Category Archives: exercise

Ummm – Racing Weight Week 2

I weigh myself most mornings, which is a good or bad practice, depending on whose advice you listen to. It’s generally helpful for me. Over the last couple years, as I’ve lost lots of weight, I’ve recorded it whenever I reached a lower number. Of course with the daily fluctuations that we all have it […]
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OOPS – Racing Weight, Week 1

How was my first week of my renewed efforts to get at my best racing weight? (for context you can read racing weight) The first realization was that I had allowed some not-so-healthy processed food to creep into my diet. This is mostly in the form of bread, Belvita Breakfast Cookies and chocolate. As I […]
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Global Running Day – Gratitude 6/7

There seems to be a DAY for everything and everyone. Usually these days are not the most healthy… wine day, pizza day, donut day. A favorite for me was “buy a priest a beer day.” I shared that particular day on my Facebook feed with the edit to, “buy a pastor a beer day” and […]
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Racing Weight – Getting There

A brief background. I mentioned in previous posts that I started running in an effort to lose weight (Not Always about Speed and About Sugar). It worked as I’d lost approximately 80 pounds by September 2016 (this has been a multi-year journey). I say approximately because I don’t know my heaviest weight…at a certain point it’s depressing […]
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It’s not always about speed

Almost five years ago I ran my first 5K. It was at a 4th of July race and I completed the race in 36:16. I still remember how hard the race was, how Megan sailed past me at the finish, and the feeling of accomplishment. I had only been running a short time and had […]
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Boogie Nights Week 1 – Gratitude 5/18

Wednesday night (5/17) was the first race of the 10 week 5k Boogie Nights series at the Ventura Pier. This is the third year that my family and I are participating. The first year I remember the races being very hard! I always went out too fast and struggled to finish. My goal through the […]
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A Good Workout – Gratitude 5/4

Sometimes…oftentimes even, the antidote to feeling anxious (or stressed) is a good dose of exercise. One of the many reasons I run is that I’ve experienced the wonderful physical benefits of a good workout. In some mysterious way, running hard results in a relaxed mind and body (even if the muscles are a bit tired). […]
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Thoughts while watching Boston – Gratitude 4/17

  This morning, from the comfort of my living room,  I watched my first Boston Marathon. My thoughts were on my hope qualify to run it next year (I’ll be trying to shave off the 6 minutes I need to qualify May 28th). While watching I was surprised by the emotional effect of something so ordinary… the […]
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30 Pounds – Gratitude 4/11

  This morning I participated in a group exercise class at #M26Fitness. This isn’t new, as I usually try to get in two classes a week. But this was a new day /time /instructor for me. I enjoyed the very hard work of this class and will have to fit some of these into my […]
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Marseille – Gratitude 3/20

My daily thanksgiving had taken a break…not because I’m not thankful but because the time in Wittenberg was so busy that I didn’t have time to post. Now I’m on vacation! Yesterday I ran my first race outside of California, the Marseille Half Marathon. After the race we enjoyed a wonderful cheese plate for lunch, […]
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