Tuesday, January 08, 2008

A Jog and Healthy Meals

Good news bad news good news.

The good news is that I doubled my walk/jog from yesterday. The bad news is that "doubled" means I managed a mile and a half before collapsing, compared to my paltry 3/4 mile yesterday. The good news is that I have a lot of time until the 10-mile run in April.

I got ahold of the Beginner training schedule from a couple of years ago, and this is what the first week of training looks like:
  • Jan. 23 - 30 minutes
    Goal: Walk for 1 minute and then run for 2 minutes. Do this 10 times.
  • Jan. 24 - 21 minutes
    Goal: Walk 1 minute, run 2 minutes (7 times)
  • Jan. 25 - Rest Day
  • Jan. 26 - 32 minutes
    Goal: Walk 1 minute, run 3 minutes (4 times)
  • Jan. 27 - 24 minutes
    Goal: Walk 1 minute, run 3 minutes (6 times)
  • Jan. 28 - Rest Day
  • Jan. 29 - 36 minutes
    Goal: Walk 1 minute, run 2 minutes (12 times)
Once again, the bad news is that I am totally a beginner, and this training plan actually looks appropriate for me. The good news is that I am starting to train about three weeks before the training schedule kicks in, so I should be ready to go in a few weeks.

My meals today were good. A soy breakfast burrito this morning, a South Beach bar, South Beach chicken alfredo whole wheat frozen dealie, an apple. I did have a burrito from Baja Fresh, but it was after my jog and I was famished. The really good news is that I grilled a sirloin burger for dinner and ate it without the bun and it was DELISH. Then I had some baby carrots with hummus.

I'd say my calories for the day are around 2200, which is right on track. I have no idea what the Weight Graph O' Doom will say tomorrow -- I'm hoping for a green triangle instead of a red one -- but whatever happens, I know I did well today.

I think today's dinner provides a good model for the future. It's like a compromise: I can eat as much protein and veggies for dinner as I like, as long as I lay off the carbs. It'll work out because I can't see myself gorging on saturated meat or anything. Maybe two chicken breasts? A couple sirloin burgers with no bun? I'm not concerned.


1 comment:

  1. Well, I owe you a comment so I left one but then I clicked on the link to create an account, but I already have an account so I closed the window, and with it, my comment.

    Alas. You are doing better than my cookie-eating self (but YOU don't have PMS to blame), however, I am back on a running schedule. I promise to come cheer you through the finish line this April ;)