Well, yesterday was my first day with the Newport Running Club! The run was slated to be 22.5 minutes out, then 22.5 minutes back on the same route.
Unfortunately, I was only able to run thirty six minutes before my lungs gave out. It was the longest time and distance I have run in the past two years so I can take a minor failure with a grain of salt.
Onto today: looking for a 30-35 minute minute treadmill workout. Let’s see if I can get this one knocked out.
I’m usually pretty confident with myself and the things I get involved in but based in the last few training sessions, I’m beginning to think signing up for the half-marathon was a terrible decision.
I need to find a better daily routine. I am too tired by the time I get to the gym at 6:00pm after working 10 hours.
The upside, my first day of the local running club specifically designed for the Flying Pig half marathon starts for me tonight.
Yeaterday didn’t quite go as planned.
I did not get a workout in & I ate like shit. On the bright side, I went four for four with NCAA basketball bets and hung out with some friends in downtown Cincinnati.
You win some, you lose some. But this “loss” was a win.
On to today.
For as long as I can remember I have loathed the New Years Resolutioners and the amount of bullshit that spewed from their mouths. However, this year, I’m jumping on the bandwagon.
1) Run a half marathon
2) Lose 30lbs
3) Eat healthier
4) Start towards my MBA
5) Make good decisions.
Well I woke up this morning and with the back of a 70 year old man and a massive headache. So this is a great start to training, right?
Today’s goal is to get back on the treadmill after work and jog a 5K.
Seriously, why did I ever let myself get this out of shape?
Silver lining in just pushing through all the aches and pain… I’ll be down 30-40lbs and still single haha
For some reason I decided to sign up for the Flying Pig Half Marathon in Cincinnati which is on May 3rd 2015. Mind you, I am in hands down the worst shape of my life.
Chewed tobacco religiously and drank like a fish for the past 2 years. So when I was in my peak running for I was a lean 170lbs with less than 10% body fat. Today, I robust 220lbs and a body fat percentage above 20.
So here goes the challenge: today was day 1 of training. It didn’t go as planned but I probably got 2 miles of exercise in with about 5 minutes of stretching.
The goal for tomorrow: run one mile in 8 minutes uninterrupted.
I have the tools that will make this half marathon a success: lung capacity trainer, diet plan & terrific training plan. I have all the physical necessities I need for this but do I have the intestinal fortitude and mental discipline to complete my goal?
We sure will see over the next 3+ months…
Welcome to the shit show.