Thursday, January 26, 2012

I just ran.  I ran to the other side of my small town, I ran across the tracks as fast as I could to avoid waiting for a train, I ran against a 30 mph headwind for at least half of my run.  I'm really happy I ran, I'm happy I pushed myself to pass the elderly couple using the entire sidewalk.  I'm happy that I didn't fall when I nearly tripped on an uneven sidewalk.  Point is, I 'worked' on my run.  I burned about 450 calories and I'm really happy about that.   I earned those burned calories, but I didn't earn them to eat them....right?

I thought I'd google some of my favorite foods to see how fast I could completely obliterate my run.

Cheeseburger, 1/4 lb meat (beef modified in fat content) on bun - 408 calories

Original Glazed 2 doughnuts - 400 calories

Small Banana Split Blizzard - 460 calories

Between 3 and 4 oz. of a margarita delivers between 150 and 300 calories, according to Since a jumbo margarita provides a much larger portion, the calorie counts may increase to between 500 and 700 calories per drink.
this is not eyes aren't blue.

In average pre-prepared french fries cooked in oil: 
578 calories in a large portion
458 calories in a medium portion
291 calories in a small portion

Nutty Bars Little Debbie
There are 310 calories in Nutty Bars
(evil, evil things)

Calories in Texas Toast Five Cheese Frozen Bread - 150  (and we never just have one)

I have such an evil habit of snacking at night, I can't NOT do it.  It's terrible.  If I have an adult beverage, forget it.  I'll have a full blown meal.  HOW BAD IS THAT?

I'm working way too hard to eat these empty calories, as delicious as they may be.  Just ask my thighs, they're tired and sore.  Now, if only my thighs would speak to my brain about eating crap, I will be nice and tiny in no time.

See also:  Skinny person running half marathon.



  1. Way to go on the run! And calorie counts are depressing. Since I'm more in less in maintenance mode I give myself the excuse that I don't really need to know that information. I'm immature, obviously.

  2. haha Nicole, nah. These calories are sneaky for everyone! (and so damn tasty, too).

  3. What a fun, interesting, and inspiring post! I love how hard you worked on your run and how you appreciated the value of those calories you burned.

  4. Very cool post! I am gonna start looking at my postworkouts this way