Two a Healthy Life

One couple on a mission to become healthy

Day 63: Running & Plateaus

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He said:

Yesterday (now that I have my GPS watch) I went on the second ten-mile run of my life, and it was pretty good.  It didn’t feel as great as the first one that I did, but that one I hadn’t biked five miles the day before.  Regardless, I was happy I was able to complete the run and that freed up the rest of the day eating wise as I burned somewhere in the range of 1,000 calories.

Today, we got up after a good nights sleep and I decided that I would try some speed training to help try and boost my 10k pace.  We went to the local high school and found the track and ran a mile warm-up and then did ¼ of a lap at a little less then a full out sprint and then ¼ of lap jog repeat.  Did that for a couple miles and then finished with a two mile jog, five altogether.

My running watch (ok I will just say it I have Nike+ Sportwatch GPS) and part of this watch is software that tracks your runs, measures your progress in multiple ways, and offers challenges.  So far I have been super happy with the interface and the watch in general.  One of the runs that was suggested in the mapping section has a 7-mile run through Golden Gate park and I can’t wait to do this run.  It is on the horizon.

On a side note, we went to Gap today (mostly because my jeans are getting loose again) so that I could try on some jeans.  And I was able to fit comfortably into a size 29.  That means from the beginning of our health trek till now I have gone down five jean sizes.

Keep the work up, make it happen!

She said:

Usually after a Saturday my weight goes up a bit because Saturday is usually our free day.

However today I weighed in at my lowest weight. My weight keeps fluctuating within the same 3 lb. weight bracket and I am really hoping that this week I will be able to move past it since I maintained my weight through the weekend.

As of right now I’ve lost 20 lbs. and am down one pants size. It is a nice accomplishment but I am getting tired of not making progress past it. I am really hoping to drop 3 lbs. this week now that I am running up to 2 miles at a time and doing 4.5-5 miles on my long run days.

I was really pleased with the dinner Nathaniel and I had tonight because it was tasty and really healthy. We had seared tilapia on top of a roughly chopped cabbage salad with mango and papaya salsa along with a bowl of zucchini and corn soup.

I am pretty excited for this week to see what I can accomplish.

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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