Reflections on 2011
The end of another year. 2011 has come and gone. Looking at the year that was, it didn't exactly go as planned. I seemed to be on a hamster wheel regarding my health, never making any progress, and that was frustrating me. And the rollercoast... Read more
Beginning of September things were going great! I was on pace with my personal 60 mile challenge to be done by the 20th of the month, and I was going to see how much further I could go. Then the unthinkable happened - an injury. As a result I... Read more
Last week I was sidelined yet again. I guess, if you look at the silver-lining it was done "for the health of it" - ie: during a workout. I sustained an Achille's Tendon injury while running on the treadmill, and while it is not a severe injur... Read more
Inspiration sometimes comes in the strangest places...
Yesterday I expressed concern about completing the training session I had scheduled for today. The task, at the time seemed daunting, at best. Today I put off heading to the gym as long as I could, but I did go, knowing I would attempt to do t... Read more
I've come to a conclusion...
And frankly, it is not pretty.
Usually my posts are pretty upbeat and positive. Same can't be said about this one, sadly. The conclusion I've come to is I am not cut out to be a runner. I took a look at my training schedule, and I have m... Read more
September's personal fitness challenge
I am making my fitness challenge public to keep myself accountable. My goal for September is the same as August, 60 miles - which will be completed as running walking and cycling - mostly at the gym.
I need to wonder though, I have set my ... Read more
August numbers are in! And I have to say, considering the circumstances I found myself in last week, I am pleased with the progress I have made.
Fitness Miles: I was able to complete 62.12 miles for August. My goal was 60, so I did cut i... Read more
My 60 miles for August goal
Here I sit, August 29, and for the last week, I have been unable to do anything in regards to physical fitness. Perhaps last weekend I was a little over confident in reaching my goal, predicting that I would be able to reach it by last Saturday... Read more
After a month a steady positive progress, and no health setbacks, things kind of fell apart this week. On Monday at work, I was having difficulties with my hands, which led to extreme frustation. Later on, I had a short lived, but typical epis... Read more
Measuring progress is such an important motivational tool on a journey such as the one I am on. I believe it was a factor that made me stop in previous attempts - I didn't find meaningful ways to measure my progress. This time round though, I ... Read more
Week one of my Running program - Complete!
I began a running program on Sunday, once again, and finished session 3 today. Have to say, I feel great! Using the program I am (Couch to 5k), I should be able to run 5k without stopping by my birthday at the end of October. I was looking a... Read more
As hard as it is to believe,today is the 26th straight day of logging into Sparkpeople and on each of those days I have tracked every meal I have eaten. This is quite the accomplishment, since in the past, I have somewhat peetered out after may... Read more
To Boldly Go...
I've always wanted to be a runner. When I was younger, I was part of the track team in school running sprint distances, and as an adult, I have tried to start running, but to no avail. Afterall, how hard can it be, was my attitude? I learned ... Read more
A week in review July 31- August 6
Friday night, and today marks the end of the first week of stage two of my program. Simply put, for the last week, I have been doing the exercise component. I will proudly proclaim that a week ago, I walked back into the gym, renewed my member... Read more
FLIRTING WITH "ONE-DERLAND!"
I hopped on the scale this morning, not really expecting much action, and to my suprise, I was down a couple of pounds to 201! Once again the magical world of "One-derland" is in sight, with an ETA of sometime next week if all goes well, and if... Read more