Friday, September 26, 2008

The Spirits have been GOOD!!!

Ok, so this is an "edit update" the Maui Marathonfoto CD came in the mail today and I just had to add a new image...yes see...there I was running THAT close to the water, it was so awesome and yes I was actually running for that photographer...tho I looked like death warmed over I think..."end of edit".....



Three full days of not trying to enduce child birth from the male body....ladies I will never ever make smart talk of what you go thru in that process. I did run on Wednesday morning and then couldn't stay at work all day because I became nausated and weak, I know poor me...go with it ok...the run felt good even tho I wasn't my full self. Sometimes I wonder if I'm ever my full self when I'm running.

Oh by the way, I've lost at least 12 pounds and I'm hoping more towards 14 pounds when I weigh in at WW tomorrow morning after our run. I'm going to be doing 4 miles without Bonnie and then another 4 miles with her. I've made a decision that if I'm ever to improve my marathon times and get anywhere near my PR (5:29:00) that I need to speed things up in training. So I'm going to concentrate on myself for the first 4 miles and then relax on the next four with Bonnie so she gets her road mileage in too. Weight wise I'm hovering just over 220 now, down from a high of 236 the first Sunday of August and I can "feel" the difference it makes in my running. I've still got a long way to go tho, somewhere under 180 to reach my goal, but I know I can do it. I've forsaken peanut M&M's for over 4 weeks now, that is a huge success for me!!!

It sort of feels good right now to not have a race on the horizon, tho I am toying with the Las Vegas Marathon in December if it is still open, I haven't looked lately. I do plan on hitting things starting in January one way or another, maybe the Phoenix RNR, and I would really like to do the National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer in Jacksonville, FL because it is a highly sponsored race by Jeff Galloway and they have Galloway pace groups there and the course is relatively flat I believe.

Well I'm rambling today, but hey it's Friday and it's payday, and tomorrow is Saturday and I'm happy to be well again and alive!!!!!! Go out and hug someone you love...I bet they hug you back..and maybe more...

9 comments:

Darrell said...

Looks like you are done toying with Vegas. It seems to be firmly planted on the side bar over there.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Looks like you're trying to believe in the "hang loose" concept, but it must be difficult to maintain it for 26.2 miles. :-)

Pat said...

Hey, you should do RnR AZ in January. I'm doing the half, but would love to see you and the lovely Bonnie. I think we're gonna get a group of us to go out to dinner the night before.

Looks like we are both around 220. We should have a race to 200. What do you say?

IronGambit said...

nice!!

J~Mom said...

Congrats on your most recent finish!! The pics are amazing!! I agree with PAT! Come to AZ!

Michelle said...

OK, I'd rather push a baby out my hoo-ha than pass a kidney stone through my urethra any day!! Seriously, I know people who have had kidney stones and I understand they are excruciating!!

Great Hawaii pics, BTW. And good job on the weight loss!! I need to start working on losing weight again, too.

zbsports said...

Nice picture there. Looks you are filled with spirit. Nice!!!

arcteryx said...

That's nice to know. Keep it up and more power to you!Have the best run always! :)

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