Weight I have lost

Friday, September 4, 2009

2 A Day Thursday!

Clarification on the weight loss tracker...that is not all the weight I have to lose. That is a mini-goal. At some point I knew why I had picked that goal. But now...I can't remember.

So yesterday, I mentioned I didn’t go for a run. Well, I decided to go for one after work. Guinness decided she was coming with me. After she and Porter did their business, we dropped Po off and went on our way. Now I don’t know why, but instead of going our normal route (hills then flat) we decided to go the flat route. Not a big deal. Until halfway through it, I thought about an email I had received earlier in the day talking about a pedestrian robbery that had taken place on one of the streets. At the time of the email, I said it was the naked bus hijacker, but while running I decided it might not be. So Guinness and I decided not to run the various outlets of the street. When it was time to repeat the loop, my paranoia was in full force so I decided we would run back in the subdivision.

I have added another part of the hood to the run, so back into the subdivision and up this other road. And when I say up, I do mean up. G and I finally got to the end, and turned back. There was a long downhill so down we ran. Mile 3 jingled on my watch. We started the subdivision and got to a hill and literally my legs felt like lead. I could breathe fine…my legs wouldn’t go. So we walked up the hill. We got to the top and ran the little (.01 miles) loop 3 times. Then down the hill and out to the main road. We got to 3.4 miles and I had to make a decision…do I repeat that hill and little loop and come back or do I run up the hill to my house, and hope that it is .6 miles (I know it is not in reality)? I ran up the hill to the house. G and I got to the house at 3.6 miles. We ran the alleyway, we ran up to the fire hydrant 3 times, we ran a big circle in front of the house until Garmin said 4.00. All the while, my legs were getting heavier and heavier. When Garmin jingled 4, I was so happy. Then I saw the time. 66 minutes. I ran 4.5 miles last week in a downpour (uphill both ways in the snow) in 64 minutes.

We went inside, and rested. When I looked at my stats, mile 4 was over 18 minutes long. Yes, I was slow.

So I sat on the couch and D texted me about the pool. OMG! The pool! So upstairs for a quick shower and change. He got home and off we went. It was 77 degrees outside. We got in the water. It was freezing. We swam anyway. My 200m warmup was fine. My 400m swim was slow. My arms were tired, my legs were tired, I was pushing off the wall, I was cold. I finished those and told D that I was going to swim 600m. I finished that. I decided I wanted to swim 1600m total, so another 400m. In the 300m section, something clicked and I got a second wind. I did that 400 meters faster than the first.

By then we were done. We decided to get Mexican Food at El Matador. We got our chips and waited, and waited and waited. The last time we were there, the service was incredibly lousy, and since the food is like every El ___ and La ___ in the city, well, your service should be efficient like every El ___ and La ___ in the city. So this was the visit to see if we went on an off night. After another table got service, D got up and asked if we could get a server. After 2 servers passed us without acknowledging us, we got up. They asked us not to leave…we just stared. If you aren’t going to serve me, let me know before you show me a table… So we went to Mi Barrio which is much better, albeit slower (why we were going to the other one in the first place), since they cook to order, and nothing is from a can, and they aren’t like every El ___ and La ___ in the city. We got service and more chips. Our nachos were good. Fresh guac. Ate half my plate and came home.

This morning, my arms are so sore.

Tonight is a 45 minute bike ride.

Time: 11:22 (walk)
Mileage: .36 (31:34 min/mile)
Time: 65:44 (run)
Mileage: 4.0 (16:26 min/mile)
Calories: 987
Max HR 183
Avg HR 167
In Zone: 19:02

Time: 6:21 (swim)
Mileage: 200meter (3:10 min/100meters)
Calories: 56
Max HR 146
Avg HR 136
In Zone: 0:00

Time: 12:10 (swim)
Mileage: 400meter (3:02 min/100meters)
Calories: 115
Max HR 155
Avg HR 144
In Zone: 2:08

Time: 19:36 (swim)
Mileage: 600meter (3:16 min/100meters)
Calories: 178
Max HR 146
Avg HR 137
In Zone: 0:00

Time: 11:55 (swim)
Mileage: 400meter (2:58 min/100meters)
Calories: 121
Max HR 165
Avg HR 146
In Zone: 5:02


Missy said...

I love it when you can't wash your hair properly because you're arms are so freakin shot. It's a good feeling, in that sick kinda way.

Aka Alice said...

I don't know about Atlanta, but in SoCal, any Mexican food place that cooks to order is always worth the wait over El ____ or La _____!

You are so hard-core right now!

paige said...

Sounds like a good run for you and G.

When J had LBA Band in June we went to a "cook to order" place in Lafayette. We were there an hour, with no server, when we ran out of time and had to get J back for practice.

When we got up to leave though, they swarmed us like flys on......Needless to say there was no tip for the chips and salsa girl.

We got BK and ate in the car on the way back to the collage.