Monday, February 14, 2011

All Good Things

I was sitting with Kurt today while he updated his blog and I realized I had once again been neglecting mine. You would think that if I can go on Facebook often enough, I should remember to at least hop on my blog for a few moments and write a paragraph or something, but no.

I guess I should send out a Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! My goal today was to avoid candy- and I successfully completed that. Score one for me! I know some people went out to a fancy schmancy dinner and everything but I fully enjoyed my half of a tuna sandwhich and apple sauce for dinner. Yum Yum Yum! (More on that later though.) It was also a beautiful day out, in the 50's (finally!) and it was the PERFECT day to go running, but alas, my schedule didn't really allow me to do so.

My goal for tomorrow is to get up early and go for a nice run in the park again. Then I can shower and go to work with the kids again. Afterward, I am going to see the Cedar Rapids movie screening. I love John C. Reilly and Ed Helms, so I'm rather excited about it.

I'm also excited about a book I found while doing some shopping at Borders. It's called The NonRunner's Marathon Guide for Women. It was written by a woman who was never a runner, or felt that running was something she was biologically born to do. However, she decided to get up and do some running (sound familiar?). This book has her training schedule, advice, funny stories, etc. My mom told me she bought it for me for my birthday, which is in 6 days, but I'm going to see if she will let me get it a little early so I can check out the training schedule.

On the Runner's Nipple update I invested in some lanolin lotion that has been helping heal my condition. My mother also bought me some protective pads that women use while breast feeding. I'm not too sure about that but I suppose we will see if they help.

Anyway, here's today's break down:

FOOD-

Whole Wheat Toast with Peanut Butter and Banana- 570 calories
Roast Beef and Buffalo Chicken Sandwhich- about 500 calories
Half a Tuna Sandwhich- about 530 calories
AppleSauce- 100 calories
Lemon Ice- 10 calories

Grand Total: 1710 calories! Perfect!

(I should mention, I've been doing some research and I've realized that as my training schedule for running has increased, my metabolism has increased. Therefore my caloric intake has had to increase as well. My daily goal is now between 1700 and 1850 calories.)


EXERCISE-

About 10-20 minutes of cardio with the Girl Scouts today: around 200 calories

Not too bad. However, tomorrow will be better!

EDIT: Found this quote and thought it was amazing! I'm going to start working on a fitness goal collage on my bedroom door, and I think I just found the phrase I'm going to work around-

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. - Andrew Carnegie

2 comments:

wojoku said...

Wednesday is should be back up in the forties, but tomorrow is only high twenties. It's still supposed to be sunny though, so throw on that running shirt, wind jacket, head band and gloves and go running. I know I will be out there tomorrow morning.

You have it better with the park though - let's hope I don't hit a car.

CupCake said...

I'm definitely going to layer- No worries there. I checked the weather and I'm planning on going running Wednesday as well. Also I like that you are worried about hitting a car and not the other way around. Those cars better be on the lookout for you haha