I ate a bunch o' crap yesterday; just couldn't seem to stop grazing. I was able to rein it in under the calorie limit, thanks to a "clean" kitchen – for the most part, my pantry and refrigerator are junk-food-free – but my nutrition was way off. Only 13% protein and 50% fat. Not a good combo. And it didn't even taste that great.
When you get into a grazing mood, it really doesn't matter how food tastes, does it? Just so it's food.
Since I'm Garmin-less, I have to rely on my car's odometer to determine my mileage. I've double-checked the flat roads at MapMyRun, and the odometer is correct. But when I used MMR to check the 6.6-mile loop I do on the road on which I live, it came out to 7.3 miles. Can hills make that much difference? I'd love to use the longer distance – that's an instant improvement in my pace! – but I probably should stay with the more conservative number. It took 94 minutes yesterday to do the loop. I ran halfway up most of the hills, all the way up one and flew down all of them.
PQ, if you're lookin' for hills, we've got 'em! I tried to get the elevation of my road, but … dial-up. Need I say more? Or maybe I'm just getting more impatient the older I get. Heh.
I had the Shuffle with me and made a mental note of the songs that got me moving. Keeping in mind that I'm a. Slow and b. Short, you might find some of these tunes worthy of adding to your playlist:
- Thunder on the Mountain, Bob Dylan
- Elvis Presley Blues, Jimmy Buffett
- Run Like Hell, Pink Floyd
- Pressure, Billy Joel
- Graceland, Paul Simon
- Rain, The Cult
- Real Wild Child, Christopher Otcasek
- Tell Me What the Papers Say, Elton John
- You May Be Right, Billy Joel
- Yours to Keep, Teddybears
- Running Free, Iron Maiden
- Run and Run, Psychedelic Furs
- Run, Run, Run, Velvet Underground
- Running on Empty, Jackson Browne
- Straw Hat and Old Dirty Hank, Barenaked Ladies
You have to learn to pace yourself
You're just like everybody else
You've only had to run so far
But you will come to a place
Where the only thing you feel
Are loaded guns in your face
And you'll have to deal with