Wednesday, June 12, 2013

my first 6 mile run of 2013

I have been running almost zero miles for many months. I'm feeling like running now so I wrote about my longest run of 2013 on tumblr. I've been doing more on tumblr lately but since this blog has been pretty much dormant for some time now, not sure of it's future direction.

edit: I deleted Tumblr some time ago; now picking up this blog again in 2018.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

two good days in a row

Years ago I wrote down everything I ate and kept track of every last calorie expended during exercise. Without looking back, it seems like great exercise weeks were 5000 calories burned while I was doing intense fitness classes or 45 miles of running when I switched over to that activity.

What I've just started to do a few days ago is record my diet and exercise and goals in myfitnesspal. I also wear my Garmin XT310 for running and have restarted my running for what seems like the millionth time. If I can get to running about 2 miles a day, almost every day of the week, I'll start staggering the 2 mile days with slightly longer days. I'd like to be able to run 6 miles a day, 5 days a week, my this Fall.

To get my Garmin data into myfitnesspal, I use Endomondo as an intermediate app. Endomondo can pull my workouts from my Garmin and then push them to myfitnesspal. A little complicated but it works well.

I have a 7 mile trail race in my sights for later this year.