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MCASKEY6's Blogs

Aspire Assist?
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      5 comments

I ran across this device and I have to say, I'm disturbed. I don't want to step on anyone's feelings, and there very well could be someone out there who found this to be a true life saver. But for me, it's just touching too closely o... Read more
Gross out, for health
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      1 comments

I like those "Top Ten" type videos. They are entertaining and they can be very informative. Last night, I ran across a top ten grossest things about fast food. Normally, I don't really go for the gross top tens, but I figured if it wa... Read more
Time to kick up the weights.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      4 comments

Tuesdays and Thursdays I do some cardio and weights. Usually, I walk away from the machines barely able to lift my arms. Today, however, I walked away, not really feeling it. Thursday I think it's time to increase the weight. It'... Read more
My New Year's Resolutions Update.
Monday, July 25, 2016      1 comments

My new year's resolutions have languished, ignored, and forgotten for months. But recently, they've been circling back to the forefront of my brain. My resolutions where: 1) Get my roommate to help more 2) Reduce TV 3) Lose weight ... Read more
The Diabolical Universe.
Monday, July 25, 2016      2 comments

My cat was frisky yesterday, and ended spilling his water dish. I, of course, didn't realize it until I slipped in the water. I didn't hit the ground, but in steadying myself I did pull a muscle in my shoulder and neck. To make thin... Read more
To weigh or not to weigh II
Saturday, July 23, 2016      3 comments

My struggle is, the scale rules me. Even if I'm seeing results in other areas, better fitting clothes, more energy, lifting heavier weights, etc. if the scale is up, I feel down. I get angry with myself and the process, and end up feeli... Read more
To weigh or not to weigh?
Thursday, July 21, 2016      7 comments

There is no high like stepping on the scale at the end of the week and seeing that the number has dropped. On the other hand, there is no low like stepping on the scale and finding that number has gone up, stayed the same, or hasn't dropp... Read more
Week 2: Running Update II
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      1 comments

Monday, I managed to walk/run 2 miles in 27:55. In total I did 2.10 miles. Today, I walk/ran 2 miles in 27:48; and did a total of 2.12 miles. Small improvements, but improvements nonetheless. ... Read more
Would having my trainer gain 50 lbs help me lose weight?
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      4 comments

Hum? Well I have to ask, would gaining 50lbs help my trainer understand what it's like to be 12 years old, excitedly trying on Halloween costumes only to have my mother look me up and down, sigh and say, "You look like an old sack of potatoes"?... Read more
Week 2: Running Update
Monday, July 18, 2016      3 comments

Pushed myself today and managed to shave a few seconds off my time. I went from 2 miles in 28:48 last week to 2 miles in 27:55 today. I'm still not a fan of running. But I do work up a good sweat doing it. Though I think it might... Read more
Friday, July 15, 2016      1 comments

Wednesday, I half ran, half walked 2 miles in 28:41 Today, I half ran, half walked 2 miles in 28:48. So pretty consistent. I, of course, blame the extra 7 seconds on my earbud cord coming undone and bouncing around until I folded it bac... Read more
20 Weeks to a 10K?
Monday, July 11, 2016      6 comments

My friend wants to run a Marathon. But our recent experience with reality on a camping trip has brought her a little clarity. So she's agreed to scale it back to a 10K around Thanksgiving. According to my calendar that means I have around... Read more
Back from Big Bear!
Monday, July 11, 2016      5 comments

Just got back from three days in LA and three days camping at Big Bear Lake. Big Bear: The first day we went swimming. It's a little difficult to find good places to swim that aren't crowded or have dead fish. But still it was fun.... Read more
Gearing up for LA and Big Bear this weekend
Monday, June 27, 2016      2 comments

I'm going to be spending four days and three nights camping at Big Bear Lake next week. We plan on hiking, kayaking, swimming, and stargazing. I love the Good Will, I managed to find two brand new camp chairs and one decent camp chair, plus... Read more
First Time Treadmill
Thursday, June 23, 2016      2 comments

I ran on the treadmill for the first time (well at least the first time I can remember). I ran 2 miles in 29:25. Which I don't think is so bad for my first time ever. But it did kick my rump-roast. I left the gym with one of thos... Read more

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