"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW-- What a Ride!"

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Week of 11/28 - 12/4

This was a fairly busy week from an overall fitness perspective.  The week before I had a nice cutback week and this week I started building miles again.  The plan is to work my base up to 40 miles per week.  This week I also started working on dropping another 10 pounds or so.

Ended up at 35 miles for the week.  Overall it was a good running week.  Hammies have been a little tender, so I've been keeping the effort easy and sticking to flat routes as much as possible.  This coming week the planned miles should be 35-37.  I'll work on doing more stretching and rolling to loosen up the quads and hammies.

On the weight control front I started using My Fitness Pal to log my food.  I like the simple interface and their database is huge.  I guessed my starting weight last Monday was about 165.  Tuesday when I weighed myself I was 163.5, so I was close on my guess.  Friday I was 160.9.  Not bad.  I want to get to 150-ish and then really learn how to maintain in 2012.

What's up with all of you?  How are the holiday preparations coming along?  Are you busier than a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest?


Life as a Convert (Khourt) said...

Im busier than a one legged cat burying poop... BUT not from running. Oh no Ive been a total lazy butt from running this week, but granted Ive been busy from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed and dont have much time. Im almost done with everything that has kept me busy and Ill be able to run more.

Jen said...

I am indeed that busy. Running was a cutback week last week because I *ahem* forgot to cutback the mileage the week of Thanksgiving. School is keeping me busy. E's school stuff is keeping me busy. Lots to do right now.