Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tempo Run by cavern1996 at Garmin Connect - Details

Tempo Run by cavern1996 at Garmin Connect - Details

Well I weighed in today and officially was 207.0, so I am down 12 pounds for the month of January. Not too bad but not good enough. Everyone else seems to be doing better. I'm thinking as long as I stay consistent I have a chance.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

the 10th annual Texas Half

Lessons Learned...again. For those friends of mine eager to run their first half marathon, allow me to give you some good advise. Advise I wished I had reminded myself yesterday before running my 18th half marathon. 1) don't wear new shoes the day of the race 2) don't diet the week of the race, especially the night before the race. Eat as much as you can 3) don't go out running a 7:30 your first mile. You're not 18, 25, or even 35. Save it for the people who don't have to diet 4) don't drive your honda civic with the manual transmission if you don't follow my advise. You will stall it 3 times when your left calf cramps up 5) don't go anywhere near the Cavern the night before the race (my closest friends will understand). Finally, bring air freshener, you're car stinks terribly half way home. Today's Run

Monday, January 23, 2012

3.1 around town

3.1 around town by cavern1996 at Garmin Connect - Details

Had a good week last week dieting. Applied the same regiment today except for a couple setbacks. Stupid macadamias! Overall I felt good today, just a little groggy. Kelley did 20 miles on the greenbelt so I was waiting all morning for all of her texts. Great job babe. Tonight is Jacob's high school orientation.

Food Diary

Sunday, January 22, 2012

5 miles

5 miles by cavern1996 at Garmin Connect - Details

cool, humid and windy. I tried talking myself from going but my better half pushed me out the door. And of course the head wind was on my way back. It's supposed to be gusts up to 50mph but I think I may have seen 30 tops. Just glad that ones over. One more week till the Texas Half. My diet stunk the past couple days. Hoping to have it back on track today and I'm looking forward to a good weigh in on Tuesday. Today's Food Diary

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Day 16

Untitled by cavern1996 at Garmin Connect - Details

A little tired from the gym yesterday but it was a nice afternoon to get a run in. Looking forward to taking tomorrow off. Saturday or Sunday will be my last long run before next weekends Texas Half. Food wise, I've been doing well these past few days. I give most of that success to not having any alcohol since Sunday...and keeping the food light. Today I splurged on Korean when Kelley and Jacob met me for lunch. He had a Dr's appt for his knee/hip injury.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Day 14

Getting over a stomach bug it was nice to get back to work.  Stayed at my desk all day, just didn't have any energy to move around.  Was able to get some new reports for Linda cranked out so there was definite accomplishments made.  Against my better judgement I went out and got a 5k in after work.  Very cold and strong winds from the north made it extremely difficult to get to Creek but really nice coming back.  Mile 3 was a 7:39 and I averaged 8 flat for the 3.1.  I weighed in today down two pounds from last week, however it was with a new digital scale.  Everyone else lost 4 or more pounds and because of my weakness from last week I dropped from 3rd place to 5th place.

Todays Run

Today's Diet

Monday, January 16, 2012

Day 12...i think

Untitled by cavern1996 at Garmin Connect - Details

Last week was a diet nightmare. Totally didn't do anything that was contributing to weight loss, except for the 10k that Kelley and I did on Saturday. Today wasn't much better. Started out with cottage cheese and blueberries followed by cheesy ramen. For lunch I had potato chips.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Today was the Hotcake Hustle 10K in Addison.  I ran an unofficial 50:36 and can't complain too much about the time.  Last night I made the mistake of bourbon drinks and tequila shots.  Not the brightest idea I've ever had.  Ran today's race with Kelley and a co-worker, Heather.  It was sunny and a cool 40 degrees.  The video that Kelley took was just shy of mile 5.  It was at the turn around and Kelley decided to stop running and start recording.  Thank you honey but it still wasn't necessary.  It was a great morning for a run.  








Monday, January 9, 2012

Day 7

Well I made a terrible mistake today at work.  Carl was taking me out to lunch and I know how much he loves Pei Wei.  So I got online and found some low calorie dishes.  I found some really low ones and some really high ones so I settled for the middle.  I chose the Pei Wei spicy chicken dish with the chicken steamed and the rice brown.  According to the site it was 410 for the dish and 150 for the rice.  So we're having a good lunch talking about product support when I started getting full about half way though.  How can this be....I have plenty of calories available.  So I added some hot sauce and finished my plate.  Go figure I get back to work feeling like I ate a little chinese dude and brought the menu back up.  What I didn't notice the first time was calories per serving.  Then I really studied it...and found the column indicating 2 servings for my dish.  So, there goes about 1100 calories, factor is some ice tea and I was at 1200 calories.  That brought me down to a pleasant zero available.   And tomorrow is our first weigh in from the start of the challenge.

