Today, I was planning on running or walking my way through 60 minutes on the treadmill. I just feel like my times of the greatest health, I was running a lot - at least two good hour runs a week. I'd love to get back into that. I had an issue last summer with a stress fracture in my foot, and hope that doesn't come back, but today felt fine. I tore my calf muscle about 6 weeks ago, but it was a minor tear - maybe even a strain - but that has been feeling fine lately.
Anyhow, I wanted to see if I could finish 60 minutes on the treadmill with a combination of running and walking. I'm in pretty bad shape,s o I knew it would be challenging. I started off by running for 2 miles without stopping, at a slow pace of 11 minutes / mile (1 degree incline). I was proud of myself for doing that without stopping. Then, I walked for 2 minutes, and ran for 3 minutes at 6 mph (12 min miles). Then, I had to go to the bathroom. When I returned, I toggled at 2 minutes of walking (3.8 mph) and 2 minutes of running (6.1 mph) for 20 minutes, so I had 45 minutes total. For the 2nd segment of my workout, I increased the incline to 3.5 degrees. All told, this was about 650 calories burned and my heart rate was around 160 when I was jogging, and 130 when I was walking. I was drenched in sweat.
My body felt a little too pounded, so I finished up with 30 minutes on the elliptical, which is a lot easier on a big man's joints. All told, I did 75 minutes of cardio - much of it hard - and went home. Then, I mowed the lawn, did a bunch of yard work, had a horrible experience involving my dog, and went to a softball game, which we lost 9-8. After a brief jaunt to the bar, I came back home, and lifted weights for 45 minutes (arms, abs, and shoulders).
Here's what I ate:
Breakfast: Fiber-One bar
Lunch: Salmon Burger with fake bacon
Afternoon: Protein shake with banana and blueberries and peanut butter
Dinner: Quizno's Tuna Sub - one of those new torpedo ones for $4
Bar: One 8-oz lite beer
Night: Rest of protein shake
Looking over that, I didn't eat a whole lot, nor did I have any vegetables. Need to change that for tomorrow. Probably have something between breakfast and lunch, too.
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