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Fort4Fitness 2011 - 2012 Fitness Goals

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

2011 Fort4Fitness

Or, the race I almost slept through. Which would have bummed me more than losing the entry fee as this was my first official 10K. FYI: If you're running late to a time chip event try and find your way to your corral by going in the back way if possible. Literally showing up with just minutes to get to my corral I made the mistake of walking by the starting line and podium, Mayor Henry still speaking. The line must have been activated several minutes before the race start because when the horns blew and the race started the computer thinks I'm on the starting line with those faster, sleeker gazelles. Maybe this year...anything's possible, right? emoticon Just threw my official time off by a few minutes, no big whoop. I was happy just to finish on my own two feet, having passed several vomiting runners and other runners laid out on the ground getting medical care. Official time 1:06 with an average pace of 10:45, whereas Runtastic clocked me with a 10:16 per mile average.

Some pics of the days festivities:

My map of the race, or most of it.

The Banana

Flag Guys

Uh, you call it


Me at the end

2012 Fitness Goals

1. Run a half marathon
2. Bike at least 1000 miles
3. Run at least 300 miles
4. Do 10 unassisted pullups
5. Benchpress 250 lbs, even if only a one rep max.
6. Last, but not least, achieve a healthier weight of 175, or less, by September 22, 2012.

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    Wow!!! You did awesome!!! What an inspiration!!! You actually make me want to run, well, jog!!! Congratulations!!!
    2221 days ago
    Impressive goals for the year... I'm running right beside you so keep on truckin!
    2325 days ago
    Whoo congratulations on reaching the finish line with a great time; You look fantastic at the end of the race! Yep, I've been running late to a time-chip event before; it can be kind of nerve-racking when there are crowds of people and you're doing your best to find your corral. Congrats again!
    2335 days ago
    Thanks for sharing the pictures. Those guys sure made the day fun.

    This was my first road race and I'll definitely do it again. I also did the 10K, but I walked it (bad knees). The new bike race for 2012 looks like fun; I may do that one, too.

    Good goals - challenging but attainable.
    2339 days ago
  • MINNA72
    Whoa! Good job! Congrats on the race, despite the technology mishap. Looking GREAT!

    Also, love your goals - bold, attainable, challenging (those pull-ups.... for me, at least that is totally "out there" LOL! ) and I bet you can do it!
    2340 days ago
    ur def living up to ur prof name and a great way to start the new year. congrats on ur first official 10k!!!... and all the best with ur goals. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2340 days ago
  • MISSLISA1973
    BTW... looking pretty great at the end there! emoticon
    2340 days ago
  • MISSLISA1973
    I didn't realize you're in Fort Wayne. How cool is that! I grew up there! emoticon Went to Elmhurst, but I hear it's closed now.
    2340 days ago
    Congratulations!! Great Goals! I am totally inspired to be more specific with my goals after reading this!!

    2341 days ago
    Good goals're looking good out there.

    I'll bet you can achieve all of them!
    2341 days ago
    emoticon emoticon you finished!!!! You WILL get to goal!!! Keep up the amanzing work my friend!!
    2342 days ago
    Kinda sounds like a Seinfield episode emoticon emoticon ,not bad though, you did wake up,you did get there-Thanks the Lord, you did not have car trouble or something along way; you did run, and did well. Good luck with your 2012 goals
    2342 days ago
    Lesson learned on the starting line...that's what it's all about. Your goals are so great and very impressive! I know you can do it. Here's to a great year!! Best, e
    2342 days ago
    GREAT JOB, Kirk! You look fantastic, and you did great! emoticon
    2342 days ago
    Love it. Sorry technology did not work for you as well as intended. But, hey you finished well anyway. Great personal goals. I had not thought of adding all the miles biked and walked for the year. I may do that.

    Good luck getting to your goals this year. They seem very doable. You are moving forward. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2342 days ago
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