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May 11, 2015 — Leave a comment

I’ve been using Lose It! for over five years now…TRUTH!

Unless you’re a runner* – in which case, they are completely related…


…though a mashup is probably appropriate:


Have a great weekend!

*or cyclist, duathlete, triathlete, etc.


August 2, 2013 — Leave a comment


[oh my peanut butter-lovin’ heart!]

Training Journal – 8/2/13:

  • Current plan: Mix of running and cycling
  • Today’s session: Rest day & day two of carb loading for a half marathon on Saturday.
  • Comments: Carb-o-rama today: oatmeal, raisins, craisins, bananas, bagels, steamed rice, spaghetti, bread sticks, aaaaand a venti mocha frappuccino.  I will partake of aforementioned PB treats tomorrow!


July 28, 2013 — 1 Comment

I think I ate close to the equivalent of 2/3s of my 14-mile, morning run of these at lunch today.

Training Journal – 7/28/13:

  • Current plan: Mix of running and biking
  • Today’s session: 2-hour long run
  • Comments: I did 14.11 miles @ 8:33 avg pace for a total time of 2:00:40
  • Weekly mileage: Running: 33 / Bicycling: 29.38

Eat Your Veggies

March 26, 2013 — Leave a comment

I had to stop by the grocery on the way home from work to pick up some sourdough bread for dinner.

I also picked up some “veggies”…


They’re from Whole Foods, so they gotta be good for you, right?

Training Journal – 3/26/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan – W14D2
  • Today’s session: 5 mile easy run @ 8:27-9:28 pace
  • Comments: I did 5.37 @ 8:03

Picked these up at the grocery store yesterday – a new favorite…!


Training Journal – 3/17/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan – W12/D7
  • Today’s session:Rest 5 mile recovery run
  • Comments: Today was a rest day on the plan, but I wanted to try doing a recovery run (9:35-10:18 pace.) I did 5.68 @ 9:10 (I tried to hit the 9:35 mark, but failed…)
  • Weekly mileage: Running: 40.51 / Bicycling: 21.6

While I was in Texas this week, I stopped at a Cracker Barrel for dinner and it turns out they were testing a new “Wholesome Fixin’s” menu – I happened to be in San Marcos, driving between Austin and San Antonio.


I ordered the baked chicken breast dinner, “A baked chicken breast dipped in a buttermilk-blended dressing and coated with seasoned, toasted cornflake crumbs” (330 cals); a side of green beans (60 cals); and cheesy grits (150 cals).  The chicken breast was juicy, tasted great, and the cornflake crumbs did give it that “fried” texture.  The two sides were good, as usual.  No biscuit and gravy, I guess that would defeat the low-cal option.  They had other selections for breakfast and lunch/dinner as well…I guess I should have taken a photo of the menu.

All in all, not bad for 540 calories, though I probably wouldn’t get this all the time…it’s hard to pass up some good chicken fried steak, chicken n’ dumplins, or a Momma’s Pancake Breakfast!  We don’t have Cracker Barrels where we live and my wife thought I was nuts for trying this…given the fact that I only had one meal to savor!

I’m not sure when this is supposed to be widely available – they don’t even list “Wholesome Fixin’s” on their website at this point.

Training Journal – 3/14/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan – W12/D4
  • Today’s session: 5 mile pace run @ 8:27-9:28 pace + day one of carb loading for a half marathon on Saturday
  • Comments: I did 5.4 @ 8:12