So I busted my butt yesterday (literally. Note to self, get a more comfy bike seat before Fat Girl stages a revolt). I did my morning run (2.5 miles). And then I biked to and from work. I even did laundry. BodyBugg told me I burned almost 3500 calories for the day. And yet, I step on the scale this morning and it tells me I’m up 2pounds. 2 whole spiffy squishy pounds. I’m not all crazed about it or anything but after a really physical day AND staying well within my target calorie zone, it would be nice if the scale cooperated. Tomorrow is my Weight Watcher’s weigh in day. Blah, I haven’t been in a two weeks so I hope it’s not too bad.
I have to say, I’m a little fond of seeing the 3000 number in my calorie burn on my BodyBugg. Burning that many calories is a lot of work. I did it yesterday because I biked to work. I’m biking today too, I’m excited to see what happens.
Just before I headed out this morning for my run, I saw a flurry of tweet from people going out on their long runs – 16 miles seemed to be popular today. I got to my 3 mile mark and Holy Shin Splints Batman! My inner Fit Girl busted out some serious pom pom action!
We can CRUSH 4 miles! It’s just down and around the block and back. Go for it! DOOOOO IT!!!!!
So today I ran 4.37 miles in 52:49 at a pace of 12’05″ buring 623 calories.
A note from Fat Girl
Dear Amy, I know you think it’s cute biking to work. Yeah yeah, you’ve told me before about commuting to work on a bike every day for three years. Oooo look at you, all fit and green and what not. Blah Blah yadda. But I’m not sitting on that seat anymore. My lady parts are still sore. Get a new seat or I quit. Love, Fat Girl xo
Posted by Amy | Posted in Running | Posted on 18-08-2010
I decided to actually go to the gym today. I know! Crazy idea right!? I’ve been pretty focused on running, just running. Hey, I like to run and I’m tickled that I’m back to running 3 whole miles at a time again. And I know, yeah I know, I need to put more strenght training in my life and do some of that weird “crosstraining” the fitness nuts all talk about. So off to the gym with me.
I go to a fairly cool gym. Big Al’s Family Fitness. They have a great machines, a big projection screen so you can watch movies and work out, some nice classes, stuff for kids. Oh they tweet too, well sort of. The best part? Big Al’s is like a 6 minute walk from my house. And yeah, I know, if it’s so close why don’t I go more? Good question! Anyhoo…
So on the treadmill. I decide to push it just a wee bit. Running intervals at 5.8mph to 4.5mph. And man that last half mile was rough. I walked a couple of intervals and grrr it was not pretty. AND I stopped before I wanted to. Here’s the tricky thing about the treadmill – you can get off anytime you want. When you’re out on the road, you still have to physically get yourself home so it’s not like you can give up and teleport yourself the mile it takes to get home. So I did my 3 miles, clicked off my Nike+. Clicked it back on and did a 15min walk at a good pace on a 5% incline. I wanted to get my 10K steps DONE for the day. Mission Accomplished!
So here’s the stats for the two Nike+ workouts:
I walked 1.1 miles in 18:34 at a pace of 16’38″ burning 158 calories
I ran 3.09 miles in 40:38 at a pace of 13’13″ burning 441 calories
Posted by Amy | Posted in Having It All, Mind Games | Posted on 18-08-2010
Welcome to the wonderful world of insanity that lives inside my head. So, I sign up for the FitBloggin conference. I’m super excited. It will be my first blogging conference, my debut if you will to blogging and fitness events minus the debutant dress and fancy hairdo and stuff. I plunk down the $199 registration fee because all the super early bird tickets are already gone (can you believe that, this sucker is still 6 months away and it’s partially sold out?) Do I have $200 to toss at buy tickets? Well no, but seeing as its so far away I can make it up somehow. That’s not the crazy part.
So yeah, I buy the ticket, write my obligatory tweet about attending, and toddle off for a little 3 mile run. And that’s when Fat Girl decides to open up a can of crazy on me. Extra large can of crazy
OMG! Are you totally nuts? $200 for an event that’s 6 months away? You don’t have $200. You were saving for a smart phone remember? How many times did you promise me a smart phone huh? “Just one more mile Fat Girl and we’ll be closer to getting the phone. Oh c’mon Fat Girl, don’t eat the cookie, just 5 more pounds and we’ll get a smart phone ok?” I want my damn Droid right now! If you get to go on a stupid conference, then I get my smart phone mmmkay? And what the hell are you thinking going to this conference anyway? FIT blogging. Honey you ain’t fit you’re FAT. You’re going to be the fattest one there. You’re going to be dragging your fat ass in last during their cute little 5K run. LAST. You’re going to be LAST and everyone will laugh at you. Not at you, nooooooo they’re gonna talk about you behind your back like “Oh look at Amy, she’s too fat to be here. Why’d she buy a ticket anyway. This is FitBloggin, not FATBloggin”. Give me my damn smart phone and a piece of cheese cake right now.
The nonsense and negativity that can go on inside your own head is mind boggling. I’m boggled every time that inner voice creeps in and makes me question myself and makes me feel small. Yeah, you know what, I’ve got 30+ pounds to lose on top of the 80 I’ve already lost. I’ve only just started this blog, but there’s no reason not to attend and learn something new and offer my perspective. I belong at this conference as much as any body else and I’m certainly not going to let a crazy voice in my head stop me from being awesome.
Yeah, that’s right Fat Girl. We’re going to FitBloggin. We are going to have a great time, and you know what, if we come in last at the 5K, then we’ll have something to laugh about. So hush now about the stupid phone and no cheese cake for you.
Woke up WAY late today which means I’m in a schedule squeeze. So I have to sacrifice something. Running or Housework or Job Hunting or something else.
I tweeted: @FatGirlsCanRun I woke up late, my schedule is looming, my to-do list is long… can I really squeeze in a run???
And the responses came flying in:
@katdoesdiets @FatGirlsCanRun you’ll feel better?
@SkinnySushi @FatGirlsCanRun YES! You’ll feel better if you do
@fitblogr @FatGirlsCanRun My mantra the past few weeks has been “someone who is busier than you is running right now.” It always gets me out the door
@katdoesdiets @FatGirlsCanRun I struggle with those choices often!
@ashleyjane36 @FatGirlsCanRun even a short one is better than one at all! It will give you more vigor and a clear had to tackle the to-do list!
@MyFitnessGuy @FatGirlsCanRun YOU CAN DO IT!!!! lol
And on and on and on.
So you know what? I got on my sneaker and got out of my jammies and RAN
I ran 2.3 Miles in 25:28 at a pace of 11’03 burning 328 calories.
OH OH! And Lance Armstrong came on at the end of my workout via Nike+ to tell me I recorded a new personal best for the mile! 10’54″. How ’bout that?