Monday, April 24, 2017

25,000 in


    Today I reached a goal I thought never attainable. In our local running club, back in the 80's, were a couple of guys who had reached 25,000 lifetime miles. I doubted I could do such a thing.
  Well, 32 years, 5 months, and 8 days after I started logging every run I just ran around the world!
  I averaged 2.11 miles a day, 14.77 a week. I've run 7 marathons innumerable halves, 10K's and 5K's.  I had a consecutive day running streak of 1,186 days.
  I've been called Forrest, had bottles thrown at me, dogs chase me, vans loads of people try to "get" me....it has been an adventure!
   My weight has never gone over 190 but has been as low as 168...I've been obsessed with running and I've had some seasons where injury took me off the roads for lengthy periods.
  All in all I identify myself as a Runner. It is who I am and what I do. My solace is found on the roads. I fellowship with my Creator and Savior as I run. I think, I disassociate, I recharge when I run.
  I've been able to coach several people over the years and I hope my persistence has inspired some. I've even written a training program called "The minute by minute method; transforming from a Muffin to a Monster". It is yet unpublished.
   Well here's to some additional mileage before my course is finished!
           Hope all is well with you! Peace!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Carb deficient

 
        I've been cutting calories in order to "lighten the load". Dropped 10lbs so far! But...it impacts running. Today only managed 3 miles before I'd had enough. Hangin' tough, though. Only 7.2 miles to the 25K lifetime  mile mark. Hope all is well with you!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

We got rain!!


    It's turning into a great Spring here...Plenty of rain and sun. I so enjoyed todays run. 78 degrees and sun! Looks like Friday will be the day I surpass 25,000 lifetime miles! Hope all is well with you!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Dry


    We are already in need of rain, here. Yes the warm temps are wonderful but my garden needs rain!
  I have had a good week of running. Up to 12 miles so far this week and slowly increasing. I am thinking about entering a 5K and testing the short distance waters....hope you are well!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Warmer


   I love Summer time running!! Good bye cold!! Hello Spring....come on Summer! So I managed a 5.3 mile run today!! Feeling good....closing in on 25,000 LTM!! Hope you are well! Peace!!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spring!!!


    I am excited about Spring!! Things are busting out all over here! I've been able to keep a good base of miles so I'm not losing fitness but I'm not gaining either!
   Today I managed 3 miles and I am closing in on the 25,000 lifetime miles. I am the picture of moderation! Hope you are well! Peace!

A bridge to nowhere

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