It seems like the C25K converts I have made are starting to surpass me in zealotry and or exercise regimen. Osuuuuu is starting the bridge to 10K and is running a nice 60 minute routine which I assume is more than the 4 miles I am running. A buddy I work with is just into week 5 of the couch plan after a slight calf setback.. but he got one of these babies. He is getting pretty serious about mapping his runs and figuring out his MAX VO5 (isn't that a shampoo?) and all that shit so he can have optimal workouts. Hell even JMan kicks my ass in a mile doing a fricken 7 minute one with no effort. Damn kids. Get off my lawn!
I am progressing slow and steady. I want to get some more time under my belt before I start going past 4 miles. I also want to work on some interval training as my "fast" running kills me now. I can get into a nice average groove and go pretty far feeling good the whole way but if I sprint or run full out for a lap then I get pretty crushed.
The weight loss is coming along too. I guess I should feel better about things. I mean in December I was not exercising at all and my weight jumped up to like 196. I was pretty amazed. So I started walking again and bumped it down to like 186. I then started the Couch to 5K program and this morning I was a modest 173. So I have made a lot of progress. I am in the stage where it's going to be coming off pound by pound and not in leaps and bounds. The grind. I have never been good at the grind. I am trying to change though.
I am planning on firing the first shots of independence this weekend! No Lightning I am not going to buy a shovel and duct tape. I made a plan a while back and I have been procrastinating. This weekend I am implementing the whole thing. Phase One.
Oh yeah and it would not be my blog if I did not do a Sexy Girl from Sweden shoutout! Go check out her blog. She seems to be a poker pro living the life! Peace.