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Thursday, January 29, 2009

2 Years and Still on my Journey

It's been 2 years since I began my Journey of Fitness. I figure since I have been so lax in my blogging that I ought to give a little update.

1. Weight has not changed much. I am hovering between 229-231.

2. I am busier than ever with lots of stressful things happening--thankfully, I am better able to deal with it because of my fitness level.

3. I gave a talk to a local TOPS group. I had a lot of fun doing it, and I am thinking about marketing myself to give more of these talks. My basic message is that of striving to live fit by eating healthy and exercising.

4. In Dec. I ran a 10k in 54:49 at a 8:50 pace. When I signed up, I thought I might be under 220 by the race, so I didn't sign up for heavyweight category. If I had, I would have taken first place in that division. Doh! Also, My oldest daughter ran the 5k, my wife walked the 5k, my second daughter ran the 1 mile kids race, and my 3rd ran the 1/4 mile kids race. Seeing my family get involved was much better than running the race in under 9 minute miles.

5. My oldest and I are running in a race this Saturday called the Frozen Blueberry Race. Brrrr!

6. I think I am insane for signing up for a marathon. I am in my third week of training and already ran a 15 miler. This is going to be tough!

7. I think I might have S.A.D. but I still can't bring myself to buy one of those outrageously priced lights.

8. I miss blogging, and I do check other sights out, but I just don't seem to have the time to blog regularly these days. I hope that changes soon.

Carpe diem--Homer

Living Fit Is My #1 Job!

7 comments:

celtic_girl said...

Glad to have you back, thanks for the update.

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Glad to hear you're still doing the do, man :) And that's great that the whole family is getting active.

Good luck for the marathon!

Sayre said...

Go, go, go!!! Sounds like you're having a busy, happy life. Nothing to apologize for there.

I committed to running a marathon in May of 2011. I'll be 49. How's that for surreal?

Kim Ayres said...

your weight may not be much different, but you are considerably fitter and healthier.

Congrats on the 2 years - a serius achievement!

Saint patrick said...

Wow. You are so close to getting that target, great stuff. Keep it up. I have decided to do a marathon this year as well

Yeldarb said...

When the whole family is involved it makes it much more fun that is for sure... Keep after it, I think the marketing thing is a great idea... Overweight people need a positive influence and you have a great story to tell...

henry C said...

glad your back on the wagon! keep dieting right and it makes staying fit alot easier!