Wednesday, April 9, 2008


So... I've gotten sick. I think I may have a sinus infection. I've had little energy and a HORRIBLE headache all day yesterday and today. Needless to say, I don't think I'll be getting out to run today.

It's kind of discouraging. I have tons of ambitions with this, but shit keeps happening that distracts me. ehh.

Monday, April 7, 2008

After some time off...

The last couple weeks have been pretty busy... not that that is a valid excuse, so I haven't really run at all. I've begun again today getting really into it. So here goes...

Distance: about 3 miles
Time: 30 minutes.
Location: Outside- Glenway->Rapid Run->Guerly->Glenway

I haven't checked the actual distance yet, but I will later today. I plan on running that route every MWF. Tues and Thurs I will try and put in a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout. This is actually a 6 week program from The goal of the program is to hyper-boost your metabolism to burn fat. So I will re-evaluate after the 6 weeks to see how effective it was. That will put me at the middle of May. Hope it works.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Day 3

Today, I went to the Rec Center around 3pm. I was feeling fairly sore from the last 2 days runs since they were more intense. I had a really good mile though, despite just getting back into it from some time off. After my run I did a little bit of strength training. This entailed chest presses and a row machine. My iPod batteries were dead :-( so I had to use my stopwatch on my cell phone. I didn't have my music, but I was able to more focus on my run. 

Here's the stats:

Weight: 206.5
Waist Size: 36"

Distance Run: 1 mile
Time: 7:53
Pace: 7:53/mile
Calories Burned: 156
Walk: 0.125 mile
Time: 1:52
Calories Burned: 19

Total burned: 175

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's distance run to see how much I improve my time.

I also saw Jackie at the Rec today. She told me about a technique she does on the track. Basically, she does a full mile, which is eight laps on the indoor track. 3 laps at a relaxed jog, followed by a 1 lap sprint, then repeat. Maybe I'll try this sometime.

Monday, March 17, 2008


For my first entry, I would like to explain the purpose of this blog.

I've tried other websites that track weight and goals and all that crap, but they don't really do what I want. So I've decided to make my own attempt at a blog tracker. So here goes....

Here is the general plan.

Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri: Distance run (>=3miles) 
Tues/Thurs/Sat: Mile run & Strength training 

Starting information: 


Went to the Rec Center at 11:00am. I had gone out the night before and had a pretty rough hangover. I was also catching up from not having run in a while. Overall, it wasn't my best performance.

Weight: 207 lbs
Waist Size: 36"

Distance Run: 3 miles
Time: 30:27
Pace: 10:09/mi
Calories Burned: 471
Walk: 1 mile
Calories Burned: 121

Total burned: 592


Much better day today. Went to the Rec Center at 5:00pm. I felt pretty good. And dropped 2 minutes off my time.

Weight: 206 lbs
Waist Size: 36"

Run: 3 miles
Time: 28:40
Pace: 9:47/mi
Calories Burned: 440

Walk: 1 mile
Calories Burned: 121

Total burned: 561