Tuesday, April 28, 2009

After yesterday's shoe debacle, I was primed for good run at the gym today. And I had one. It was one of those runs when feel like could run out of the gym and run forever. I ran five miles in 42 minutes - with an average heart rate of about 72 percent. That is just a super workout for me. Maybe two days off from running was just what doctor ordered (along with two pretty good nights of sleep).

And in a nod to scholarsretreat365, I lifted weights after the run, but only legs. I am sore now, but nothing beats that feeling of a well done workout.

I weigh myself every day. I know many diet gurus say that you should ABSOLUTELY not do this when dieting. But I think the key is not to put stock in day-to-day numbers, but to observe trends. That's why the Weightbot app for iPhone is so handy. Every morning I put in the weight, and it logs it for me. And I can get daily, weekly, and monthly graphs to see trends. It really helps out with perspective. Anyway, yesterday I was heavy, showed no weight loss even though it was a good diet day. Tomorrow is going to show big loss ( Iweigh myself at the gym after each run, but don't track it). Day to day numbers reflect water, salt and weight, but also help with perspective and context.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for saying hi on my blog. I look forward to reading more about your marathon adventures!


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