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10 down 

This morning I weighed myself again I hit 10.2 pound down from where I started 11 days ago. I can’t say how blown away I am by this.  I guess the saying of to lose weight you really need to change your diet then maintain not just the exercise. 

I do think about not having a bunch of tasty craft beers when I spend the first week of July in Flagstaff but maybe if I mix in some exogenous keytones I can have some beers and remain in keytosis. It really has been easier sticking to this diet than I initially thought it would be. Menu planning can be time consuming but make more dinner than usual and there is the next days lunch. 

Being off work the next 2 weeks I look to put the diet to the test of working out. I hope to do a good amount of HIIT style weights and crank up the running mileage. I can say that when working out the last week I didn’t ever feel like I was going to fuel bonk, my cardio and brain want to slow me down first. Now the longest I went was 50 minutes so let’s see how a 2 hour run goes. I am intrigued by the F-Bomb fuel packets made right in good old Flagstaff. Pure fat fuel. I wondered how people run 50, 100 or more miles with no carbs but it works. 

Do I have any more pictures???


Changes

Been a while since I posted anything here, especially anything if value. 

I started using a Ketogenic diet mixed in to my workout regimens to see if I can get over this hump and finally lose the 25 or so pounds I need to in order to get my running weight back to where it was when I was able to “race” 3 marathons and multiple other events a year. I feel as if I have been in a rut the last few years with running and hopefully this will be the catalyst to get me back to more time training than on the couch. Being fat adapted sounds like a great way to train and compete if done right and I will attempt to capture and chronicle my path on here. 

I started on June 12th after returning from a racing weekend in Flagstaff where I actually felt great racing until the last mile of the 8.5 mile course. I haven’t weighed myself in 2 days but at my last weigh in I had dropped almost 7 pounds in just over a week. I feel much better, more alert and clear headed than I have in a long time. I think I might be on to something here. 

Eating this way can be a challenge but I think as it goes on my wife and I (she is doing it too) will be able to adapt well. Who knew using grilled zucchini as a pizza crust would taste good? 

So that is where I am at. Hitting the gym for weights and cranking on the stair climber, dieting and *gasp* thinking of trying out the crossfit gym my daughter has been going to. I have to say this facility (refuse to call it a box) breaks most crossfit stereotypes. Friendly, beginners welcome, and no cult like feel that I have seen at other gyms. Proud of what they accomplish and who they are, yes. Making that the center of their universe I haven’t seen yet. We will see, 1st week free! 

What’s a post without pictures? 


Thursday workout with TRX

Ok, I will do part of it but not all.  This lady is in beast mode.

 


Wednesday

Pretty good training run today,only 4 miles but I was able to maintain my tempo for the entire run with only minimal hip discomfort.  I have been doing my yoga and exercises for my sacrum issues, which has limited some of the tightness and pain but it is still there.  Often I feel it less when running than I do when standing up or walking.

I feel so good today that I almost feel like going for a run during Rylees soccer practice again.  I ran from the soccer fields last Wednesday and it was a very good workout as going west is a steady climb that turns into a steep climb before leveling off.  Then the way back is a fun if you haven’t spent everything as you can cruise down the hills.

I think everyone needs to try and donate to any one of the agencies who are helping out the victims and survivors of the earthquake in Haiti. $10 isn’t much, but it will make a difference and most of us only need to skip lunch or a few starbucks drinks to cover it.  I am somewhat torn on this as it is clear that we have milllions of people here who need help, but in Haiti, they dont have the social assistance structure that we have here.  i am sure some “Run for Haiti” events will pop up soon.

Until next time…

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Now playing: Bad Religion – Sorrow (Acoustic Version)
via FoxyTunes


Feeling good

I needed this week to finally arrive.  I mean really needed it. A full week off from work and outside stress.

Not just because it is Christmas week and I got a pair of Kayano 15 and Nike Lunar racers (which I am very happy to get), but I needed a week to do what I need to do.  If I feel like running at noon, I do it.  I have been able to pay more attention to my diet, and because of this I have run more this week than I have in a long time.  It feels great.
I got sidetracked there for a second, the video for “Dont trust me” just popped up on my screen. Where was I…

Oh yes, running.  I have felt good this week overall, my hip has been tight and sore at times, but it has not stopped me in my tracks like it has in the past.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that it doesnt get that way.  I have been doing my core work and hip exercises in hopes of keeping sacroiliac joint dysfunction away.  It has felt good to get consistent miles on my legs, that tired, sore, burning feeling.  It has been missing and I needed it.  I have tried to keep it out of my mind that I am running much slower than I would like, but I have been trying to keep an eye on my HRM to make sure I dont over do it.

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone out there.

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Now playing: 3OH!3 – Hornz
via FoxyTunes


training in the wind

It is very windy today which made for some difficult running, especially with my lack of overall fitness. When I started regretting coming out in these conditions I remembered that I used to tell those who trained with me that the wind is natures training partner working you out. The wind can make you work harder and become stronger and faster, and it can force you to slow down and work on pacing and feel.
Next time nature throws you a curve, thank it for making you a better runner or cyclist.


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