Date: 07/25/09 08:12 AM
Distance: 7.00 miles
Speed: 5.1 mph
Pace: 11' 41 min/mile
Today's run was a doozie. It was through the back trails of Balboa Park, where there's at least a 19% grade on a few of the longer hills. It was supposed to be an 8 mile run. Towards the latter part of the run I kept thinking that we were missing a hill, and it turns out I was right. I was following behind a group of women who looked like they knew where they were going, but they forgot an extra loop to fit in that last mile. The thing about running through Balboa Park early in the morning is that you never want to run alone due a few of the transient folk still lingering. Most of the transients want to be left alone, anyway, but it's better to be safe in numbers, which is why I followed the women in front of me. I'm perfectly fine with 7 miles. I did walk up two hills and took it easy on the steep downhills, which explains the much slower average pace.
Now that I'm back to tracking everything on Fitday again, it seems I'm coming up short on calories, and I need to fit in something before bed, while keeping the lean protein numbers slightly higher than everything else -- meaning no delving into the cookies. Normally, I have to hold back so I don't over do it. I'm not sure why there's a shift, not being as hungry, but I sure hope it eventually shows up on my physique (less gut, more toned legs and arms) -- I still have plenty of catching up to do.
Speaking of hungry...
My husband and I decided to hit the High Dive after the run. I had a vegetable omelet sans cheese that looked rather large at first glance, but I inhaled it, plus the hash browns and toast... Now I'm stuffed to my ears.
Every time we go to the High Dive I find a few new stickers that just bust me up:
In My Head - No Doubt