Category Archives: 12 Weeks To 50

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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Today, I Am 50 – But, Am I Fit?

Three months ago, I set some goals for myself that I wanted to reach by my 50th birthday, today. They were: Lose five pounds and get my weight down to the range of about 172 pounds. Get myself back to … Continue reading

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My 8th 5K Race (Ever)

So much for my pre-race fears this morning about the course, weather, etc. Today, I ran in my 8th 5K race in the past year.  It’s also the 8th 5K race that I have ever run.  (I’ve only been running … Continue reading

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2 Days Until I Turn 50

After a day in the city yesterday, with some overeating, I will be back on track today, exercise-wise, with a run today.  This past month has been one of my better months, maybe ever, in terms of getting a consistent … Continue reading

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4 Days Until I Turn 50

After two days of overeating, I went to the gym tonight – very late.  I didn’t get there until 8:50 PM and was there until 9:35 PM.  Yes, you can say that I closed the place.  (And, they really do … Continue reading

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5 Days Until I Turn 50

I went for a run at 9:30 AM today. It was very quiet on the streets. I guess everyone is inside cooking and/watching the parade. I went into this one with the mindset that I wanted to run fast. I … Continue reading

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Brrrr…What A Difference A Year Makes

The forecast says it’s going to be 36° F with a RealFeel® Temp of 23° F when my race on Sunday starts. That’s a big difference from when I ran this race last year. But, I have run in colder … Continue reading

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6 Days Until I Turn 50

After my blue moments today, I finally got the steam going to head out to the gym before dinner. I got there at 6:15 PM.  But, the only problem was that my gym closed early today, since it’s the day … 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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7 Days Until I Turn 50

This morning, I got on the scale and it read 176 pounds.  That’s the same as it read 11 days ago.  And, it’s about 4 pounds heavier than my ideal number.  But, maybe I am carrying more muscle these days?  … Continue reading

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8 Days Until I Turn 50

I was pretty sore when I woke up this morning.  More sore than I have been in a while. So, after much thought this morning, I have decided to listen to my body and take today as a recovery/rest day.  … Continue reading

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9 Days Until I Turn 50

I went to the gym today before lunch and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Wide Chest Press Lat Pulldowns Ab Coaster Life Fitness Lateral Raises Hack Squats Standing Calves Life Fitness Tricep Pressdown Standing Alternate Dumbbell … Continue reading

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My Last Two Weeks

I am truly amazed at the workout streak that I have crafted over the last two weeks: 11/04:  Run 11/05:  Gym & Run 11/06:  Run 11/07:  Gym 11/08:  Run 11/09:  Gym 11/10:  Run 11/11:  Off/Rest 11/12:  Run 11/13:  Off/Rest 11/14:  … Continue reading

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10 Days Until I Turn 50

I went to what I thought would be an excellent park for a run this morning. Only problem was: Our Interscholastic Athletic Association State X-C Group Championships were being held there at the same time. And, the park was basically … Continue reading

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11 Days Until I Turn 50

After working from home today, after dinner, I went to the gym and did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Incline Press Low Cable Rows Ab Coaster Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Hammer Strength Leg Extensions Icarian Leg Curls … Continue reading

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12 Days Until I Turn 50

Another “hell” day at work. Today, it took an hour and 45 minutes to cover the 43.1 miles into my office. (Thanks to a car fire which caused a seven mile back-up while they cleared the wreck.) And, then, I … Continue reading

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13 Days Until I Turn 50

Today was another hell day at work.  And, tomorrow is not going to be any better.  In fact, it’s going to be worse.  So, I pushed myself after dinner and went to the gym.  While there, I did four sets … Continue reading

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14 Days Until I Turn 50

What a disaster of a day. I got up early because I had to go into the office today.  Of course, it was raining.  And, that, with traffic, led to a TWO HOUR drive to cover the 43.1 miles into … Continue reading

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15 Days Until I Turn 50

I went out for a run this morning at 7:20 AM before starting my workday from home.  And, I give myself credit for getting out there.  I was tired and there was a dense fog in our area this morning. … Continue reading

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16 Days Until I Turn 50

Today was supposed to be a gym day for me.   But, the weather here was so beautiful – more like a Spring day than a day in November – that we had to get outside and do something as a … Continue reading

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17 Days Until I Turn 50

I went for a run this morning after breakfast.  My intent was to do four miles.  And, I decided to try a somewhat new route. But, I didn’t anticipate that this new route would be so hilly! Nonetheless, I kept … Continue reading

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Thinking About My Workout Plan Leading Into My 50th Birthday

In 17 days, I will turn 50 years old.  That’s a big number for me.  I have been thinking about it for a while – especially over the last ten weeks or so, with respect to my efforts to exercise … Continue reading

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18 Days Until I Turn 50

After dinner this evening I hit the gym.  While there, I did four sets each of the following: Hammer Strength Wide Chest Press Lat Pulldowns Ab Coaster Life Fitness Lateral Raises Hammer Strength Leg Extensions Icarian Leg Curls Seated Dumbbell … Continue reading

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19 Days Until I Turn 50

I went for a run tonight before dinner.  It was dark and cold out there at the start (with a RealFeel® Temp of 37° F). I decided to take my “harder” 5K route with the big hill and then branch … Continue reading

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20 Days Until I Turn 50

We have a nor’easter heading our way today. So, since I am working from home, I hustled my rear to the gym after breakfast and did four sets each of the following (before the bad weather hit): Hammer Strength Incline … Continue reading

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