Experiment of One (Xo1)
I turned 60 three months ago, I am training for my 37th marathon (it's been 3 years since the last one), I work night shift (seven 12-13 hour nights, followed by 7 days off),and I am 40lbs overweight. I have come to realize that this combination... Read more
Training to train
Today I start "training to train" for my December marathon. Hoping to get "reconsistent" and drop some significant poundage, before hitting the big miles. Having that 26.2 in front of me always motivates/terrifies me ... Read more
The MMA chick, the bunny, and me...
While watching TV today, I saw a commercial for Colace. You know, the one with the tough looking MMA chick and the cute little bunny. While I have no need for their product, I did hear their message "try a little softness" (paraphrased).
W... Read more
In recognition of Independence Day, I would like to make the following statement :
I declare myself independent from self deprecation. I will no longer refer to myself as fat, old or slow, either verbally or mentally.
I will honor my ... Read more
Onward to Bethlehem ...
Every year I attempt the virtual journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem over the 12 days of Christmas. This is a journey of 75 miles (approximate distance) and begins Christmas day (although some years I start on Christmas eve, if the weather is bad... Read more
Anybody remember Mrs. Wiggins ?
Tim Conway's secretary ? Well, I have started to waddle like her, since I torqued my back running up six flights of stairs with a 45lb backpack full of meds (part of my job). I had to cancel long run yesterday, because I could barely walk uprigh... Read more
I have this crazy schedule, I work 12 hour night shifts (7pm to 7am) 7 days in a row and then have 7 days off. During my work week I do what I call "bookmark" workouts. These are workouts designed to maintain my current level of fitness. I try r... Read more
my velveteen rabbit moment....
I ran nine miles today, longest run in almost two years. Starting to feel "real" again (as in a real runner) !... Read more
carrying the weights...
Made it back into the weight room after at least a one year "pause"and an hour long spin class this morning. I'd forgotten how much I really dislike stength training and how much of a "cardio junkie" I am. Got to get past that and embrace "carry... Read more
Laissez les bon temps rouler !
I just signed up for the Mardis Gras Marathon. It is the first distance race I will have done in the 2 years since the death of my father. I am through trying to fill that hole in my life with food and indolence. It seems only fitting that I toe... Read more
and the next step...
First full day of Fall and it's time to get serious about nutrition, before the holiday wind-up begins. Finally feel like exercise piece of the puzzle is under control and I can move on to focusing on making more nutritious choices, instead of j... Read more
Finally got down to what I call training weight and began a two week long nonstop foodfest. Really? After all it took to get here ? This wasn't even "entitlement eating", it's more like holeymoley, now I gotta put or shut up....got to a major mi... Read more