Category Archives: Feeling Fit

Victory!

I went for a 5K run after breakfast today. Nice day. And, I was feeling good about myself. I ran the entire 3.1 miles in 28:05. And, I had something left towards the end. Can’t even remember the last time … Continue reading

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Running For The Last 3 Weeks

Three weeks ago, after being inactive for beyond what was the longest time ever, I got back to running. And, in the last 21 days, I have gone for a 5K run 12 times. Wouldn’t it be great if I … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers – Week 7

This week was hard.  But, it turned out to be a big week.  I lost 2.2 pounds this week.  That’s now down 14.4 pounds (overall) in seven weeks – putting me at 178.4 pounds (from 192.8 pounds). This is the … Continue reading

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Workout -10/8/14

I was not feeling great this morning.  But, it’s a beautiful day outside.  So, I decided to push myself by going for a 5K run – and using my harder (but not hardest) route. Man, it was hard.  But, I … Continue reading

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Workout – 10/3/14

Today is a huge milestone. I went for a 5K run after breakfast and ran the whole 3.1 miles.  I cannot remember the last time that happened.  Could be a year…maybe/probably longer. It was hard – and I had to … Continue reading

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Workout – 10/21/13

I went for a 5K run after breakfast today. I decided to take my “harder” route. And, my goal today was to (1) keep my pace, (2) run the whole thing without walking (3) breaking down to a slow jog … Continue reading

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My 5K Race Time History

I have run twelve 5K races in the last 23 months (since I started running). Below are my GPS times for each race: 5K Race Minutes Seconds 1st 26 35 2nd 25 31 3rd 25 34 4th 24 40 5th … Continue reading

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My 11th “5K” Race (Ever)

I did well this morning. There were only 74 runners in the race – and most of them were running with dogs. But, I finished third overall. That’s a first for me. Also per the results, I finished 3rd out … Continue reading

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Workout – 4/9/13

It’s been a very, very, long time since I had a super workout – or a workout, period. For the last week, I had practice or a game for my son’s Little League and Travel baseball teams everyday. (I’m the … Continue reading

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My Race History

Here is the history of my race running, to date, including yesterday: Date 11/27/11 12/11/11 3/25/12 4/15/12 4/22/12 Age In Race 49 49 49 49 49 Total In Race 317 615 206 418 908 Total Men In Race 138 283 … Continue reading

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Workout – 1/25/13

With my neck/shoulder injury, I didn’t workout on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  I have been taking Naproxen Sodium every night and using the heating pad on it.  And, it’s getting better everyday.  At this point, I would say it’s … Continue reading

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Workout – 1/12/13

This is workout #7 for 2013. Yesterday, the work-week, and the work-day, caught up with me. Plus, I was really feeling my head cold – runny nose, burning eyes, etc. Oh, and, yes, it was pouring rain. So, I ended … Continue reading

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Crazy Dinner, Or, A Smart One?

I had a combination for dinner tonight that many would find strange: Salmon – poached in the microwave using just a brush of olive oil and a sprinke of thyme and pepper. Two cups of steamed broccoli. One bowl of … Continue reading

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December Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Yesterday, I was very sore – especially in my arms and legs. Today, I still have tight legs. This is interesting. Usually, I am not this sore. Maybe my December is catching up to me? Here’s my workouts, so far, … Continue reading

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Workout – 12/2/12

I went for a run after breakfast – even though I was in no mood for it.  For some reason, I am tired today.  I think the work-week stress caught up  to me – especially because I have been dealing … 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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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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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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16 Days Until My Next 5K Race

I am really looking forward to my next 5K race. This is the same one that I did one year ago – which was my first 5K race, ever.  It’s a tough route with monster hills.  But, I think I … Continue reading

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21 Days Until I Turn 50

I got on the scale this morning and it read 179.5 pounds.  So, the weight gain horror continues. Related, I decided to go for a run this morning.  I set out to do a 5K and was interested to see … Continue reading

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Not Bad For An Old Guy & Newbie Runner

One year and seven months ago, shortly after turning age 48, I completed the C25K program.  Before that time, I never “ran” in my whole life. Eight and a half months later, I ran my first 5K race. And, since … Continue reading

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My 6th 5K Race (Ever)

The rain held up and it was a decent  morning for my 5K race today. My time for the race was 25 minutes and 22 seconds on my GPS and 25 minutes and 26 seconds on the race clock. I was … Continue reading

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In 12 Weeks, It Will Be My 50th Birthday

I have been feeling old lately. And, twelve weeks from today, I will turn 50-years old.  Yes, in 84 days, I will hit the half-century mark. Since I started my back to health journey in June of 2006, one of … Continue reading

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Thursday Night At The Gym

After work, a nasty-ass commute home, and dinner, I went to the gym tonight at 8 PM and did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Ab Coaster Hammer Strength Leg Extensions … Continue reading

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The Independence Run

This evening, at 7:54 PM, I went for a 5K run.  And, this was after spending 5 hours at the pool club with my family.  Granted, I took a 30-minute nap before dinner.  And, I had a great supper – … Continue reading

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