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Monday, July 18, 2011

This is not about a workout...

My friend in the MatSu Valley-her daughter ran away.  I'm attaching a photo of her daughter in hopes that anyone who sees her contacts the police.

Nicole is 16 and her parents are very worried about her.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Running, it's not going..

A swollen knee has put my running on hold for the time being.  I'm not ready to get worried about the knee quite yet so I've been working out on my Tread Climber again.  I have to admit I like the workout on it better than running.  The definition I get in my muscles is better on the Tread Climber.  I just like the workout more.  I feel like I accomplish more, feel like I sweat more and I know I burn more calories.

There are just some things that I want to do.  I put them off when I was shoveling pills in my mouth and feel like I don't want to miss another thing in my life.  And, if I don't take care of this knee-I could end up shoveling more pills in my mouth (the non narcotic type, but still).

At some point, I'm going to have to figure out what things I have to let go and which things I can hold on to.  I'll figure it out next week if I have to put it on hold a little longer, let it go or truly go for it.

Wish me luck on this next journey.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Day 3 of Couch to 5K

This running this may be doable.  *hack cough hack* Yes, I smoke, yes, I need to quit.

I'm excited about actually being able to run!  I ran when I was younger and lost a lot of weight doing it.  I'm not concerned about the weight loss at this point, I just want to be able to complete the 5K in September.  If anyone is around Eugene, OR I'll be there.

Annually celebrating National Recovery Month in September!
DATE: Saturday September 24,2011
TIME: 9:00am
LOCATION: Alton Baker Park, Eugene Oregon
COURSE:  A flat, fast scenic 5K (3.1 miles) along the Willamette River and through the park.
This is a great run whether you are looking for a shorter fast run or if you looking for a nice course to get out during a beautiful time of the year. This is a run that you will remember for the scenery and for the cause. We look forward to you joining us for a great cause and a great reason to get out and run.
Check back soon for a course map, how to register and race details.
If you have any questions about the event or if you would like to volunteer help please contact Teresa Rhoads at 541-342-3442 or by email at tjrhoads@q.com
See you on the course!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Running-yes I am going to run.

After I got out of boot camp years ago I said I wasn't interested in running for any reason ever again.  I ran a few times for fitness tests while I was in the Coast Guard but once I got out, I may have jogged a little but  that was it.  I did run track in High School but was never very fast.  I remember the track coach asking me if I wanted to throw shot-put instead.  He was so kind.

I'm training for a 5K.  I'm going with the Couch to 5K program because I like simple.  Yes, KISS (keep it simple stupid).  I'm going to an addiction recovery weekend in September in the next town over.  I'm going for the fellowship, the food and to run.  My new friend Bob lives in the area too, so that should make it even more fun.

Follow me a little, I'm not exciting but I'll be consistent now that I'm running.

Monday, January 10, 2011

So Good To Be Back

After three days I am back on the Tread Climber.  I'm still sore but it felt so good.

Not much else to report, but I'm committed to 90 minutes 6/days a week.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

We Have To Do This!

Quick Background-

I got clean and sober a few years ago and over the last year and a half I've been working out to stay physically and mentally fit.  It keeps me centered and out of trouble.

What I am doing:

I try and work out for 90 minutes 6 days a week.  I use a Bowflex Tread Climber.

I have taken the last few days off because I did something to my back and it needs to rest.  I'll try and get back to it tomorrow.

As far as eating-I had gastric bypass over 8 years ago so I am limited on quantity so at this point I'm working at quality.  I may sometimes go into detail about what I eat but that really isn't what this blog is about.  I can answer some general questions but if you have specifics regarding your eating plan and your gastric bypass you should probably talk to your surgeon.