CONAN1956's Blogs

Get Steppin' 5k Run
Sunday, August 09, 2015      3 comments

GET STEPPIN’ 5K RUN – August 8, 2015 A couple of days ago, I decided that I would run the Get Steppin’ 5k Road Race on Saturday 8/8/15, which w... Read more
Watuppa 10k Trail Run
Monday, August 03, 2015      5 comments

WATUPPA 10k TRAIL RUN 8/2/2015 A couple of weeks ago, when I realized that I would not be running the 10 mile race I had considered, I looked fo... Read more
Colleen Celia Memorial 5K Road Race
Saturday, July 18, 2015      4 comments

COLLEEN CELIA MEMORIAL 5K Middleborough, MA on 7/18/2015 It wasn’t until late last night that I decided to run this (Colleen Celia Memorial 5K) ... Read more
Little Compton 4.8 Mile Road Race
Saturday, July 11, 2015      4 comments

LITTLE COMPTON 4.8 MILE ROAD RACE 7/11/15 I decided early this week that, family schedule allowing, I would be running the Little Compton 35th Ann... Read more
Billington Memorial 5K Road Race
Saturday, July 04, 2015      3 comments

BILLINGTON MEMORIAL 5K ROAD RACE Somerset, MA on the 4th of July, 2015 It wasn’t until earlier this week that someone reminded me about this (Bi... Read more
Colt State Park 5K Trail Race 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015      2 comments

Today I had my first road race in over a month and my first 5k since the beginning of May. This was the Colt State Park 5k Trail Race. It is located in B... Read more
Run for the Water 8k Road Race and Other Milestones
Saturday, May 09, 2015      4 comments

A couple of days ago, I was looking for a slightly longer road race to do in a couple of weeks as I planned to up the length of my training runs. Of course, I came across the Run for the Water 8k (5 miles) Road Race that was being held two days ... Read more
5K for the Children Road Race
Sunday, May 03, 2015      5 comments

All week I had been debating whether to run a race this weekend. There was one in Bristol, RI that I was considering but I had planned to go to my grandson's first baseball/t-ball game and the distance was too great for that. I was looking throu... Read more
Crush Cancer 5K
Sunday, April 26, 2015      4 comments

Today I had my second road race of 2015, the Crush Cancer 5K, on the grounds of the old Taunton State Mental Hospital in Taunton. My goals for this race were, first, to have a p... Read more
The Forever Pace
Saturday, April 25, 2015      3 comments

Tomorrow is my second road race this year (and the second since 2009). It is the Crush Cancer 5k in Taunton, Massachusetts. I am running for Team Darcy. This is a team formed in honor of Darcy Nientimp, the 26 year old daughter of someone I work... Read more
Scale Gone Crazy
Sunday, April 19, 2015      2 comments

When on this improved fitness and weight loss journey that many of us are on, the weekly/daily weigh-in is often a somewhat stressful and occasionally frustrating event. The scale seldom shows exactly what we expect (hope?) to see as a result o... Read more
A Potentially Bad Day Saved
Thursday, April 02, 2015      5 comments

I have been getting up around 4:15am most days to get to the gym in order to get the bulk of my cardio (and a bit of strength) exercising in because I know that most evenings my time is eaten up and I can't get there. This morning I snoozed once... Read more
Giunta 5k 2015 - First Goal Reached
Sunday, March 29, 2015      4 comments

Today I got up a little later than planned (8:30am) but that wasn't a big deal since the Giunta 5k road race wasn't starting until 12:05pm and it was in the city where I live (Fall River, MA). The first thing I did was my weekly weigh-in. I was ... Read more
A Bump in the Road for My Race Prep
Sunday, March 22, 2015      1 comments

One week from today, I am planning on running in my first road race since 2009. That was the year that I was heavily invested here on Spark, lost a lot of weight, and ran in a number of road races from 5k up to a half marathon in October of that... Read more
Planning the Campaign - I have not yet begun to fight!
Friday, January 08, 2010      5 comments

Now that I have declared war on those 20 of the 60+ pounds I had lost during the first half of last year who decided that they wanted to come on back, it is time to plan the campaign. My goal is to mercilessly destroy those 20 pounds for good by... Read more

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