I guess I run now

or I’m trying to anyway.

 

If I were a title, what would I say?

Don’t know.

First a couple of shout outs to a few of my peeps (is that the way the kids say it these days?): has everyone seen getupnow’s runner’s version of “Stayin’ Alive”? HILARIOUS! Feathers is recovering from her post-op cold & sounding very contented and resolved. And Eryn, the cheez its in question were a box of both White Cheddar & (wait for it) Queso flavored its….queso flavored Eryn! I should say no more about them, but I believe they may have been laced with heroine cause I’m addicted.

I need to get to the gym, but I also want to stop for a moment & reflect on “Back in the Day/But Now” stuff. I’ve not been great this past month & have seen basically no changes on the scale this summer, so I need some positive reinforcement to get me moving. So Back in the Day when I’d go for a walk with hubby (rare, mind you), I’d never be able to keep up with his long (6′2″) strides & I’d complain & get impatient to get back to the house to sit in front of the TV. BUT Now I’m the one suggesting (and nagging) about walks, I want them to be longer, and I’m the leader of the pack (or at least not having any trouble keeping up). Back in the Day, I’d have a gym membership, but never use it. But Now, it’s time to get to the gym.

Food:
Breakfast: usual

Lunch: chef salad

Dinner: 2 lean beef hard tacos with cheese, tom, lettuce

Snack: about 25 pretzels

Exercise:

  • 20 mins lower body weights
  • 2 mile walk/run

First mile run in 12:45 (speed of 4.6 until last .1, which I did at 5.4), second mile walking at 3.6, but with an incline of 2 for .15 and 4 for .35 miles. Threw in a .25 mile run during the “walking” mile at 4.6 & 5.4 and a .1 mile run at 5.4. I really do like the way 5.4 feels, but I can’t maintain that speed for very long at all. Total time for the 2 miles was 28:40, so I’m averaging just over 4 mph for the whole trek.

Filed under : General
By bigprof
On August 27, 2008
At 8:48 am
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4 Comments for this post

 
tiny2b Says:

“is that the way the kids say it these days”

That comment cracked me up. I am easily amused this morning.

Back in the day, I would be getting back into my cozy bed after boot camp. Oh, wait, no, that’s today. Damn.

 
 
eryn76 Says:

I have bought the White Cheddar and Queso flavored before for the kids. FOR THE KIDS!! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it :)

Back in the day I would sleep until an hour before i had to be at work (30 minutes to get ready - 30 minutes to get to work). Now I’m up to be AT the gym when they open at 5am, shower there, and go to work. Ugh… I miss my bed sometimes.

 
 
getupnow Says:

My hubby was just like that. He is tall and has long legs. His strides are so long that he sort of bobs up and down when he walks. :lol: I think over time he had to slow down for me, but now I have gotten faster and he lags behind. Lucky for him, one or two of the kids is usually lagging and he can blame it on them. ;-)

 
 
tiny2b Says:

Just a thought: if you are comfortable bodywise at the 5.4 stride but can’t handle it yet endurance wise, why not revist couch to 5k and build up to a solid 5.4? You can do a 4.5′ish pace for the “walk” portions and your 5.4 for the runs. I know you love a challenge!

 

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