Yup, just realized that this morning. I couldn’t seem to focus on my running and chew at the same time. is it just me or do I have some type of deficiency
That’s all really had nothing much to post about today. oh and it started raining while I was out raining and you would think it would make move faster but nope… kept on slowly moving along.
EDIT:First off I guess I should include a disclaimer. The podcast is a bit graphic and talks about FGM and male circumcision. And it does not really answer the question as to why kenyans are fast runners
So first off I am a podcast runner. Which just means I would rather run to a podcast than to music. it just lets me zone out and not even remember that I am running. My top three faves are
- Wait Wait don’t tell me
- Car Talk. YESSS I listen to click and clack the tappet brothers. Before you raise an eyebrow, I just want to remind you they have won a Peabody.
Anyways the whole point being Radiolab is something I listen to every time there is a new podcast. It comes out WNYC.
Last night I listened to this podcast trying to figure out why Kenyan runners have dominated long distant running. And Its not just all Kenyans, because as a Kenyan myself, I SUCK!!!! It is specific to the Kalenjin tribe who live in the Rift Valley. Well we know its not climate because I actually live in the same town as all the runners who win marathons and as I mentioned earlier I SUCK!!!
Anyways they come down to the fact that some cultural practices that reward the ability to withstand pain. There is a point at which when your body just gives up and it is those people who can push past that whose pain threshold is higher than most than can run 4 minute miles for 26 miles.
The statistics are staggering and it’s a really interesting podcast and I would encourage all to listen. Especially those who love to run.
Here is a link to the podcast. Or you can get it on iTunes.
It’s not the end of the world. So today I didn’t work out or I didn’t eat well, tomorrow is still another day to make it work.
My new goal is for my weight to go down. To become healthy and most importantly to ran longer and faster.
If I have done something good for my body then it has been a good day.
My goal for this week is to track every single morsel that enters my mouth. I used to be very good at this. I think at one point I have a run of over 200 days logging into my fitnesspal. And those were the days when I was most successful.
So, one goal this week. No need to make it more complicated than it has to be.
My goal is to defeat the demon that keeps me from finishing this 30 day challenges. I am going to really try and keep myself accountable and finish it this time. i think I should motivate myself with a little reward after. if you have any suggestions, please let me know.
I got this from the 30-Day challenge website. they have challenges for everything. check it out http://30dayfitnesschallenges.com/classes/30-day-abs-challenge/
I also started my Run everyday November challlenge. Im still recovering from my Half marathon so I just walked 4.5 miles this morning.
since its the first of the month I also weighed in at a saddening 181.0 lbs. This just makes me want to cry since i was doing so well last year. My goal is to get to 175 by the end of the month. I think giving myself small goals is the way to go. this was I am not putting too much pressure on myself. Still haven’t decided wether i will be weighing in weekly or at the end of the month.
Today i have a meeting with my gym instructor. we are going to come up with a full body strength workout session that I can do 3 times a week. I also have my friday kickboxing classes that are MURDER. So there is my fitness plan for the month. Now if I can only get my eating in check i think this month might just be killer. especially since it’s my birthday month. which is 3 days away… :O getting older.
As week 3 starts, I don’t really think I have hit my stride and I am yet into the marathon Training. My running time is shite, I have to literally force myself out of bed in the morning to go run and I haven’t been really doing much on my cross training. Case in point, today was my cross training day and I do not have the time to do it. I could make time, but it’s really not a priority in my head. Which it needs to be.
My eating has also been shite. Since I decided that I wont be on the scale until the end of the month, I have taken it as an excuse to pretty much not watch what I eat. Since I have no accountability, every thing goes. I know for a fact that I will pay for it dearly if I don’t change.
So my plan this week is to try and get back on plan and really focus on my eating and running. Going grocery shopping tonight and I will be prepping my meals for the whole week till late into the night. Not having time is not going to be an excuse. This will be my first time trying to prep 6 small meals a day for an entire week.
Now that I am in week 3, I am getting into my longer runs. Most of my weekend runs will be over the 10 mile mark. I haven’t run this long a distance in months and I am not so sure how it will go. My plan is to make sure that I have enough juice to move me through the miles. I am not really a gel gal. I tried some and I just couldn’t take the texture and taste and so I think I will stick to energy bars. maybe once I get halfway through my training I will be able to stomach them.
So here is to a great week to all. lets make it count 🙂
I really had planned on cataloguing my daily marathon plan but the days seem to have run away from me. However, fret not because I have been running and have kept up quite well with my runs. I even managed to finish my 8-mile run (Just barely) on Sunday, which I was thoroughly dreading.
This week is quite similar to last week except my Sunday Run goes up from 8miles to 9-miles. Sweet baby Jesus help me. But all I can do is take it one mile at a time.
My eating hasn’t been as great as I had hopped. I really want to break my meals down to 6-300 calorie meals but I keep forgetting to eat at the appointed times and once I get hungry, I go over my calories. What is it about prepping for a marathon and suddenly you turn into the cookie monster.
My plan this week is to actually prep all my meals the previous day. have everything packed and set up my timer for when i am to take the meal. I just need to fit it in with all my work and school stuff.