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March 4, 2011

Damn... I'm 40. And still fat

Posted by Wideguy Mar 4, 2011

Hello all.... if anyone is still subscribed.  I'm back.  If you've been reading my other posts you know  how this all started, with wishful thinking and high ideas.  Exactly 1 year ago I wrote ...

 

"I have 10 months until my 40th Birthday... 1/5/2011.  10 months, 100  pounds.  10 months to get in the best shape of my life and start the  second half of it as a healthy, active person so I can enjoy my kids  and  grand kids and retirement and all those things."

 

Well... that didn't quite happen. Starts and stops, life, work, kids, injury sickness... laziness.  All conspired against me. Especially lazy. Lazy was a big one. But also running barefoot became hard when the weather got cold and iIdidn't have a treadmill until December. ( Thank you Keith and Laura! )  Then Pneumonia... then a cracked rib...

 

So where I stand now, after my year?  265 pounds.  23 pounds less than a year ago. Which is a positive. Not huge, not impressive, but solid and sustained. I'm still running on my treadmill, waiting for warm weather to let me out to play . So I am not in the best shape of my life at 40. I've spent a fair bit of time kicking myself along the way for things missed and not done, but I'm trying my best to leave that behind and focus on forward. I've had three real good runs this week, 2 over a half hour long. Slow but still moving.

 

On the fun side, or masochistic sside, depending on yoru opinion... My wife and I have picked 4 runs this spring that we are actively training for.

 

June 4th - The Boston Ruckus

June 27th  - The Warrior Dash

August 13th - The Bold R Dash Exeter RI

August 27th - The Spartan Sprint

 

So wish me luck!  More to come.

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