Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mileage Report & Running With Babes

{My daughter Stella & I gearing up for a jog.}

This morning I met up with my good friend Dala at our local park. The plan was for her to complete C25K W1D2 and for me to tag along. We finished her 20 minutes and walked another 1/2 mile. It was a good, easy day for me and I am glad to have the opportunity to get in more exercise and motivate a friend in the process. If I keep going with Dala for easy days that will have me being active 7 days a week! Whoa! Who would have thought? I was such a couch potato a year ago, now I can't wait to get out and do something.

Yesterday I logged 4 miles. Sunday was an easy 2.5 with Dala on her first day of C25K. With today's mileage I'm up to 8.5 miles for the week and its only Tuesday. This may not seem like a lot to you hardcore runners, but for me...it's a lot! I'm slowly and steadily working on increasing my mileage and I think this is a good start. Tomorrow I have 3 or 3.5 on the schedule.

Also yesterday was the day I chose to resume my strict eating. I cheated my booty off the past few weeks way more than I am usually allowed. So this week I am back to 1300-1500 calories a day and one cheat day after six good days. I did well with 1347 calories yesterday and I've already mapped out my calories today and it's coming in right around 1150. I might have to find a snack after dinner, maybe some yummy super low-cal strawberries just to put my calories at 1200. I don't want to eat too little and suffer from lack of energy on tomorrow morning's run.

What do you do to keep your calories low?


  1. you and your daughter are too cute!

  2. Hi Ashley,
    I didn't realize you had a second blog. The photos here are gorgeous!

  3. How do you run on so few calories?! I am probably at 2000 or so and still starving!