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Back to Tracking

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Over the past two weeks I've done no tracking of exercise or of food intake. I've gained 6+ pounds during this time. My goal now is to loose the weight and get back into exercise over the next few weeks. I go off of my eating and exercise plan every time I take a vacation. I've never had a problem in the past loosing the weight and getting back into my exercise program. We'll see how it goes this time. I ate slightly healthier on this vacation than on previous vacations but ate a lot of food. Since my wife was wearing a boot we didn't walk or get near the amount of exercise we normally get on our vacations.Our son is coming home for a few days later this week so we'll likely eat out more often than usual. I may have to work at this weight loss thing more than I have in the past.
Life is new every day.

  
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FROSTIERACES 6/4/2014 7:51AM

    "Life is new everyday"..I love that! Sounds like you have a plan. Your wife had to wear a boot? sprained or broken ankle? I hope she's feeling better soon. emoticon

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MWWENSIN 6/3/2014 6:01PM

    Easy to get off track but it's easy to get on track too. I know you'll lose the weight.

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PLMITCH 6/3/2014 5:16PM

    Sounds familiar -- same thing happen to me when we went to Jamaica in December. I bet in no time you'll be back to where you want to be.

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MBTEPP 6/3/2014 2:30PM

    Easy - Peasy! as my DD would say. I normally accept a couple of lbs when we vacation, but we have chosen active vacations in the last couple of years. We chose to cook for ourselves whenever possible, but we do enjoy tasting local foods. You have to forgive yourself, enjoy the memories, and get right back into your healthy habits. Hope DW is feeling better.

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What was your favorite part of San Francisco? Did you visit the Chinatown?

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 6/3/2014 2:08PM

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/3/2014 1:40PM

    I know you will get it done!
Hope the vacation was wonderful!

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Conscientiousness

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Just read an article that states conscientiousness is the best determinant of success. It incorporates the qualities of being super organized, planning ahead and being responsible. People with this trait tend to work hard, control their impulses, do a thorough job and set and work toward goals.

Hope you have some.

  
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FROSTIERACES 5/26/2014 4:50PM

    This is great! Hi btw!! emoticonHow are you!? emoticon

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SMITTY4RL 5/25/2014 6:45AM

    Well, I'm okay with some and not so good on others. Consistency seems to be my bugaboo. emoticon

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BOILHAM 5/11/2014 6:48PM

    I'll have to admit I'm not "super organized". Adequately organized - enough to plan ahead and stick to the plan I suppose. Perhaps I'm not defining organized as the article meant. Food for thought.

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MBTEPP 5/8/2014 2:55PM

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I am in and out of the state of conscientiousness a lot depending on the overload of life and going into autopilot. What a great focus to work on! I am honing this one more often.

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PLMITCH 5/8/2014 9:29AM

    Hmmm, not so good on some of these...

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IFDEEVARUNS2 5/8/2014 8:36AM

    Some of that, anyway. emoticon
But SB is right: define success first, then work towards it.

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SEABREEZE64 5/8/2014 5:32AM

    This is good!

Now I need to determine what success means to me.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 5/7/2014 10:06PM

    Most of the time.
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Mount TC Jester & Four for the Park

Saturday, April 05, 2014

:46 run :30 walk seconds
Ran 152:07 minutes
12.05 miles
1391 cal.
Avg. HR: 115 Max HR: 137
Avg. Pace: 12:37 (12:37)

Ran 8 miles with a friend. We ended up about 25 seconds slower per mile than my plan called for. Made up the pace difference during the 'race'. Felt good knowing I had the ability to do this. Mile 9 was at a 10:48 pace. This was the first mile of the race.

  
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TXHRT4U 4/29/2014 12:45PM

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MBTEPP 4/6/2014 10:02AM

    There is no replacing a good run with a friend. Double the serotonin for the brain!

congrats.

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MWWENSIN 4/5/2014 9:47PM

    Glad the run went well.

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SEABREEZE64 4/5/2014 7:09PM

    Very good run! Good for you.


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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 4/5/2014 5:40PM

    Wow -- speeding up that much at mile 9. That's great!

