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Old 07-15-2009, 01:48 PM   #241 (permalink)
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Lifted chest and tries, then treadmill.......getting better every day!
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:34 PM   #242 (permalink)
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I was thinking back to a few years ago, when I decided to try running again after about a ten year layoff, during time which I convinced myself I was too old, it was too hard on my knees, I might get shinsplints, I didn't have time, ********, horseshit, cowshit...

But for some reason I decided to run a few blocks anyhow, and it was REALLY hard. Every step was a chore. I thought I was gonna throw up, I was gagging for air. The next day my legs and butt were soooooo sore.

I recovered and I ran again a week later, with pretty much the same physical stuff over again but I knew what to expect so I guess it wasn't as bad.

I went up to the track at a nearby high school and started running there.

One time during a scheduled two mile run I became brave and bold and decided to go for three miles. This was a serious feat, I was kind of scared with nervous excitement - and I did it - three miles. I called a lot of people on the phone that night just to slip it into the conversation somewhere that I had run three (3) miles.

Then 4 miles, then 5 miles, 7 miles, 11 miles.... etc.... I was a runner!

These days it seems like I run 5-6 miles with my eyes closed. Tonight's 5-6 mile run was pure mental relaxation, and it seemed like some physical relaxation too. I love it. I am a runner.

Smoke? Drink? Do drugs? No way - it might interfere with my running, lol.

Gratitude. I appreciate it all, I don't take it for granted.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:54 AM   #243 (permalink)
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Last night was very sucessful on the tread mill

i plan to do it again today after work....

perhaps i can really have a regular excercise routine....i'm beginning to believe that its possible.
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:05 PM   #244 (permalink)
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"perhaps i can really have a regular excercise routine....i'm beginning to believe that its possible...."

Yes you can! Yes you can! A friend of mine runs 50 mile races... he makes my 5-6 miles look like nuthin'... but my 5-6 miles is something, to me! Don't compare what you do to what others do... just do it, for you!


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5-6 beautiful miles on a beautiful Thursday.

A customer tried to ruin my day earlier, it didn't work, lol, I just thought about my run and all was well.

Ha!
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:18 PM   #245 (permalink)
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I must admit that I actually exercised a bit more and was a bit more motivated in the time when I was drinking....

Maybe the amount of mental effort spent on adapting to a completely sober life has been a distraction. I can't work it out! ...
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5-6 mile run today.

Body weight less than 165lbs....
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:33 PM   #247 (permalink)
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Back, bi and legs today! it rocked! Much better when not drinking!
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:03 PM   #248 (permalink)
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Went mountain biking through the forest & by the ocean last night.. it was beautiful. Hold on Im gonna grab the card out of my camera & post up some pics {goes to find camera**









Oh & I lost 3 pounds this week to boot

I am going mountain biking again in another hour, gonna try to get some tennis in too if I can.

Have a great weekend everyone!
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I got 16 miles on the road bike today... Now that things are warming up in NE PA, I actually get a sweat going...

Feels great!...

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Hey, NewBeginning, your pix didn't show, I bet they are great.
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I got 16 miles on the road bike today... Now that things are warming up in NE PA, I actually get a sweat going...

Feels great!...

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Hey, NewBeginning, your pix didn't show, I bet they are great.
16 Miles... nice work Mark. I edited the pics, are they showing up now?
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:17 PM   #251 (permalink)
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Nice pix... Looks like you live in a beautiful place.

Hopefully I'll get a longer ride in over the weekend... Sometimes I take pictures... This thread seems like a good place to post some!

Have a great ride!

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Nice scenery, thanks for the pics.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:34 AM   #253 (permalink)
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swimming 750 yards after taking 3 days of because of some serious stress
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:38 AM   #254 (permalink)
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30 miles on the road bike on Saturday, hopefully around 15 today



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Did a Sunday afternoon 5 mile run (yesterday).
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Ran a little over 5 miles this afternoon.

I was thinking during my run how endurance exercise can built fortitude. I think pushing myself to go the extra mile, and not quitting early, helps me do other things in life that require mental fortitude & willpower. I mean there's some stuff in my day I really dread doing, but I tell myself that if I can push myself to run day after day, whatever I dread doing will be a piece of cake.

Just some mental musings while putting one foot in front of the other...
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I agree with your philosophy there tommyk...

Got in a 12 mile bike ride at lunch today... wanted more, but too much to do at work... Especially since we are finally having some nice weather here in PA!

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Weight room workout today, giving the legs a rest day.
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Hot 'n' humid 5 mile run today... sweated it out.
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:07 PM   #260 (permalink)
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Got 2 miles in today......not bad for a 270 pounder.....getting better everyday!
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