Extending my time

As of yesterday, I can run 44 minutes nonstop. I’m still really slow — I don’t cover a lot of distance in that time. Probably just over 5 km (average fast runners – not record holders – run 10 km in about that time).

Frankly, I’m still undecided about whether, at this age, it is healthier for me to run 10:1s or to keep extending my nonstop time. I suppose all I have to do is contact some running folks to find out.

Today is the first day back on the weight loss track. All my Thanksgiving leftovers are gone and I stepped on the scale for the first time in a couple of months to find I’m at the same weight as I was when I started running. Basically I have eradicated my over eating by my running. Returning to a proper eating pattern (lots of fruits and veggies, chicken breast and fish and no more donuts or chips) should have the weight coming off in rather short order.

As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m using the Fitness Pal app on my phone. It’s free to use and lets you enter your food through the day and calculates not only your calories, but lets you know if you’re getting a bit too much sugar or fat content as well as when you’ve hit your fibre goal for the day. It’s very good in my opinion. Future posts here will document my success.