Thursday, September 30, 2010

Terrible, just terrible

Well, I didn't want to run today, but Josh Cox updated his twitter which said, "need to rally for the afternoon run." He of course was not talking specifically to me, because he has no idea who I am. Cox was speaking of himself, but I took it as a personal challenge that he made towards me. So I ran. I went out with little to no motivation, and I finished 2 miles later, with even less motivation. I just didn't want to go, maybe it was my body telling me to take a break. I still call shenanigans on it, and require more from my body. I'm pissed. I think I'm gonna go for a run.


9/29, I can't remember what I ran yesterday, but I know that it was a long way.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


The first step takes you the whole way. I had a severe lack of motivation again today. But I did it anyway. I find solace in the fact that others feel the same way as me. I know they do, because I read about it every day, and they run anyway, every time.
On to the run today. I set my goal at 8 miles. I then proceeded to exceed my expectations, by running 8.05. It's not far, but far enough for me to say that I ran farther than I meant to. I get tired of running in a circle though, I'd need to start looking for a new place to run.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Oh buddy. I have never felt better running today. I went for a 5 miles run today that ended in about 42 min. My first mile was at 7:43 according to my secretary (iPhone app). And much of the same through the remainder of my run. I admit that I went out faster than I wanted, but I was not going to let a 40 y/o man beat me. The teacher went out with me today, and I have to be honest I am impressed with the progress he is making. When we started running, he could not run a half mile, and he is now, well, still not quite to a mile, but getting closer and feeling better about it every day.
A while back I went through the problem of running through the pain. I found the article on that helped me fight through the muscle fatigue and desire to keep going. I mentioned the article to Teacher, he was not as receptive as I was to the idea. Which is funny considering the masochist that he is. I know this simply because we are both martial artists, and he, a Judoka. So, I want to encourage him to keep going through the mild discomfort, but he is pretty set that he does not want to have any pain, like, at all.
So back to the run. It went well.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


ok, so the previous post was in fact posted on 9/26, but pertained to the 9/25 day of training.

I woke up this morning, at 0800, and decided that since my legs were still sore, I should go for a run. I made a three mile easy run. took me 30 min.

edit: In addition, I went out to the woods and ran another 3. Rambunctious puppy was feeling... well... rambunctious, so we headed out to a trail at the Noxubee Wildlife refuge, where Puppy chased deer, and snakes. While I ran 3. Fantastic change of scenery, and really motivated my run. probably gonna rest tomorrow. I have run a lot this weekend.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


umm... yeah... 12 today.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


3 miles today, had dinner plans, so I had to cut things short. But, I did get my 3 in.

Monday, September 20, 2010


I ran today. This should not be a surprise to anyone. Mostly because it's Monday, and nothing surprise anyone on a Monday. I began before Teacher, because he was late. He blamed it on a girl. I need to lose weight though, I have been losing inches, because my pants don't fit, but I still look fat. Anyway, I got a mile in before teacher, then we ended up doing our standard 5. The mile warm up was good though, I didn't necessarily keep a good pace the whole way, but it was comfortable. So 6 on the day.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Holy Cow. I ran 5 with the teacher today. He left, I still had energy, So I ran another 2.71. Total of 7.71. well this according to the GPS on the iPhone. I believe it was closer to 8 than the 7.71. I felt really good. My mother actually texted me to ask how much longer I'd be running. Because she was trying to make dinner plans for the family. So, she texts me after my 5, I tell her that I'm feeling pretty good, I had no idea how much longer I'd be. That was a good feeling. A really good feeling. So 7.71 (roughly) in 1 and 1/4 hrs (roughly). not too bad.

Friday, September 17, 2010


no run today... rest was needed.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


5 at a 9 min pace. No hills those are a bad idea.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I'm sorry Blogspot. Please forgive my failure in our relationship.

today I ran 5.5 miles. Next time I do this, remind me to do the hill work prior to running 5 miles. That was terrible and unfortunate. So I believe that it is time to set the goal, I plan to run the Austin Marathon, Feb 20, 2011. I would like to run a sub-3 hour marathon, but, in speaking with my best puddy, he believes that sub 3 may be a little ambitious. This is fuel to the fire to do as such, but... odds are... I'm hoping to finish in 3.5 hrs. I'm also gonna talk him into run the AM with me, or at least on the same day as me. Jedi, you remember him... he wants to run the 1/2 and the full on the same day. To that I say, "NUTS." this is not a challenge to him by any means, as I know he will do it, but it is me saying that I will not participate in both events. So I suppose it's time to up the mileage, as I said I would do. eh... maybe not... I can procrastinate with the best.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Total today is at 8. Ran 3 this morning, and ran 5 this evening. These are my real mileages. I am running at least two times a day. and will keep that going. I like running. now may be a good time to change the blogspot from imafatmanrunning to iusedtobeafatmanrunning. haha

Tuesday, September 7, 2010



So this was my run today. 4.15 miles, in 43 min. I believe this to be acceptable. My right calf is a little tight, so I've put some heat on it and wrapped it up after some stretching. The run went well, as I didn't feel much discomfort on the actual run. I suppose that means I didn't go hard enough, but I felt I was in a groove, and was not interested in pushing too hard today. Tomorrow I will... Oh, tomorrow... body, you have no idea what is in wait for you. haha

Monday, September 6, 2010


I did 4 today. I began the day with a short 1/2 mile warm up. Then ran up and down a hill several times. Followed by a 1/2 mile cool down, or something. Then ended the day with a 4 mile run. it was fun. I am not feeling sore at all... yet.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


No running today. Ok, that is not true. While tail gaiting today with the nephew, who is 6y/o, I did some sprints. Anyone who has a 6y/o knows why. This kid was EVERYWHERE! I could not get him to stop or slow down for a moment. This is ok, because I was trying to wear him out for my big brother. So nephew wanted to have races. These races were about a 20 yard run. Unfortunately, I am a little, scratch that... a LOT sore from the seven yesterday. Does anyone know how it feels to be running flat out as fast as you can, and still get beat by a 6 year old. He thought it was great, and made fun of me for not being able to catch him. Eventually the soreness wore off, and I began to run more effectively, and I beat him. I got to save face. But, still, I got beat by a 6y/o.

Friday, September 3, 2010


9/3, Yeah I did seven miles today time was just over an hour. The whole run felt really good. No problems, very little muscular fatigue. Until now. Now I wish I had stopped at 6. haha. I even out ran my dog today. She stopped at mile 5, and laid down behind my truck. I checked in on her every now and then, as I passed by, and she'd look up at me, as if to tell me I'm crazy. Granted. I am little off.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010



And funny enough, a great birthday present... I found this article interesting

"Pain, Deal with it."


Ended up with 6 miles today... and somebody had the nerve to tell me today that I am not fat... I took offense to this. I am well aware that I am a hefty fellow. Don't lie to me. Ok, I didn't really take offense to that. It made me feel good. It means that I am doing something right. So anyway, 6 miles into 175. That's, what, about 5%? Not bad. I am really sore today, the "knees" are hurting. And the knees are hurting. But over all feeling good.