Broke Even With Sore Ankle

Day 500

The past 2 days, I have come pretty close to breaking even despite entering the Danger Zone both days. Surprisingly, though, I managed to actually lose .1 kg even with one of the days having a shorter 60-minute run. To top it off, I also have a sore ankle, which certainly is not helping the intensity level.

I started today at 77.9 and increased to 79.1 at 5:30 in the afternoon. That was a good start, just like most recent days. Hopefully, I can do better in the second half of the eating day this time, which has been my downfall on recent bad days.

The results were a little better than recent second-half showings. I was 79.6 at 9:30 at night. I am going to have a small chocolate snack and be done for the night, with the exception of a cup of coffee. Although I did not check again, I was probably right at 79.7 at the max, or 1.8 kg over for the day. Recently, it has been around 2.0 to 2.1, with one day being close to 2.4 or 2.5.

78.8 in the morning. That was a decent decrease overnight. Unfortunately, my right ankle is now puffed up a bit for some reason. But I am going to do a 90-minute jog at whatever pace I can handle. I am also running early today, so there is some extra time to possibly lose more weight.

The post-run weigh-in was alarming. I hit the scales at 78.2. That doesn’t make sense to me. I ran fairly slow but at a pretty typical pace for one of my 90-minute runs. As I said above, I do have one ankle that is a bit swollen, but it wasn’t hurting all that much during the session. It’s possible that my 78.8 weigh-in from earlier was not accurate. So maybe I lost closer to .9 for this run. At any rate, this puts me at risk of gaining some weight today. That is a disappointment since my max increase was about 1.8, which was lower than the past 2 days.

I do have some time left before the final weigh-in, so that might get me to the breakeven point of 77.9. I was really hoping to lose some today and thought I was poised to do that. But this is an extremely common one-day setback that I will get over tomorrow or soon. I also need to go to the bathroom, and that might help me drop some additional weight.

After the disappointing 78.2 mark, my weight fell fine in the next 2 hours. That put me at even for the 2nd day in a row. Considering I am dealing with a sore ankle, breakeven is not too shabby.

Results Through Day 60

Day 1 – 90 minutes – lost .2 kg – 76.8 to 76.6
Day 2 – 70 minutes – gained .2 kg – 76.6 to 76.8
Day 3 – 64 minutes – gained .2 kg – 76.8 to 77.0
Day 4 – 89 minutes – lost .2 kg – 77.0 to 76.8
Day 5 – 75 minutes – gained .3 kg – 76.8 to 77.1
Day 6 – 90 minutes – gained .5 kg – 77.1 to 77.6
Day 7 – 90 minutes – lost .9 kg – 77.6 to 76.7
Day 8 – 90 minutes – gained 1.5 kg – 76.7 to 78.2 (cheat day)
Day 9 – 90 minutes – lost .1 kg – 78.2 to 78.1
Day 10 – 90 minutes – lost .7 kg – 78.1 to 77.4
Day 11 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 77.4 to 77.6
Day 12 – 90 minutes – lost .4 kg – 77.6 to 77.2
Day 13 – 90 minutes – lost .4 kg – 77.2 to 76.8
Day 14 – 90 minutes – broke even – 76.8 to 76.8
Day 15 – 90 minutes – lost .2 kg – 76.8 to 76.6
Day 16 – 90 minutes – gained .6 kg – 76.8 to 77.2
Day 17 – 90 minutes – lost .2 kg – 77.2 to 77.0
Day 18 – 87 minutes – lost .1 kg – 77.0 to 76.9
Day 19 – 84 minutes – gained .1 kg – 76.9 to 77.0
Day 20 – 0 minutes – gained 1.7 kg – 77.0 to 78.7 (combined cheat day and break day)
Day 21 – 88 minutes – broke even – 78.7 to 78.7 (odd cheat where I actually broke even)
Day 22 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 78.7 to 78.9 (partial cheat day)
Day 23 – 90 minutes – lost .6 kg – 78.9 to 78.3
Day 24 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 78.3 to 78.5
Day 25 – 0 minutes – lost .2 kg – 78.5 to 78.3 (break day)
Day 26 – 90 minutes – lost .4 kg – 78.3 to 77.9
Day 27 – 0 minutes – gained 1.6 kg – 77.9 to 79.5 (cheat day and break day combined)
Days 28 and 29 combined – 0 minutes – gained .3 kg – 79.5 to 79.8 (one cheat day, one partial cheat day, and 2 break days)
Day 30 – 90 minutes – lost 1.3 kg – 79.8 to 78.5
Day 31 – 0 minutes – gained .3 kg – 78.5 to 78.8 (break day)
Day 32 – 89 minutes – lost .6 kg – 78.8 to 78.2
Day 33 – 90 minutes – broke even – 78.2 to 78.2
Day 34 – 90 minutes – lost .8 kg – 78.2 to 77.4
Day 35 – 90 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.4 to 77.7
Day 36 – 90 minutes – lost .5 kg – 77.7 to 77.2
Day 37 – 80 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.2 to 77.5
Day 38 – 90 minutes – gained .1 kg – 77.5 to 77.6
Day 39 – 90 minutes – lost .3 kg – 77.6 to 77.3
Day 40 – 90 minutes – lost .1 kg – 77.3 to 77.2
Day 41 – 90 minutes – gained .2 kg – 77.2 to 77.4
Day 42 – 60 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.4 to 77.7
Day 43 – 87 minutes – lost .3 kg – 77.7 to 77.4
Day 44 – 90 minutes – gained .8 kg – 77.4 to 78.2
Day 45 – 90 minutes – lost .8 kg – 78.2 to 77.4
Day 46 – 50 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.4 to 77.7
Day 47 – 86 minutes – lost .5 kg – 77.7 to 77.2
Day 48 – 90 minutes – lost .6 kg – 77.2 to 76.6
Day 49 – 86 minutes – gained .1 kg – 76.6 to 76.7
Day 50 – 89 minutes – gained .3 kg – 76.7 to 77.0
Day 51 – 90 minutes – broke even – 77.0 to 77.0
Day 52 – 90 minutes – broke even – 77.0 to 77.0
Day 53 – 70 minutes – gained .2 kg – 77.0 to 77.2
Day 54 – 90 minutes – lost .3 kg – 77.2 to 76.9
Day 55 – 90 minutes – gained .7 kg – 76.9 to 77.6
Day 56 – 90 minutes – gained .1 kg – 77.6 to 77.7
Day 57 – 90 minutes – gained .3 kg – 77.7 to 78.0
Day 58 – 60 minutes – lost .1 kg – 78.0 to 77.9
Day 59 – 90 minutes – broke even – 77.9 to 77.9
Day 60 – 86 minutes – broke even – 77.9 to 77.9
gained 1.1 kg (5 cheat days, 2 partial cheat days, and 6 break days)
minutes saved from max of 90 – 876
4650 minutes total
average run time – 78 minutes (rounded up)

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