Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A great run followed by an ice!

So today I felt better and wanted to make the most of the beautiful day by running outside while I still could. The snow and ice are coming this week and soon I will be forced to once again run the winter on the tread.  My run was good today, steady and strong. My knee was bothering me after about 10 mins so I stopped to walk a bit and then started running again and it felt much better. Strangely enough after about 28 mins it started to feel really good, still not perfect but I was surprised at how it was improving the more I ran. I did not want to push it however so I stuck with the Runner's World plan I am following and stopped after 30 mins. 

I know that soon all of the runs in the middle of Siberia will pay off when I step across that finish line in my first race! It is hard though running here, it can be very lonely. I long for the days when I can run around Memorial or Rice in Houston and gain inspiration from seeing all the people running around me! Until then I need to continue to be consistent and train smart, knowing that someday all my hard work will be worth it! I finished my run with a cool down and then 20 mins of Pilates, core work and some yoga stretching. Then I took the plunge!! I took a COLD ice bath! I knew it was the right thing to do but man was that hard! I am now curled up in my soft, warm pj's trying to get my legs to de-thaw!! 

30 min run with one walking interval (bc of hurt knee) and a 4 min cool down, followed by 20 min of core work and Pilates.

Run Time - 34 mins 
Calories Burned - 358
AHR - 151/79%  MHR -  179/93%

Core Work - 

Crunches with 17 lb DB - 100 reps  
T planks - 20 reps 
Plank hold to fatigue - 10 reps 
Inchworm to plank - 10 reps 
V glut squeezes on ball - 25 reps 
Roll outs on ball - 25 reps 

Core/Pilates Time - 20 mins 
Calories Burned - 168
AHR - 135/70%  MHR -  169/88%

Daily Totals - 
Time - 54 mins 
Calories Burned -  526 

Weekly totals - 
Time -  94 mins 
Calories Burned -  890

Daily Intake - 10/29
Calories Consumed -  1,554
Protein - 31%
Fat - 22%
Carbs - 47%

Meal 1 -  6 egg whites scrambled with 1.75 oz of shredded chicken breast, and 1/2 cup of mushrooms. 2 cups of Chi tea. 

Meal 2 - 1/2 cup of oats with 1/2 cup of low fat yogurt. 

Meal 3 - 1 scoop of protein powder, 1 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries. 

Meal 4 - 5 oz of chicken breast, leg de-boned with no skin cooked with Indian Biryani mix, sweet chili sauce and 1/2 cup of couscous and 1 raw cucumber. 

Meal 5 - 1/2 cup of oats with 1/2 cup of low fat yogurt.

Meal 6 - 2 cups of popcorn  and 32 oz of water.


Mer! said...

Hi Jen!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me a message!! I am always excited to meet new people--and thank you for your kind words!

I have to be honest, I read through your blog and I am blown away by your dedication for eating healthy and staying, hello, it's hard enough to do that in the U.S. let alone in SIBERIA!!! OMG! Talk about a place where you probably want to wrap up in a blanket and eat mac n cheese! I imagine it's tested your ability to stay strong and plug away through workouts.

69 pound weight loss...I don't even know where to begin---WOW. You kick ass. You're an Ironwoman just from that alone!!!! Juggling the responsibilities of being a mom, wife, an individual person =0, those are hard things to balance while trying to lose weight and stay active! You are every bit of an inspiration to me--as you wrote I am to you!

I'm excited to read your blog and I look forward to keeping up with your training and your move back to Texas, you guys must be so excited to head back soon!!

Thanks again for finding me!!

Kelly O said...


Poor thing!!


Anonymous said...

Hi there - Thanks for commenting on my blog, too. Ditto to what Mer said - Siberia? Yeah - that is definite blanket wrapping time and mac n cheese!

Congrats on your weight loss. That is fantastic! I am picturing you like Rocky - training to fight Ivan Drago - on the farm in Siberia!

When will you return to TX?