I did mention to people that running has come quite addicting.

Tuesday morning I decided to get up at 4 am and take a jog. And I did. And it felt great. One thing I’ve noticed is that my legs rarely hurt much after running. They ache a little after I finish, but normally within the hour I’m ready to do another bout.

I also notice I burn a ton more calories when I do this. Is that good? Sure. But it makes it tougher to maintain a normal deficit instead of having a huge one. I guess that’s something I’ll have to work on.  Maybe I’ll be going back to more protein shakes.

I said “huge one.”

I also decided to start doing the Stronglifts program. Though I am running, I need to do some strength training on my legs. K.I.S.S I always (never) say.  And Stronglifts is fairly simple.  I also have scattered in my own lifting to make it feel MORE like I accomplish something.  It may hinder my running some since I’ll be doing squats, but we’ll see.  I basically took where I ended up before I stopped doing it and subtracted 20% of the weight and started there.


Breakfast – Breakfast sandwiches
Snacks – Jerky and granola bars
Lunch – Chicken strips, turkey burger and fries
Dinner – Chicken and 7 layer dip with chips
Dessert – Donuts


– A 1.44 mile run in the morning
– An hour+ of walking at work

Stronglifts 5×5
Squats  – –  185
Bench Press  – –  135
Bent Over Rows  – –  135
Additional Exercises Lifting until exhaustion
Curls  – –  9×40 lbs  6×35 lbs  6×30 lbs  6×25 lbs
Hammer Curls  – –  7×50 lbs  5×45 lbs  5×40 lbs  5×35 lbs
Dumbbell Pullovers- –  12×50 lbs  9×45 lbs  7×40 lbs  7×35 lbs
Tricep Pulldowns  – –  7×100 lbs  6×90 lbs  6×80 lbs  6×70 lbs
Tricep Extensions  – –  8×100 lbs  6×90 lbs  5×80 lbs  6×70 lbs

– 20 minutes of walking on the treadmill

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