Monthly Archives: January 2013

T-14/T-39 – Cold Snap

Replaced the sneakers and the work shoes.  The feet are feeling improvement already.  Coldness kept me indoors for my mid-week run and work knocked me off schedule a bit, but we got all the runs in.

Started the week very bummed out because I lost more stamina/speed than expected from two months off.  I kept having to stop and walk a bit even on the short runs.  Was seriously depressing me and concerning me.  I can’t do 3 miles now, how will I do 26 in 15 weeks !@#$!!

But we had a turn for the positive this week.  I bowed to reality and slowed down a little at the start.  My main problem has been trying to start at my old speed as if I had no time off.  Then I’d get winded and have to walk and once that cycle starts, it’s hard to break.  Finally on my mid-week run I just knocked the treadmill down to 7.5mph in stead of 8mph to start (I normally increment speed a litte as I go).  All of a sudden, I could complete.  I did my 4 on the treadmill non-stop.  Once I did my four, I did my next 3 non-stop.  Outdoors on Sunday 6-er, I only took one brief unscheduled walk towards the end.

I feel much more positive now.  I started last year slower than this and I worked up to faster.  I’ve gotten past the mental blockage now.

Metric Last Week In Total
Mileage Run: 18.44 miles 36.4 miles
Longest Run: 6.6 miles 5.72 miles
Longest Run Time: 1:02:11 hh:mm:ss 1:02:11 hh:mm:ss
Longest Run Pace: 9:25 min/mile 9:25 min/mile

Phase IV Weekly Weigh-In: Week 47

Category Weights(lbs)
Starting Weight: 185.5
Target Weight: 160.0
End Of Week 46 Weight: 179.9
End Of Week 47 Weight: 179.0
Week Over Week Change: -0.9
Total Lost: -6.5
Average Per Week So Far: 0.14 lbs/week
Weight Left: 19.0

Wow!  Was all bummed this morning thinking I was going to be registering an up-week because I had hit some recent new lows mid-week.  Gave them up in the 2nd half (work! work! work!) but I guess I hung on to some.  Cheered me right up!  I am still very behind of reading/commenting on posts (I have a ton starred still to revisiting).  Light vaguely visible at end of tunnel.

I’d say off to the road, but I already did my run this morning.  It’s cold!  22F!  There’s some motivation to keep going once you start!

Lose It! Weekly Summary for Week of Mon, Jan 14th

Lose It!

Weekly Summary for Week of Mon, Jan 14th

Daily Summary
Budget Food Exercise Net +/- Weight (lbs)
1/14/13 1,979 1,791 0 1,791 -188 177.9
1/15/13 1,984 1,969 483 1,486 -498 178.6
1/16/13 1,979 2,354 613 1,741 -238 177.9
1/17/13 1,977 3,067 275 2,792 815 177.6
1/18/13 1,977 2,414 0 2,414 437 177.6
1/19/13 1,988 2,046 509 1,537 -451 179.2
1/20/13 1,992 2,114 749 1,365 -627 179.9
749 calories under budget for the week
Gained 1.3 pounds this week as measured from a starting weight of 178.6 on January 13th.
Nutrient Summary % Calories
Fat 474g 28.4%
Saturated Fat 155g
Cholesterol 1,317mg
Sodium 31,756mg
Carbohydrates 2,051g 54.7%
Fiber 228g
Sugars 604g
Protein 633g 16.9%
Exercise Summary Calories
Running with RunKeeper 2 Hours 53 Min 2311
Weight Lifting 15 Min 43
Rock Climbing 30 Min 275
Total 2629

Report generated by Lose It!. For more information or to sign up for your Lose It! account, please visit

This email was sent to

Posted with the assistance of LoseIt2WP, a free Android App.

T-15/T-40 – Go!

Don’t do something for 2 months and it gets harder!  Who knew!  Was kind of a bummer – I’ve definitely lost stamina and speed.  And I’m going to have to replace the sneakers now – pavement running is definitely not for these guys anymore.  Knee pain from Thursday’s rock wall climbing did not help.

But, we have begun!

Metric Last Week In Total
Mileage Run: 17.7 miles 17.7 miles
Longest Run: 5.72 miles 5.72 miles
Longest Run Time: 58:22 hh:mm:ss 58:2 hh:mm:ss
Longest Run Pace: 10:12 min/mile 10:12 min/mile