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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I tried slowing my run down again today, and again it didn't work. I finished in 16 minutes... one minute faster than Monday's time. I managed to run the whole thing this time, no walking breaks, and there was virtually no traffic, so I didn't even have to stop to wait and cross roads. I am really tired today from yesterday's all out paddling effort, but that was all core and upper body, so I figured my legs would be okay for running today. Turns out I was correct, who knew?! My schedule on Fridays is usually pretty tight, so I don't know if I will get the chance to try running the 3.2 mile loop, but I think I am ready to push for it. Maybe I will run tomorrow too, since Friday may have to be a short run. Something to consider.

I got a sunburn on my forearms yesterday. It was cloudy when we left so I didn't think about sun block for my arms. My legs are protected by my splash deck, and I wear a hat, so it is just my arms in danger. I am going to have funny tan lines from wearing paddling gloves. Something I discovered on our paddle yesterday is that the surgical scar on my lower back gets sore from sitting in the kayak for hours. I hadn't really noticed it before while kayaking. I have trouble doing sit ups because of it, so it makes sense that the constant friction in a seated position would also irritate it. There are gel seats I could get to help alleviate the problem, but they are pricet... and how often do I paddle 30 miles in one day? (Not very.)

My food is back to normal today. I can't believe I ate so much yesterday, but I needed it to sustain the effort I was putting forth. I have read information on the problems of trying to lose or maintain weight while training or just being highly physically active. What I have read seems to indicate that proper nutrition to support intense physical activity is more important than worrying about weight. Not that I am worried per se about my weight. But I am AWARE of it. I think I will always have to be, so I don't start gaining again. Being 320 pounds was uncomfortable and depressing, and I don't want to go back there.
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    Awesome run... looking forward to how you do on the 3.2 loop.

    1735 days ago
    your approach to calories in /calories out is very sensible and you are in tune with your body's needs for basic function. the memory of being 320 will always loom in your mind, and your journey to fitness has taught you so many things- foremost that you are in control of your weight, not the other way around. I doubt you will ever allow the weight to creep up again
    1735 days ago
    You're doing great! Never give up.
    1735 days ago
    I like your attitude about food. You're very 'in touch' with your body. That, and the fact that you never stop moving, will keep you from gaining back the weight. Congrats on your running time.
    1735 days ago
    WOW !! That's fantastic. It sounds like you enjoy running, and I bet you can keep up with your dog now. emoticon

    You have done a fantastic job with your weight loss, and should be very proud of all of your accomplishments. emoticon

    Love the picture of Cooper on the kayak.
    1735 days ago
    Sounds like you run like I type. People laugh at me when they hear me typing. I can't slow down, I've tried. Now if I could have the same "issue" with running, that would be cool.

    I find that my appetite has increased since I started running more. We need to keep that fuel coming.

    Sounds like you are doing great!

    1735 days ago
    Sounds wonderful! I am so proud to know you.
    1735 days ago
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