Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday 3/20/09

Back to work! Beautiful day outside day. Took Rebekah with me this morning. Walked the first mile, ran 1/2 mile, and walked my way back to the van. Haven't run in two weeks, so trying to ease back into without injuring myself (which seems easy to do these days...).

Got home and Rebekah is sluggish and tired. She has a small temp, so she and I will stay at home. KeithAnn is at church already watching the special needs nursery. Maybe we can go for another walk as the whole family if baby starts feeling better.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesday 3/25/09

Sorry for the delay in posting.

We had a great time on vacation last week. Really hated coming back to work, but very nice to sleep in our own beds - Rebekah also says this, she grew very tired of the cheap hotel playpen beds.

Weigh in Monday was 330, again... Not too discouraged, since no exercise other than walking the strip everyday. Glad there wasn't a gain since I did slack off with pancakes!

It has been raining almost everyday since we got back and still more rain in the future. I have been keeping myself busy between rain breaks trying to clean up the yard. I have so many projects that I want to do, but little time to get them done. I try to stay busy because it keeps me out of the kitchen at night...

With the rain and yard/clean up projects this next week, there probably own't be much updating here. I am sticking with it though, so don't worry about me falling off the wagon jsut yet.

Thanks to everyone with their encouragement.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Saturday 3/14/09

Rain, rain all day. So we were inside with the party all afternoon. Such a long day, we were all exhausted when it was over.
We are headed for TN and GA for the next week taking some time off for Spring Break. We are headed to Gatlinburg first for a few days of rest and relaxation (no worries Jon, not planning on eating pancakes everyday...)

Weight in this morning still reads 330. Can't seem to break this mark. Still optomistic though. Still want/need to shed these pounds.

I'll update next week.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday 3/13/09

Friday the 13th, but I'm now at home and nothing bad happened, so a good day.

We had a 5k race this afternoon at the Trace. It was the Catholic/Irish 5k Fun Run. There were a lot of people there that we knew and it was great to see so many familiar faces and all have common interests of running. I haven't run in 2 weeks trying to get my feet and shins to heal up. I was nervous about it, but they were fine and not hurting right now. I'm about to hit the hay, so we'll see in the morning.

My time today was 40:39. I was trying to get sub-40 (good for a 300+ lbs man), but just couldn't keep pace. My handy-dandy garmin watch did not connect in time for the race and I couldn't get it off bike mode on the fly, so I couldn't check my pace. I'm not sure what KeithAnn's time was, but she beat me by almost a minute. I am so proud of her. She did great considering she hasn't been training long.

Tomorrow is Rebekah and Luke's joint 1 year birthday party. No exercise scheduled. I'm sure keeping track of plenty of babies will be tiring enough...

Thursday 3/12/09

We all went for a casual ride on the Trace. We started and Jackson Road and made to Clyde Station and back. It was 6.8 miles, but I'm saying it was 7, cause that trailer really makes you push harder. It was fun to be outside with the family and getting in exercise all at the same time.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wednesday 3/11/09

15.4 miles logged today on the bike. Took me 1 hour and a little over 9 minutes to complete it. Started at Clyde Station and made it all the way to Sumrall. There are some hills between Epley and Sumrall that surprised me, but nothing that couldn't be handled...just slowed me down a little. As I said yesterday, I'm always trying to beat my times. I only beat my time from yesterday by 16 seconds between Clyde and Epley. My GPS keeps track of the speeds. My top speed today was 21.5

Pollen is getting worse by the day, luckily I'm not allergic to it, but it sure does dry me out quick breathing it in along that trail. Had yellow tires again today...

Really felt good to get that distance in. Hopefully, I can do it again tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tuesday 3/10/09

Happy birthday Rebekah! My little baby girl turned One year old today. Sure went by fast...

Took a late lunch today and jetted out to the Trace for some miles on the bike. Did 8 miles in 32.36. I was trying to get in 14, but between the heat (jumped 30 degrees since this time last week) and the pollen, I could only get in 8. The pollen was so thick I swear I inhaled 11 cubic feet of it... even my tires were greenish/yellow (not kidding) when I got back. I try to push myself hard when I'm out there. I'm sure I could have gone further if I just did a casual ride, but I also try to beat the time before that...

Going to eat at Cracker Barrell with my parents for baby's birthday tonight. Next time to ride is early tomorrow morning. I'll update it then.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday 3/9/09

Weigh in results : 330 lbs. Gained back 2 lbs. Haven't been running this week, but I also haven't been gourging myself, so this is pretty disappointing. I had this same wall during my Biggest Loser days...

Had a quick break during lunch. Was only able to get 1.6 miles in today before heading back to the job.

Have beed looking forward to time change for a long time, but it seemed today it still got dark before we could get out to ride.

Sunday 3/8/09

Worked hard in the yard all afternoon. Working in briars and ashes is not much fun...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturday 3/7/09

Finaly got in some good exercise this morning. 10 miles in 46:02 on the bike. I could definitely tell the difference from not doing anything this week.

We are headed to Jackson now for Rebekah's family 1st birthday party.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday 3/6/09

Long day at work. Odd since I try not to work too hard on fridays... We have some friends that arrived a few minutes ago from Memphis, so nothing on schedule today, but catching up.

Tomorrow is supposed to be great weather. I will be at the Trace early tomorrow to get many miles with the bike.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thursday 3/5/09

Got to do something today. Starting to feel like a blob. KeithAnn has Bunco tonight, so maybe me and Rebekah can take bike and her weight sled (trailer) to get in a few miles.

Wednesday 3/4/09

Couldn't take the foot pain anymore. Went to my doctor. X-rays showing nothing abnormal. Doc says its tendonitis and to stay off and let it heal. Just have to take Aleve and keep off it (hard to keep off your feet). Hoping there would have been a quick fix.

This really sucks. I wish my body would keep up with my will to get this weight off me.

Tuesday 3/3/09

No official exercise this day. Just worked a little more in the yard trying to clean up more. I started a fire line to help clear the underbrush and briars left over from last weekend. I didn't figure anything much would come of it since it's been raining and we even had some snow accumulation Sunday, but it got into my neighbors overgrown field quick. I had to call the Fire Dept to help out cause my garden hose wasn't cutting it.

So after the FD left, it was dark, I was covered in soot, and KeithAnn wasn't very pleased with my adventures with fire.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Monday 3/2/09

328. Nice to finally see some decent results.

No running today. Left foot is bad sore. If it keeps up, I'm headed to the doctor. Planning on doing some good biking tomorrow.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Weekend 2/28-3/1/09

Nothing much to note here. Raining sat morning. Worked in the yard with two guys clearing property lines to build a new fence all day.

Snowing when I first woke up Sunday. Very cold outside. Finished up in the yard after it warmed a little.

I think that this will have to become Big Man Cycle for a few weeks. My run friday really caused some pain with my left leg. My shin splints are acting up and a muscle in my left foot is really becoming painful...even walking on it. Hopefully, keeping the weight off it for a few weeks will help alot...or so I hope.