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30 miles.. Aug. 21

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Intriguing number, isn't it?

Aug. 21 nutrition:
4:30 am
2 cups coffee
4 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. vanilla protein powder

7:30 am
1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
3 clementines
1 thinwich
1/2 serv. almond-walnut butter

9:30 am
1 med. peach

11:30 am
1 Costco salmon burger
1/2 cup Near East couscous
1 cup steamed broccoli

2:30 pm
1 cup grape tomatos
1 Frigo light string cheese

6:00 pm
Skillet White Beans and Tomatoes
3 tbsp parmesan cheese
1/2 cup white beans
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup Near East couscous

7:30 pm
1 mocha

Calories In: 1533

Fitness minutes:
5.86 mi walk in 105 minutes

Calories Out: 754

Eaten 1,533
BMR* 2,168
Exercise 754
Total Burned 2,922
Differential -1,389
Great calories in.
Great calories out.
Great deficit.
I'm tired. I figured out this morning that I have covered approx. 30 miles, on purpose, since last Thursday. That's an average of 5 miles a day. That's a pretty WooHoo number to me! I don't think I did that many miles when I was running regularly.

I've enjoyed each mile, and I have earned a rest day LOL I'm taking today off. I'll still move around normally, but the most strenuous thing/distance I'm going to do is walk my own kids this evening after work around the park.

I did walk home last evening. That was actually fun, until it wasn't. Starting out, I realized two things. My legs were tired, and the shoes I wore were done. My tired legs made sense, and they contributed mightily to the effort, and I appreciate them. The shoes, I should have known better. They're my Brooks Ghost 3s from last season. I've relegated them to walking shoes, even though they have pretty high mileage on them. Miles 1.5 - 3 or so had my shins aching in a way I haven't felt for a while. I worked it out alright and managed, but upon removing the shoes last night, they were banished to the 'yard work' category.

Anyway, 5.86 miles. I could have made it an even 6, but I turned a corner and sorta short-cutted on home rather than stretching it out. My hips were thankful for the shortcut. Overall, I liked seeing my trip home from a different vantage point.

Realizing that I’m tired is important. I’ve brought the same thing for lunch today as I had yesterday, and that’s fine. We’re having turkey burgers this evening for dinner, so that hefty portion of protein should pretty much satiate me. Being tired, I’ll be conscious of any cravings that creep up to wolf down any snacks or chocolate or lunch meat or cheese available in the house after having dinner.

I feel like I’m girding myself to battle against zombies or monsters of some sort. I suppose I am – the Zombie Cravings from Hell!
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    Holy Crapoli..... that is A LOT of walking!!! I think a day of rest is well deserved and much needed. I hope you had a great day Candy.
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    3227 days ago
    That is some serious mileage there, Candy--WOO HOO for you! You have most definitely earned a rest day and no doubt your body needs it. Wisdom is knowing what to do and then DOING it; you're being wise with retiring the shoes, giving your body the rest it needs, and planning how to handle eating for the reduced activity of the day. So proud of you!
    3227 days ago
    Doesn't it feel great knowing you are capable of so much!
    3227 days ago
    Wowwee, that's amazing putting in that many miles! emoticon
    3227 days ago
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