Month: May 2016

Rest

I typically runs 2 times per week and weight-lift once per week. Recently, I’ve upped the frequency and intensity, running and weight-lifting more. It’s allowed for gains. I ran my second 5K (3-miles) run this past weekend. I completed it in 36 minutes, 6 minutes faster than my last 5K run (2 months ago). I deadlifted 275 pounds for 3 repetitions, a personal best. I started training on the deadlift…

Be Sticky

Yesterday, I ran my second 5-kilometer (about 3.1-miles) run, also known as a 5K run. I completed it in 36 minutes. My first 5K run was mid-March (2016), about two months ago.  I completed it in 42 minutes. I started running in December (2015). My first outing was rough. I ran 0.2-miles. It hurt, like the Tin Man trying to move without oil. And my lungs caught on fire. I…

Runner’s “HIGH” is not real but Runner’s “HI” is very real

I started running 5 months ago. In my short and modest running career, I’ve yet to achieve a “runner’s high”. What is runner’s high? I lifted this from another website. Many runners have had the opportunity to experience a state of euphoria while running. While the actual state that they feel varies immensely for each individual there is a common feeling associated with the term “runner’s high”. This doesn’t sound…

Make It A Large Please

My wife and I went on date last night. We had a lovely evening. She looked beautiful – wearing one of my favorite dresses. We had a nice meal and a modest amount of wine at Cooper’s Hawk. After the main meal, our waiter asked about dessert … we passed. We had other plans. My boys were all born at a hospital across from Portillo’s, and it has THE BEST…

Goals vs. Systems

I’ve been reading this book. Scott Adams, the author, talks about goals vs. systems. Goals Goals tend to be very specific. For example, you’d like to drop 10 pounds. Generally, until the day you hit your goal, you are in a continual state of failure. Say you hit your goal … now what? Have you developed habits that will keep the weight off? Probably not. Systems Systems tend to be…

Small Wins

This afternoon, I arrived at the airport for my flight to Philadelphia about 75 minutes ahead of the planned departure time. Normally, that is enough time – not today. The security lines were extraordinarily long. When I got to the half way point of the line, I started considering my options. I could re-book, that would be the only option if missed my flight. I wasn’t willing to throw in…

Happy Mother’s Day to My Wife

Happy Mother’s Day to my Wife!  This post is dedicated to my Wife … You are always there for us and always taking care of business. You are great Mom and Wife. We do not say “thank you” or show appreciation for all that you do. Thank you for being such a great Mother. We have really good boys because of you. Thank you for that. Thank you for running…

You Just Got Your Ass Kicked! Keep Going

This morning, I ran 3.1 miles. I got off to a good start. At about the 1 mile mark, I tripped, banging right knee and causing some small cuts on my hands. More embarrassing was my neighbor was walking his dog and saw me trip. He is a nice guy … He probably won’t harass me about it. I got up and started running like nothing happened. I could see…

Stepper’s Dividend

  Meet Frustrated Amy I have been exchanging emails with a reader of my website. In a recent exchange, she expressed frustration with her “lack of progress” related to increasing her daily step count. She received a Fibit last Christmas (2015). She gauged her baseline steps in January (2016) at 1500 steps, less than one mile, a day. She noted that she is overweight, so walking is a burden, thus…

246 Days in a Row of 10,000 Steps a Day

Yesterday marked 246 days in a row of 10,000 steps a day. On some of those days, I hit as low as 10,001 steps., barely getting over that day’s hump. On other days, I achieved more than 25,000 steps. I never, ever plan to get more than 10,000 steps a day. I always plan on at least 10,000 steps a day. I think that is, in part, the key to…