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Joined SparkPeople at the beginning of 2011. I've been running for about 20 years. Started running long in 2004 and did my first marathon in 2005. The last two years of running have been difficult. Maybe I'm burned out. Anyway decided I needed to start over. I am focusing on improving my diet, loosing some weight and slowly increasing my running distance and pace. I've also changed from doing an all run to doing a 5 run/1 walk. This is what I did for my first and fastest marathon. Last Sunday I ...
Joined SparkPeople at the beginning of 2011. I've been running for about 20 years. Started running long in 2004 and did my first marathon in 2005. The last two years of running have been difficult. Maybe I'm burned out. Anyway decided I needed to start over. I am focusing on improving my diet, loosing some weight and slowly increasing my running distance and pace. I've also changed from doing an all run to doing a 5 run/1 walk. This is what I did for my first and fastest marathon. Last Sunday I ran my first 5K of the year. Came in second in my age group, 60 to 65. I run about a 12 minute pace, so not much competition in this run. Aiming to run a 10K the end of February.
Here it is May already. My wife and I are getting ready for the Missoula Montana Half Marathon on July 7th. I completed my 10K in February. My training seems to be going according to my plan I'll run about 11 miles this weekend. My concern is the 74 degrees and probably 100% humidity here in Houston on Saturday morning at 6:00. If I am successful I know I can complete another half marathon. I'm getting stronger again. My pace is improving each week, especially on my shorter weekday runs. Looking forward to the continued challenge.
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Member Since: 12/31/2010

SparkPoints: 70,214

Fitness Minutes: 77,621

My Goals:
Loose a few pounds: started at 180 on 1/1/11.
Aiming for 168. Okay, so I hit my 168 pound goal. So, let's try for 163 pounds. I weighed 158 as a senior in high school. I don't have any desire to go below 158.
I have the capability I just need the knowledge to eat better.

Running: would like to run a marathon again in 2012.

My Program:
Go to the gym 3 days a week. I'm trying out all of SparkPeople's suggested strength workouts. Then plan to put together a workout that focuses on one area each day; upper, lower and full body.
I run 4 days a week, short during the week and longer on Saturdays. My longest run this year was 3.5 miles.

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Living in Houston, TX. has it's advantages, especially during our mild winters, but summers can be tough.

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MBTEPP
5/19/2014 2:05:34 PM

I think I REALLY dodged a bullet when I fell. I think of all the bones I could have broke, but somehow I managed to roll with the fall, and pop back up on my feet. The momentum never stopped, and I just kept running.

The instant it happened, I thought of my father, RIP, and how he would have done the same thing.

I thought I would be hurting more today, but I feel better. Thanks for asking.

How did your DW end up in a boot?



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RUNNERKDB
5/19/2014 11:40:20 AM

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I appreciate the encouragement!



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MBTEPP
5/18/2014 3:05:11 PM

You're so good to me. Thank you for your comment on my activity page. It was really fun, although I took a hard tumble, but recovered nicely. I will be posting pics and a race report sometime this week. PERFECT weather.



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MBTEPP
5/15/2014 5:27:46 PM

July and August get hot here, and I was not so smart about my runs last year. This year I plan to run early on a regular basis when it gets warm.

What do you do in TX in the heat of the summer? Your summer heat is a lot longer than two months. At least I get cool mornings and evenings.



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