Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Life on the ‘Mill

So here’s tonight’s decision process. It’s a little after 6:30PM. I’m meeting the rest of the project team for dinner at 7:30PM. I need to get my a** moving:

  • Hmm. I can go run up a hill for a mile and back for a mile.
  • Hmm. I can hit the treadmill.
  • Hmm. It’s 50 degrees outside (don’t forget, we’re talking someone who lives in Southern California here).
  • Hmm. The treadmill has a TV on it and I have my headphones.
  • Hmm. Big Ban Theory is on TBS.

The treadmill won.

Plan: 2 miles

Actual: 2.03 miles

Calorie budget:

  • Standard budget: 2030 (us Clydesdales get a significant allowance)
  • Exercise adjustment: +380 calories (once again, us Clydesdales burn a lot to keep the mass moving).
  • Total budget: 2410 calories
  • Total consumed: 2395 (more on this in a separate post)
  • Calorie surplus/(deficit): 15 (whew)


  1. Dreadmill, oops I mean treadmill was definitely a good choice in this situation. 50 is COLD. :)

  2. 15 wow! Great Job man. The treadmill is better than the No mill.