Monday, October 20, 2014

Sort of Kind of

I’m limping along…


Distance: 2.66 miles @16:44

Calories: –377


Distance: 0

Calories: +528


Distance: 0

Calories: Date night! Tried out Lark Creek. Shared an awesome whole roasted cauliflower and a mushroom gruyere turnover.


Distance: 2.65 miles @ 16:23

Calories: –231


Distance: No distance, but spent two hours mowing my parent’s lawn. Way more exercise than a neighborhood walk.

Calories: Chinese buffet negated any calorie burn from the lawn mowing!

So – I’m making some progress. Now to dig for some motivation to keep it up. How about this from an old running buddy this past weekend?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Marathon Weekend!

But alas. Not for me. It was this weekend 4 years ago that I ran my last organized race – the Long Beach Half. I reminisced about that death march on my way to my office this morning. All the street barriers neatly stacked on the side of the streets in Long Beach. All the port-a-potties lined up like soldiers at Rainbow Lagoon. Ah yes. 3 frickin 07. For 13.1 miles.

After that I made a couple of half hearted attempts to get back on track. I can blame it on runner’s knee and motivation that went on holiday, but in reality the issue that resulted in the downfall was this. And this.

I wish I could say that I loved running. But in reality, it was a means to an end. And the end was to get me in shape to get up that big hill. Once that was done, my reason for running kind of went away. I have a hobby that I think is a lot more fun (in case you saw some cross posts from my other blog a few days ago). The final straw is now that I am back to working for someone instead of for myself, the availability of time is certainly minimized.

So, the bottom line is if I’m ever going to get back into race shape, I’m going to need something to motivate me because running for the sake of running isn’t it. I have some things in mind. Now to see if I have commitment. And about 20 fewer pounds. Stay tuned.


Distance: 2.65 mi @ 16:31

Calories: –551


Distance: 0

Calories: +36

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A little down …

And I don’t mean weight wise. Long nights at work last week, followed by fighting a cold this week means exercise has pretty much been an after thought. This cold has me a little down in the dumps.  Right now it’s just a slight sore throat and fatigue. Hopefully it won’t progress much more.

Food tracking has also been sporadic. I’m trying to keep the calorie count down, but I’m not being too successful. For example, I’m over by 300 today. Yesterday was Mexican dinner, so I’m sure dinner alone blasted through my allowance. This is getting really discouraging. Isn’t there some type of magic pill I can take?

Oh well. Back on the horse this week. It’s 9PM now. That means bedtime soon. Let’s see what tomorrow brings.