Saturday, September 20, 2014

Mother Nature's Ugly Side

Hey folks. No posting in a week because there's been no activity. As mentioned in an earlier post, there are a couple or three weeks every year where you could mistake Southern California for Miami. Well, maybe not that bad - more like DC. Well, maybe not that bad either. But you get the point. Hurricane season is not something that only happens in the Gulf of Mexico, but also in the eastern Pacific. As you probably heard, there was a big hurricane that hit the southern end of Baja California and decided to track northwest toward the U.S. Luckily for us, we hardly ever get the full force of a hurricane but we are affected.

For me, the main impact was heat and humidity the likes that I'm not used to. Since I'm not training, it's an easy decision to forgo exercise for comfort. Not all is lost though because unfortunately I still have to watch the calories. Without that 40 minutes of activity, it becomes a challenge by the end of the day when the calorie allotment is gone!

Stay tuned though. Weather appears back to normal, so I'll be updating here soon.

 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Another Week?

Wow. I hadn’t realized that I hadn’t posted in a week. I’m keeping up with calorie tracking (not always successfully tracking to my goal) and I’m getting out at least a couple evenings a week for a brisk walk around the neighborhood.

Normally, I would have been out in the hills on Sunday for 5 or 6 miles.  Despite all the crap I give everyone about weather everywhere else, there are a few weeks every year where we here in Southern California get to suffer through heat and humidity that gets close to some what many of you live with all the time. This weekend was one of those. Hurricane Norbert is spinning a few hundred miles south of here, and while we didn’t get rain (that’s reserved for Arizona and New Mexico), we did get heat and humidity. For example, the forecast for Sunday (next to the ocean) was 92 degrees for a high with 60% humidity. Compare that to our seasonal average of 72 degrees.

Instead, I stuck to the neighborhood loop. When I was done I was literally able to wring my shirt out. So uncharacteristic for Southern California….

Monday

Distance: 0

Calories: ??? (Obviously took a myfitnesspal holiday too)

Tuesday

Distance: 2.66 @ 15:51

Calories: 132 deficit

Wednesday

Distance: 0

Calories: 427 over

Thursday

Distance: 2.66 @ 16:31

Calories: 118 deficit

Friday

Distance: 0

Calories: 4 deficit

Saturday

Distance: 0

Calories: 112 over

Sunday

Distance: 2.66 @ 14:52

Calories: 258 deficit

Monday

Distance: 0

Calories: 26 deficit

Sunday weigh in: Down 1 pound (Yea! Moving in the right direction)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Another Week, Another Pound

Another week in the book. Made it out into the hills for a short 4 miler on Sunday morning. Had grilling to deal with later in the day….

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Friday

Distance: 2.66 @ 15:44

Calories: 476 deficit

Saturday

Distance: 0

Calories: Out for the day. Calories not logged

Sunday:

Distance: 4 @ 16:07

Calories: 24 deficit

Sunday weigh-in: Down 1 lb. Hopefully I’m back on the right track.