Now if any of you remember the last time I attempted to run outside, it didn't turn out so well. All I can remember from that day is being able to run for 15 mins, being short of breath, and having sore knees for the rest of the night. I also remember saying to myself, how I wanted to start running outside at least once a week and obviously that did not come to be. So, you can only imagine the hesitation I had towards having the opportunity to run outside again tonight. On the other hand if I chose not to run outside, that would have ruined my chances of getting in a workout. And of course I didn't want that to happen.
In the first few minutes into my run, I noticed that I wasn't having trouble breathing at all. I was absolutely amazed at that and of course proud of myself for being able to get to that point in the mission. However, I did within those first few minutes have a little pain in my knees as well as my shins. I couldn't really tell if my legs were a little stiff and they needed to be loosened up. I did stretch before I started to run but it has been awhile since I ran outside last. So taking that into consideration, I decided to keep on going. It was actually a nice change of pace, running outside. It does sometimes get boring running inside on a machine for 40 mins, which is why I think I enjoyed running outside tonight. I actually enjoyed it so much that before I knew it, I had ran for 30 mins. That my friends, is a new best for The Heavy Man!
It took a while but my legs did warm up a little and I noticed that they weren't in as much pain as they were the last time I ran outside. They did still feel sore at the end of the workout though. I wonder if it is my shoes or maybe my body wasn't built to do cardio outside. I do however want to continue to build on being able to run outside on a more consistent basis because I do enjoy actually being able to see different places as I workout. What do all think? Should I keep on trying to build the strength in my legs and joints to be able to run outside one day with no pain? Or should I stick to doing cardio on machines in the gym? Please let me know what you think.
With that being said, let's get to the details of the day:
Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 38 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)
Breakfast - Egg whites on a multigrain roll with a slice of american cheese = Points 7
Snacks During the Day - 1 Weight Watcher brownie = Points 2
Lunch - 1/2 rotisserie chicken with a side of steamed vegetables and cinnamon apples (Boston Market) = Points 20
Dinner - 1 serving of whole wheat pasta with parmesan cheese and a side of 3 reduced fat crescent rolls = Points 7
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cone = Points 2
Total Points Eaten Today = 38 Points
I was locked out of the gym tonight because my pass key stopped working. So, I improvised and did my cardio outside for roughly 40 mins. Tomorrow I will be executing my weight lifting and strength training portion of my workout routine.
Day #114 - Weigh-In = 251.4 lbs
|Day #114 Weigh-In|
|Day #114 Front Shot|