Irish Jig 5K run. Race Time Temp 65 degrees!

Irish Jig 5K run. Race Time Temp 65 degrees! by wm8c at Garmin Connect – Details.

Well all things considered, this had to be the best Irish Jig I’ve ever ran in and it had nothing to do with the time I ran it as it was only average for me at just under 27 minutes but I can’t remember in 50+ years a March 17th temperature of 65 degrees at 9 AM in morning and heading for 80 degrees for a high this afternoon.  Global warming, climate change, natural progression of weather, not sure what to call it but I’m loving it!

Had a good visit with the doctor this week and received my usual good bill of health report from him while I was there.  My cholesterol looks great as usual and my type II diabetes remains fully in control with diet and exercise which I’m loving!  That has made my now 4 plus year journey worth while.  I’m healthier at 50 than I was at 35 for sure.

Training for the 25K now continues and even kicks into high gear as we move on to the biggest 25K event in the US held in May.  This coming weekend will be the 12 – 13 mile run.  I’ll keep that pace up until 2 weeks before the race when tapering begins.  That means I have a lot of hard work to do until then and I can’t wait.  My Achilles held up OK today and is not yet severely sore after this mornings run so no real harm done that I can tell.

Weight loss is progressing fine and still losing about a pound a week so I should make my sub 200 weight by the 25K if I stay on track with the diet and exercise.  Using MyFitnessPal on my smart phone to track my calories and it works extremely well and is easy and convenient to use.

Have a great weekend, I know I will be!  18 holes of golf on the plate for tomorrow!

10.85 Mile Fitness Run 2/18/12 – 25K Training Fully Commenced!

10.85 Mile Fitness Run 2/18/12 – 25K Training Fully Commenced! by wm8c at Garmin Connect – Details.

What a morning this has  been.  6 – 7 mile runs are fun but once I start stretching them out to 9 and more, it really starts to feel like work to me.  Even though this will be my 3rd 25K, I don’t think I’ve ever developed a true “comfortable feeling” about running the long distances.  Even after three years the doubt about finishing them still lingers.  I don’t understand it, but it’s there.  Even just reminding myself that I’ve already done it, doesn’t seem to help some days.

At any rate, I have another 11 miles of training out of the way and ready to relax for the remainder of the weekend for sure.  Still fighting to lose weight.  I just seem to be stuck at the moment. I may have to switch back to a hardcore low carb regimen again to get my metabolism to cooperate fully.  I’m eating well but obviously even at 1700 calories a day, my body is saying “nope”!  I find myself once again questioning my decision to stay on the Crestor again as I’m back in the muscle pain but I still have more concern for my arteries than I do for my muscles.

It appears that we are going to continue with the strange winter pattern we’ve had this year as all the snow we received last weekend has again disappeared and there is no snow to speak of in the immediate forecast.  Temps for February are still very moderate for us as today’s high wlll again be 35 with a low of 22. Could be a whole lot worse for mid February in this state for sure.

Bought Asics 2170 shoes two weeks ago.  Those darn things aren’t getting any cheaper for sure but good running shoes are imperative to good running health and accident prevention for sure!  With that, it’s time for a shower and some breakfast!  Have a wonderful weekend and may your exercise and weight loss plans be realized!