My legs are talking to me this morning. And stomach.
After a full day of work among weight loss appointment, inpatients, and cardiac rehab, I got busy outside. It was 39* which felt like tropical weather. A tempo run was called for today, but since the weather was so nice allowing me to run outside I switched up my workouts. It’s so much easier to do speedwork not on a treadmill.
I split the 45 minute tempo run into 10-25-10 intervals. It’s the Oreo cookie that tempo runs are described as.
The last 2/3 of the “red lining” portion should be pushed even more. I opted for just doing the last 5 minute “red lining” portion. Those were 5 effective minutes! I ran for a total of 5.4 miles for an averages pace of 8’20″. Such a good run for me.
Look, no yellow jacket! I only ran in my running pants and long sleeve tech shirt. No gloves or earwarmers. My hands were fine after less than a mile.
My run ended sooner distance-wise so I walked awhile home. I walked by the Y (where I’ll likely be going today due to weather). Cars were honking at each other while trying to find spots and the cardio room was busy. It was one of the nicest days of winter and all these people were inside? We all do our own thing.
The secret to fighting cabin fever is outdoor running. For me anyways.
And for the record, I slip more walking to my car than I do when running.
My poor right foot got soaked 3 times during the run. The second time was a tidal wave on my right foot. The snow is melting and making large puddles that sometimes have to be ran through since snow gaurds the sides of the path.
Despite cold weather (even when this happened during a 27* run), my foot dries out to the point where it doesn’t bother me. It’s all part of the winter fun! Dodging snow, icy, and puddles mixes up the run. On Saturday I had to hop around in the snow for a tiny stretch. I felt like a kid!
I came home and made dinner for 1. I meant to eat half tonight and the other half for lunch today.
I ate it all last night. I was so hungry! All the goat cheese gnocchi was gone so quickly.
Last night I watched Biggest Loser which I’ve been watching this season which is a first. The show can drive me crazy and it did last night. The episode theme was facing your fears. A kid contestant’s fear was proclaimed as vegetables. It was recommended that his mom sneak in vegetables so the kid would never know that he was eating a vegetable. It worked, too. My problem with this: this doesn’t help him eat vegetables tomorrow.
They also made diabetes seem like the scariest disease ever and that everyone takes insulin. One of the trainers stated that diabetes can be prevented with diet and exercise. Um, nope! Your mom and dad have a bigger influence on diabetes than diet and exercise do.
My constant problem with Biggest Loser is the general large weight loss per week (potential health risks), but then the contestants are annoyed that they only lost 8# in a week. Um…perspective? Build yourself up! Be happy and feel accomplished.
What are your thoughts on Biggest Loser?