That was the result of my official weigh-in this week.  Initially, I am a little bit perplexed.  I ate well all week long.  I had a great week of exercise:

Monday: Elliptical trainer -1 hour
Tuesday: Ran 5.5 miles @ 9:07 min/mile pace
Wednesday: Strength training – 1 hour
Thursday: Ran hill sprints (~ 15 second hill x 10 repeats)

Yet I gained a pound.

So, what do I do?  I move on.  Because I kept track of my calorie intake, and I worked hard this week I know that it is impossible to have gained a pound of fat in the past seven days (and that’s all I really care about when it comes to the scale).  We’ll see what the next week brings.

Related, here are two blog posts I recently came across that I thought were very good:

From, The Nutrition Data Blog, Weight fluctuations: How much is normal? Includes a link to a useful too for tracking weight loss

From, The Running Laminator (an awesome running blog on which I have “lurked” for some time), Running: Physiologically Speaking, Five Easy Steps to Better Nutrition. This post enumerates five steps to better nutrition. This is basic, but very good and necessary, information for anyone trying to improve their nutrition.

On Running News:
I have decided to sign up for the Unser Half-Marathon in Albuquerque on April 19, 2008.  The event also includes a 10K, a 5K, a Kids’ K.  People can also sign up for as a two-person 5k team or a three-person 1/2 Marathon team.  The course looks flat and fast, and it is along some familiar running routes for me.  I am optimistic about breaking 2 hours for the 13.1.

Happy Friday!