Thursday, August 16, 2012

Running, Calories and a Journal

I've been at the gym more these past two weeks, and trying to run at least three days a week. I wanted to start something new to help me get ready for the half. I'm going to be journaling my running, including distance, time, etc. Recently, Jeff Galloway tweeted that runners who journal their experience are more likely to be lifetime runners. That is what I want to be, a life time runner.
I already journal my food intake, and that has made a huge difference in my diet. Not loose 10 lbs diet, but diet as in eating style. I don't want to write down that I had a king size payday or a big gulp icee. So I usually opt for something a little healthier. I keep them on notecards so I can look at what I ate throughout the week.   Journaling works, guys. It holds you accountable and you can actually see what it is you are eating. There's little room for, "mindless eating" when you make the decision to keep track of everything that goes into your body.
I havent decided if I am going to journal on my blog, or just write it down at home. Probably a mixture of the two. I haven't ran past 3 miles yet, and I was really hoping to be at 4 or 5 by now. So hopefully this will help me out, and if you are beginning to run, I hope this is some helpful advice for you as well.
I will also be posting upcoming 5ks in our area as well, so look forward to that also!
Thanks for reading
So I run-but not without a clear goal ahead of me. So I box-but not as if I were just shadow boxing. 1 Corinthians 9:26

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