Category Archives: Longer Runs

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 – 12/11/12

Well, I went for my run today.  It was at 5:15 PM, after a long and stressful 10 hours at work.  And, it was pitch-dark out there. I started with a slower pace – hoping to get close to 5 … 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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Workout – 11/28/12

I went for a 4 mile run this morning at 7:20 AM – before starting my workday from home. (I’m on conference calls from 8 AM to 4:30 PM today – and I have a body analysis appointment tonight after … 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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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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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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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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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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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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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 36

As planned, I went for a 3.6 mile run after breakfast today. At the start, my heart wasn’t into it.  And, that’s not because it’s Superbowl Sunday.  I’ve just been very down lately.  It’s lack of sleep and depression over … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 29

After that disaster on Friday, I was determined today. I kept telling myself “Today’s goal is to run the course and keep moving your feet.  Don’t worry about time and don’t keep looking at your GPS location.”  I wanted to … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 8

I went for a 4.25 mile run this morning.  It’s the first time that I’ve ever run that far without stopping.  I did it in 37 minutes and 5 seconds.  Not bad for a 49-year old guy who, at this … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 54

I went for a 4 mile run this morning after breakfast.  I wanted to try and do 4 1/2 miles today, for the first time ever; but, I punked out around the 2.7 mile mark.  I really felt like I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan – Cycle 3 – Day 46

For the first time in my life, I did a 4 mile run today.  Having run a distance of 5K (3.1 miles) many times since last March, I wanted to try and go a bit further (for a change). It … Continue reading

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