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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
So it’s been a while since I gave a weekend update and to be honest I’m not too thrilled about doing this one. The fact that if it weren’t for the fact that I know a few of you will be reading this I would skip it. Heck I already did last weekend but I don’t want to go through another week of guilt so here I am.
Work has been a bit more hectic than usual but I’ve told myself I will not run at home because I don’t want to sacrifice that time with my family. At first I thought that was a good enough excuse but its not. I could have easily ran when they went to bed or before I leave for work. No excuses. If I want to be held accountable for my running and weight then I need to be completely honest. I was just lazy. I chose not to run…I could have probably made the time but I didn’t.
FYTO Race Recap:
A group of friends from church have recently stated that we need to get together more often rather than just on Sundays. Enter the FYTO Virtual 5K. It was a perfect event to have people over, run, and have good fellowship. All in all we had a 23 people show up! Of those who actually took part in the race there were 6 runners, 4 walkers, and one biker. Sorry Adam we forgot to get out the camera and take pictures! EPIC FAIL!
After a quick verbal description of the route the wife of a Marine had to draw a map for her husband so that he could understand. Unfortunately it didn’t dawn on everyone that the newly drawn map resembled a phallic symbol until I was showing the route to everyone! Maybe it was a good thing we forgot to get the camera! After a few Marine jokes and consumed a few brownies we all went out at our own pace. We should have given the Marine more of a hard time because he was clearly the fastest of the group. It’s estimated (he didn’t time it) that his time was around 18 or 19 minutes!
Personally, this was my first run in 10 days and I knew it would be rough. I over estimated how hard it would be to push my 3 year old daughter in a stroller for 3 miles of rolling hills! Even though it took me over 30 minutes to finish I’m glad I did it. At one point while struggling to run up a hill my daughter asked, “Daddy, why did you stop running?” The sad part was that I didn’t stop!
This is the first time that I’ve really ran with one of my daughters when they were old enough to understand what was going on. It was a completely new experience. Despite the hills, I would take her running with me anytime!
Unfortunately, we almost had one casualty. My precious Droid X fell into the toilet before people even starting showing up. Thanks letting it sit in a bag of Uncle Ben's rice for almost 24 hours I'm glad to say that it is fully mission capable. I hope that Verizon or Apple have Uncle Ben on their payroll because the good Uncle has saved my phone 3 times now!
After we all made it back to the house Lady M and my mother-in-law had an assortment of refreshments and snacks, you know it’s not an official Baptist get together unless we have food! Even though I caught flack for not having water stops along the route, no t-shirts, and the course having too many hills, I think everybody had a good time.
Starting weight 30 Dec: 208lbs
Current weight 27 Jan: 204lbs
Change from last week: -1lbs
Total weight loss/gain: –4lbs
I skipped last weeks weigh-in but I’ve kept track of the weight loss anyway. Even while being lazy I managed to lose 1 pound in each of the last two weeks. That is short of the 2 pounds per week but I will take it. I am going to have to kick it into gear if I want to get to the 180 mark. Fortunately my family is planning on a mini vacation at the beach this summer so that should provide some extra motivation to shed the weight. It looks like OPERATION Beach Bound will have to go into full effect.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
- At the age of 35, I’m still immature and not very smart – I still have a baby tooth and had all six, yes six, of my wisdom teeth pulled at once.
- I love fantasy baseball and have been in a fantasy baseball keeper league for 3 years – this compliments my love for those things listed in #2. Yes, I have a spreadsheet that helps me track players and potential trades
- In my mind, there are 3 different food groups. Cheeseburgers, Italian, and Mexican - This explains why I’ve always been overweight my whole life.
- My oldest daughter told me that she was going to root of the the New York Yankees when she gets older! Is 6 years to old to have an intervention?
Saturday, January 7, 2012
I ran my 6 miles scheduled that were scheduled for the week. I’m still running 2 miles three times, since I don’t want to push the transition into the Vibrams. However, I’m considering making next Friday’s run 3 miles, I will see how my legs are feeling then. The first week of 2012 but I’m off to a good start of meeting my goal of running 750 miles. 6 down and 744 more to go!
The upcoming FYTO Virtual 5K satellite race is starting to shape up. A few people have expressed interest in meeting on the 28th to run. Lady M has graciously volunteered to have coffee and munchies after the race so at least there is something to look forward to at the finish line! If you are interested in taking part with us be sure to contact me for directions and visit The Boring Runner’s site for more info and to let him know you are running. My girls have even said that they want to run too, so there even be a kid's fun run as well! Once we get closer and have a better idea who will be running we can work out a time to meet.
