Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Food Diary: Day 10

For 09/10/08: Woke up around 7:30 am, first meal at 1:20 pm. Two slices of ham and pine pizza from Upper Crust. Second meal at 8:00 pm, one doughnut with nuts and sugar frosting on top. 2x Heinekens, some crackers. Off to bed at 1 am.

Biked up to work all in one go with no breathers. Wore the heart rate monitor, which once again generated some awesome data. It took me 33 minutes, door to door, to cover the 5.4 miles. -5 min improvement over yesterday, hit the lights better.

Average heart rate: 156 bpm
Max heart Rate: 181 bpm

Found that tightening the chest band on the sensor generated much more accurate results, even without moistening the sensor.

On the ride home I made it in 15 minutes, covering 4.8 miles in 14:56 minutes.

Average heart rate: 157 bpm
Max heart rate: sensor borked, registered 236, likely a doubling error.

Did a set of 6 push-up, immediately recalled why I don't do them. I have elbows and shoulders that sound like an arthritic 80 year-old's.

Sleep was ok-ish, kinda restless.

Food Diary: Day 9

For 09/09/08: Woke up around 8 am, first meal at 11:30 pm. Pack of Nutter Butters, red-filling danish, and a Hansen's Rasberry soda. Second meal at 5:20 pm, 7 slices of Upper Crust Pizza, of various sorts. Off to bed at 12 am.

Biked up to work all in one go with no breathers. Wore the heart rate monitor, which generated some awesome data. It took me 38 minutes, door to door, to cover the 5.4 miles.

Average heart rate: 155 bpm
Max Heart Rate: 184 bpm

According to this site, that means that I was at about 80% of my maximum heart rate for most of the trip. Interesting.

Still no pushups.

Sleep was ok-ish, kinda restless.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Food Diary: Day 8

For 09/08/08: Woke up around 7 am, first meal at 12:30 pm. Breakfast burrito with sausage, Jones Crushed Mellon soda. Second meal at 8:25 pm, slice of ham and pineapple pizza, Heineken. Off to bed at 12 am.

Biked to the Westside bike shuttle as I was under the impression that I had to come in early. I was incorrect. Biked to downtown for pizza after work. Working on figuring out a time where I'll actually do push-ups.

Sleep was short, but ok-ish.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Food Diary: Day 7

For 09/07/08: Woke up around 9:30 am, first meal at 11 am. One plain and one everything bagel, both with chive whipped cream cheese. Lunch around 2:30 pm, quesadilla with fajita fixings and cheddar cheese. Dinner around 9pm, 2x Heinekens, lots of club crackers, some cream of broccoli soup (unpleasant, had less than a cup or so). Off to bed at 1:30 am.

Walked to the beach from Kristina's place, no biking or push ups today, which is what I'd planned anyways.

Sleep was super meh, would like to sleep in my own bed at some point soon. Was not expecting to be out so much this weekend.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Food Diary: Day 6

For 09/06/08: Woke up around 7am, first meal at 11 am. 6" Italian sausage sub from Subway, everything on it, and some potato chips. Dinner around 6pm, 2x beef fajitas with onions and red/green bell peppers, helped prepare them, they were excellent. Also had a few handfuls of tortilla chips with southwestern style salsa. 1.5 margaritas, and a slice of cake were also consumed during the course of the evening. Went to bed around 1 am.

No biking or push ups, helped Kristina move instead. Also walked around a bit, and swam. Very out of shape swimming-wise, will have to work on that as well. Slight sunburn. As usual, not unpleasant, I just look pinkish.

Sleep was extraordinarily meh.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Food Diary: Day 5

For 09/05/08: Woke up around 8 am, first meal at 9 am. Cinnamon raisin bagel, Gatorade. Second meal around noon, zero calorie Hansen's ginger ale and a tube of honey roasted cashews. Roughly at 6 pm I found I could not resist a $1 64oz Icee. It was tasty, but frustrating, as Icees are wont to be. For dinner, Kristina's parents made combo pizza, I had two slices. For desert we went to DIY Yogurt for dessert, had a cup of yogurt with literally all the fixings. Gummy Bears featured prominently. Later that night had some nuts, as well as 2 fun-sized Hershey's bars at random points in the day. Went to bed around 1 am.

Rode to work, rode home again. Neglected push-ups again. Observed that I eat more with others than when left to my own devices. Nervous habit?

Sleep was pretty meh, even if I did get more hours than usual in. End of the week fatigue level is somewhere between "agonizing" and "crippling." Awkward level for today was roughly the same, will be interesting to see how the rest of this year/weekend pans out.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Food Diary: Day 4

For 09/04/08: Woke up around 8 am, first meal at 10am. Ate half a leftover vegetarian club sandwich, very tasty. Second meal was at Vallarta around 6 pm, one super burrito. Went to bed around 12 am.

Rode up to the bookstore in the morning, and then to downtown after work, stopping by Aaron's house to get him. Continue to neglect push ups, looking at my schedule for the next few days I suspect that will continue to be the case at least until Monday (the 8th).

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Food Diary: Day 3

For 09/03/08: Woke up around 6:45 am, first meal at 11am. Jamba Juice, Peach Passion original size, with a fiber boost (the boost wasn't my idea). Second meal was at Saturn around 9:30 pm, a tuna melt with a side of cream of tomato soup. Scavenged most of Kimberly's fries as well. Went to bed around 1 am.

Bussed it up to Sunnyvale, rode from Diridon to Kristina's house and back, which is roughly a total of 16 miles. Took about 40 minutes out and 30 back. Rode from work to Kimberly's house, another 6 miles, not sure how long that took, but I did it at a good clip. Neglected push-ups again.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Food Diary: Day 2

For 09/02/08: Woke up around 8am, first meal at 6pm. All you can eat pizza at Upper Crust: 7 slices, 3-4 glasses of coke. Went to bed around 4 am.

Biked to work, only made it 1/3 up Hagar due to getting a massive staple in my back tyre. Wheel was dead flat in under 5 min. Bussed down to Spokesman, bought a new tube and installed it there, then rode to the old house. Neglected push-ups again, primarily because my morning routine isn't all worked out yet. The microfiber towel works really well, it was an excellent investment.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Food Diary: Day 1

For 09/01/08: Woke up around 3pm, first meal at 6pm. One super burrito from Vallarta, small coke, tortilla chips. Around 3am of 09/02/08 consumed a large shake from Jack-in-the-Box over the course of several hours, in addition to a large seasoned fries. Went to bed around 5-6am.

Completed moving and unpacked the majority of my stuff in lieu of biking to work and doing push-ups. (No work) Regardless, I could not have done push-ups even if I wanted to: soreness was compounded by post-drunk joint pain to make my arms pretty torn up.