So I went on a running equipment buying spree yesterday where I got new shoes, new socks, and a running GPS monitor. Now before people think that I am abandoning my commitment to do exercise in a cheap and affordable manner, I have now been running for six months and in that six months I have not bought anything (outside another running shirt) for my running. I have been using the same old Nikes I have had for a couple years, and the same Addias pants (with a hole in the knee), work socks.
I did my first run today with the new GPS monitor and it was awesome. I know that there is going to be some more tinkering that I have to do it, but I think that it can help in my training. The one aspect of the monitor that I have already noticed might be an issue is my checking it to often and trying to adjust my speed to meet how fast I think I think I should be going.
With this said, I might just put it in my pocket on some days so that I don’t loose focus of the run and why I am out there in the first place.
But, one great aspect of the monitor is that is tracks every run, and you start at a level that is equal to the amount of miles you have logged. I can already see this as being a helpful motivator on days where I don’t feel like running, but really want to get my miles in to get to the next goal.
I am close to reaching the 65 pound mark, with this Alex and I have been talking about the fact that I need to start eating more calories, so I think I will be upping my intake to 1,500 calories a day. More on this to follow as I feel I am rambling, peace for now.
Stuck to the diet today, too lazy to count my calories, but I know it was way in my limit with the 4.3 miles I ran.
Today I made popsicles from scratch using strawberries and fat free yogurt. They are less than 50 calories each and really tasty! Next time I make a batch I will do them with pineapple because it is one of Nathaniel’s favorite fruits.
My calorie count today is fairly inaccurate because I ate lunch out but after running 4.6 miles today (at a much slower pace than Nathaniel ran his) I know I am well under my calorie limit.
We know we are being brief in today’s blog but we are going to make an effort to be better about writing in the future.