At 9 am I took a short break for my run. I was the only one in the fitness center at this time of day and it was nice. With my music playing my chosen “running tunes,” I began my run on the ‘mill at a modest pace and a 2.0% incline. I quickly advanced the speed until I reached my targeted marathon race pace.
Limited on time, with a long teleconference beginning at lunch and ending at 4 pm, I ran a short 3 mile run. I have a long run planned for tomorrow as well, so it seemed a reasonable distance. By the completion of my 3 miles the elapsed time read 26:13 with a “yummy” 341 calories burned. Hurray!
I didn’t get a run in yesterday and the difference in the caloric balance is staggering. So I had some issues that prolonged my day. It began with me working through lunch, followed by a few extra errands and, the final kicker, car issues – my yesterday didn’t set me up for dieting success. With YaYa complaining that he was hot, and thirsty, and hungry, I left the car that wouldn’t start for Starbucks. We shared a package of cheese, crackers, and fruit. YaYa was quick to grab the fruit. By the time I got home, I was tired and off the planned menu already. So after cooking the chicken and corn on the cob – I ate it. And it was tasty. The calories burned was still more than the calories in, but it was barely. The scale this morning was forgiving though. I can’t make that a habit.
In the gym, since I was the only one there, I could get a nice view of both my running form and my side profile. I wondered how my future “improved” profile would be different. Only time will tell.