Sunday, August 1, 2010

Who am I?

I just bought a pair of jeggings online. Jeggings - for me, who has fastidiously avoided jeans and leggings for most of my life. Do you wear jeggings?

Saturday, July 31, 2010


No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth this week - I have just been swamped! Work, housework, running, everything just boiled over on me. A summary:
- 18 miles in this week, including a hilly 8 miler in 1:42
- Pretty good eating, including at least two servings of fruit a day
- A 36.02 5k race
- Some strength training
- A 74 hour work week

The boy who was hit by the car is home now - one bruised lung, a broken rib, and staples across his head, though no internal brain injury. The driver fell asleep and didn't wake up until the car hit the rumble strip - right where the boy was running.

How was your week?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Prayer Request

4 of my nieces run cross country at our local high school. During the boy's team practice, one of the boy's team members who was running behind the pack was hit by a truck. He has been lifelined to a major children's hospital with a massive head injury. Please keep this boy and his family in your thoughts, and BE CAREFUL on your own runs today.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tempo Runs

Last night, I ran a 30 minute tempo run, at my half marathon goal pace of running a 5:1 run/walk ratio. I kept it shorter than planned because of a little bit of remaining shin pain, but overall it felt pretty good.

My calories went way up last night, when the husband and I finished off his birthday cake. I estimate I ended the day around 2000 calories.

Today I've been oddly hungry, too - I had to be in work super early and I think that messed with my body clock. I've already had:
5:00 am: 1 cliff bar, 240 calories
8:00 am: 1 weight watchers yogurt, 100 calories
7 - 9:30: 1 cherry diet coke, 90 calories
10:45: 1 pack of planter peanuts, 170 calories
Total for the morning: 600 (!!)

How do you sprent out your calories? I am happier eating smaller items at spaced intervals, but would a bigger breakfast better stave off hunger?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday Calorie Counting

I'm trying to get back on the wagon after a super indulgent weekend. I got to the Y too late to swim last night, but biked 30 minutes instead. Thankfully, my shin feels a million times better, so I'll be able to get in a run tonight.
Calorie counts so far:
6:30 am - Clif Bar, 240
7:00 - 11:00 - Cherry Coke Zero, 89
10:00 - Peppermint, 30
11:45 - Two whole wheat Eggo waffles with chocolate PB, 300
Total for work day: 659

How has your day been?

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Weekend Recap

I didn't count this weekend - it was the husband's 35th birthday, which included a fancy dinner, lunch with the in-laws, and several pieces of white cake with buttercream.

The HusbandThe cake

On Saturday, I ran a 5k with my older sister. We started out together, but she quickly sped in front of me.

Mile 1 was almost all uphill. I was able to keep up with my sister for about 7 minutes, finishing this mile in 11:01

Mile 2 was flat but full of turns. It was getting to be sickeningly hot. Mile 3 was a downhill return, finished with a final lap around the local school's track. Total time: 36:34, not too bad for me.
Yesterday started with laundry, some house cleaning, ab work, and a quick run. I woke up this morning with a funny shin pain, so tonight may be first foray into swimming at the Y instead of my planned run.
I ended up getting the husband a grill for his birthday, so be prepared for plenty of grilled food in the upcoming weeks! What is your favorite thing to grill?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday Evening

4:30 pm and 8:00 pm - 2 cups chocolate milk: 320
7:00 pm - taco filling (ground lean beef, black beans, red pepper, onion, and taco seasoning) with shredded cheese, eaten with 4 tortilla chips: about 400

Total for the day: 1940
Not too bad. When I say I have an "1800 a day goal" it's much more a sense-check guideline that something I feel the need to obsessivelt stick to. Having struggled with disordered eating, I'm not willing to put the mental stress of "Must make the number" on myself. This is a good learning process though - today will undoubtably be a high-ish day, since it's the husband's the birthday, but I find myself being more thoughtful about my choices when I think about their numbers.

Anyone watching Top Chef? I had tivo'd Wednesday's and watched it last night. What's with all the hook ups? Anyone remember Angelo talked a few episodes ago about his baby/toddler-aged son, and now he's all up on Tanisha?