11 Mile Fitness Bike Ride – Avoiding Running in the Heat!

11 Mile Fitness Bike Ride 9/5/12 by wm8c at Garmin Connect – Details.

I have certainly been lazy about posting here lately and just about as lazy when it comes to running in this summer heat!  Went for an 11 mile bike ride tonight so that I got some exercise in but couldn’t make myself go run.  Supposed to be back down in the 60’s this weekend so hopefully I’ll find the will to run again in the cooler temps.  I had another period like this back a couple years ago and it took me about 2 months to get back into the running habit.

Heatlthwise all is good. Next week is time for my quarterly check up with the doctor for my cardiac risk profile and diabetic check up.  I’m sure all is fine as it has been for a long time now but I certainly was more into the “beer and golf” mood this summer than I was the “water and running” mood.  That usually means a few extra pounds gained during the summer for sure.  I haven’t quit running all together as I was still getting in at least one 3.5 miler during the week and at least 7 miles on my Saturday run but that’s still about 8 miles shy of where I was per week back in the spring.

Off to the shower and hope everyone is staying on track with their goals for weight loss and exercise.  I’ll have to work a bit more this fall for a few weeks but I’ll catch back up and lose the few extra pounds I found in the bottom of the beer bottle on the golf course.  Till next time!

8 Mile Fitness Run 7/28/12 – Getting Slower!

8 Mile Fitness Run 7/28/12 – Getting Slower! by wm8c at Garmin Connect – Details.

Well I survived another 8 miles today but it seemed like 15!  I am severely out of shape and need this heat wave to break so I can get in more week day runs. I have been avoiding them as I simply deplore running in 90+ degree temperatures! I end up feeling so exhausted that I don’t enjoy them hence I find myself not doing them which is not good.

I’m not disciplined enough to get up at 4 AM everyday to run in the mornings which would be the other option but then I’m falling asleep at 8 PM in the evening and I don’t like that either so I end up not running at all which isn’t good because as much as I love to golf, it’s just not enough exercise.

Today is screen printing day and I get to make my first screen printed shirts so I’m looking forward to trying that shortly after a good shower.  Life is good at the moment and God blesses us and our home business daily.  We continue to be very busy at work (I am a process manager at Lacks Enterprises in Grand Rapids) and looks to be very strong for the year ahead as well.

My health is good which I can only thank God daily for because by many accounts, I could have been very bad off or dead by now with the health issues I had and have now beaten due to running and healthier eating.  My type II diabetes remains under control without medication and I am still only on very low doses of cholesterol medications at this time.

See you soon and stay healthy!