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Old 04-29-2009, 02:28 PM   #161 (permalink)
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Hit a goal...down 35lbs since January!!
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"Hit a goal...down 35lbs since January!!"

Awesome!

Keep up the good work, and enjoy your sober lifestyle.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:13 AM   #163 (permalink)
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Way to go Tommy - are you half the man you used to be?

Had a good 5 mile fast walk this AM - using the body is truly life saving!
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Beautiful 70F degree sunny day... until 1 mile into my run and it started raining, hard.

I swear my shoes felt like they were 5 pounds each once completely soaked, lol.

Great 5 mile run, totally drenched.
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:56 AM   #165 (permalink)
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I'm doing my first 5K this morning! Bloomsday is Spokane WA! The weather looks pretty iffy. Could freeze my a** off! Wish me luck!
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Trained shoulders yesterday very heavy, sore but happy today
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Perfect 65F degree sunny & breezy Sunday.

5.5 miles... awesome run.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:32 PM   #168 (permalink)
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Actually Bloomsday is a 12K and I finished in 1 hour 44 mins. Pretty good for a newbie!
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5.25 miles in 55F degree rainy weather, great run.
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:41 AM   #171 (permalink)
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hey Tommy- I am a long distance cyclist (usually 30-60 miles)- which I run also and the miles are a lot harder running and right with you- it really takes the craving away- actually the natural endorphin high is SO much better than that crazy alcohol/drug thing- and you get healthy in the process!!!! Great post by the way. Excellente. You are helping people here!!!!
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Goofy ass head cold is keeping me from running & lifting for a week now, but I think my body can use the rest.

I started a food intake program (fancy phrase for 'diet', lol) about 4 weeks ago where every meal is preceded by 3/4 cup of instant mashed potatoes, then I eat only healthy foods for the actual meal. The mashed potatoes tend to fill me up without adding on a lot of calories. It is working REALLY well in bringing out abdominal development. Doing sit ups & crunches with a 45lb. weight on my chest helps too, lol.

All is well, just enduring a head cold. No big deal at all.
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Thursday - ran 5 miles cuz it was 81F degrees out.

Friday - walked 27 holes at the golf course.

I feel 'awesomely beat'.
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just saw this thread=) I walk 10-15 miles a day for work. I just started sit ups and push ups and man can I feel the burn ouch! I don't think I would be sober today if not for exercise!
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:31 AM   #175 (permalink)
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I used to run three years ago and got pretty fit and did a couple of races (5k and 10k) but for one reason or another i packed it in, ate more and drank even more.

Anyway, on day 17 off the booze today and I thought I would begin a beginners programme, the one I did a few years ago. So at 06:30 this morning I went out and did run 2mins walk 1 min repeated seven times. It felt good and was quite inspiring to be out there doing excercise before most people were even up.

Am going to take it slowly but I have the 10k I did before penciled in for October this year if all goes well.
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:07 AM   #176 (permalink)
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Well done The Changing man What determination!
I used to be able to run too but with drinking taking over it became too difficult.
My one attempt to try running now sober wasn't succesful because I tried to do too much all at once.
Now I must go for brisk walks every day to get my body prepared gradually;
i'm hoping that by posting here it'll make me do that walk everydayand then work it up into a jog.
i found it quite important to try to enjoy what was around me while i was walking. It's a whole new way of training myself to find pleasure in other things than drinking.
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Sat - lifted in the weight room.

Sun - walked the golf course.

Life is really, really good.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:06 PM   #178 (permalink)
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Five past seven in the morning here and my run for the day is done and dusted! The sun is shining, there is no one about. This really is the best time of the day
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Head cold is all gone, lifted heavy in the weight room yesterday.

Did decline situps with 25lb, 35lb, and 45lb plates on my chest.

Feels good today.
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5 miles outside.

Summer starts on Monday!!!
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