Thursday, October 12, 2017

10/12/2017 5 miler faster-ish

I got out for a five miler today and it's nice to be on a bit of a roll.  I am a long way from running fast, but I tried to be faster than the last few runs.  I managed to run it in about 38:48, which breaks down to about 7:45/mile.  Considering my first my was 8:34, I am happy with today's run.

I am now attempting to add my nutrition to the mix as I need to drop some weight.  I just feel sluggish when I run, even today, when I went faster.  As I continue, my motivation snowballs and I feel like I am headed in the right direction.  I know, with a little effort, by the middle of November, my weight can be where I want it to be.  For now, I need to plug along and back off the food.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

10/11/2017 Muggy 4 miler

Still fat, but I am running.  The weather is cooler, but seemed really muggy.  I only ran 4 miles, but I am sweating like a pig.  I look forward to the days when I can run a 6 miler with ease and feel like I'm gliding to a point.  I'll get there.  

On a side note, I do not know why I am following the TCS NYC Marathon on my Facebook.  Everyday, it's a new post asking about if you are excited, talking about 25 days until you finish, etc.  It hurts a little every time.  I have to try and get in again next year.  There is something about a big race that is special and that a small race just cannot give you.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

World Mental Health Day with Team Never End the Fight

Today, October 10th, is World Mental Health Day.  I am a proud member and supporter of Team
Never End the Fight.  Please take to time to support and educate yourself and others on such an important day.  The truth is, it's more than a day and needs to be a bigger priority for our World.  

Here are some important links for you, friends, family, coworkers, etc.  There are millions of people out there having difficult times, if you can help one, please try.

World Health Organization

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Never End the Fight

Mental Health America

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Please share!!

10/10/2017 I'm baaaaack

I know, I know.  You all have missed me and my ramblings.  I have been a little lost for the last couple months.  Since the triathlon relay precisely, I have been without running and am now just getting back into it.  I have been searching for weeks to figure out what has happened to my motivation and purpose.  I'm still not sure what's up, but the best I can come up with is that I am not running the NYC Marathon this year.  I have been bummed by that fact for months and probably will continue to be until the next time I am in Staten Island early one November morning for a nice jog :)

I think the real need I have is for a new race or two.  I have my sights set on a couple spring races that I am going to run by the logistical commander soon and I will update you when can.  Last week I teased that there would be big news coming from the Daily Fitness Journal.  Maura said that I made it seem like I was going to be giving out free stuff.  Actually, my big announcement is that I am going to attempt a Boston Qualifier in the spring.  Basically, this means that at my age, I will need to run a 3:20 marathon.  To elaborate a little, this means that I need to average somewhere between a 7:37-7:38/mile for 26.2 miles.  More on this later.

For those that thought I was giving shit away for free, my bad.  Stayed tuned though as I have a couple things that I can put together in a goody bag and I will do a Halloween giveaway.  For now, I am back, running, and I will be here regularly with my running and more.

Today, I ran a solid effort 5 miler in about 40:40.  I feel like I am i an ok place running-wise, however, I am fat from eating so I am dragging around about 15-20 lbs. too much.  Time to check myself a bit eating wise.