Today was WAY better than yesterday. Yesterday I had a case of the "Wednesday Blues" (similar to the Monday Blues but worse), I didn't feel like doing anything. I didn't want to get up, didn't want to go to work, didn't want to do any work, didn't want to bike, didn't want to cook, etc. I did end up cleaning up the apartment for about an hour, I scrubbed extra hard and danced around while I cleaned so I could get away with considering it cross-training.
Today I felt much better. We did about 5.5 miles and it went well. It's hard to imagine that a few weeks ago 5.5 miles would have really worn me out. So, during out run we had a conversation about eating/calories and losing weight. It got me to thinking....it really annoys me when someone says "oh you run, you can eat whatever you want". Well yeah, I COULD but in theory anyone could eat anything they want, you just run the risk of being mistaken for a beached whale. This is a common problem, people overestimate the amount of calories burned during a workout and underestimate the amount of calories in the food they eat. So yeah, today's workout burned about 570 calories according to my handy Garmin (that thing is great!) You may be thinking, "wow that's great, look how many calories you burned!". Well, let's put this in perspective: A Hardee's little thickburger is 910 calories, add another 300 for an order of fries and what do you have? TOO MANY CALORIES!!!!!!!! And that's without a soda. So yes, I COULD eat what I want (the Hardee's burger and fries) but then I'll never lose this dreaded back fat!