Reasons to continue:
I don't want to get diabetes/high cholesterol/wrecked joints
I am absurdly motivated by someone from my childhood whom I haven't seen in about 14 years. MUST BE VICTORIOUS
Endorphins make you happy
It's something ... Read more
A few months, insanely high from an endorphin rush after running a 5K, I bought a pair of trail shoes. I don't know what I was thinking--as far as I know, there's no real place for that around here. I still need to send them back. I bought them... Read more
Any good karma I have from the race was undone by going to Denny's, but that is a conversation for another time.
So, to revisit my goals:
to finish under 45:00 --DONE! 43:55
to run as much as possible --done! minim... Read more
Tomorrow I'm going to be in my first timed 5K in four years, and I'm really nervous. I'm kind of bummed that my projected time will probably be 8-10 minutes slower than my last time, which was not impressive.
My goals are
to... Read more
I was on the treadmill again today because I was slugging around too long and missed my window of opportunity for a nice run outside. I've run around the neighborhood a few times since the beginning of the month, which has been good, even though... Read more
I know that Specials song has nothing to do with this, but it's my ear worm for the moment.
Anyway, the kinda bad news right up front. I did 3.1 mi on the treadmill tonight as part of the 5K your way plan. The official time to beat? 46:03 ... Read more
I had a memory today, one of those that kinds blobs over your skin, and suddenly you're inside the memory, there, watching it happen again. November 2008, I was out running, and it was a wonderful day. It was after work, it was dusk. My lungs bu... Read more
According to week 4 of the Couch Potato to 5K [C25K] training plan, I ran 16 non-contiguous minutes today. This is excellent news, because I am getting closer. I ran 5 minutes twice, and 3 minutes twice. I'll get back to a nice, soothing 45 minu... Read more
The food management aspect is not going as well as I'd like, but it's holding steady, which is better than nothing. Right?
The good news is that I'm focusing on running, and it's going well so far. I've had to make a few modifications becau... Read more
Please, please, please don't stop running. I know why you did it--you weren't improving, you weren't gaining speed, and adding distance was frustrating. Just don't stop, because however frustrating it is to be treading water running, the idea th... Read more
Yesterday after a day of fun (with people I outweigh by at least 100 lbs), I saw a picture of myself taken on an iPhone. I looked weird: glowy (ok by itself, I guess) and damp and flabby. Out of focus, puffy, everything.
But I also had an i... Read more
We need to have a talk.
For whatever reason, you've gained eight lbs since August. The usual pitfalls might be the culprit: Halloween, beer (unintended consequence of living in a place without dry laws), the moving i... Read more
Dear KittyChones in June 2011,
You are in some ridiculous rut of laziness right now, and I know your schedule was purportedly thrown for a loop last year, what with wedding planning and then the vacation and then your schedule being blammed... Read more
Too much infrequency. Note to self: make a better effort at blogging, even if only for appearances.
In the meantime, I've challenged my sister to a summer challenge and it's going well enough, seeing as how we've just started but she is doi... Read more