Friday, February 26, 2010
Since the first of the year I've lost another 10 pounds. Lost 2 inches more in my waist. I'm sitting now at 185 lbs.
See the thing is, is that I'm not trying to loose more weight. I mean I've got some belly fat I'd like to loose but it's really not that much. How much more am I going to loose you might ask?
Dunno, ask the running gods. But I think it has to do something with this:
(Activities since Jan 1, 2010)
Count: 46 Activities
Distance: 307.14 mi
Time: 49:13:00 h:m:s
Avg Speed: 6.2 mph
Avg HR: 145 bpm
Calories: 42,536 C
Max Distance: 16.00 mi
That's over 12 pounds worth of calories. I mean I'm eating really well. I'd say 90% of my food intake is whole foods, and about 10% has a food label on it. And even there, it's like milk, tuna packs, stuff like that.
I'd really like to stay where I am but I really don't want to pig out. I don't like the feeling it gives me. And I sure as @#$% not giving up my running.
I was 250 pounds with a 39 (sucking in) inch waist.... Now my waist is 32. I'm really living in a new body. Saw a picture of me in late 07 and my belly was hanging over my belt line. I am smack dab in the normal BMI of 23 but started out in the obease category of 31.
I don't know what to do.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
That may seem like alot but I also have to have my coffee in the morning, which negates some of that intake, and maybe a nip or two of whiskey at night which negates more. But back to the pee, I really monitor my fluid level by it's color.
Yes it's gross. If your not a runner/athelete get over it but it's a fact that we check that very thing to make sure we're staying hydrated *enough*
Hyponatremia is a real fear of mine, but moreso is de-hydration. Which is what I think got me to visit this because yesterday's easy 6 I way overdressed for the weather and the use of cotton and whatnot my clothes post workout had to weigh 10 pounds.
I don't normally drink water on my easy 6/9's in cool weather. It's not until I do my long runs of 12+ where I think of fuel and water. But after observing my heart rate which was 10-15 above normal for my run yesterday I had to attribute it to overheating and general crummy feeling. (And the nasty near brown color of my post workout pee)
I guess the moral of the story is keep tabs on that pee peeps... It's the best guage to how well we're hydrated.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Now at first glance, now would be the time to say to yourself, "Self. You deserve to eat anything you want." But the reality of it is I have to train myself to recognize that and embrace the indulgence. But differently.
So at lunch while my chicken was nuking in the microwave, I sat at the counter and ate carrots, cauliflower, broccoli dipped with homemade hummus. Now I was able to cruise through quite a bit of that. Finished my chicken strips I made and realized I was still massively hungry. Grab an apple. Check, now an orange.... Done.
Dinner consisted of a bit of chicken, cooked potatoes and carrots. Also had a frozen smoothy from dannon's yogurt and frozen fruit. And again topped it off with more fresh veggies. Finally satiated.
Some may remember the Times article last summer that says that excersize causes weight gain and not loss. Of course the study was fundamentally flawed. But today it got me thinking. I chose to eat 100% natural and entirely from whole foods.
That is the difference. It's too easy for the population to down a Gatorade, grab processed junk and completely defeat a calorie neutral diet and instead come out calorie positive.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Avg Pace: 09:57 min/mi
Avg HR: 147 bpm
Distance: 16.00 mi
Elevation Gain: 845 ft
Calories: 2,507 C
That's now my farthest run in my career. I'd also like to add that my fuel on the run was Chia seeds mixed in Coconut water. 1-1/2 limes juiced and 2 tblspoons of honey. Only made it through half the batch, put the rest in the fridge. It's good for 2-3 weeks in there, will burn the rest off next long run.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Nigel clip with permission at:
Wanted to get a quick one out because I'm not sure I'll be able to produce a runcast this weekend due to life. Today I talk a little bit about me, my Air Force career field, weight, etc. It's a digital log of my life and hope that you get something out of it. Thanks!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Forgot to add my email at the end of the podcast. Email Ted
First podcast talks about me introducing myself, where I've been. I discuss my running past and future goals. Little bit on my family, and why I'm starting to podcast. I go over some podcasts I love to listen to, and discuss a new kitchen arrival.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
my run in. Garmin
Yesterday I was able to expand it out a bit. Few other streets got cleared and was safe enough to run with the cars.
Also got my podcasting gear in!
Also got an external mic for it.
Spent quite a bit of time last night playing with it, learning, etc. Also made a windscreen for it (Thanks wifey for the help!) Will do some recording today on my run.