Category Archives: Failure

Workout – 2/20/13

I went for a run today at 8:30 AM before starting my workday from home. I totally under-estimated the weather. It was 30° F with a RealFeel® temp of 12° F (and 26 MPH winds). I thought it was sunny, … Continue reading

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Many Excuses For Not Working Out The Last 4 Days

I haven’t worked out since last Thursday.  Here’s why: Friday: I had a early start to my workday from home since my 8-year old son had a travel basketball game that evening.  We went straight to the game at 5 … Continue reading

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Workout – 1/20/13

Despite yesterday’s huge failure, this morning’s ungodly early start, and it being just as windy today as it was yesterday, I decided to go for a 5K run at 1 PM today. And, I elected to go down to the … Continue reading

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Workout – 1/19/13

This was a disaster.  I finally got out at 4 PM today for a run.  And, when I started, my legs felt heavy and it was hard to run since I was running into to wind.  (I hate running against … Continue reading

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Workout – 1/1/13

Even though I was sore from the gym yesterday and feeling incredibly fat today, I went for a run at 10 AM. It was cool out there – RealFeel® 32° F with some decent wind at times – but, I … Continue reading

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Workout – 12/29/12

The forecast is for snow and rain today. So, I got out for a run after breakfast before the bad weather arrived. It was cold – with the temps just above freezing. And, it sure felt damp. But, I got … Continue reading

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Workout – 12/26/12

Worst. Run. Ever. But, first, a lead into this one. It’s been eight days since I last ran. And, it’s been a week since I had any workout. Also, over the last two days, I ate like crap – and … Continue reading

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Goals, Obstacles & Honesty

By just about every independent assessment I hear, I’m in good shape.  And, via the same sources, I’m in “great shape for someone my age” – although that speaks more towards the state of most people, today, by the time … Continue reading

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I Need To Lose Some Fat

One of the fitness centers in my community was offering a complimentary Body Fat Analysis and Fitness Strategy Session – in order to get you in there for a sales pitch. So, I decided to give it a try this … Continue reading

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Down In The Dumps & A Mess

In about 113 hours, I will wake up as a 50-year old for the first time. Actually, part of me was looking forward to it.  But, today, I am in a much different place. I am stressed out over some … Continue reading

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67 Days Until I Turn 50

I was supposed to run last night and go to the gym this morning.  But, yesterday was a bitch. It took me 90 minutes to drive the 43.1 miles into work in the morning.  And, then, I had a day … Continue reading

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Ef’ing French Fries

In the nine days prior to today, I have eaten TEN servings of french fries. When I was away down in Baltimore, I had them with every meal that wasn’t breakfast.  And, yesterday, at a baseball game, my daughter and … Continue reading

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Hitting Rock Bottom & Drawing The Line

I have not exercised in the last eight days. And, it seems longer than that. There’s a million reasons why – but, they’re all just excuses at the end of the day. Worse, I have been eating like a pig … Continue reading

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Week 3, Day 4, The 180-Minute Plan

Last night was supposed to be a gym night.  But, I had something to do with my son after work. So, I figured that I would do a 5K run this morning and then hit the gym tonight to try … Continue reading

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Good Running Intentions, Another Bad Result

Well, I got off my sorry ass and went for a run in the heat. The result:  Another failure. I tried a different route and a somewhat slower pace to see if that would help.  But, no luck.  Two miles … Continue reading

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What The Heck Is Wrong With Me?

I don’t know what’s wrong with me? I am tired, stressed, light-headed, irritable, lethargic, depressed, confused and I cannot stop overeating. I am not sleeping well. I have no drive to do the things that I need to get done … Continue reading

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Still Not Able To Run 3.1 Miles

I tried to run a 5K tonight at 8 PM.  We were at our pool club for 5 hours today.  But, I had at least 3 hours to rest before the run.  So, I thought I would be OK. It … Continue reading

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Memo To Self: Run, Don’t Walk

I went for a 5K run after dinner tonight.  It was a mess. The weather was not bad – 84° F with a RealFeel® Temp of 82° (and the humidity at 44%). But, I was a failure. Around the 1.8-mile … Continue reading

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Running On Empty

I have been feeling very old, weak, depressed and achy lately. This morning, all of it was raging. So, I decided to try and snap myself out of it by going for a 5K run before lunch – on what … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 28

This cycle has been a failure. It’s been 8 days since I last went to the gym. And, it’s been two weeks since I last went for a run. Pick your excuse: Work, home, hay fever, the weather, etc. My … Continue reading

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Workout Slump Lament

For the last 24 days, my exercise routine has been almost non-existent.  Even last night, when I was supposed to try and get in a run, I had to bag it because of rain and hay fever. There’s been so … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 3 – Day 6

Good news, bad news, on today’s workout – which was a 5K run before dinner. Well, and some in between news too.  The RealFeel® temp was of 81° F when I was running.  Not sure if that helped or hurt … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 2 – Day 1

I went for a 5K run after lunch today.  It was cool out there: 43° F but with a RealFeel® temp of 36° F with 15 MPH wind gusts. In any event, I bombed. At the 2.8 mile mark, I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 48 (Part II)

The sun came out – so, I decided to try and make a bad situation a better one.  And, I went for a 5K run on my “lunch break.” Before I went, I had the heating/massage pad on my right IT … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 27

Today was a failure. I had the best intentions.  I was going to run after work and before dinner.  And, I wanted to push myself.  Tonight was the run where I was going to reach 5 miles for the first … Continue reading

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