7.5 mile Fitness Run 7-21-12 – Time to get back in shape

7.5 Mile Fitness Run 7-21-12 by wm8c at Garmin Connect – Details.

Finally got a bit cooler morning for a run at around 60 deg. but this will be about the only one this week. Humidity coming back up tomorrow so need to enjoy today.  The run went ok and it definitely reminded me just quickly I get out of shape if I’m not running regularly.

The deer flies are still vicious if you stop at all so it’s best to stay away from the trails and shaded areas right now.  I found as long as I kept moving they weren’t too bad but when I slowed for a drink they swarm you immediately like the fresh meat you are!  I seriously can’t imagine what it must be like for deer and other wild life when it comes to the deer flies and mosquitoes! It must be crazy in the woods at night without off!

Otherwise my health is doing well and no big changes in anything.  Still taking the same meds, blood pressure still great, lungs holding up good all things considered and cholesterol still under control. Life is good and God blesses me everyday with health and goodness.  I find myself thinking about career change a lot lately so I’m hoping this too will pass and it’s just a side affect of cranky employees from working in the heat.

We’ll see as summer moderates into fall where it goes I guess.  I think part of the issue for me is a lack of exercise. There is no question that I deal much better with stress when I’m getting regular exercise vs. the sporadic routine I’ve had with this heat wave so we’ll see how it goes.

Have a great weekend and may everyone be blessed in reaching their own health and fitness goals!

Reeds Lake 5K Run 2012

Reeds Lake 5K Run 2012 by wm8c at Garmin Connect – Details.

Another 5K run in the books. Wasn’t my best time and was headed towards 80 deg. at 8 AM in the morning but heck, I do these for fitness and fun and nothing more so just finishing them is an “atta boy” for me any day!  Had a good run none the less and didn’t finish that far off my usual pace for a 5K so I’m happy.

I am on vacation and spending most of it working in the basement to finish up the new screen printing shop.  Making good progress and I should be done with it by the time vacation is over and that was the goal.  It’s actually usable as it is now but needs to have the trimmings completed if you will.

Health remains generally good. Cholesterol is under control as usual and diabetes remains controlled with diet alone so that is always a good thing.  I don’t want to have to take medication for that one and it’s a disease that will kill you in a hurry if you don’t take care of yourself.  Obviously the initial weight loss was the biggest answer to that but I have to remind myself why I do this from time to time.

I have continued to use MyFitnessPal on my Droid to track my calories and that’s a must.  It’s just way too easy to start eating way too much again without monitoring what you are putting into your mouth.  I was a huge proponent of food diaries when I was loosing weight and I still am for weight maintenance as well.  You are what you eat after all