It’s time to change something. The past 6 weeks (3 of those were vacation) I didn’t lose any weight. In fact I gained a little every week. Looking at it on a weekly base it’s just a small gain but 6 weeks in total shows a gain of 1.9 kg / 4 lbs. This is way too much. I need to focus again on healthy eating and making smart choices. It’s not that I’ve been eating all the time, it’s a small bite here and a small bite there. I want to see a weight loss on my scale next Thursday to break this chain of gaining. Something to work on coming week.
Let’s talk a bit more about running shall we?
I need your opinion on two things.
I’m thinking about buying another pair of running shoes. I’ve done some research on the internet and I’ve read that it’s a good idea to have two pairs. If you run in the rain for example your shoes have more time to dry while you use your other shoes on your next run. It seems to be better for your feet to switch between shoes and your shoes will last longer if you switch them up.
What’s your opinion on this, how many pairs of running shoes do you use?
The other thing concerns interval training. As you may know I do my interval training on the treadmill in the gym as I can control my speed on the treadmill. When I was at the running store to buy my shoes the sales man told me that it was better to do my intervals outside because you have to deal with the weather too which makes you stronger. It suits me better to do it outside because I can do this before work, now I have to go to the gym after work when my legs are more tired after a day of work.
What do you think, do you do your intervals outside or inside on the treadmill?
Yesterday I had planned to do my interval outside instead of the gym on the treadmill. I used Garmin trainingcentre to make the workout and uploaded it to my Garmin. When I wanted to start it yesterday morning it didn’t give me my pace which I need to see if I run fast enough. I couldn’t get it to work and when something doesn’t work like a Garmin or an Ipod I get pissed which I did. I was so pissed that I went home and did nothing. Next time I’ll use the old fashioned way: write the intervals on my hand with a pen 🙂
This morning: new day, new chances so I got up again at 5.15 am to do my short run of the week. Weather was perfect: cloudy, dry, a bit of wind and not too cold. Didn’t look at my pace just ran. It was a great run in a for me fast time.
Weather: cloudy, hardly any wind, ± 16C / 60 degrees.
Distance: 3 K / 1.8 miles
Average time: 6:45 /km
Average speed: 8.9 km/hour
Fran’s daily outfit:
Today I wore my new flat shoes to work and I felt like a midget. I’m so used to wearing heels that it felt strange to wear such flat shoes. In fact my legs were more tired when I got home than when I wear my heels.
What’s for dinner: