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Itís been a whileÖagain

Friday, September 06, 2013

Afternoon. Howíre you doing?

Iím not too bad. Iíve been a little sick today (something I ate I think) and Iíve got a bit of toothache from one of my wisdom teeth.

My weightloss journey has kind of stalled recently. Itís totally my own fault because I havenít been concentrating enough on exercise or eating well. Iíd say that Iím going to change completely and be super good but that would be a lie. Iím going to change a few things and hope it adds up to something good. My last weigh in put me at 204.8lbs which is 2lbs more than my lowest weight in recorded history. Saying that I only started recording my weight about 3 years ago. Iím still aiming for 185lbs but with my first target as 199lbs.

My running has been going well. Last Sunday I completed by longest run to date; a 15 km (9.3 miles) run around Finsbury Park. If you know Finsbury Park, youíll know that it isnít flat in parts. It just happened that the chosen route was around these totally not flat parts. I ran side by side all the way around (3 laps of a 5km route) with a running buddy of mine and we finished in 1 hour 36 minutes and 22 seconds. Iím really happy with this because at no point (apart from a quick toilet break) did we walk. It was all about the running. This makes me confident for my half marathon next month in Birmingham. Iím running this both to test my own abilities and to raise money for Acorns Childrens Hospice.

With all the fun Iíve been having running Iíve been thinking about new challenges. Iím quite seriously considering doing a triathlon. Only a sprint triathlon to start with, of course. With that in mind Iíve just purchased some new swimming shorts and goggles. All I have to do now is get a decent enough bike and remind myself how to ride it. You know what they say, you never forget!

I promise to update you more often, at least once a week from now on.

Until thenÖ

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JOURNEY1986 9/24/2013 10:34PM

    Wow - that's so much jogging! I'm not even up to a mile yet, so 9 miles feels as far as jogging two states over! The triathlon sounds like a lot of fun! Good luck training for it! Do you have a buddy you will be doing it with?

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SUNNYSIDE20 9/24/2013 3:33PM

    It's a journey and not a race. Keep up the positive planning! I am strolling on a plateau myself for now.
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    You've got this! Sometimes the journey isn't easy. It sounds like you're on the right path though, so don't give up. Sounds like you're doing awesome with your running too! I encourage you to take on that challenge and tackle a triathlon!

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MEDDYPEDDY 9/17/2013 1:25AM

    You make me wish that I could run...

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ANAIS57 9/16/2013 8:50AM

    hey Steven... you've been blogging about once a month and i think that's pretty damn good! i struggle with even getting to SP. i am best on fasting days so i can make sure i am good on my calorie count. i am impressed at your running!!!! i watch folks like you and am in awe. i have never been able to run... too rough on the knees. you are an inspiration! keep it up emoticon

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NORASPAT 9/15/2013 1:11PM

    Steve you are doing great I had not realised you are b logging and running way to go. My mother was a harrier in Stockton. I did not like to run but we always ran to the next bus stop just so we could do it and the fare was less so saved money. Field hockey was my favorite and I was always on first team--Loved it. Then it was climbing and throwing the javelin and discus. Crazy days and a long time in History
Stay with the programs Pat in Maine . emoticon emoticon

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ARTJAC 9/7/2013 1:46AM

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DSJB9999 9/7/2013 1:07AM

    emoticon on your running

Hope you feel better soon, good luck with the wisdom tooth

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KATHY98665 9/7/2013 12:30AM

    Feel better soon, and emoticon to be thinking of the next challenge for you as you increase your fitness. Bravo!

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IOWA51973 9/6/2013 11:57PM

    Best of luck to you on your run and getting ready for a triathlon. You should be proud of yourself! emoticon

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MEADSBAY 9/6/2013 10:00PM

    Sounds like you have gotten the important exercise component well in hand.
How is your eating?
LOTTSA fruits and veggies and healthy fats and proteins?

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MRYTYLER 9/6/2013 1:39PM

    Hope you feel better soon, and good luck with your wisdom tooth.

You are such an inspiration with your running especially for such a great cause. And now perhaps a triathlon, I'm very impressed.


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RUNNERRACHEL 9/6/2013 1:27PM


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CHANGINGSAM 9/6/2013 1:00PM

    Keep up the good work! Hope you feel better soon!

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JACKSGRAN 9/6/2013 11:30AM

    Make sure you keep us up with your running. You are doing so well.

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NOLEGIRL87 9/6/2013 11:29AM

  Great job keeping up the running, even in the slow parts!

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GARDENQE2 9/6/2013 11:11AM

    You're doing great with your running! emoticon

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JITZUROE 9/6/2013 11:07AM

    It sounds like it was a great training run!!! You know, you are already trained up for that race to come, and you're going to do GREAT!

What a great way for you to kick off the weekend : )

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HOPEFULHIPPO 9/6/2013 10:53AM

    I thought I could never do a tri as it entails swimming (not my strong suit by far...I have duck feet and can't swim, what gives??) anyhow, one of my FB peeps just did a triathlon where you don't swim but KAYAK!! how awesome is THAT?!

the things people come up with these days. LOL

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STONECOT 9/6/2013 10:51AM

    Lower wisdom teeth are a bad design flaw! Putting my ex dental nurses hat on, it's usually the flap of gum that half covers the tooth that gets inflamed then infected. As soon as it doesn't feel right, start using hot water as a mouthwash. You need it as hot as you can stand without burning yourself. A tsp of salt is a good antiseptic to add if you're at home. Take a mouthful and hold it over the tooth for 30 seconds or so, then spit it out, repeat 5 times. It act likes a poultice, drawing out the inflammation. It might help to keep the tooth under control and save you having it out.

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ASMARTERWAY 9/6/2013 10:33AM

    Yes, blog long overdue! Everyone has a plateau; so long as you don't fall off completely, things will right themselves. It's a hiccough, that's all (just make sure it doesn't turn into a bloody great burp!)


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    Hope that you feel better soon and good luck in your run! Hospice is an awesome thing. Not good to need it but my hospice experience was wonderful, some very special people.

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