So, I finished work and drove home.  I thought about running a quick 5 miles but chose going to the gym instead.  It was quiet up there so I did a few machines, two sets of 10 reps.  All the dumbbells and medicine balls were already being used...at least the ones I can lift.  So I went upstairs to the cardio equipment.  Surprisingly I pushed out 30 minutes on the elliptical, 12 minutes on the stair stepper (that really sucks) and 30 minutes on the treadmill doing interval training.  For the most part I ended burning just short of what I had for lunch.  Thank God!

I get home from the gym and on the table is spaghetti squash, wilted salad and a small portion of yesterday's meatloaf.  It was heaven....

Food Diary

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 6

Well I went over yesterday's calories by over 700.  Gonna have to get serious about losing weight somewhere soon.  I figured the first week was just to build up my running and cut back on portions while eating better.  So I'm not too concerned if I only drop a few pounds.  Part of me keeps saying that when they open the gym at work I'll be there early in the morning for a workout.  Hope they hurry up and it holds true.  My running has been great this week.  I really should only be doing two today to have my 10% increase from last week.  I'm going to try and push 8 out though, hope it doesn't tear up my already soft ankles.  Kelley is going out for 14 or 16.  We'll see.

This morning Kelley and I got out for a run at the Greenbelt.  I got in 8 miles and she's still out there working on 16.  Using Apple's Find my Friend App to keep track of her location.  Pretty neat.

Food Diary

Today's 8 Miler


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Day 5

Ok, maybe not blogging every day....this morning woke up severely dehyrated.  Got to get out for a run and to Shelby's.  May come back and take Jacob out for some hoops.  We'll see.

Food Diary
This Morning's Cold Run

Well the hoops never happened.  Soon as we got home Jacob and Kelley had to get to baseball practice.  I ended up going to Raphaels for a few drinks.  I got back and waited for Katelyn to get home so I could get her over to her second birthday party of the day at our next door neighbors.  Then Kelley and Jacob got home and I ended up starting dinner.  Had smoked trout and fettucini.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Day 4

Well it's Friday morning and I woke up feeling refreshed again. Last night I was cruising through MyFitnessPal and found I was lacking nominal potassium for the day. Looks like I should be getting in 3500mg and historically it's been about 600-1000. So, I'm doing my best to bring that up to limits. So far I'm currently on: 1 multivitamin, 2 magnesium pills, 1/2 pill of Vitamin D, 1 folic acid, 1 lisinopryl, 2 vitamin C, and 2 Glucosamine. I believe that's everything... Today's Food Diary

Came home and we all went to play about a half an hour of tennis.  Ended up making homemade pizza last night, probably ate too much.  Then Kelley and I sat in the living room listening to music with a few cocktails..probably drank too much as well.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Day 3

Day 3, woke up feeling rather refreshed.  I did sleep through the night despite our little dog getting me up at his usual 4am.  I did lay in bed awake through all but the last snooze.  Hectic day at work but Kelley was able to meet me for lunch and Run On for a pair of shoes.  We ended up going to a low calorie, family owned, quaint restaurant.  I had fish tacos and fruit and she had a buffalo burger and veggies.  Worked a little later than usual but rushed home to get a couple hard miles in.

Todays run

Today's Food Diary

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Day 2

Went to bed last night around 9pm and woke up a few times throughout the night despite taking melatonin to help me sleep.  I only had two glasses of wine and a bourbon so I'm not real sure why I kept waking.  It's quarter after 7 at work now and my eyes are a bit tired, but could still be recovering from last weeks cold/allergy.  Weighed myself with clothes on this morning at 211...pretty good start for one day.


Today's Food Diary

Extremely hungry when I got home today.  Ended up eating a crab cake and potatoes around 4:30.  Ate again around 8 or so, black eye peas.  That was filling and did me in.  Kelley and Jacob got home from his first day of baseball practice and her and I had a few cocktails.  Perhaps one more than we both should have.  Took a melatonin and hit the hay.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day 1 - The Weigh In

Today we're starting our companies Biggest Loser Challenge. Entry fee was 20 dollars and there looks to be around 13 who want to participate. For dinner last night I loaded up on some General Tso's Chicken and rice, very unhealthy. This morning I stopped at Whataburger for burger and fries. I'm ready for the weigh in.

 0844 Weight in complete. A whopping 219lbs, that's awesome!

Today's Food Diary

Windy 5 by cavern1996 at Garmin Connect - Details

So as of this afternoon we have 18 signed up for the challenge making the purse extremely generous.  Today I added Vitamin D to my regiment of pills along with melatonin for a sleep aid.  We'll see if that helps.  Tomorrow is a gym day.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Providence 5K by cavern1996 at Garmin Connect - Details

Providence 5K by cavern1996 at Garmin Connect - Details

Chilly afternoon this first Monday of the new year. Currently 52 with winds coming in around 5-10mph. Felt really tired changing into my running clothes and certainly didn't think I could pull of anything faster than an 8:45 pace. Didn't feel like I was running very fast. Especially since I checked my weight prior to the run and saw a whopping 209. Tomorrow starts our company weight loss challenge. I'm hoping to blog the whole way through so if I do put my weight back on I can at least relive these next 90 days.