Burning Off My Beer Belly

I don’t know if it’s the heat, my allergies or the mass quantities of alcohol I seem to be drinking these days, but I can’t seem to wake up before 6:30 a.m. which doesn’t leave enough time to squeeze in a run before my family wakes up.  After I send Allana off to school, I can run before 9:00 a.m. and avoid most of the heat and swarms of love bugs. 

 

Chloe from Running with a Bottle of Wine always shares the following fact:

 

5 miles = 500 calories = 1 bottle of wine

 

Given the volume of beer I have been consuming lately, I am not running nearly enough miles to burn off my beer belly.

 

According to Drinkaware

 

One pint of strong lager = 330 calories.

One pint of average strength lager = 200 calories

One pint of premium lager = 250 calories.

One pint of cider = 200 calories.

 

But Hefeweizens (wheat ales) are my beer of choice.  According to thedailyplate.com

 

Shock Top = 99 calories

Blue Moon = 171

Magic Hat Circus Boy = 146

 

However, according to FitnessforWeightLoss.com, light beer…

 

On average, one 12 oz. bottle of light (lite) beer has 100 calories.
This is approximately 8 calories per ounce.

 

So either, I need to drink less beer or more light beer or drag my ass out of bed earlier to run more than 3 miles.

 

On Saturday, I ran a slow 6 miles.

1:05:09

Average Pace: 10:59

 

This morning, I ran a shorter distance today. 

3.17 miles

31:35

Average pace: 9:57

 

After my run this morning, my BFF Sharon Mann busted my ass and I worked out together.  It’s been awhile since we worked-out together.  I miss her and I need to work-out with her more often.

 

Next month, several friends and I will be running in the Oldsmar Taphouse 5K.  The first 30 male and female finishers receive a boot of beer, which means I have to train in more ways than one.  I am literally running for beer!  Fortunately, I have the beer drinking part down pretty well.  I just need to work on my speed…I mean my running pace and not the rate of the beers I slam.

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About Run DMT

I am a glamorous Domestic Diva raising three beautiful and brilliant children (ages 10, 7, 2). I have been married to my DH for 11 years. Before my blissful life as a SAHM, I taught elementary school for 7 years. I also organize a mommy group on Meetup.com, where I have met the most outstanding women and some of my best friends. Four years ago, I discovered a passion for running. I am currently training for my third marathon as well as a variety of other races and triathlons. I aspire to become a published children's author someday.

2 thoughts on “Burning Off My Beer Belly

  1. good luck! thanks for posting all these facts. i’m supposed to go out for mexican & margaritas tomorrow night with people from work! now i’m gonna look real cool sipping my water like a goody two shoes… 😉

    remind yourself of the afternoon heat to get motivated for an am run maybe?

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