Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
- On 11/11/08 the scale said down 2.4 for a total of down 10.8. WeightWatchers awarded me two gold stars - one each for losing 5 pounds!
- On 11/18/08 the scale said down 2.6 for a total of down 13.4.
Just as important, I ran a race on Sunday, 11/16 - the Mineola Mustang 5K. For most of the time I looked like I was running but much slower in comparison to "real" runners. I planned in 2 walk breaks: one at the one mile, a second at the two mile, and threw in an extra one at about the two and a half mile. The wind was howling and I consider my finishing time of 35:34 a great success for a slow fat rockstar.
Even with the injury and weight loss challenges, this was my third fastest 5K (in modern times). The anniversary of my now second fastest (then PR) 5K is next week. I'll be running the same event, the Gail Goran Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving in Smithtown, NY ( http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page.adp?item_id=317828 ). Dawn and Courtney are doing the fun run and Amanda and I are scheduled for a repeat showdown in the 5K. Last year she toasted me finishing a little over 7 minutes better than my performance (remember, this was my PR :( ). Stay tuned to see if there will be the smell of burnt toast for Thanksgiving in the Rock Star household or will I take some time out of her!
Monday, November 10, 2008
The reality was doing the Philly Half was a long shot given my physical state. I gave training for it a try and could have slogged through the race, but it wouldn't have been a happy day (or a happy week or perhaps even longer after). My longest run is about 5 miles and that wasn't smooth (I know, how many of my runs are smooth?) so, I've decided to not do this race.
I haven't "lost the moon" as there are other races on the horizon and the primary goal is still Eagleman in June. I'll shoot for a different half most likely in January and will fill in a few short races as training exercises in the near term. Most won't be determined very long beforehand so check back frequently if you want to run with the "Rockstar."
A better quote from Jim Lovell is "There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen."
I'm making Eagleman happen.