Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Running To Stand Still

I went jogging today! It has been over a month since I last went for a run, so I am feeling very proud and excited about the fact that I actually got off my behind and did it this morning!

I did four running intervals of seven minutes each with a minute of walking in between. I felt like that was a pretty good reintroduction to the activity. I started out aiming to do fifteen or twenty minutes of five minute sections, but I was able to keep going without any problem. I could have done a few more minutes for each run, but I didn’t want to push myself after these last few weeks of not doing it at all.

When I was doing my third interval I even got a rush of energy that prompted me to contemplate adding on a little extra time. However, as I was half way through my final one, that musing was quickly reconsidered as my new found get-up-and-go got up and went. I felt great when I was done, but I think it was a good thing that I didn’t press myself to do too much. I want to remember the fun parts of running and not get bogged down by feeling like it is a chore.

So, for a change, I am really pleased with my workout today! Now I just need to keep it up!

- 9 glasses of water
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with deli ham, cheese, dried cranberries, spinach, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 1 banana
- 2 narrow slices toasted white calabrese bread with light peanut butter and light strawberry jam
- 3/4 cup fat free peach yogurt with 1 cup granola cereal
- 2 cups cherries
- 1 cup sliced pot roast
- 1 1/2 cups steamed broccoli and cauliflower with margarine
- 1/4 cup corn with margarine
- 1 heated cheese scone with butter
- 1 bite of a ginger snap cookie

- 30 minutes of jogging and walking intervals with a 5 minute walking warm up and a 5 minute walking cool down


  1. go YOU on the jogging!!
    and methinks you experienced the ever elusive runners high as well.

    not me
    YET anyway :)

  2. Good for you for getting back at the running! You were right to take it slow. I am getting back at it too!

  3. Good for you. I'm still too heavy to jog, but sometimes get the urge to just start a'runnin'!!! Someday...


    Have a great day.

  4. Hi 266 :) I just popped in from Dawne's blog. Your weight loss journey is amazing!! You look so healthy in the pictures! Congratulations on all that it has taken to get you to this point!! :)

  5. I have that inner argument with myself often when I'm feelin' really good during a workout...so tempted to push it instead of sticking to my plan to increase time/intensity incrementally over time.

    Glad you're able to get back to what you love! Go you!

  6. Way to go on the running. Since the heat hit Texas, I've switched to the gym. I cannot believe that I actually miss running but I do! I'm even a bit envious of your run! I may try to get out early in the morning and get a run in!

  7. Great job with the jogging. I think you were right about not pressing on and doing to much after a break.

    Your food looks good. I'm impressed how you know exactly what you're eating. My goal this week is to measure everything!

    Have a great day.

  8. I'm so glad the jogging wasn't torture to get back into.

    I noticed that not only did you jog, you also ate way less sugar than you have been. Good move!

  9. Hey girl! What a sweet comment you left on my blog....but you know that we already ARE friends..just long-distance ones. I know that's not as much fun as getting to hang out together...but if you're ever way down here in Hotlanta...then I'll be expecting a visit!! :)

  10. Thanks all! It was another good day today too!!!