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
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
TOM began today with a vengeance. Actually, the vengeance kicked in right as I was leaving for work -- gotta love how running postpones all cramping and everything! :D hehehe.
My run this morning was very comfortable if still nice and slow -- it was slated as an EASY workout so I tried to make sure and keep it that way. I think sometimes I get frustrated with how slow I am that I run my easy runs too hard just to prove that I'm not that slow. Well no more -- I'm embracing the slow!!! Especially now that I'm following a plan that actually has some speedwork so I know I can run and say - hey! See! I'm not that slow all the time!!! :D When all you're running is easy miles it can be frustrating. Anyway. The thermometer on my car said it was 64 when I left the house today - it felt BRISK! :D If I had been standing around instead of running, I would have wanted some long sleeves at least! But I knew once I got going I'd feel good -- and I did.
That is all my workout for today -- I will be heading straight home for quality hubby time and relaxation tonight! No gym today!
I DID hit the gym for ST last night -- did some 21's, assistend chin-ups, pullups, dips, shoulder presses w/ DB, KB Swings, Weighted crunches on ball w/ chest press w/ KB, oblique twists on ball w/ KB.... I think that's everything. Quick full body workout. Could've used something like a row in there, more lower body maybe, but good overall. About 200 cal burned in 30min.
Which brings us to yesterday's totals!
(1900+605 (405 run 200 ST)) - 2277 = 228
8/30 = 1002
8/31 = 228
Weekly Deficit: 1230 Daily Average: 615
So far so great. :)
Today's numbers so far:
(1900+555) - 1547 = 908
I am not worried about if dinner takes up even that entire deficit today -- tomorrow morning I'll be running 7 miles and doing ST tomorrow evening, so it should be a big burn tomorrow and I know I will need the energy in the morning. If I get 0 deficit today, my average so far this week will be 410 which is still within my target range of 250-500 calories deficit per day, and that is all before the mega long run of the weekend as well. Saturday is planned as a total rest day, may hit up Yoga actually.... Friday morning is a planned 4 mile recovery run I think. So I definitely have a lot of calorie burning still to do this week. :)
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