Starting weight 30 Dec: 208lbs
Current weight 6 Jan: 206lbs
Change from last week: -2lbs
Total weight loss/gain: -2lbs
As a form of accountability, I’m going to start posted my weight loss progress during the weekend update posts. I started using Weight Watchers are the means to log my diet and track my weight on 30 Dec 2011 and will have an official weigh in every Friday. Prior to starting I had to determine what my goal weight would be, I originally chose 180 pounds because that seemed more realistic and consistent with USAF standards but I was amazed of what some say my “ideal weight” should be.
According to several sites, the ideal weight for a 5’11” ranges from 150 – 160 pounds. I know that the low end of the scale is probably for men with a smaller frame but the thought weighing of 160 pounds seems a bit absurd to me, Am I out of my mind? I haven’t weighed that much since high school! Well except for the first 2 weeks of college where I went from weighing ~170 to ~150. I don’t recommend doing that!
The USAF PT regulations actually had a more logical idea of an ideal weight (scary huh). They state than in order to get maximum points for my body composition on the PT Test I have to either have a 32.5-inch waist or have a BMI of 25 or below (I have to weigh 176 pounds in order to have a BMI of 24.89). The 32.5-inch waist seems a bit harsh because I know plenty of people who have a body fat percentage in the single digits but don’t have that small of a waist.
WW states that my healthy weight ranges is 143-179 pounds. The 179 pounds is more in line with the USAF standards so this was essentially the behind one of my goals for 2012. Since I want to weigh 180lbs that means I need to lose close to 30 pounds and if I can follow their recommendation of losing 2 pounds per week, I should reach my goal around the first part of April.
One important thing to remember is to weigh myself AFTER the morning ritual of sitting and thinking. On the 28th I weighed over 210 pounds…then I realized that I was plugged up like a constipated accountant…I couldn’t budget! Once I resolved that messy situation, I dropped at least 3 pounds! I don't think I can "ponder" that much more than once a week so I will stick with WW!
How was your week? What did you do to reach your 2012 goals?
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Last year my race performance (disregard the missing pics from last years post...they have gone AWOL) was so stupendous that I placed first in both my age group and overall! Of couse, I forgot to print out my bib number so I guess that makes me a bandit, therefore making running null and void?
Anybody in the Northern VA area want to meet up in the morning and create a satellite race? Possible coffee afterwards?
If interested go to the Virtual Race link above and comment on the post to sign up and then comment/shoot me an email so we can work out a time to run on the 28th.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
January Ran 46.5 miles while in the beginning of my training plan for the National Half Marathon. It was a great start to the year, high aspirations and a lot of motivation. Looking back I noticed that I never finished The Count of Monte Cristo!
February Ran 44.7. I fell short of my planned mileage for the month (even ran less than January) thanks to being sick. I did run my first 10K and met my personal goal of having a sub 10 minute pace. The winds were said to be about 50 mph so I think breaking 1 hour won’t be that difficult next time.
March Ran 70 miles. My longest run was obviously the National Half Marathon. I accomplished my goal of beating my previous PR and Paula Radcliffe’s FULL marathon time. I am impressed with my time of 2:11:55, however, I am even more impressed that after the race I felt like I could have gone a bit farther. I wish I was running this race again in 2012, it was a lot of fun.
April Ran 24 miles. With the scar tissue causing me problems my mileage was cut drastically in April. This was the beginning to a stretch of crutches and no running.
May Still on crutches so no running.
June – August According to Daily Mile I ran a grand total of 29 miles in 3 months.
Jun – 13
Jul – 5
Aug - 11
If you think that is bad wait till you seen September and October!
September – October Zero, zilch, nada, nothing. Sad huh.
October was highlighted by the Weekend to Remember trip. It was great to spend some time with Lady M and not worry about the kids.
November – December Ran 23 miles. The good news is that I finished with a decent month, compared to the previous seven! The best part of December was running a race with Lady M, the worst part was that it was the 5K Hot Chocolate DC.
Nov – 3
Dec = 20
Recap I met some of my goals yet failed at some as well. I hope to be more consistent with running throughout the entire year and achieve my new goals. After giving the idea of running a full marathon more thought, I’ve decided to stick with my original goals. If I’m feeling extra spunky I will run another half, with the goal of breaking the 2:00 mark.
On a side note I realized that I read 17 books throughout the year, an all time personal high!