Thomas Jefferson is at fault for French fries. I officially hate a founding father.
I suppose I do not really hate him. I am simply torturing myself by watching the History Channel’s Modern Marvels: Fast Food Tech.
I’m an idiot.
Day 5: The Long Run
I know I haven’t been counting, but the title seemed fitting.
My day is packed full of stuff to do, which I should be doing now instead of blogging, but… you know, I’d rather be blogging.
My long run was at the top of my list this morning, and it got done! (Not first, but done!)
I went to the gym and did a quick five-minute warmup. After 10 minutes on the treadmill at a good pace, I realized I should have done a more substantial warmup.
Ah, well! You live. You learn.
For the first 10 minutes, I felt OK. My knee was a little upset, and my right shoulder was very sore, but I felt OK.
Come five minutes later, and I felt like dying. I still had 15 minutes to go.
Instead of giving up or slowing down, which is what I wanted to do, I sprinted! For two minutes, I pushed my body hard.
After that, I felt it would be A-OK for me to go at a slower pace for a few minutes before picking up again.
Just before the end of my run, I sprinted again for two minutes. After finishing a quick cool down and stretch, I felt accomplished enough to leave the gym.
Go me! I did it! Yay!
Now, don’t get me wrong. I did not enjoy it. My knee hurts, and an old shoulder injury is bothering me STILL.
But I did do it.
According to the treadmill, I traveled 3 miles (in a total of 40 minutes), and burned 330 calories.
I am inclined to believe the treadmill. However, I WANT to believe my watch, which said I burned 764 calories. Really, which would you prefer?
Unfortunately, I know that running at a steady pace for one hour burns only 500 calories. I probably only burned 330. Boo!
On a lighter note, I feel really good about myself today. I still look fat, but I feel good. Bonus points from running! :)
Let me tell you! I am a decent photographer… when I have the right tools. To prove this to you, here a few photos from my photojournalism days.
My tools are not great, but I’ll continue to do the best that I can do for you and my recipes!