Saturday, December 12, 2009
The Water Experiment
Well, it's midnight and I finally unpacked the sleigh from a 14 trip, finished my run, "hottub" time, and am sitting to post my next blog entry. I knew you lost some (water) weight while exercising, and my research suggested that I weigh myself before I run and after so that I can replenish the weight in water lost. Well, in 30 min running, another 20ish walking so that I could finish watching Monk, I lost .8 lbs. I was a little surprised how much that was in such a short period of time. That's a lot of sweating, nearly 600 calories, 180 fat calories! So now my question is: how much do you have to drink to replenish a pound of weight loss? I certainly don't have to weigh myself every few minutes to see if I am back to prerun weight. Speaking of which, I have gained a pound since I started this. Ugh. I know it's early. OK, it's VERY early, but that's one of my goals. I know I know, muscle weighs more than fat.
The run tonight went pretty well. Vardotrichic, I took your suggestion and didn't stretch before. I just got on the treadmill and started running. I did a little stretching afterwards, but just ran cold. We'll see how that goes. I thought I would have been more tired faster, but it wasn't the case. I'm sure it was more acclimation, but the run went really really well. I felt as though I was hardly puffing tonight. That's encouraging! I think I could have gone the four miles and even contemplated it, but it's late so I didn't. Vardotrichic, thanks for all the encouragement! It really does help. I hope I can keep this going. Now, GO SWIMMING!
Oh yeah, I almost forgot: Asics 2140 size 8D...or was that 5140, I don't remember. They are a coooool blue. Lucky 13 more days.
Posted by donakimberly at 9:58 PM