Thursday, February 27, 2014

Getting there...

Ran 5 today with the group and felt pretty sore during the run.  My heart rate stayed down which was nice to see.  Work was absolutely brutal today with three in flight emergencies/diversions.  The day couldn't have gone any slower.  Thirty minutes of fun traffic and I was at the gym...for the 4th time this week.  

My weight is still going down.  I still haven't had a drink since Sunday, although Kelley came close to pushing me to have some mexican food tonight.

Life is going well.  Jacob is at his baseball game, he should be playing in...but injuries later he's watching from the dugout.  Katelyn I believe had a good swing camp tonight...

I'm going to get new shoes tomorrow.  It's time.  Tomorrow is rest and Saturday is going to be 10...maybe.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Long Day

Sitting here at work, trying to mentally prepare myself for a workout this evening.  I'm considering doing a spin class...but I forgot my biker shorts.  I may just sit on a bike and ride for an hour, to kill time and a few calories.  Tomorrow will probably be a 6 to 7 mile run at the club.  Hopefully I will be ready, I've been quite tired today.

Weight - down a pound or two.  No alcohol since Sunday, doing very well. 
Life - kids are still being kids, and Kelley is still in a weird funk.  She wasn't in the mood to talk to me today, too much on her mind. 
Running - not bad...getting better.  Garmin has redone their website for garmin connect.  Looing forward to the change.

30 more minutes till I get out of here....

Well, it turned out to be a pretty good night.  Started out punching an hour into the bike machine...20 minutes later I was pushing stop.  No big deal, and as I got off the bike my legs were all funny feeling.  Cool...so I got on the treadmill and walked for 20 minutes, ranging from 0 degrees to 15 degrees incline and around 3.0 mph.  I finished the last 20 minutes on the ellyptical giving me a total of 60 minutes of low pounding cardio.

Dinner comprised of a turkey burger (w/bread) and brussel sprouts.  Burger was very good, barbecue sauce and blue cheese and pieces of an onion..oh and sirracha.

Weight wasn't too bad after the workout...but before dinner.  We'll see in the morning.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Upper Body

This morning I realized I'm a month away from a Half Marathon.  My weight has to get down in order for me to be able to run it all.  Currently sitting at 214 lbs, perhaps it's too far lost and just finishing is a goal.  The longest I've run this year is 8 miles and within the next 3 weeks I need to be up to 14 miles.  Not possible without injury...we'll see.

Running:  I couldn't run tonight since I only had a day off since the 10k but I still hit the gym for weight training.  Worked on arms, lower back, chest and abs and after all that it's my arms that I'm having trouble with right now.  Tomorrow is the group run, wednesday's goal is spin class, then long group run on Thursday.  This will be an important week if I'm able to get through it all.

Work was a pain in the *** tonight...  enough said.

Family - doing well tonight.  Jacob has been benched due to an injury last week.  He's still complaining about being dizzy.  I just hope it's not related to improper nutrition.  Katelyn had another good day at school.  Long story short...I get home and everyone is happy.  Well, except for Kelley.  She's a tough cookie who can't seem to get in a better place.  Perhaps I should buy her a truck.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

It's Time

It's time to get focused back in blogging and documenting my running, work and life again.  I was reminded of the blog this morning after someone commenting on a post I made a year ago.  Has it really been that long.  Perhaps this is some kind of therapy for me.  Who knows, I had a hell of a run with it almost 5 years ago.  As my running, weight and work are all struggling perhaps it's time I get back to writing.

Work - my company got bought out this past December.   I've been given a couple projects that's gotten me traveling to Cleveland twice already this year.

Weight - currently 215 or so.  I've tried lots of diets but none seem to really work.  I've been having a lot of work dinners and because Kelley has a job there hasn't been a whole lot of thought conserving money.  Eating out has been regular.

Life - happy with my home life.  My beautiful wife is the glue to our wonderful family.  Teenage son and almost a teenage daughter keep us busy.  Kelley is working up in Aubrey and I couldn't be happier to have some income support.  I only wish she was happier.

Running - I did join Lifetime Fitness and am participating with their run team. We are working on Rock N Roll Half training right now.  Because of it I am up to 17 miles a week.  Far from 2009, but it's something.  I enjoy the people in the club, runners are a very special breed of workers.

Here's to 2014.  And I pray this is a solid year for us all.  Here goes nothing.