Category Archives: Hanging With It

Five For Fighting

I recently had some sad moments dealing with pants that barely fit and shirts that won’t fit. And, it’s things like that which are a huge slap in the face. I need to do something to make a dent towards … Continue reading

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Need Control

In January 2007, I reached my goal weight. I had to lose 58 pounds to get there. But, I did it. And, from that time until (around) April of 2013, I was able to maintain that number of (around) 174 … Continue reading

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Hey, What’s The Bright Thing In The Sky?

Yes, it’s the sun! It rained here early this morning – and it was coming down in buckets last night. Nothing new there – it’s been raining here for what seems like forever…yesterday, Sunday, and Saturday.  And, I haven’t had … Continue reading

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First Run In A Long Time

At 8:15 PM this evening, after work and dinner, I went for a 5K run for the first time in 15 days. I covered the 3.1 miles. But, at the 2.6 mile mark, I caved and walked it for about … 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 First Ever 5K Race

The day after turning 49, I ran my first ever 5K race (today). First, my early fears about the weather conditions were a waste.  It was perfect out there this morning – high of 54° F and partly cloudy.  (And, … Continue reading

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Well, It’s A Start

This morning, I did Tony Horton’s 10-Minute Trainer Workout (Total Body). Hey, it’s better than nothing. And, it got me thinking. For me to get into a gym/workout groove, I need a plan/program/goal. Just like when I did Power 90 … Continue reading

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Some Much Kneeded Sleep & Some Hope

Last night, for the first time in what seems like forever, I actually got in a whole night of sleep without the pain in my leg causing me to wake-up.  Maybe the celebrex is starting to kick in and heal … Continue reading

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Coping With A Quadricep Strain

I don’t know how I did it.  But, somehow, on Monday night, coaching my son’s Little League game, I strained my left quad.  Here’s more on that injury from PhysioRoom.com – A Thigh muscle strain is quite common in sports … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Celebrex!

Today, I went to the orthopedist to get an answer on my knee. While there, I had three x-rays done and he performed a full examination of my left knee. Once done – and, are you ready for this? – … Continue reading

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90 Hours Break From The Normal Routine

My weight went up three pounds since last week. Could be anything. Ate too much at Easter? Creatine kicking in? Maybe last week’s weight was a mis-read because it wasn’t my usual weigh-in time and clothing? Maybe it’s some combination … Continue reading

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Going Off Plan To Stay On Plan

Yesterday was supposed to be a “gym day” for me. I do try and go to the gym on Fridays, Sundays and Tuesdays. But, it was Easter Sunday – and we had family plans. Also, my gym was only open … Continue reading

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Running Worried About Wounded Knee

When I got home from work this evening, it was sixty-two degrees out. And, it’s been nine days since I last ran my 5K session. So, I had to get out there after dinner. I shot out of the chute … Continue reading

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Breaking A No Run Streak

Long day at work today. Not so much in hours – it was my typical 9 1/2 hour day sandwiched by two 75-minute commutes. (O.K., maybe I do put in a long day, door-to-door, in terms of hours most days?)  … Continue reading

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Not The Whole Biggest Loser

Yesterday (Monday) was a long day for me. In terms of “door-to-door,” meaning the time I left for work and the time I got home from work, it was a 14-hour day. And, today was not a walk in the … Continue reading

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2011 Personal Fitness Goal Report Card [Update]

During the first two months of 2011, I’ve been very good at sticking to my exercise/fitness plan – hitting the gym and doing C25K.

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You Know What They Say About Discretion…

…being the better part of valor.  Well, sometimes, it’s true. Today was supposed to be a “run” day for me. But, I had some things to do this morning and we were out of the house by 10 am. So, … Continue reading

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Can I Get A “Hang With ‘Em” From The Congregation?

As previously mentioned, in the 11 weeks prior to this past week, I had a lot of flexibility with my schedule which synched up nicely along side my recent fitness initiatives.  But, starting with this past week, my schedule became a lot … Continue reading

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Earning The Croix De Moonlight C25K

Today was Day #1 of Week #5 of the Couch-to-5K ® Running Plan for me. Or, I should say, tonight was Day #1. Here’s some background on what led into my running session this evening: After another night of bad … Continue reading

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Reasonable Weekly Weight Loss Expectations

True confession: I do watch TV shows like The Biggest Loser and Heavy. Why? I suppose it’s because I like to see people overcome their obesity problem – having fought that fight myself. But, I’ve always been concerned about the … Continue reading

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C25K – Day #1 Of Week #4

I was concerned about this one. Going into it, I thought those shuttles of 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 3 minutes and 5 minutes seemed ambitious – considering my limited “running” accomplishments to date. But, I got it done. Was I … Continue reading

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