Good And Bad

I went for a 5K run at 9:45 AM today. It was PERFECT running weather.

I got to the 2.43 mile mark and then I had to walk. That’s the bad. The good is that I covered the 3.1 miles in 28:14 and had a kick at the end.

I have now run 68.2 miles since Memorial Day.

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Little Better

I got on the scale this morning and it read 194.5 pounds. That’s a little better than a couple of days ago. But, it’s still TWENTY POUNDS overweight.

I went for a 5K run this morning at 10 AM. Made it to the 2.15 mile mark this time. Total time for the 3.1 miles was 29:19 – all a little better than last time.

I have now run 65.1 miles since Memorial Day.

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Whatever

I went for a 5K run at 10:30 AM today. First time out in a week – partly because I was busy and mostly because I am always depressed.

I hit the wall at the 2.07 mile mark. Really. Ugh!

Total time for the 3.1 miles was 29:45. That’s strange. Thought it would have been slower?

I have now run 62 miles since Memorial Day.

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Oh, My, God!

I got on the scale this morning and it read 196.8 pounds. I guess that ENTIRE PAN of thick, walnut, brownies that I ate on Monday BY MYSELF did some damage. Actually, the way I eat everyday now is terrible. I know I am depressed. But, I have to stop this now.

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Better

I went for a 5K run at 10:30 AM this morning. My legs were sore, but not terrible. I think my shin split was acting up a bit while running?

I got to 2.4 miles and then had to walk a bit. Still, my total time for the 3.1 miles was 29:36. And, that’s better than yesterday.

I have now run 58.9 miles since Memorial Day.

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Back In Action

I went for a 5K run after breakfast today.

It’s been two weeks since my last run. One week off was due to a nasty left shin splint. The second week was due to a sinus infection.

I got to 2.5 miles before having to break it down. Total time was 30:20 for the 3.1 miles.

I have now run 55.8 miles since Memorial Day.

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194.2

That was the number on the scale this morning. Ugh.

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192.9

That was the number on the scale this morning after breakfast. This time last week, it was 194.7 pounds. I guess that’s some progress?

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Night Run

It rained all day today – finally stopped this evening. So, I went for a 5K run after dinner at 7:30 PM. It was SUPER HUMID. (Monster sweat!) And, maybe I went too close after dinner? (I had some stomach cramping.)

Hit the wall around the 2.4 mile mark. (I could not see my GPS in the dark without glasses.) Total time for the 3.1 miles was 30:43.

I have now run 52.7 miles since Memorial Day.

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Beat By The Heat?

I went for a 5K run at 1:30 PM today after lunch. Man, it was HOT!

I only got to the 2.07 mile mark before walking. And, today was a lot of walking! Total time for the 3.1 miles was 30:42. Ugh.

I have now run 49.6 miles since Memorial Day.

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Under 30, Barely

I went for a 5K run this morning after breakfast. It was another broiler out there under the sun. Not humid. Just really bright and hot.

I got to to the 2.37 mile mark before having to walk. Total time for the 3.1 miles was 29:59. Yes, I just beat the half-hour mark by a second.

I have now run 46.7 miles since Memorial Day.

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Relatively Acceptable

I went for a 5K run at 10:30 AM today. It was very hot – but, not humid. Still, very hot with a burning sun. I got to the 2.2 mile mark before having to walk. Total time for the 3.1 miles was 30:28 and I wanted to puke when I was done. I think I actually had some puke start to come up my nostrils.

All things considered, I will take this one.

I have now run 43.4 miles since Memorial Day.

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Fat Again

I got on the scale at home this morning and it read 194.7 pounds. Not shocking, considering the way I have been eating.

On July 4th, I weighed 189.5 pounds.
On June 2nd, I weighed 190 pounds.
On May 5th, I weighed 188.6 pounds.
On April 6th, I weighed 192.4 pounds.
On March 3rd, I weighed 191 pounds.

So, this is the heaviest I have been in quite a while. I am sure the stress of being unemployed now for (exactly) 12 weeks has a big part in it. But, I should have been using this time to lose the 18 pounds that I needed to shed…and not using it to gain another 5 pounds.

This morning, as it stands, I am now WAY too fat. I need to lose at least 17 pounds. Probably 21 pounds. And, in a perfect world, 23 pounds. Crap…that’s A LOT of fat to shed. At this point, I would be thrilled to lose 17 and would do a dance in the streets if it could be 20 or more.

