Now that I’m working on building my stamina to run the 4th Annual Amber Pizzo Memorial 5K on July 12, I needed to calibrate my Nike + iPod Sport Kit that I use with my iPod Touch – this is a neat tool on my Touch that tracks distance, speed, calories burned, etc.
I went to the local high school to run around the track and get it exact, so I can hit some paths to run and always know where I am in a run.
In the past, I had it calibrated for walking.
Last week, I was alternating running and walking a quarter mile at a time, but now I’m just running. I’m just going a mile and a half currently, so I have to accelerate that distance quickly to reach 5k for the race.
I’ll be running pretty much every day, in addition to other exercise, leading up to the 5k. I need to get drastic, because I’m sick of being at a plateau for weeks. I see that Tim Jones fatblogged this week about the same issue, and he started at the same weight as me and is stuck at the same amount now.
Well, as I polish off an entire P’Zone from Pizza Hut — I can tell you that I’ve almost completely fallen off the diet wagon…I have, however, been much better about working out and exercising on a consistent basis’ though. Therefore, I haven’t gained too much weight back. I’m currently at 218lbs., which is still 7lbs. under my starting weight, but also 18lbs. from my goal.
I feel bad for Tim – when he breaks away from his diet, he is eating that Pizza Hut stuff. At least I get the real thing from my north Jersey pizzerias when I’m packing on the pounds.
Starting weight: 225
Last week: 218
This week: 218