Monday, April 03, 2006


The good thing about carb loading is that I definitely have better performance while running. The down side is the major weight fluctuations. I went through the fluctuations last year and it's happening again. I guess that's just the way it's going to be for me. The tough part is that with in less than a week's span I can go up a size in clothing, then back down again. It's bizarre. I was up to 128 by Saturday morning. Today I'm 126. Tomorrow it will probably be around 124/125.

Reality Check:
Michael's father isn't doing so well. He's had heart problems for the past 20 years or so, had bypass surgery, a pacemaker, several meds, etc... It's hard to see a once dynamic person slow down so much. This is hard on Michael.

Things that went right:
*On the running scene, I took 11 seconds off my 2.5 mile run.
*Carb loading IS making the difference.

Things that need improvement:
*Mentally get over the weight fluctuation thing for now. I was hoping it wouldn't be so dramatic this year, but I guess it's just how my system works.
*Figure out what to get(or do for) Michael for his birthday on Friday.

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Donna said...

I get big fluctuations in my weight too. I hate that. Congrats on shaving some time off your 2.5 mile. I need to start working on my speed. That's too bad about Michael's father. I'll keep him in my thoughts.

FV Tom said...

OT: It's pouring rain here.

Congrats on the Padres win.

Irene said...

The fluctuations always happen when I bring in the carb loading thing. It just does something to the psyche to see the numbers spike so quickly...