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.
Average Pace: 10:59
This morning, I ran a shorter distance today.
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.