Sunday, January 29, 2012

Day 1 of Irish Sprint 10k training

This is how my day is going so far:

I ended up getting out of bed at 210pm, due to the absurdly late night last night. It was late for no reason other than I didn't decide to goto sleep. I was awake and aware enough to make sure I took my morning medications right away. I have been way to lax about that, and need to get back into a good routine. I then refilled my pill container for the week. I then went about most of the morning hygenics ritual, with the exception of a shower because there's no reason to shower and THEN go running. I drank a 5 hour energy with my breakfast, which consisted of a Thomas' Whole Grain English Muffin with peanut butter, and a small glass of 2% milk. I then tracked my food online, made my bed and cleaned the room a bit. To prep for todays run, I made a new playlist for my phone, and it was really good while I was running. I checked the weather, got dressed, went out to see if I would be cold or too warm, but everything was good. 

And, here we go with the main event: Overall not too bad - the temperature was nice, around 40 degrees. Not a lot of wind, dry ground for the most part. I took a lap around campus, going for 3 miles for todays workout. I focused a lot on my form, trying to get my body to have good form even when I'm tired. It'll take practice and time, but my form will definitely improve. I have new running shoes, and at the beginning of the run, my feet started to hurt, as I've felt in other shoes which didn't provide enough support. But, as the run continued, the pain went away. So to sum up, this was a good first day.

After the run, I did a good cool-down, lots of stretching and drank a protein shake. I recorded all of my activity and food again on the weight watchers site. Now I'm about to take a shower and then begin my homework for all my classes.

Day 1 is down, there are 46 more days to train before race day.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Changes, Fall 2011 Academic Review.

So, there have been some changes around here. Thanks for noticing. First let's review my first semester completed since 2004:

15 credits taken, Two As, an A- and two B-'s. That's good enough for a 3.42. Not too bad, if I say so myself. So, one semester down, and we're now a week into the Spring.

Over the break, I spent three and a half weeks in Israel. It was amazing. I absolutely enjoyed myself.

As for the future, if you look at the left hand column, you'll see two countdown clocks. One is for the Irish Spring 10k, which is one of the events in this years Marine Corps Marathon series. The other, is for the main event, the 37th Marine Corps Marathon. My brother Jay and I will be running both!

I have only run two 10ks in my life, no half-marathons and no fulls. So it's gonna be an interesting training regimen to see how I do. I figure this is now a major goal, and can give me motivation and some push to train day-in and day-out.

So that's a short summary of whats going on. More to come, surely.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

We proudly declare, for your internet pleasure...

Coming soon...a new edition of "The Fat Guy Times." Prepare for a return to basics and renewal of a healthy diet. Get ready for a new exercise regimen and fitness philosophy. Get excited about the same incessant mumblings and psychotic ramblings of The Fat Guy!