Monday, February 4, 2013

Three Quick Miles

With a short run planned, I headed to Buck Gully to try to get away from the hordes of mountain bikers that were no doubt crawling the hills of Laguna Coast on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  The hills were gentle, the weather was fantastic, and I had to step aside only 4 times for mountain bikers. Mission accomplished!

Running Buck Gully 2-3-2013

On the calorie front, my adjustment is causing, well, adjustments. The new number is 1530 calories. It’s incredibly tough to hit this number when you love to eat!

Friday calorie stats:

  • Budget: 1530 calories
  • Food: 1557 calories
  • Exercise: 0 calories
  • Too few/(too many): (27)

Saturday stats:

  • Budget: 1530
  • Food: 2018
  • Exercise: 293
  • Too few/(too many): (195)

Sunday stats:

  • Budget: 1530
  • Food: 2044
  • Exercise: 488
  • Too few/(too many):  (26)

The bottom line is it appears that the best way to deal with this is to add some calories back through exercise. Crap.

The plan this week:

  • Monday: Scheduled rest
  • Tuesday: 2 miles
  • Wednesday: 3 miles
  • Thursday: 2 miles
  • Friday: Scheduled rest
  • Saturday: 4.5 miles
  • Sunday: 2 miles
  • Total planned: 13.5 miles

Slowly, oh ever so slowly, more miles…..


  1. I am struggling with my calorie intake lately too. I gotta get back on track. Even with my training I sometimes go over. When I train hard I just get that "hungry" feeling. I know that it is mostly mental though. Argh!!!

  2. By tracking, at least you know your options (less food or more exercise). If you are happy with your caloric intake, then yeah, more exercise is the answer!

  3. Sounds like a great run. I drive a few miles extra to get to trails without mountain bikers.
    It is so tough and the older I get the more I struggle with the weight vs eating balance. Hang in there!