But, I know it’s not going to happen on its own. I need to eat less, eat better, drink more water, and get more exercise. Sleeping better and more probably would be a good idea as well.

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Stress, Anxiety, Laziness, Apathy, Boredom, Anger, Fear

These are the reasons why I make bad food choices and/or over-eat. There’s nothing new or unique about it. But, I just felt like writing it down now.

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Better, But Not Good

I went for a 5K run after breakfast today. Beautiful conditions. Maybe perfect?

I hit the bump at the 2.16 mile mark. I had hoped to make it further. Total time for the 3.1 miles was 30:13.

It’s all better than the last two runs. But, not good. I have to keep trying.

I have now run 40.3 miles since Memorial Day.

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I’ll Take It

Went for a 5K run after breakfast today. My quads felt like CEMENT after Wednesday and the off day yesterday. Same deal. Hit the wall at 2.06 miles. Walked/ran from there. Total time was 32:05 which is terrible. But, these days, I will take it. Monster sweat.

I have now run 37.2 miles since Memorial Day.

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Whatever

I went for a 5K run this morning after breakfast. First time in 44 days. Tons of excuses – family, illness, weather, vacation plans, etc. But, in reality, it’s all about depression. Today, I finally said “Whatever” and pushed myself out there.

I had to do the walk/run thing at the 2.06 mile mark. It was hot out there! Total time for the 3.1 miles was 31:29. All things, considered, I will take it.

I have now run 34.1 miles since Memorial Day.

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187.6

I got on the scale this morning at home and it read 187.6 pounds. I am not sure how that’s happening? It’s probably all the stress.

In any event, as of this morning, I am 14 pounds overweight – in my view of things.

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Back Now

I went for a 5K run after breakfast today. It’s the first time in 12 days that I have been running. Too many things going on now – plus my depression. Although, I did go for two 3 mile (back to back) walks 4 days ago. (That’s what happens when you get a flat tire and you have to make sure your kid is somewhere they need to be…)

My time today was 29:09 – although I had to walk a bit at the 2.56 mile mark. (Just once.)

I have now run 31 miles since Memorial Day.

I also got on the scale this morning and it read 189.5 pounds. That’s disappointing but not shocking. It’s been a rough month. In fact, today is the one month plus a day anniversary of me finding out that I was getting laid off.

It’s time to put an end to the pity party and get my health in a better place.

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Tad Better

Still super depressed. It’s as bad as it’s ever been. Yet, I pushed myself to go for a 5K run before lunch today. It was super hot, like yesterday. Today, I got to the 2.6 mile mark before having to walk. Twice I had to cover a tenth mile with a fast walk. Total time for the 3.1 miles was 28:55, about the same as yesterday.

I have now run 27.9 miles since Memorial Day.

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Big Step Back

It’s been 6 days since I went for a run. Many excuses. But, it’s mostly depression about being laid off and guilt for the impact it’s already having on my family.

It was blistering hot this morning when I went out after breakfast. I wanted to run the whole 5K. No such luck. I was drenched with sweat. My energy was low. My spirits were even lower. I hit the wall at the 2.1 mile mark and had to walk 3 times to finish the 3.1 miles in 29 minutes flat.

I have now run 24.8 miles since Memorial Day. And, I need to do better.

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Nice

Went for a 5K run after breakfast today. Beautiful out. But, hot!

I ran the whole 3.1 miles in 27:03 and had a kick at the end. Proud of this one.

I have now run 21.7 miles since Memorial Day.

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Awesome

I went for a 5K run after breakfast today. Perfect weather. First time running in five days.

I was filled with thoughts while running – on matters real and hypothetical. It must have helped. I ran the entire 3.1 miles in 27:33.

I have now run 18.6 miles since Memorial Day.

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Getting Slow?

I have been running, on and off, for 5 years now (thereabouts). Before that time, I never ran in my life. Sure, starting at 48 is better than never.

I used to be able to run a 5K in a time just under 26 minutes. I worked my way up to that time. However, in the past year, my average time seems to be closer to just a tick over 28 minutes.

So, what’s the story with those added two minutes? The difference between 48 and 53? Is it the extra 15 pounds or so that I am carrying? A combination of both? Well, I can’t get any younger. That means there’s only one way to find out.

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