26 Percent – Eat, Train, Sleep, Repeat

This week in half-marathon training was a short, slow week and I was thankful for that. After a few days of fall-like weather we got a few days of surprisingly hot weather and I think it really threw my body into a state of confusion. I was feeling pretty worn out most of the week yet somehow kept up with three days of boxing, four days of weights, and somehow got in three runs this week. My training program is now 26% complete.

Not a lot of new stuff worth adding re: this week’s training, really, except I’m another step closer to becoming a trainer at Title Boxing Club. Not a lot to tell just yet but I’m hoping to have more news next week. I’ve been working my ass off lately and eating a lot better and while last week’s weight loss numbers looked great, I somehow ended up gaining a pound this week as my Sunday weigh-in put me at 223 lbs. I’ve spoken with some people recently that sort-of feel that my desire to lose more weight is questionable but I’ve learned that your road to reaching your fitness goals is usually a road you travel alone. I’ve accepted that but I’m still going for it. 200 lbs before half marathon. Definitely doable, so let’s do it!

I mentioned last week that I was hoping to participate in an obstacle run for next year so I felt this was appropriate to share. Savage Race, whose closest stop to here appears to be Dallas, GA, popped up in a sponsored Facebook ad this morning touting their newest obstacle, Wheel World. Wheel World is just like monkey bars that go over a pond only instead of a straight line of stationary bars, the obstacle is made of rotating wheels you have to navigate to get to the other side! If I went out to do that right now there’s no way I’d accomplish it but with enough determination and hard work I could definitely get there by spring of next year, which is when the Savage Race lands in Georgia. Check out the new obstacle in the below video from this year’s Savage Race in Pennsylvania. Wheel World makes an appearance at about the 1:12 mark.

In non-health related happenings I figure it’s worth mentioning that I was given the opportunity to play a part in my company’s upcoming Cyber Security Month video. I’m in a scene with a whole cast of extraordinary characters that gain access to the building with proper identification including a garden gnome, a cheerleader, a golfer, Batman, a storm trooper, UT mascot Smokey, and a slew of others. I played the role of a Parrothead-style vacationer that not only is likely still a little too under the influence to be coming to work but also is still carrying his (now empty) tiki cup complete with hula dancer straw.

Before I post the weekly table I wanted to show off this new shirt I picked up from the muscle heads over at Muscle Club Apparel. These new shirts went on sale last Friday so I picked this one up since it accurately describes the secret three-step process I used to beat diabetes:


As for this week…

This Week’s Mileage: 6.51 Miles (10.48km)
This Week’s Avg. Pace: 11:31/mile (7:09/km)

And as for the YTD: (temporarily taking out the race times just for space-saving purposes…)

2015 Running
Time Period Total Distance
Runtastic Runs (1/1-4/15) 56.51 Miles
5k-to-10k (4/15-6/21) 87.52 Miles
Runtastic Runs (6/23-Present) 121.92 Miles
Total Yearly Miles: 265.95

Miles Left Until 2015 Goal (350 Miles): 84.05

Enjoy your week, boys and girls. You’re all doing great.



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