My week started out pretty good. I'm maintaining in my weight, but at least I'm not gaining. I haven't "indulged" this week. No french fries to trip me up. Haven't really wanted to indulge so far.
I've run every day.The route I've been taking is only 2.5 miles. But it's a good run each night.
Last night I pushed it a little harder than usual and kept my heart rate up in the mid to upper 160s for pretty much the whole run. I felt good and strong. I'm trying to work on my form a little too. And I'm doing interval--pushing hard then backing off and then running at my usual pace back and forth to try and build up my speed. I'm not pushing it, though. My speed will come eventually. No rush.
I burned almost 700 calories. Not bad! I know some say that you're only supposed to burn 100 calories per mile, but I'm thinking that might be fore people who are already in shape. I've got an extra 40 pounds on my bones and running for me is quite taxing. I run at a snails pace and it wears me out.
I have my HR monitor customized to my age and weight and I customized my heart rate zones accordingly. So I know the calorie burns are correct. I've got a great HR monitor, too. Made by Timex.
I remember when I used to walk 3 miles, I would only burn 300-350 calories. That was about a year ago. So for me to burn 600-700 when I run for an hour seems about right. I remember my mom would burn something like 2,500 calories when we'd just be walking in the woods. So I guess we're all different.
I walked with David tonight. Great conversation. I love doing this together with him.
On a slightly different subject, what's your favorite breakfast?
Mine is oatmeal soaked in almond milk. What I do is pour about 3/4 cup of quick oats in my cereal bowl then I pour over that about 3/4 cup of almond milk (or soy milk, depending on what I've got) and let it set for about 15 minutes (the longer it sets the softer the oats get). Then yummy, yummy. I think what makes it is the almond milk, though. Because its so sweet. And it's only 4 points.
So tell me, what's your favorite breakfast?