I had a little mini panic attack when I couldn't recall any of my workouts for the first 3 days of the week. Then I remembered that I traveled for business last week (flights on Monday & Wednesday) that killed two workout days. Tuesday was the lone day of activity, a 2.5 mile run the Port Huron YMCA, a mixed-bag workout, focused primarily on upper body, and a 2.5 mile run back to the hotel. The only day I did any diet tracking for was Monday. It's so hard to accurately log food while eating out for 3 meals per day. For this trip, it just didn't seem worth the effort.
2011-APR-04 Diet Log
2011-APR-04 Nike+ Run Graph (run to the YMCA)
2011-APR-04 Nike+ Run Graph (most of the run back to the hotel)
This was also a test run with a hydration belt. I picked up a CamelBak Delaney Plus belt and wanted to do a test-run with it before setting off on my long run on Saturday. Getting the cinching adjusted right took the majority of the run, but once I got it right, it was snug and comfortable. I barely noticed I was wearing it (and hauling 24oz of Accelerade around on my arse!)
2011-APR-07 Diet Log
2011-APR-07 Nike+ Run Graph -- calibration is off (and, therefore, so are pacing & distance)
2011-APR-07 Run Map & Stats (RunKeeper)
Friday was an off-day, both from work and from working out. It was a "daddy daycare" day looking after Maeve & Vivian (now 21 mos old) while Laura did some about-town errands. Knowing my long[est] run was coming up the next day, I committed to hydration and set a goal of at least 4000 Kcal of nourishment. Factoring out the calorie burn of a 3-mile walk with the family, I ended around 3800 Kcal and put down a gallon of water.
2011-APR-08 Diet Log
In the coming days (more likely weeks), I intend to start writing less about the monotony of my runs and workouts (they'll still get a mention) and writing more about some of my daily routine and the self-experimentation I've done, both with what I put on my body for exercise and what I put in my body for exercise.
With this last push of travel behind me for a month or so, I also intend to get back into the habit of making this a daily blog. I've had a lot of idea recently and I can't stuff them all into one post!