Today’s Workout: Crashing

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For some reason, Zombies Run kept crashing on me during my workout. After the third time, I just gave up and let Google Fit handle it. When I started, my knee was aching but after my warmup I was able to keep a relaxed pace for the rest of the run. The time passed pretty quickly, considering I didn’t have the mission to listen to. I’ll try again later in the week. Maybe they’ll roll out an update.

 Since I had the day off, I decided on beef ribs for lunch. I know people usually make complicated meals with these but, I literally just cook them on my grill pan with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. I don’t eat them often since they’re expensive but I felt like I needed a treat.

The second meal was complicated. Of course the weather randomly decides to get super warm when I need to use the oven for hours… I haven’t made spaghetti and meatballs in a long time and I’ve been meaning to use up the ground beef and pork I have. The portion in that bowl was WAY too much for me and I’m gonna end up finishing it off for lunch tomorrow and I have so much sauce left that dinner is gonna be easy for the rest of the week. I will have to add something green to this. I have some baby broccoli floating around that I bet would go great with this.

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Today’s Workout: Weight Checkin

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It’s been awhile since I posted my weight and I am now down to 204.2 with a total loss of 27.8 pounds. I am so, SO close to getting out of the 200 club! I also spent a little time going through some older clothes in my closet and I am very close to being able to wear them again. So, all this work is paying off! I know I’m not the most consistent with my workouts or completely virtuous with my food, but this is still working for me and I’m super excited to see how much more I lose in the coming months!

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Today’s Workout: Release the drone!

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I’m not shocked at all that drones are in the story now. In fact, I can think of a few situations where they could have used a drone to make things easier.

That aside, as you can tell I’m not going very fast on these runs. I’m more power walking than anything just until I’m used to running again. I could tell my knee not feeling up to snuff at the start but once I got going, I was fine. It was also one of those runs that I needed to talk myself into. I just keep telling myself that I’ll feel worse if I don’t do it than if I just suck it up and do it.

My diet has been pretty boring lately so, no pictures of food this time.

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Today’s Workout: Guess who’s back…

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Yup! I’m back on the treadmill and doing Zombies Run! I’m not doing any kind of program or anything; just warming up for 5 minutes, a VERY easy jog for 20 minutes, then 5 minutes to cool down. I know weight loss and getting stronger isn’t all about the cardio but; I enjoy running and I’ll work on getting in more weights. I know I need to get my steps up and this is a really easy way to do it.

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Don’t judge my excessive garlic. I like it.

I know my doctor wanted me to take fish oil but I am still trying to eat more fish overall. I baked some salmon and using the seasoning packet from some ramen, I seasoned the fish and the noodles under that fish. I split it between me and the kid so it was less salt and calories overall. I would have had some green veggies with this but my Misfits Market delivery with what veggies I could use never came.

Am I cursed to not get Misfits Market deliveries on days when I’m off work? Because it doesn’t happen often but the two times Misfits Market hasn’t delivered when promised, I’ve been off work…

Anyway, I feel great getting on the treadmill again and enjoying the Zombies Run story. Still trying to figure out how to balance the right amount of cardio and weights around my job and… Everything else. But I’m sure I’ll get there.

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Today’s Workout: I got caught…

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If you’re not familiar, if you have chases on in Zombies Run and you don’t make the speed, you don’t die just lose supplies. It was close but, I didn’t go fast enough and I ended up losing some stuff. On Friday, I bet I’ll do better. I wasn’t cramping nearly as much today as on Monday and my posture felt on point.

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Tonight’s dinner was an old classic since I had some snow peas to use up. I cooked the steak first then added the veggies in some soy and hosen sauce. And I love me some chili crisp. I don’t like to think about how much MyFitnessPal rates it as a red food. It’s bloody delicious.

I still need to do my body weight workouts and stretching before I go to sleep but today felt strong. Good way to end out the month.

