Thursday, January 12, 2012

Running Report

Oh, holy crap.  I haven't told you people.

I got a treadmill and I'm running again.  Can I tell you how much EASIER it is now that:

1.  I don't weigh 225 pounds... the extra weight off has made it so much easier at the start.
2.  I have a treadmill in my freaking basement, where it's cool, where it's right down the stairs and I don't have to get up and drive anywhere.

((You can see my entries from before, back in May 2009, when I started running but was heavier.  The numbers are pretty darn different.))

Yeah.  So, I'm on day two of running (day off for a much needed massage yesterday!) - and I am really excited to keep up on it.  Here is my report! :)

(PS, this "run" is much more a "jog," but I'm basically brand new to running / walking / exercise at this point.  I haven't been active in a long time, so I'm building up my strength slowly.)  :)

Day 2:  2.11 miles in 45m.
5m - walk - 2.8
9m - run - 3.4
5m - walk - 3.0
6m - run - 3.4
5m - walk - 3.0
4m - run - 3.6
5m - walk - 2.8
5m - walk - 3.0 (incline of 3)
1m - walk - 2.6 (incline of .5)
TOTAL = 45m
(ran 19m, walked 26m)
Estimated calories burned:  370

Day 1:  unknown miles in 35m.
2m - walk - 2.8
8m - run - 3.6
4m - walk - 3.0
4m - run - 3.6
5m - walk - 2.8
3m - run - 3.4
5m - walk - 2.6
TOTAL = 31m
(ran 15m, walked 16m)
Estimated calories burned:  224

On another note, I'm using the Lose it! app.  If anyone wants to be buddies on there, let me know.  I might not be perfect at tracking my food every day, but I will be weighing in at the very least. :)

Also, I should probably attempt to find my Polar watch / heart rate monitor.  It'll give me far better calculations on burned calories.  Or, I could wear my bodybugg... Decisions, decisions.



Debsdailylife said...

Thats awesome!!! Youre doing great!!! If you want to keep track of your miles, is a wonderful tracking site.

Losing it said...

Awesome with the running!! So happy for you.
I LOVE lose it app. I am pretty good at logging and it is so easy to do!!

Losing it said...

good for you with the running!
I have been doing the get running app which is like couch to 5 I think.
And I Love the Lose it app!

mzkynd said...

Way to go on running again, I have my eye on a treadmill. until then power walking for me!

You've been tagged "=)

Jess's Journey to the Land Of Skinny said...

Great job on the running. Stick with it and it will get easier. I am starting my own 10 juice fast on Sunday and it was great to read a little about your experience. Fingers crossed it all goes well!

NJ said...

Good for you! I just completed the 9 week Couch to 5k Program only I don't have a treadmill so it was strictly out running trails and roads. Then on new years day my friend and I ran a 5k fun run and now we have plans for a 10 k in the spring and a 15 K in the summer...and gasp...I'm not sure if I'm in total agreement a half marathon in October. I don't always love running but always feel good after. I still need to lose some weight to make it easier.

Omani Jewel said...

excellent, trying to get into shape myself

C said...

my favorite treat lately: pureed pumpkin with spices and vanilla...nutritious, high fiber..kind of like pumpkin pie without the fat and sugar and..well, pie.

Mimi said...

hey! i use that app too! let me know what ur user name is and i'll add u

Ashley Antkowiak said...

I started couch-5k this summer (and then stopped once the weather got too bad - I run while pushing my 2 kids in a double jogger...). I was always athletic but never a runner and the app is fantastic for easing into running. Love your blog, by the way, and our fitness goals are incredibly similar. Right now I'm 165 (down from around 180 when I got married, then had 2 kids) and my goal is in the 130-140 range. You're super inspirational!