Don't tell my sh*tty attitude but I defied it and the grumples and hit the pavement last night.
Aug. 28 Nutrition
3 cups of coffee
6 tbsp creamer
1/2 serv. vanilla protein powder
1 Chobani no-fat peach greek yogurt
2 Eggo Lowfat Nutrigrain waffles
1 serv. DelMonte peach chunks
1 Costco salmon burger
2 cups steamed broccoli
1/2 cup brown rice
Clif K Z honey graham bar
Mocha (coffee, water, no-sugar added Swiss Miss mix, coffee mate)
Skillet White Beans and Tomatoes, 1-1/2 serv.
6 oz. Miracle Noodle angel hair
3 tbsp grated parmesean cheese
1 pat butter
1736 (106 calories over range)
3.1 mi run/walk/run 47 minutes
per SparkPeople - 404
Per BodyBugg - 563
Total Burned 2,728
Great calories in.
Great calories out.
Now that's more like it. Yes, I went over my calorie range. I'm ok with that. I'm reining it back in again and will be back in range without any real damage, I think. I went with the BodyBugg calorie burn. I think I'm ready to get back to wearing it diligently again, and not just for activities. I've got it on today!
On Monday, I weighed 243.6. This morning? 238.2.
Water weight, sodium.. all of it from the weekend made a difference. I feel better now. Relieved. I may be weighing more often than I should, but right now it's important for me to see those numbers to connect them with the numbers I keep blogging so it all works out mathematically and makes logical sense to me.
As for hitting the pavement?
I Galloway'd mile 1.
I walked mile 2.
I Galloway'd mile 3.
I walked mile 0.1.
I felt SO good. My shins complained a little bit as I started out. It felt weird to run again, like my legs forgot what they were supposed to do. Was I landing on my heel or forefoot, mid-strike, whatever? I have no idea. I tried to run comfortably. Running with an extra 13 lbs feels hard. But it also felt good. I listened to my breathing.. two beats in, two beats out. I'm a mouth breather, and that's ok. Whatever it takes.
Don't get me wrong. I am not abandoning my walking efforts. I told Bill last evening that I need to cover at least 11 miles this weekend, and I'd like to work on a quicker pace this time. He's not sure he can do the whole distance at a quicker pace, but we think if I can do the first 1/3 on my own, quicker, he should be able to join me for the rest and keep up.
I finished my first and second Half marathons both in 3:03. I finished the Rock'n'Roll Half with a little running (thanks Kashmir!) in 3:28. I'd like to split the difference and finish the Portland Half in 3:15, give or take. I'll be WAY more prepared than for the RnR, so truly anything quicker than 3:28 will be nice.
I'm off to OHS dog walking this evening. I think Bill's making stuffed peppers for dinner tonight, using ground turkey and lots of our homegrown tomatoes. Should be delish! I hope you all have great active days. For those of you following along, I really do appreciate your comments and support, and suggestions and practicality. Thank you, so much.