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Old 05-29-2009, 11:03 PM   #181 (permalink)
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First run of my second week this morning and I'm injured

I did a LOT of climbing at work yesterday and felt a few aches and pains when I started the run this morning, but as it went on my back got worse and worse so I had to stop. Physically just couldnt carry on.

Will have to give it a weeks rest I think and see how I go from there.
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Old 05-30-2009, 05:06 PM   #182 (permalink)
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Walked 27 holes on the golf course today... wore me out.
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Walked 27 more holes today... I hope I can still move tomorrow.

(On second thought... the hell with tomorrow, just for today I feel GREAT! )
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Monday & Tuesday I could still feel the 'burn' in my legs from the walking, so running isn't necessary. Feels good.

I'm on a pretty rigid food plan right now, chicken breasts, salmon, vegetables, soy protein drink, fruit, no pasta or bread, minimal fat. I want to hit 169lbs. body weight, then eat a pizza and some donuts (lol).

Tuesday - weight room session (225 * 5 bench @ 173lbs. body weight) I'm gonna keep a log here for myself so I can chart progress of strength vs. body weight.

Hot fun in the summertime.
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Old 06-05-2009, 03:23 PM   #185 (permalink)
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God loves me.

Today I walked 39 holes on the golf course and it was fabulous.

A 5 hour and 15 minute walkathon of pure bliss.

(Drugs and/or alcohol never provided anything like this.)
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Walking the course is better than riding, right? Gets you more up close & personal with nature. And if you have the worst game of your life it was still good exercise, lol.

(I've got a nice straight 200 yard 3 wood I hit off of the tee, never too far to get in trouble, then a straight second shot, and then my beloved chipping & putting game. I don't get any 'style' points but I rarely ever lose a ball, usually score right around +15 for 18 holes, and nine holes takes about 1:15 when nobody holds me up. My motto at golf? "Miss 'em quick!". I like fast play. )
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:35 PM   #187 (permalink)
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Miss em quick, I think I will adopt that motto for my game !!!!, I would love to doing 15 over, gotta keep working at it
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Decided on a whim this morning to do some abdominal exercises with weights, went to the YMCA.

On my way back home I realized there was an NA meeting at a nearby church, I decided on a whim to stop in.

Our area is having a "Unity Weekend' camping gig this weekend and there was only one (1) other person at this NA meeting.

We talked about recovery for over an hour, probably one of the most interesting meetings I have ever attended.

The other one (1) person there was a psychiatrist MD and throughout that hour or so I truly learned that alcoholism and drug addiction have NO professional boundaries - no one is 'immune'. In the past I have tended to believe that psychiatrists never get certain ailments, because they 'fix' the ailments in others... but the only real qualifications for the 'disease' is simply being human. No one is 'exempt'.

Great meeting.
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:30 AM   #189 (permalink)
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I have started lifting again, riding my mountain bike as well as racing my daughter on the bikes at the gym. The bikes at the gym have a varity of courses the we can choose from to race. It's a great way to get cardio when it's rainy.
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Dragged my tired azz through 18 holes on the course this afternoon, nice day, couldn't resist.
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:50 PM   #192 (permalink)
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Got in a 20 mile road ride today... I am hoping to increase the mileage soon... time constraints, motivation.

Beautiful day here in NE PA... The bicycle rides are such a good time for meditation for me.
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Lifted in the weight room today.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:09 PM   #195 (permalink)
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Got 15 miles on the bike today (and yesterday), time is improving a little.

Maybe this thread will keep me motivated on those blah days.
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:45 PM   #196 (permalink)
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Started walking the course at 11:10AM, played 38 holes non-stop, left the course at 4:10PM.

5 hours of steamy sweaty joy...!
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Walked another 36 holes yesterday... that's 36 holes walking on two straight days.

No more soreness, no discomfort, hard to believe I had to stop after 27 holes just two weeks ago. And I'm eating right so I hope to see some positive results on the scales next week. Getting rigorous exercise while having fun, and not even noticing the exercise at the time, is awesome.

Clean & sober FUN.
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Um... I didn't mean to, didn't plan on it...

Went out to the golf course for a leisurely 18 holes.

Walked 36 holes again for the third day straight.

Couldn't resist... it was just too damn nice of a day...!

(That's roughly 30 miles hiking through the woods Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I should see some serious results when I weigh myself this week. )
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Monday was a rest day after the weekend walking marathon.

Tuesday - lifted heavy in the gym.

Two weeks ago I weighed 173, now I weight 170.

Mission being accomplished.
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:28 AM   #200 (permalink)
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Biking is my buzz. I bike 35-40 miles every Saturday and ride to work every day the weather cooperates... which isnt much lately!

It really fits my personality, in that, I enjoy that buzz because I WORKED FOR IT! Boozin in my opinion is a cheap and spineless way to get a buzz.

Funny how the first hill is the toughest and then once you warm up you can go forever. A metaphor for recovery?

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