Two a Healthy Life

One couple on a mission to become healthy

Day 57: Running Swag & Popsicles

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He said:

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.

She Said:

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.

Author: Nathaniel Chaney

Last year was a breakthrough year for me personally, as far as writing was concerned. After years of wanting to finish a novel. Making it a resolution each and every December only to get to the end of the year with nothing. 2018 was the year of change. Two major things that happened. First was to let go of the absurd notion that in order to put words on the page I had to be inspired by my muse. This idea was thrown in the trash where it joined crumpled wads of unfinished drafts. Second was the realization that to finish a novel I needed a process in order to write consistently. There was some initial trial and error in setting up a schedule that worked into my life but by the end of 2018 I had finished two books and was heading into the second round of edits on my first. What I want to do in this blog is share the experience of being a new writer by exploring my writing process as it develops. I’ll also be posting some of my short fiction and possibly book reviews time permitting.

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