Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - Accountability


I stayed within my calorie range, although during the week my goal is to really stay right at 1800 calories per day - so I was a little bummed about that.  My lunch was much higher in calories than I had thought, and that really got me.

Somebody brought in Salt Water Taffy at work - it is the death of me.  Every time I walk by the desk, I grab one.  UGH.  Thankfully they have all been consumed, so that should help my calorie count!!


1.56 mile walk
33:23 minutes to complete
21:25 min/mile pace

The walk was good - continues to be tough for me though.  It just irks me that I am out walking at a pace that, let's face it, is pretty slow for most - and I am huffing and puffing and really having to work at it!

I have to cut 3 minute off this pace in order to be ready for the marathon!!  That makes me pretty nervous!  When I walk on a treadmill I can definitely get my pace up much faster.  Maybe I need to do some work on the treadmill to increase my pace??? I don't know!!  

I am having some trouble with my left ankle.  I completed my own diagnosis on Webmd (boy, I'm sure doctors just love to hear that) and am pretty sure that I have Achilles tendinopathy.  Before and after the walk I made sure to stretch and have been taking Ibuprofen.  I also iced it when I got home.  I really need it to stop hurting.  It is definitely slowing me down!!  It is so frustrating that when I decide to get going and get in shape, I have something stupid like this flare up!!!  BOO!


  1. Walking will get easier, don't worry.  I still huff and puff every time I get on the treadmill to walk..out side is worse.  I am in my 3rd week of treadmill (I mostly a tad) and it is finally starting to get stick with it :)  I heard that if you put the treadmill at a 1.0 incline then it mimicks walking outdoors.  Worth a try :)  Keep up the awesome job!!

  2. Don't worry about things you can't do at the moment; focus on all that you can and keep plugging at it.