Friday, January 9, 2009

SRD + Push-Ups

Scheduled rest day for me.  Tomorrow will be my long run for the week - 8 miles.  This will bring me to a little over 20 miles for the week.  After a brief layoff from running due to being sick, 20 miles has felt like a lot; however, I know that in a few weeks this will be like a "rest week" for me!

Tomorrow's weather forecast calls for a 30-50% chance of freezing rain and sleet before noon.  I'd hate to run 8 miles on a treadmill, but I'll likely wimp out on running in the sleet.

I did my push-ups this morning.  Four sets of 14 with a fifth set of 22.  78 total.  I'M BAAAACK!  I'll probably try an exhaustion test this weekend and get back to the hundred push-ups program next week.

One last thing - I've been calorie counting once again starting this week.  I was doing great - net calories in the 1600 to 1700 range each day - until dinner last night when we took my mother-in-law out for her 65th birthday.  I was totally expecting to go over in the calorie department, but I made some poor choices in my eating (i.e. finishing my wife's entree after finishing mine, taking sour cream on my potato instead of asking for something lower in fat and calories like mustard or salsa, eating too much of the cake for dessert, etc.).  I didn't even try to calculate my calories for last night.  Luckily, today is a new day and I'll try to get back with the program again.

1 comment:

Marcy said...

Actually having a "cheat" meal once is week is actually good! I know it sounds weird but it trick's your body's metabolism. If you stay at a flat XX cal rate every week your body adjusts to that amount coming in so it gets harder to lose. How do I know this? I lurved Twinkies and cake during pregnancy with both kids and had A LOT of weight to lose afterward HAHAHA. I was a calorie counting queen for a great many months LOL.