Sunday, February 26, 2012

Cowtown Half Marathon

Today was our 4th running of the Ft Worth Cowtown Marathon/Half Marathon.  I say both because my beautiful wife completed her first Marathon.  My run went well finishing in a 1:51.  Before I forget, yesterday we woke up feeling crappy from a fun night the day before.  We ran an easy two miles then napped until it was time for Jacob's baseball game.  Baseball lasted from 2 to 6 and we were home by 7.  For breakfast yesterday I had an egg sandwich, for lunch I had left over spaghetti, and when we got home we made fetucini in a white wine sauce.  We were in bed at 9pm and woke up at 4am.  Had oatmeal once we got there, about 6am.  The race started at 7.  I was in corral 1 and Kelley in 4.  We ran the race with our friend Celina.  Mom and Richard showed up and followed Kelley's progress around Ft Worth taking snapshots with my Ipad.  Also which they were using to locate her using Find My Friends App.  So that was a very quick recap of yesterday and today.  One more year and the Star is complete.

Monday, February 20, 2012

So it's been almost a week since my last post.  My diet wasn't too bad last week.  Did real well Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thursday we hit Trulucks and had a few drinks.  Friday I ended up golfing at Bridlewood and relaxed.  Took it easy Friday night.  Saturday we hit Top Golf, which was a blast, then to Buffalo Wild Wings.  That night we hit Holy Grail and Dukes in Addison.  Sunday I woke up heavy and bloated.

However, this morning I was at 204 when I woke up.  I think I was a 205 last Monday morning.  Might need to track that to judge how my weigh in is gonna go.  So, tonight I hit 5 miles into a heavy 30 mph wind.  Tomorrow Gym, followed by my Mother In Law and Stan paying us a visit.  Tomorrow I'm supposed to go out for Lunch and Dinner. Hopefully it'll turn out.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Well today was another weigh in.  A little different as the gal keeping track was overseas on business.  So a bunch of us got together and checked it out.  I did put on .2 lbs.  Not much to be concerned.  After losing 13.5 in January I'm sure there's a week where it just doesn't happen.  Many other gained half to a full pound since last week.  I wasn't too concerned.  I know where the calories came from and I know how to tackle it.  I've sort of said that the last two weeks but I've had so many commitments that make it difficult.  Top it off these are work commitments.  I'm not running today because I did get up at 4 this morning and hit the gym.  This two a day thing won't work for me..at least not yet.  So I'm switching to running on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.  I'm thinking that could get me as much as 19 miles.  While still doing the Gym on Tuesday and Thursday.  Friday will be my day off.  We will see how it goes this week on that schedule.

As far as my calories, I was really low yesterday.  Somewhere around 1190, that doesn't include the 500 I burned during a 3 miler.  So I had net calories below 700.  Today is Valentines so we're going to Joey's for some pasta.  I could use the extra energy and I'm ok on the calories.  And, looking forward I have Trulucks Thursday night and a luncheon on Friday.  Really going to have to watch what I eat while getting through the weekend with some good mileage.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Today I got up at quarter after 4 and headed to the gym.  Got in about 20 or so minutes.  Not much but was able to go through 3 sets of 5 machines at 10 reps each.  I was really hungry afterwards so perhaps I'll bring a protein shake.  Finished work and came home for a short run, creek and back.  Today's weigh in was a 205.8.  Still have a long ways to go.  I have a feeling my metabolism is going to kick in soon.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Thanks to the Superbowl I was able to put on 5 pounds.  Ended up eating a whole pizza and several hot wings for the game.  For last week I ate 890 calories over budget.  Tough week and to top it off I went to Pei Wei with Carl and ate an 1100 calorie salad.  Who would have thought.  I certainly don't think I'm the only contestant to flunk this past week.  We'll see for sure in the morning.  I do have plans to hit the gym in the morning to burn some more off.  Also with the hopes of revving up my metabolism that much more.

Today's 5 miler

Food Diary

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Well, I didn't do too bad in the eating department yesterday.  However I did have about 1300 calories in fun.  Ended up going to Mom and Richards for a welcome home Tyler party.  We didn't stay too late as I ended up falling asleep on the couch after dinner.  Richard made ham and mashed potatoes.  Kelley and I brought bread and a salad.  Today is Superbowl Sunday and we're planning a wonderful feast.  Starting out with a bloody mary, eggs, hash brown combo.  We'll have baked buffalo wings tonight for the game.  Perhaps I'll make more bread.  We also have cheese curds but I've decided against that until the weigh in on Tuesday.

Run

Food

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Easy three miles this morning with a cold wind from the north.  Kelley and I started out together but split up in the back section of creek.  Glad it went to the 5k course rather creek and back; got a few extra calories in there.  Yesterday's diet was disastrous and I'm sure today's won't be much better.  Last night will filled with 7 slices of homemade pizza and beam and 7's.  At least it was diet 7 up.  Today we're headed to my mom's for Tyler's welcome home party.

Run

Food

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wore Out

So I've been hitting the diet and exercise pretty hard for the past two and half weeks. Between that, the Half Marathon over the weekend and yesterday's Tempo run...I'm beat. Probably going to take the next two days off and recover.

  Today's Run

  Today's Food