Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I think one major think I need to work on is my diet. I rarely eat vegetables, except in an occasional bowl of soup. I also don't eat much fruit. Most of my nutrition is from the bread group, the lunchmeat group, the cheese group, and the beer group. I used to eat a lot of frozen burritos, but they have a lot of salt and fat, and it was hard to keep my weight in check.

I ran 1:20 at Patapsco yesterday, at I bonked one hour in. I totally ran out of gas. That's really strange, since I ate a good breakfast and lunch. I even had a granola bar before the run. I was so hungry, I was seeing mirages of pasta and rice!

At the end of the run, I found an old packet of Gu in my car, and I squeezed every last drop out of it, like a starving lunatic.

The diet will be difficult to modify until I can get my kitchen fixed up. But it's definitely something I need to think about, especially for the longer runs.

The plan for the rest of the week:
  1. Tuesday: Run hills with TWSS @ RELP
  2. Wednesday: Swim 12-15 laps and maybe jog a few miles
  3. Thursday: First Thursday @ Mt. Vernon: Run or bike there and back. (sure, I will be sweaty, but BFD)
  4. Friday: 1 hour run at Patapsco or RELP, swim 15-18 laps
  5. Saturday: 1 hour run
  6. Sunday: 1 hour run, swim 18 laps (half mile)

I might do a 5K race this weekend in lieu of speedwork on the track.

I would like to bike at B&A or Patapsco this weekend, but I think getting the kitchen done is more important. Life is full of tradeoffs!

On a positive note, I am down 5-7 lbs to 183lbs at 6'2". I think 175 would be ideal.


  1. Oh I can SO identify (I type as I eat a chocolate chip cookie). Lots from the margarita and wine group... oh and the vodka tonic group, too. All yummy groups. Gotta work on more veggies and fruits... although I had a fabulous 7 1/2-minute mile 7-mile run this morning....

  2. Carbs, carbs and more carbs. Oh, and processed meats loaded with sodium. Oh, and sugar. And more sodium loaded cheese. And let's not forget caffeine loaded energy drinks and Gu. You know Steve, if you adjust your fuel, you could be a 10.5, instead of just a 10:)
    You're such a -----------!!!