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My First Half Marathon.
This is a short recap of the race. I am really tired and am in need to hit the rack pretty bad. it has been a really long day. First off, the Mackinaw Half is NOT a race f... Read more
Twas the night before the Half and all through the motel room...
Just a quick note. the anticipation is killing me. I feel like a kid who is getting marched down to the principals office. I am dreading going to bed simply because I know it will be show time when I wake up. Fear of the unknown. The silly part... Read more
Going taper crazy...funny pic included...
I have been going stir crazy during this taper. coupled with the fact that I just got off of night shift 2 days ago and havent run for the last 7 days due to being on nights, it has been a long week of bouncing off the walls. Finally went for a ... Read more
First rule of victory..know thy enemy.
I have exactly 10 minutes to write this so I must be quick then its off for another night shift. This is something I need to get off my chest. i have been stalled in my weight loss progress for quite a while, since May to be exact. I have been ... Read more
What a difference a year can make..
I was looking through my personal journal and found this entry
Sept 4th, 2009
"My trainer is wanting me to get going on training for a 5K race. I have alot of mental blocks to fully buy the idea of doing a 5K. It seems like an impo... Read more
Registered for my first marathon! Cellcom, Green Bay WI 5/15/11
I just registered for the Green Bay Cellcom Marathon May 15th, 2011. Wow , this is a BIG step but I believe I have the time to prepare and certainly the will. It is scary in a way but also in a way, I have a quiet confidence that I can do it and... Read more
A very proud moment for me
Average HR 141, MAX HR 168 per Polar HRM
Miles 3.1 AV PACE 12'49" TIME 39'44"
That is not fast for most but it is incredible for me. I NEVER thought... Read more
My 10K trail run w/ pics...the cure for after work crash and burn
i dont normally blog about everyday training runs but this one was an exception. It was a gorgeous fall day in the UP of Michigan and i was fuly intended on going for a run after work. However after I got home, the weather really took a turn for... Read more
Sault Ste Marie MI 10K Race with pics...
Everything I need, Just Add Medal!
I feel a woo hoo coming on!
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gettin ready for the race in an hour....
Coming to you live from the Holiday Inn Express, it's yours truly! Getting ready for the 10K, gun sounds in an hour or so and boy am I pumped. most of the run will be across the international bridge between US and Canada in Sault Ste Marie MI. A... Read more
My "Accidental" Half Marathon!
This is the image from my Nike+ screen shot. I was only meaning to go for a 10 mile run today but I did about 12, then I was wondering why not go all the way with it and... Read more
Attitude adjustment for Robert....
I guess this blog will not win any awards but oh well, this is my spot in the universe. My training has been really challenging. I work a rotating shift schedule which makes training pretty tough. I guess I have had to be a "fly by the seat of y... Read more
My 41st Birthday, It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This!
Mention being in your forties to most guys and you will get a number of responses, most of them bemoaning that things are not as they used to be or something about a downhill slide, just marking time hoping that things dont get worse. Health, i... Read more
From Mailboxes To Miles...I Am A Runner!
When I started on on my weight loss journey 2 1/2 years and 93 lbs ago, I couldn't climb a set of stairs without feeling like I was having a heart attack. What made things worse was that I also suffered from some sort of exercise induced asthma ... Read more
Lost 93 pounds so far.. the journey continues....
Today, after a long plateau, I have finally seen some movement. I am thankful that the concepts promoted on Sparkpeople encourage the big picture, not just the number on the scale. Without that and the encouragement I get from my friends here, I... Read more