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
|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