body is in food hangover mode.
Although -- according to my estimates of what I ate, I am close to being within range! It might be a bit higher than range, it all kind of depends on how many pretzel Mm's I actually ate... but I think the rest is a fair estimate.
I also hula hooped for like... 2 hrs.... while the food was being made. But I didn't wear my HRM or anything, so I have no idea if I had any worthwile calorie burn from that, but it was definitely way more active than sitting or laying around. So I feel good about that! And I got to practice my moves since there was no class yesterday. But I stayed up way too late and didn't run this morning.
Also had this horrible nightmare that a picked up CLOVERR1 running on the street at like 3 am and took a turn that ended up putting us in this sketchy area in the middle of a gang war and this dude with a knife was threatening to rape us -- we were in a car but it wouldn't accelerate and the windows wouldn't roll up. SCARY!!!! CLOVERR1 - you are NOT allowed to go running at 3am by yourself in sketchy neighborhoods!
Anyway -- to sum up for last week's deficit tracking:
(1900+2470) - 2429 = 1941
Weekly Deficit = 2642+1941 = 4583 - SPLURGE MEAL
So I really don't know, but I definitely know I didn't over eat 5000 calories worth. Probably not even 1000. So I still had a nice deficit from last week for me and my conservative goals!
For yesterday to start this week I will start it in a hole though -
(1900+0) - 2530 = -630
Granted, I may have some burn from hooping that would counterract some of that but although I'm trying to estimate food I ate that wasn't specifically measured, I'm not gonna try to estimate the hooping. We'll just hope things even out a bit by week end.
Tonight is gym and 3 miles. This weekend is 11 miles. Next weekend is the half! :D WOOHOO!!!!! Ok time to get to work....
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Yes, I'm blogging on the weekend again! :D hehehe. Taking advantage of some time while my DH is napping.
So Saturday morning I decided to check out a local trail so I could do some trail running - um, not so. HAHA :D This was very much a HIKERS trail wonder and not a RUNNING trail - granted, some parts were runnable, and to more experienced trail runners maybe even more than that... but a lot had just straight up rocks to climb over and trees to go through and whatnot. I ran when I could, hiked when I couldn't , and got a fantastic workout that I ADORED. Here's a picture:
Friday night I had kind of a splurge meal so I don't have any real deficit information for that day. I had some rotel dip type stuff w/ Texas shaped tortilla chips. :D HAHAHA. That was after dinner... later in the evening.... really don't remember what else. Seems like there was something else. But anyway that's that. I don't track splurge meals which is really the only flaw in my deficit tracking plan -- but I'm ok with that level of unknown.
Saturday I ate way too little. I thought I was doing good throughout the day with being reserved, ate a stupid meal at night of popcorn and more Texas tortilla chips, but not a crazy amount -- and when I made my tally I was like, wow, way under. Ooops.
So this morning I was HUNGRY.
Saturday's Deficit info:
(1900+750) - 1777 = 873
So I added to a deficit of 1769 to have a deficit thus far of 2642 - whatever was negated by splurge meal.
Today though, my long run burned a massive 2470 calories!!!!!
(1900+2470) - 2000 = 2370!!!!
So......... I may eat more than 2000 today, but at least that much. We will see. That would be a deficit of 5000 ish, minus splurge meal nonsense, which would theoretically still leave me at least a 3500 deficit that I was hoping for. If not, I'm sure I will have at least met the 1750 secondary goal or somewhere between. Nice stuff! Will continue to track and be on point today since I have already had my splurge meal of the week -- although calories may be high today my actual SparkRange goes up to 2530 so chances are I will be within range at least.
Friday, September 03, 2010
I was not feeling the gym last night, so I went straight home to spend time with hubby. GREAT DECISION! :D I had a wonderful night at home and we watched football and it was awesome.
I think I needed some rest because I fell asleep pretty early, and then I didn't really set my alarm for enough time to go try out the trail I wanted to this morning, so I slept in and I'm planning on hitting it this evening instead. Also planning to hit some ST this evening as well at home. So I'm being flexible!
Yesterday's deficit results:
(1900+1125) - 2478 = 547
Weekly Deficit: 1769 Daily Average: 442.25
Still doing good. :) And my biggest calorie burn day yet is still to come!
Today so far is looking fine. I'm just cruising to my LR day at this point. :) Looking forward to a great 13 miles!
Thursday, September 02, 2010
So WOW! :D Embracing the slow yesterday allowed me to really have a great tempo run today! :D
I did a brief warmup - about 5 min walking 4+ min slow jog - until I got to a mile marker point and a lamp post that I could see my watch by, and I was OFF! :D I was aiming to maintain an 11 min mile pace for my 4 miles of tempo today. I felt GREAT. I was running into the dark which felt a little crazy - I NEED A HEADLAMP NOW. Anyway -- speeding along in the dark felt awesome. I didn't even feel like I was trying for at least the first mile. :D When I reached that mile marker again I knew I had gone 3 miles and I checked my watch - 33min exactly. WOOT! Heading on to the next section, I knew to the end of the path that way was about 1.1 miles, so an 11 min pace meant I'd add about 12:06 to my 33 min. I finished in about 12:09. :) WOOHOOOOOOOOO! Considering I'm not 100% sure how accurate that part of the trail's measurement was I'm still super thrilled with my apparent consistency! :D
Then it was a slow to a walk for a minute or two for my HR to come down a bit and back into a slow jog for the remainder of the run. Finished about 7 miles in 1:29:50 and felt on top of the world. :D
Last night I spontaneously went bowling -- subbing for a fellow LG Employee (that I don't know) at the LG Bowling League weekly games. :) hehe. It was fun. But I forgot I had an appointment with the Relief Society Presidency. :( They came by my house and I wasn't there apparently!!! I feel like quite a jerk for that. Just sent an email to the Secretary to reschedule if they're willing.
But bowling was a fun and different thing to do -- my DH and BIL came but it was kinda odd, the way the lanes were packed in, they bowled kinda far from us, finished their games fast though, so they were able to come over and hang out with me for a while and then BIL went home not too long before we did and DH and I hung around finishing up game 3.
We had trout and couscous for dinner -- fast easy. And then I thought, wow, that wasn't a lot of cous cous and I need carbs. So I ate some of our Spinach Feta Fred Bread and some ginger snaps and 2 squares of dark chocolate..... :D Came in within cal range and felt well satisfied without being overful.
This morning I got up and ate a PBbananadog. Which is my favorite prerun food right now -- whole wheat bun + PB + banana = awesome. Then the awesome run, then some cereal and I'm ready for the day. Let's see where my deficit is standing now....
9/1: (1900+555)-2463 = -8 (gotta take 8 away from the week's total deficit)
Weekly Deficit: 1222 Daily Average: 407.33
Today thus far:
(1900+1125)-1684 = 1341
I am most certainly NOT going to eat away that entire deficit tonight for dinner. I also will be Strength Training after work, so maybe another 200cal to my burn as well. We're planning on having Shrimp Fajita Rice Bowls for dinner. This means -- Shrimp, peppers, onions cooked in a skillet w/ some olive oil and Mrs. Dash Chipotle on top of RICE and maybe a fried egg on top. And maybe some salsa. Yay!
In any case - so far so good, TAKE THAT TOM. :D
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