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Monday, November 19, 2007

Week 42 Weigh-In







Last Week's Weight: 278 lbs.
Today's Weight: 276 lbs. (-2.0)
Total Lost: 104 lbs.

Fat Ratio: 27.4% (-1.0)
Lean Mass: 200.4 lbs. (+0.5)
Fat Mass: 75.6 lbs. (-3.4)
Waist: 51 inches (-1.0)

Obviously, this was a good week weight-wise, but also fitness-wise. On Saturday, my daughter and I went for our regular run, except we went to the new bike trail which runs through a mostly residential area along our main highway. In other words, we weren't in rifle range of the deer hunters, lol.

Anyhow, I decided to run to the end of the bike path and back. That's a total of 6 miles. I was hoping to make it in 60 minutes, but no dice. I did make it 1:07:28 which roughly works out to and 11:15 pace. I ran the race with an 11:14 pace. However, I am sure I ran the race at a faster pace than I had been running, so I am thinking that my pace is improving. I will need to a fixed distance run more often to get a better idea of my pace.

Normally when running with my daughter, I run ahead a couple of blocks then run back to her and turn around again. Obviously, I would never be able to figure out my distance. On the bike path, she agreed to run for 30 minutes one way and then run back and I would meet her at the end. I bought her a stop watch, but she was goofing around with it when she was running and screwed the time up. Anyhow, it all worked out in the end, but we were unable to determine a pace for her. Not that it's all that important. I am just thrilled that she is continuing to run.

It's kinda of funny. I feel like we are developing a deeper bond with each other. We don't talk much while running since we aren't together. I do give her words of encouragement when I turn back to her. Perhaps, it's that we are sharing a common determination, will, struggle, pain, challenge, and mental struggle that is causing this bond. Maybe it's just the fact that we are doing something regularly together. Perhaps it's just me and she doesn't feel it. Anyhow, I am thankful for her and this special time we share.

Back to the good fitness week. Our local ice arena recently opened for the season. They only have open skating on Friday and Saturday nights. I took the 2 oldest skating. They didn't rent skates, but had used ones you could borrow. The oldest found one in her size, but my other daughter had to wear a pair that were 2 sizes too big. The poor girl ended up with some nasty blisters. I guess it's off to the thrift shop this week to find skates.

For kids learning to skate, they had walkers. I had never seen that before, but it's a great idea. I was dreading having to bend over holding my daughters up while they learned to skate. With the walkers, I could just skate around on my own. I can't wait to go next week.

"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." --Epictetus

Living Fit Is My #1 Job!

5 comments:

cmae said...

Bravo on the weight loss! It's amazing and inspiring how your quest for fitness is building a stronger relationship with your daughter.

Iron-Man said...

Wow, you are getting a lot of exercise. I have not been ice skating since I was a kid living in New York. There is an ice rink around here but I have never been there. It would be nice to try skating again...

Thanks for the inspiration. I am glad that you are at 276. I am at 279 today and I am going to catch up to you. I will race you to 195? I hope that does not sound like bragging, since it does not take much to derail me. However, I am feeling motivated so I will ride the wave and hopefully end up on the other side of 250...

Thanks again.

CactusFreek said...

It took my a while to work out what that top pic was! lol
Running - I couldn't imagine running at this stage.
A freind of mine borrowed a book from the library, titled, "The Joy Of Running." just because the title was amusing. But she's actualy getting something out of the book!
You are creating a life long bond with your daughter in spending this time with her. This will be a treasured memory for her later on. Really it will :o)

Half Man said...

Thanks all for the comments.

Iron-man: The race is on!!!

St. Patricks said...

You really are gathering pace now, lots of exercise as well. Wonderful