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)
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.