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Buffalo Bayou

Saturday, March 29, 2014

:45 run :30 walk seconds
Ran 145:49 minutes
11.5 miles
1400 cal.
Avg. HR: 116 Max HR: 131
Avg. Pace: 12:40 (12:40)

Good run. Actually had some Houston style hills. The new sidewalks along the bayou are almost finished and make for a very good run.

  
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IFDEEVARUNS2 3/31/2014 11:43AM

    It really is becoming a great place to run.
Well done!

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PLMITCH 3/29/2014 11:43PM

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/29/2014 1:15PM

    Good job! What are Houston style hills?
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COOP9002 3/29/2014 1:02PM

    Nice job!

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MBTEPP 3/29/2014 11:34AM

    Great run! I bet it feels great to be pounding the pavement again after your double HMs.

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Seabrook Double Half Marathon

Sunday, March 23, 2014

It has been brought to my attention that I never put together a blog about my double half marathons last weekend. I guess part of the reason is I feel like I'm finally back to where I was two years ago, before my medical issues.
In 2012, the day after these double half marathons I got a call from my doctor and as they say, the rest is history. I was 1 second faster per mile in the Saturday half in 2012 than this year. I'm fine with that. My next race is a 25K, 15.8 miles, also on developed trails. I will aim to be faster on this run.
This race is always fun because many people from our running club take part. The water stops are always great and the after run food is good and always plentiful. The course loops back and forth several times so it would be easy to cut off a section or two. I doubt many people do this.
Saturday the weather was great, but it rained later in the day and on Sunday morning so the paths were all mud. Some places the mud we over your shoes. It was still fun, but you had to be more careful of not falling. The fast people didn't seem to care, but I did.
I liked their chip time better than my Garmin time so I took the chip time as my official time.
My wife and I will do this one again next year.

Here is the summary of my two half marathons:

3/15/14 Saturday Seabrook Half
:43/:30 seconds (run/walk)
Ran 166:42 minutes
13.1 miles
1531 cal.
Avg. HR: 120 Max HR: 134
Avg. Pace: 12:43 (12:43) Chip time, Garmin pace 12:52

3/16/14 Sunday Seabrook Half
:30/:43 seconds (run/walk)
Ran 182:34 minutes
13.1 miles
1413 cal.
Avg. HR: 111 Max HR: 133
Avg. Pace: 13:56 (12:43) Chip time, Garmin pace 14:03





  
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STRIVER57 4/4/2014 10:33AM

    yay! looks good to me. not sure i could do it ...

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TXHRT4U 4/3/2014 1:17PM

    You are emoticon You keep on raising the bar on me :) That is emoticon

So glad that you have been blessed with great health! Keep it up! emoticon

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IFDEEVARUNS2 3/31/2014 11:44AM

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Sorry, I'm just catching up.
What a great combo!

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TXPATRIOT 3/24/2014 11:44PM

    emoticon Way to go!

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SEABREEZE64 3/24/2014 11:10AM

    Excellent job.

You really have recovered!!! Hurray!!

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COOP9002 3/24/2014 10:48AM

    Excellent job.

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GREENGENES 3/24/2014 12:45AM

    Congrats! Sounds like a lot of fun. Way to go!

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TXGIRL1023 3/23/2014 11:07PM

    emoticon Congratulations! That rain on Saturday afternoon was non-stop! Glad it didn't impact your Saturday half and kudos for managing to run in all the mud it generated for Sunday!


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SLENDERELLA61 3/23/2014 10:40PM

    Great job! Thanks for reporting!! Not sure I'll ever do a double half mary, but I sure admire those who can and do!!! -Marsha

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SMITTY4RL 3/23/2014 9:25PM

    Wowza--you did really great! Your times were pretty close for both events, too. I'm not so sure I would garner the courage to do 2 halfs in one weekend, lol. You know trail running is beginning to get popular around here--I like to watch them (but not run). Hope your 25K is wonderful! Will you be training for it like a marathon?

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MBTEPP 3/23/2014 8:30PM

    You have come along way emoticon

Two great races emoticon

Mud is not fun to run in, unless you are expecting a mud run. You were smart to take it easy.

Onward to the 15K.

Welcome Back to your previous self!



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PLMITCH 3/23/2014 4:58PM

    AMAZING RUN! And I thought my 6.84 miles yesterday was something.

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PAULOBRY 3/23/2014 3:22PM

    Congratulations! An impressive feat. emoticon

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