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Today’s Workout: Buried

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Yeah, not my fastest time (that would be around a 14 minute mile) but I’m getting back into the swing of things. I could feel my calves cramping more than they used to since I’ve been cycling instead of running for so long.

Not gonna lie, even though I’m not at my lockdown levels of jogging for 20-30 minutes straight (working from home had its advantages…) I can feel the muscle memory returning. It was even instinctual for me to adjust my posture to make sure I wasn’t hunched over and my abs were engaged.

There were no chases this time (I don’t think there was supposed to be this time in the Zombies Run 5k trainer) but I had some self imposed intervals since I am a huge geek and I’m invested in the story. I slowed to a fast walk during the story parts.

At this point, my main concern is just to get my stamina back up so that a 30 minute run is easy again. I want to get to the point where an easy run is a 5 min warm up, 30 minute jog at the same speed, then a 5 minute cool down. And of course I didn’t forget my bodyweight workouts. I had the apps running while I did my own thing so I’m not posting the images from those apps. It’s not an accurate calorie burn in my opinion since I’m not doing what the app says. Does that make any sense? Probably not….

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Today’s Workout: Chases!

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That’s right! I’m back to Zombies Run! This time, with chases on. It only made me do one chase this time and it wasn’t so bad. I managed not to get caught and lose any supplies.

I can definitely tell it’s been awhile since I’ve had a good run and it felt great to get back in my running shoes. The only way to get used to it again is to get back into the habit of running at least three days a week just for 30 minutes because I have to get writing for the rest of the night.

It helps that with the Saxenda, I really only have a snack for dinner. If I eat breakfast, cook my lunch at work, then I’m not really that hungry when I get home. And I’m not about to force myself to eat if I’m not hungry.

I still have to do my stretches. I noticed some cramping in my calves when I was running; probably because of all the walking I did over the weekend so I NEED to stretch as much as I can. I’ll do the body weight stuff but only a light workout. I still wanna be able to move tomorrow.

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Today’s Workout: I miss the zombies…

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I did the desk bike after work while reading to catch up on reviews. It was fine, I got my heartrate up and I have been doing the body weight workouts despite not posting them here but I really miss Zombies Run. Next week, I’m going to do their 5k training program since I’ve never used the chases function before. I was always I’d mess it up and lose all my items because I wouldn’t be able to keep up. I’ve done 5k’s before so it’s just a matter of getting back into the groove. 

Another thing about the chases is I don’t run very fast to begin with. I stick to around 3.5 mph, 4 if I’m feeling spicy. But I think for the chases, you have to already be at 4 in order for them to work. If I suck at it, I just won’t do it again.

This weekend I have Flame Con so, I won’t be working out at all. I’ll be walking around enough and I’m always sore after a convention. 

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Today’s Workout: Week 4 Day 1.

It’s been awhile since I did a run and it felt pretty good! I thought I might struggle since I was using the bike for so long but everything went fine.

Also, I love how unabashedly nerdy Zombies Run is. Larping, table top games, superhero movies and comics… I may not be into all the stuff they’re talking about, but I can feel how much love the actors put into it that it’s contageous. I really want Sam to get that golden chalace for that game.

I’m not sure I’m going to do the virtual races this year, since I’m short on funds. We’ll have to see. There are plenty of other missions for me to listen to. Even though I’d like another medal to hang… Eh, movement is what’s important!

This week is gonna have some odd hours so, I’ll try to get in my workouts as much as I can. Now, I hae a bunch of food prep to do.

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Today’s Workout: Week 3 Day 3

After doing what I should do around my birthday, whatever I want, I’m back to my running! And since I haven’t given up on my desperate attempts to not lose my house by supplementing my dismal income by selling my writing, I put Shelley up on the teadmill and I was able to do a little bit of writing during the walking portions of c25k. I could only type with one hand since I have to hold the phone to count my steps on the app, but hey, any words cound as progress.

And you’re damn right I’m 41 and have stickers. Let me enjoy things.

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