Juneathon 10

Had us an amazing fast moving thunder storm here this evening and the 8k run I had after was really friggin’ good…

Time was sucky, about 33 minutes on the 5k, was really wanting to get under 30 again this evening.  The bit of a bad back I had was holding me back a little, of course, the fact that I was running after supper AGAIN was another factor.  I’ll never ever learn…lol…

Was a great picture taking kind of evening though!

And my wife is a big fan of lupins.  Later in the year, the trail I travel will be blanketed with them, but for now, there was but this wee little fella…

Big distance tomorrow, we’ll see how it goes!

 

 

Motivation?

I know there are a few of these out there now, of me before and after, but every now and then, a picture just kicks me in the ass.

I have been having a hard time with motivation lately. I’ve been eating more than I should, and in the past week, since I have run the 5k, even motivation to get out and walk or run has been elusive.

This picture, this comparison below, gives me the push I need so very bad at this time. Also, I have been noticing more and more before and after pics on the web, facebook, etc.  promoting this product or that, and you know what, if a shake, a wrap, a diet, a machine works for you, then awesome. At the end of the day, it’s about what will worj for YOU.

This transformation though, there were NO gimmicks, not really, no quick fixes, this took TIME and it took DEDICATION and it took SUPPORT from my amazing wife and family and friends. it also helped so very much to have support from complete strangers as well.This didn’t happen overnight, it’s been a long time coming, and I have been struggling with this my whole adult life. It’s not over yet, and it will never be over, every day is a battle between the guy on the right and the guy on the left. So, posting tpics, reading your comments, absorbing that support, it helps and I will use every tool, every edge I can to make this work. I apologize in advance to those of you who might be tired of seeing me post these, just know, that it helps a fat guy stay on track, you guys, if there is a gimmick to my story, it’s you guys and the feedback you give! Thanks so very much

yup

On the road again

Out of town on training once again, as mentioned last post…

Met up with my friend Mike Barrington, whom I have spoken about here in the past, he is my friend who was in the Biggest Loser with me and has recently started a blog chronicling his trials and tribulations with weight loss…

Check out his blog here….

Here we are at the end of our walk…

meandmike

 

I had a very nice 11k jaunt out of the evening as well!

Summer is coming!

Official Date Set

Tely10 Road Race

Sunday, July 28th, 2013
Paradise – Mount Pearl – St. John´s, NL, Canada
7:55 a.m. wheelchair athletes
8:00 a.m. runners/walkers

 

Nervous and excited…well… more nervous….

10 miles…. whew…

Imagine, if the guy below with no shirt on even attempted that??  He would never even dream of that….

The guy next to him in the wrinkles shirt….

He’s doing it…

fattyfattHeading out of town for 3 days for training, not sure if posts will be made or not…

We’ll chat again soon!

 

 

 

Feeling blah

Last couple of days have been really shitty.

I have been eating like crap, just a ton of carbs, bad choices…. and I hadn’t walked or ran in two days either.  Call it end of winter blahs…

I also had a bit of a tooth ache two nights ago that resulted in me getting about 2 hours sleep, I have been struggling ever since.

BUT, tooth is better now, got out for a 7k this morning, including a timed 5k… time sucked, about 35.50… really struggled with it, stiches in my side, just no rhythm at all.  Keep at it though and churned it out.

Funny thing happened though, now I am ready to go again.  I may or may not go out later, but if I don’t walk or run, I might try the ol’ bike out for a run.  We’ll see.  I have just two weeks until I run my first 5 k… and I need to be in a better place mentally by then.

Here’s a decent shot I got this morning on the trail though…. check this out…

kdppanaI LOVE the trail…. LOVE it…

I also got this neat little thing from Runkeeper this morning…

500k

 

Also pretty cool…

Anyhoo, here’s hoping this little mini-fugue is all over and done and things get back to an even keel before long!

Thanks for reading folks!

 

 

Zee Flash

That’s me…. that’s right….

Look, I know its no big deal to you guys who are runners, people who have done 5k, 10k and more…. but it’s a huge deal to me dammit…

5k….  31 minutes…. so damn close to sub 30….. so damn close…

AND…. 6.7k without a stop…. sure I slowed down, but I keep a faster than walking pace for 6.7k…. that’s almost half of what I need to sustain for my 10 mile…

I am feeling I can do this thing….

Check this out…. here’s my baseline I set in January compared to the run tonight..

compsjanaprPretty friggin happy with that…

16k coming on Sunday, should be interesting….

Oh, and weight is dropping like a rock again…. take that bunny