Monday, March 8, 2010

The Longest Run

I ran ten miles on a treadmill, today. It was awful. The longest I’ve ever run on one of these machines has been for 30 minutes, so this is quite a feat (for me). I've read about people who have run the entire length of a marathon (26.2 miles) on a treadmill. These people generally live in places like Minnesota, Wisconsin, or another very cold place. I wanted to see if I could run a ten-miler on one of these things. It was a really boring run and one I’ll likely never repeat, but I did it! It made me realize how lucky I am to live in San Diego.

On another note, I only burned approximately 1000 calories. My boyfriend, who is twice my weight, burns 1000 calories in half the time. It just reiterates how much of a role weight plays in the amount of calories that are burned. The less you weigh, the less you burn. “Plateauing” is a myth. You simply need to factor in your weight, and readjust the quantity you eat, based on how much you lose.

See you outside.

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