Back at it

by Joanne on January 6, 2010

I counted my miles of jogging and running for 2009 last night:   1382 total.  That was better than 2008 which was 1115 total but then in ’08 I only counted running miles – no jogging included.  It wasn’t bad but I’m still working toward a total of 1500.  Maybe 2010 will bring more miles, faster running and greater motivation.  We shall see.

It wasn’t so bad getting up early today because I fell asleep last night sometime before 9pm. 

I decided to do 5 minutes of running on the treadmill mixed with weights and resistance training inbetween running.  The result was 4.35 miles on the treadmill. That was 5 minute runs for a total of 40 minutes at 6.5.  The other sets were as follows:  1 x 15 reps:  leg press, step ups, pulley rows, tricep kick backs, chest press (cable machine), bicep curls (15 lb wts.), shoulder press (cable machine), abs (crunches on the bench) and back extensions (Ted’s new machine apparatus that he got for Christmas).

Shane and I walked for 3.65 miles.  That didn’t do him any good since he still wanted to play in the deep snow when we returned to the house. 

Breakfast was back to normal with weekday steel cut oats (Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free), raisins, 1/2 banana, and berries in a VPX Protein shake.

A good and healthy warming meal.  I’m ready to get back to work.


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  • At 2010.01.06 11:06, Dawn Hutchins said:

    You go girl with the running! Breakfast looks delish.

    • At 2010.01.06 15:15, Dawn said:

      I am working on a total of 2000 miles for 2010…good luck with your goals.

      • At 2010.01.06 16:57, Joanne said:

        Dawn H: Thanks for the support
        Dawn: 2000 miles – go for it! Great goal!

        • At 2010.01.06 18:15, Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog said:

          So nice training, never counted my kms (miles) done per year. May be because I run in outdoors.
          You can enjoy all the breakfast you want 🙂



          • At 2010.01.06 20:36, Daniel B. said:

            Fresh berries? In January?

            • At 2010.01.07 08:41, Joanne said:

              Gera: Keeping track of my miles helps motivate me to go for more. Every little thing helps.
              Daniel: Fresh berries as opposed to frozen.

              • At 2010.01.07 11:57, James B said:

                I’m tired already of thinking about the running, but I need to go on with something! Well done.

                • At 2010.01.07 18:07, kilax said:

                  How do you count running as different than jogging? Is it the pace?

                  • At 2010.01.09 20:55, Daniel B. said:

                    Frozen, or dried, or preserved, or perhaps even no berries at all.
                    It is winter after all. Not exactly berry season.

                    • At 2010.01.10 09:24, Joanne said:

                      There are several references that indicated frozen fruits or foods in general do not lose a lot in nutritional value. Our bodies need variety and berries any time of year varied with other fruits will provide some healthy nutrition and “sweet tooth” gratification.

                      Thanks for the comment.

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