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C25K program DONE!
Thursday, October 28, 2010      5 comments

C25K is mine! I gave up the end of World Series Game 1. I just had to get out even in the dark, I had to finish the program. Now on to 10k! I have ordered a couple books from Jeff Galloway’s collection including one that is titled “Run to a ... Read more
Weight loss and Fitness is a journey, not a destination.
Thursday, October 21, 2010      4 comments

I was reading another blog and saw this in a comment. It just hit me that all the effort that i or anyone puts out "to lose weight" is a life long effort, a journey. Our destinations are all the same, someone divvying up our stuff and saying s... Read more
Dirty Legs, First 5k ever!
Sunday, October 17, 2010      11 comments

I entered my first ever 5K race. I finished about 3 hours ago. I still have my number on my shirt and a gold medal in my pocket. Today was to be the last day of my Couch Potato to 5K week 8. Two evenings ago, I started thinking “I could do a... Read more
Why I hate little kids.....
Saturday, October 09, 2010      3 comments

First, never go to your favorite track on Saturday morning after 8. I got to the track and started jogging for my Couch to 5K Week7, 25 minutes, 2 plus miles. A father is out on the track kicking a soccer ball with his son (8?) and daughter (6... Read more
Four Hours with My Bride
Monday, October 04, 2010      2 comments

What can an “old” couple do in 4 hours? It’s 4 p.m. on Sunday. Put the DVR on record. Head for the beach! 45 minutes and we are in Santa Cruz with spare clothes for me, “just in case.” We park at the wharf, and pop onto the sand, tide... Read more
Avoiding a 690 Calorie Iceberg
Saturday, September 25, 2010      1 comments

I was just inputting my food from the morning and scanning my favorites and found (unnamed place) burger, fries, shake. I pulled up the nutritional information for a chocolate shake, 690 calories and thought “What a disaster.” No kidding, drin... Read more
Couch to 5K Week 5 done, nothing broke.
Friday, September 24, 2010      0 comments

21 minute jog covered 1.5 miles. Extrapolated 2 miles = 28 minutes, 3.1 = 43 minutes. So my first goal is to finish 5K and my next is to cut my times down. My HRM died. I just relied on breathing and effort to make sure I didn't go too high.... Read more
Couch to 5K Week 5, "hump" week
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      1 comments

This is the week where one finally goes without walking for the first time. It is 20 minutes of jogging on Friday. This is also the week where many people quit the program according to C25K.com webmaster. My stats for this morning: Weight 2... Read more
I found the secret...again....
Sunday, September 19, 2010      2 comments

Weight, 207.0 down ¼ inch all around. I think this weight is a good one, I think I am in equilibrium. I kept to about 2100 calories yesterday. I am down about 3 pounds in a week. The high drop rate has happened before. I am very aware and... Read more
Couch Potato Resurrection Hallucinations...
Saturday, September 18, 2010      2 comments

Hallucinations or Dreams? I finished Couch Potato to 5K (C25K) week 4 yesterday in a somewhat humid, early morning session at our local high school track. It was an east coast morning and I had overachieved the C25K program; I had real swe... Read more
Couch to 5K anomaly (I like that word, see "Hunt for Red October."
Wednesday, September 15, 2010      1 comments

I got to looking at the times and distance for C25K week 4. i.e. Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes). If I could jog a half mile in 5 minutes, I wouldn't need C25K, that is a 10 minute mile pace. "Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)" is a 12 minute pace, cl... Read more
Couch to 5K week 3 cheater.
Friday, September 10, 2010      1 comments

This morning I felt so good at the end of the last jog I just kept going, an extra 4 minutes. I was thinking ahead to next week when I start week 4 with much more lengthy run times. I got to wondering what is in my tank. Plenty. Nice. The ... Read more
Chocolate Chunk Story
Wednesday, September 01, 2010      2 comments

I was working in the Sacramento Valley and my wife asked me if I would stop at a Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory she'd heard about and get a chunk of chocolate. I stopped at the factory store, but I couldn't spot any chunks. They had a lot of ite... Read more
Happy 69th Birthday to me...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      4 comments

I expect the next year to be fantastic. Could I go from C25K starter to a marathon? That is a way out crazy idea, especially at “my age.” A funny thing occurs as one gets older; your doctor will say things like, “Your eyesight is pretty good ... Read more
It is simple
Thursday, August 19, 2010      1 comments

When I was walking the dogs last night, I thought about my physical condition which has slid these last few days with no regular aerobic exercise. All good stuff and feeling great comes when I exercise. All bad stuff and not feeling great come... Read more

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