Monthly Archives: September 2012

58 Days Until I Turn 50

I never did get to the gym yesterday.  I took my kids to our town fair and was cooked after that – too much on the hay fever. Today, I took my daughter to an NFL game.  And, afterwards, I … Continue reading

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60 Days Until I Turn 50

Where do I start? It’s been 4 days since I last went for a run.  And, it’s been 9 days since I went to the gym. Granted, I had a root canal done 3 days ago.  And, I have some … Continue reading

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What Should I Eat?

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Medicine Or Poison?

Today is the first time I’ve seen this quote: “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison.” – Dr. Ann Wigmore, N.D. Looking into it, I see … Continue reading

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63 Days Until I Turn 50

Last week, I started feeling some ache and sensitivity in one of my teeth.  Today, I went to the dentist to get it checked out.  And, this afternoon, I ended up getting root canal on (my) tooth #19.  That was … Continue reading

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64 Days Until I Turn 50

I never did get to the gym on Saturday.  Instead, I ended up doing things around the house in the morning and then throwing batting practice to my son, for about 45 minutes, before his Little League practice.  And, once … 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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69 Days Until I Turn 50

Yesterday was another one of “those days” for me.  Because of rain and traffic, it took me nearly 2 hours to drive the 43.1 miles into work.  And, then, I had my head stuffed up my butt in the office … Continue reading

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Upcoming Race

I ended up registering for that race I thought about two weeks ago. It’s 20 days from today.  So, that gives me three weeks to get myself into gear for this one. Last year, there were 379 people who ran … Continue reading

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71 Days Until I Turn 50

I wanted to get to the gym before work today.  But, I missed it – as I slept too late to make it happen. Basically, I need to leave for the gym before 7:45 AM if I want to sneak … Continue reading

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72 Days Until I Turn 50

Yesterday, I got no real exercise.  I did end up with major DOMS after my workout on Friday.  And, from 10:30 AM until 9:30 PM, I was tied up with my son’s baseball games, a trip to the diner, and … Continue reading

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74 Days Until I Turn 50

This morning, after breakfast and before starting my workday, for the first time in 5 weeks, I went to the gym.  While there, I did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press … Continue reading

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75 Days Until I Turn 50

I have not been doing a great job with my new plan. On the plus side, my weight is about 174.5 pounds.  And, that’s only about 2 or 3 pounds more than my ideal weight. But, after my good run … Continue reading

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79 Days Until I Turn 50

Yesterday, I didn’t do anything.  Still too depressed and tired over our dog passing away. But, I went for a 5K run this morning at 9 AM – down at the High School track.  This time, I took my kids … Continue reading

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80 Days Until I Turn 50

Yesterday, my family had to put our dog to rest.  She was 15 years and 3 months old.  But, it happened so sudden.  With all that to deal with, it was not an exercise day for me.  I will try … Continue reading

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Funny Scale

Four days ago, I weighed 177.5 pounds. This morning, my scale reads 174.5 pounds. I lost three pounds in four days? That’s as crazy as when I lost 6.5 pounds in 4 days. I guess this is just the way … Continue reading

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82 Days Until I Turn 50

I had an even worse day today, than yesterday. And, the result was the same. At 10 PM, I did 12 pull-ups followed by 25 crunches and 30 push-ups. That was my exercise for the day. Big whoops.

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83 Days Until I Turn 50

Between lack of sleep last night, a very bad commute to work today, a bitch-ass miserable day in the office, followed by a less than peaceful dinner time at home, I was in no mood to exercise tonight. Yet, just … Continue reading

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84 Days Until I Turn 50

I went for a 5K run this evening before dinner. It looked like it would rain any second.  And, it was so humid outside that you could cut it with a knife.  But, I went out there – and tried … Continue reading

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Time For Another 5K Race?

It’s been about 4 1/2 months since I last ran a 5K race.  And, it’s been a while since I have been about to run 3.1 miles without stopping – probably close to three months. In any event, there’s a … 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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Need To Lose Five Pounds

This morning, I got on the scale and it read 177.5 pounds. That’s what I get for being lazy and not eating well lately. It was just 12 days ago that the scale had me at 174 pounds. I can … Continue reading

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Organic Food May Not Be Healthier?

Via the AP – Eating organic food, which costs more, may be better for the environment and the palate, but has little effect on the health of individuals, according to a new study. Stanford University doctors dug through reams of … Continue reading

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Week 7, Day 1, The 180-Minute Plan

For the first time in 12 days, I went for a run at 10:30 AM this morning. I tried to do a 5K.  But, I hit the wall, as usual lately, at the 1.9 mile mark and I did the … Continue reading

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*@#! The World Thinks I Look Old

O.K., first, some facts before I get into this story. Today, I am 49.8 years old.  My wife is 43.1 years old.  And, our daughter is 10.2 years old and our son is 8.4 years old.  Got all that? Yesterday, … Continue reading

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