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02 December 2009

(You Make Me Meal Like) A Natural Woman

A quick post before I'm off to watch Glee :-)

Got my butt to the gym today. Was totally inspired after watching The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now thing – with Matt running the ironman triathlon!? That is beyond amazing and I totally teared up when he was being cheered on by everyone at the end. Emotional.

Before I go into my gym shenanigans, I want to announce that I made the executive decision to start saying “run” exclusively instead of “jog”. Because Run sounds better. Because one person’s Run is another person’s Jog, and vice versa. So I’m gonna give the self-esteem a boost by calling what I’m doing Running from now on.

I didn’t quite do a triathlon at the gym, but I worked it out. I did another mile! Except this time I did it at 4.9mph! I walked one minute to start and then ran until 13:30, which means I ran an extra 15 seconds just for funsies. 4.9 is a 12:15 minute mile, or 12:16 thereabouts - I got a chance to see it come up right when I first cranked it up an extra notch hehe.

After the mile I did three machines, then climbed back on the treadmill and ran at 6mph (okay this really was RUNNING for me!) for a little under three minutes! The display timer was 3:18 when I finished, but maybe 20ish seconds of that was walking and waiting to enter my weight and then speed up to 6mph! I’m guessing it was 20 seconds, I don’t really know. But it was definitely close to three minutes at 6mph, which is the most I’ve ever run at that speed.

After that mini cardio boost, I did three more machines and called it quits.

A nice return to the gym. :-)


*oatmeal with unsweetened applesauce (half a cup dry instant oats, 1 cup water, half a cup unsweetened applesauce. A GIANT serving for 200 calories. Boom. Thanks to Karen for this suggestion because I’m going to eat it like everyday throughout winter now.)
*half a sliced gala apple


*the other half of the sliced gala apple!

Lunch/Dinner: (I had a biiiiiig meal because I was headed over to my friends’ condo for more painting, etc. and it was too late for a separate lunch and THEN a dinner, so I combined the two for a big linner!)

*cup veggie crunchers
*Tastybite Madras Lentils soup
*sandwich: roasted red pepper, toasted arnold’s thin, 2 tbsp tzatziki sauce

Water - @ 100oz right now, but I have one more 20oz refill I’m workin’ on. So I’ll probably end up at 120oz for the day.

And I did indeed take my vitamins today.


Someday SkinnyMinnie said...

I can't say jogging with any seriousness. It makes me think of Anchorman. I know you know what I'm talking about. =)

Lil Miss D (105in365) said...

woohoo! what a great workout! :D

BEE said...

wow your doing great
really pushing yourself during your workouts great job

Foodie Girl said...

Great job Runner! The oatmeal sounds delicious! I think I may try that. Do you mix in the applesauce before or after heating?

Dawn said...

I have to make sure that I take my vitamins...I forget all the time. As a matter of fact let me go do that now :)

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karen@fitnessjourney said...

I watched that reunion special. Wasn't it heartbreaking when Matt didn't finish in time. He was sooo close too. I hope he tries again. I love his wife, Suzi, she is so sweet and they are the cutest couple.


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