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Friday, May 23, 2014


I hit one goal already. Just did my 1040th pushup of the week. Hit my goal 2 days early. Nice!

Unfortunately I don't think I will hit my 10 mile goal this week... half way through the day today my throat started feeling funny. Now I've damn near lost my voice, and my throat is killing me!

I was planning on going for a 8~10 mile run tomorrow morning, but with my throat feeling like this I just don't think it's a very good idea.

Oh well! Just gives me a few rest days to come back and start up with the Maffetone method. I'm very excited, although I think it will cause my daily mileage to do considerably. It cant get worse than 6 miles a week, AND maybe I will actually LOSE weight rather than gain it.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

5-22-2014.... Almost There...!

Managed to get 300 pushups today.

That's a total of 950 for the week. Only 50 away from my goal of 1,000!!!

No running today, so I'm about 4.25 miles from my pathetic goal of 10 for the week. I think I will hit that mark and go beyond it Saturday morning.

My diet wasn't that great today. I had Freebirds (yummy!!!) For lunch and a bar b q sandwich with fries for dinner. Not terrible... but not great.

I was also up another pound today. Wtf?

I think the reason I haven't been losing weight is because I'm not running right. I've been running hard, not easy. I haven't been running of heart rate. Starting next week I will be doing all my runs based off heart rate. Since I'm a year older, fatter and out of shape I will be running at an even lower heart rate. 145 will be my cap.


Woke up a pound heavier again at 196. Something.

Hit a total of 200 pushups via 4 sets of 50. They seem to be getting both easier and harderat the same time.

Easier in that the first 30 go by quickly and aren't putting up much difficulty. Even up to 40 still feels OK.

However, around 44 they are getting harder and harder. I think this is because I'm getting stronger, but at the same time my muscles are getting tired. I haven't taken a break day yet. I think if I hit my 1000 early then I will take a day off. I'm pretty sure I will hit 1000 by Saturday night, if not Friday night. So I will take a day of to recoop.

I also ran 3.75ish miles yesterday morning and had a major scare when I discovered a skunk assuming their defensive position with 3 feet from me. The stinch that followed wasn't from the skunk... it was from me evacuating my bowels.

Diet wise I ate great all day.... Then nose dived at dinner.

I had a veggie and fruit smoothie for brekky,  some tuna fish for lunch, then a big greasy heavy patty melt with fries fir dinner followed up with some Blue Bell Ice-cream...

Would have been a great day if it wasn't for ruining my diet at the end of it.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


I can't remember if I did another set of pushups last night before bed or not, so I'm just going to say I didn't.

200 pushups.

No running.

Breakfast was a tube of Siggis blueberry yogurt and 3 bottles of water. Followed a few hours later by a bag of trail mix consisting of nuts and dehydrated fruits.

Lunch found me eating some grilled salmon with steamed broccoli and a nice side salad.

Dinner.... wasn't quite as healthy. I had 2 plates of trailer park nachos (that's where you cover the plate in chips, then cover the chips in grated cheese and microwave until the cheese is melted), but they were on corn chips!

I somehow went up a pound from the day before. I know it's not added muscle,  yet my waistline is looking a wee bit smaller.

Monday, May 19, 2014


Woke up this morning and knocked out 40 pushups.

Weighed myself,  194.7

Ran a hair over 2 miles. First mile was relatively easy,  2nd mile was a gradual build up in pace. Almost saw a baby deer get creamed by a Uhaul truck. Since it was Monday morning I would have called it in to The Rod Ryan Show for his "Blood, Sex, Jail or Fame" segment, but I don't think that's quite the type of bloody story he's after...

Got back home and knocked out another 40 pushups.

Had a 28 ounce Spinach, Kale, Strawberry, Pineapple, Blue Berry, Celery, Carrot, Honey, Coconut Oil and Vanilla flavored Skyr Yogurt smoothie for breakfast. Yum yum!

For lunch I had chicken fajitas on corn tortillas. Not to bad!

Upon returning home I dropped down and did 40 pushups.

Then did 50 by accident. ..

So I was at 170 at this point.

So I did another 40...

Then another 40......

So 250 pushups and a hair over 2 miles. Not a bad start! Only 750 more pushups and 8 miles to reach this week's goal!


Sunday, May 18, 2014

1000 pushups and 32 miles!

Those are the 2 goals I'm currently working towards.

Starting tomorrow (well... sort of today to) I'm going to start training with these 2 goals in mind.

Next goal for next week is to run a minimum of 10 miles, and do a minimum of 1,000 push ups.

That's an average of 143 push ups and 1.5 miles a day.

This should be a cakewalk... but to ensure that my fat ass actually follows through with this, I will be posting daily updates on my progress along with what my diet consisted of everyday.

I'm also a little upset about my lack of blogging lately, and the lack of quality when I do blog. I miss my creative writing sessions, so maybe I will try to incorporate some of that as well!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Goals and motivation.

I've never had a problem with setting goals. Well... I guess that isn't entirely true.

I have lots of goals. Some are even quite lofty you could say.

Run a 100 mile ultra marathon. Barefoot. Duh.

Run a 100K ultra marathon. Barefoot.

Run a 50 mile ultra marathon. Barefoot. DONE!!!

Run a 50K ultra marathon. Barefoot.

Run a marathon. Barefoot.
-The catch to this one is that I won't run a marathon until I feel that I have a chance at debuting under 3 hours...

Run a sub 1:20 half marathon. Barefoot.

Run a sub 18:00 5K again. This time barefoot.

I also have goals that aren't necessarily running related, but go hand in hand.

Maintain a weight under 180 pounds.

Maintain an improved state of health.

Feel comfortable going shirtless in a public pool. Barefoot.

But as of lately I haven't had much motivation helping to push me towards these goals. I think that's because I haven't had a specific target in mind.

Well now I do!

The Wild Hare 50K / 50 Mile Ultra Marathon, is held by Tejas Trails and takes place on November 22nd in Warda Texas. It's a very twisted course that looks like a lot of fun. I'm not sure how barefootable it is, but I'm sure I could find out.

I want to register for the 50K, but train like I'm running the 50 mile. This way if I get closer and feel confident that I could run the 50 mile, I could just move up!

This gives me a target in sight. And yes, it's a long long way off, but that's not a bad thing! I'm essentially going to be coming from nothing to hopefully running a 50 mile race... I need ample training time to get there.

I haven't registered yet. I'm going to wait until I'm under 185 pounds (about 7-10 pounds down) and have a half way decent mileage base, but now that I have something to train for it should provide just enough motivation to stop me from being a lard ass!