EIGHT miles today! Woot!
Besides testing my physical and mental limitations, my first marathon will test my self confidence. That will be MY biggest test.
Already I started to doubt my nutrition. That was yesterday, if you missed it. But, the lesson is that I can ... Read more
Marathon Training: Most Overwhelming Aspect
Do you know what's the most overwhelming aspect in all this marathon training?
What to eat. What not to eat. What days to eat. Getting the right ratios of carbs, protein, or fat. All these rules are enough to make anyone r... Read more
I do not stand for ANY discrimination!
If you are judgmental, I have a problem with you. I do not stand for any type of discrimination.
Tonight a guy, N, friend of mine tried giving plasma. Another friend, H, which was there asked to talk to a staff member privately. After H ta... Read more
New Trainer, Day 1
In case you were wondering...
My new trainer is pretty awesome! She gave me lots of praise and no insults. In fact, there was a part that I could tell I wasn't doing it quite right. When she gave me feedback and I was able to do it better,... Read more
Motivation is key. Without it our workouts don't get done. With it, we reach our goals with grace. So how do we get motivated and stay motivated. Everyone is a little different.
Take me for example. In the beginning, my motivation to work i... Read more
Bring on the Marathon.. in say 5 months!
I know some people do not believe in God. But, I believe in God. Sometimes He helps us in life but we don't give thanks to him. But, why not?
Anyhow, onto my simple story.
In the last week, I have been struggling with overtraining sy... Read more
Get Lucky HM Training Bump
I really do have some of the best Y members at my work. Let me tell you about one of them.
He is mid-50s and has a girl friend in Ohio. In fact, he is all sad that they haven't been able to Skype. Honestly, it's kinda cute. Especially sinc... Read more
Updates: Overtraining, weight, PT
Finally! These legs are feeling better. Yesterday, I stood for my 6-hour shift without my knees or calves hurting. My quads are a bit tinge sore this morning. With some extra sleep this weekend and resting from exercise, I should be able to go b... Read more
Welcome back, Spark!
Today life went back to normal. It is so nice to have my spark back. Until I had it back, I didn't realize it was gone. During the 3 weeks, I was working with my previous trainer, I gained 6#, if not more. ... Read more
It's all my success!!!
The next time someone takes credit for my journey, I am going to make them wish they didn't. I will be one ball of fury aimed right at them. Nothing gets my goat more than SOME guy who may have HELPED me start my journey or HELPED me get confide... Read more
Women's Self Worth
In recent months, I have encountered a handful of women, some my friends, that seem to put high value on what guys think about them.
More specifically, I have had a conversation with a friend. She made a comment that as long as my boyfrien... Read more
Besides having a headache and feeling emotional drained, I am actually doing much better.
Today I saw my counselor and she helped me make the final decision. I gotta fire my trainer and friend. Too bad it's easier to fire him as a trainer ... Read more
Out of Control Eating Issues
I sit hugging a BIG bag of pretzels, eating them one by one. I have a problem. In the last few weeks, I seem to have no self control. Nothing seems to help either. I just don't have the motivation anymore. In the last month, I went from 155 to 1... Read more
Dare to Dream
Long time ago, I dared to dream. I started to believe in me and thought, "Maybe.. I could lose weight" which later turned into "Maybe.. I could run a 5K" and now it's "Maybe I could run a marathon."
My most recent accomplishment is becomin... Read more
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Sometimes my runs are hard because of something is weighing on my mind. Today during my 2 mile run, I thought about a conversation I may have to initiate if things continue as they are. Let me explain.
Right now, I am training with a friend... Read more