||[Nov. 1st, 2005|04:22 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
|[||how ya feelin'?
The bossman picked a burger joint yesterday. I had the veggie burger with no cheese or mayo. That was a totally healthy decision. The handful of fries dipped in the onion dipping sauce was probably not. But I did keep it to just a few. Where I sunk myself was coming back to the office and thinking "Well I'm done for now" and then having two big fistfulls of candy and two big peanut butter cookies.
If I'd written down the burger when I got back I'd have seen how much not-sunk I was and have been sensible about the rest of the day. As it was I wrote it all down anyway, but after the mini-binge. It turned out I'd used up most of my AP for the day but I'd still been on program. So I drew a line under it and had some hot tea and went to bed early.
Today I'm doing ok. Not stellar, but ok. Being sick makes me want to eat and drink only stuff I can actually taste which means water is right out. I've been doing decaf tea and other reasonable substitutes but I'm going to have to suck down some water eventually. My eating isn't stellar but it leaves me with enough for a reasonable dinner.
More importantly, I went to the gym at lunch. In the spirit of the 5miler race I went for endurance instead of distance this time. I did a 3mile in 40 minutes my last go out (not on a treadmill) which puts me at about 13min per mile. Which means I could expect to do a five mile race in about an hour and five minutes. I'd like to get that down to an hour. So today I decided to just run for a straight 50 minutes and then next week go for the solid hour. I managed 50 minutes of running and 8min of fast-walk cooldown. I did just under 4 miles which is slower than my normal pace but we're going for endurance here so I don't feel too bad. I was quite pleased with myself and I did take the pacing easier than I normally do just so I would be sure and run the whole time.
It felt? Great, actually. I'll give it a rest tomorrow and do some strength work, but I think I'll try it again Thursday.
That being said.. I'm positively knackered. But my day is almost over, so there was much rejoicing. Oh, and I had a nice call with my little brother last night. I forget, in the midst of us being all sibling-like to each other, how lovely a person he can really be. I sent him the link for Trogdor today. He'd never heard of it before and we just can't let that happen.
How are you guys?
I'm giving WW serious contemplation, which is scaring my wallet, but otherwise a good thing. And I impressed myself by multiplying, in my head, 3500 by #lbs
I need to lose. Which sounded scary enough on its own, and then I used the calculator. Oops. I had the answer correct, but didn't need to know that to do that in a year, I need to burn one calorie more than I'm consuming every three minutes for a year. Damn Rent
How fit were you before you started WW? And how long did it take before you were able to run a mile? How long have you been doing this "B"&H thing?
Despite all that, I'm really quite good. Just spammy. So I'll shut it now, since you've read more than enough from me already today. :)
Tell you what, I wrote all this out for my own benefit not too long ago so email me at mellyflori at gmail and I'll send it back to you. Because the quick answers are:
1) Not terribly.
2) Anyone can run a mile, they just mostly try to run too fast. Did you see the part where I said I run a 13min mile. When I was a senior in high school I walked a mile in 12. How embarrassing is that? Take it at your own pace.
3) I've been exercising and eating ok for about 4 years, I've been on WW for about 3. I've been boring you guys with it for about 2.
2) The 5K I ran in my brief stint in HS cross-country took 44:45, so clearly I can say nothing about slow. That was because I was making it a point to run it, rather than alternate the walking and running. I'd only run a complete mile for the first time the day before. Now, walking much more than a 20-min mile causes protestation in my lungs, and anything involving running, no matter how slow, just is a no-go. But the reminder is perfect. I'll give it another try as soon as I find someplace not too exposed to run, or someone to accompany me. :)
mellies. there should be fist of adonis fic.