The Chances

How a 250+ Pound Couch Potato Got Healthy

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I just got back from my lunchtime run. Tim wanted to run with me, so I told him that's fine, but we're going 5.35 miles. I let him set the pace, and this time he actually kept to it, thank goodness. That boy can be worrisome...

Prior to running, it finally happened: my left big toenail came off. FINALLY! It first turned black on my first big hike last summer, back in June. 4 months, geez. :)

Anyway, our average pace was 11:29, but it was anything but systematic. He slowed down a lot at the end. We walked the last .35, he said he wanted to make it to 5 miles without stopping. I slowed down and at one point walked a bit to let him catch up.

Mile 1: 9:51.45
Mile 2: 10:46.37
Mile 3: 10:59.68
Mile 4: 11:20.33
Mile 5: 12:18.75
.35 mi: 6:13.51 (walking)

1:01.30, 663 calories burned, including the walk at the end. Average HR: 133.

1 comment:

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Thanks for stopping by my humble little blog.

Awesome job with the weight loss. That's amazing! My friend Eric (Marathoner in Training) has also lost a huge amount of weight by running. Keep up the good work and good job with the run.