Newport Marathon is only 3 months away and this one is not going to be pretty. I have a long way to go to regain my former quasi glory…..but that is not for this race. My goal for this marathon is to run the entire race at a smart pace and not walk.
The training goal is a slow build. I have some dad weight to lose since I ran my last race before becoming a parent.
The key is finding the energy and time to run, and do the occasional gym workout.
This blog is now my daily progress for my eating(Way way way to much bad food) exercise and rest.
Well….so far this has not been going well. Got sick, baby got sick, school got in the way, work got in the way, I got in the way. I read a runners world article today about getting excited about running again when you’ve lost that edge. The problem with that article is, I know all of the techniques already, I’ve used them, I’ve motivated others with them, but I seem to be a different beast. I’ve got a 10k in a little over a month, it’s a great race where I get to run with wheel chair athletes. I need to get in shape. End of story.
The goal is getting back down to 185 or what I like to call “racing weight”. I would also call it “fitting in my pants” weight. Like everybody in my family it’s all in our waist.
It’s not a lot of weight, but right now it’s not an easy task.
I have been trying to decided on how I would attempt to bring back this blog. A lot has changed since I originally started this page, the biggest all is that I am a married and the father to an adorable little girl now. I guess another big issues is my complete lack of running. How can you have a blog titled “eatrunsleep” when all you have been doing is eating(also, with a 4 and a half month old there isn’t a whole lot of sleeping either).
Ok, so let’s go back to the beginning……
When I started this blog back in 2009, I was coming out of a very somber time in my life. Without going into to much detail, my answer to the sorrow was running a lot of miles. During that January – March I ramped up my mileage considerably. I went from running about 35-40 a week to 50-70 a week. I ran a ton of races, everything from 5k’s to multiple marathons a year. I traveled around the country seeing different places and running in new cities.
Thus, today is an issue……I am going across the street to run 2 miles on the treadmill….I hate the treadmill….. My only solace is that I can do those 2 miles faster than most people, but even then it’s considerably slower than where I once was.
So there in lies the answer to my blog reboot….This site shall become the details to my comeback. It shall be my mileage keeper, and my diet analyzer. It will tell me of my successes and my failures in this comeback attempt. I have some definite goals in mind, but shall save them and share them in later blog entries.
So, here we go…..damn that treadmill….I hate it so much…..
Damn the treadmill thing. Tomorrow I am going for an A.M. run. It’s suppose to snow but shouldn’t be too bad. 2 miles done though and a fairly decent lunch.