529 – 532, 532 – 537 (week 2), 537 – 541

Alright, so all of the last several days have been insanely hot and humid. I woke up really early on Saturday in Toms River and ran to go get my car, which was 3 miles away, and it was a nightmare. I was going to run 2 miles later in the day we went to the beach, and it got hotter and hotter as the day went on, and just said screw it. I don’t really remember what happened on Sunday, but I know that it was too hot to run. Monday was an insane rain storm all night long. Tuesday night I made it out for a 5 miler in 90 degree heat that was terrible. Last night I wanted to do a speed workout, so I jogged to the track in Lincoln Park, only to find out that they tore up the track. That wasn’t cool.

I still owe myself the 8 miler from week 1 but its been absolutely disgusting outside every single day. I’ll get back to it, but I have to be careful of not getting into the habit of skipping too many workouts because that’s what killed me this Spring. Today is over 90 degrees and absolutely brutal to even walk around in, but I am going to try to do time miles in the park. Alright, see ya later.

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519 – 524, 524 – 529

Last night I did a real slow 5 mile jog while trying to do Pokemon Go. Yes I know it’s lame but I got into it, and you need to travel around, and after about a mile the server crashed and it got pretty frustrating, so I just stopped playing. It was insanely hot and I was glad to finish.

Tonight I also did 5, but it was like 3 miles of jogging while doing Pokemon, then a mile walk, then I did 2×800 in 3:28 and 3:18, and then a mile jog home. The 800s were quite the shock to my body. I just have to start from scratch on everything and keep making progress.

I weighed myself tonight and I was 224.5.  So, I am 20 pounds over weight, at least, and that is not great. That is disappointing but I have been a maniac this year. I did not drink the last several nights and I’m making an effort to eat better so hopefully I can pick away at that fairly quickly. I’d like to lose 2-3 pounds a week if I can. It’s only been a couple of days but I’m already starting to feel better and I just want o keep making progress.

I’m off tomorrow, see you Saturday. This weekend is going to be 95+ both days and I’m supposed to run 8 miles, so we’ll see how that goes. Bye!

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514 – 519

Last night my plan was to do a 5 mile tempo run, and it went decent. The weather was 82 degrees and a little bit less humid than it has been, which was OK. The positive things that happened were that I made it 2.5  consecutive miles before I took a short break, and then the remaining 2.5 home consecutively. My total time was 45:59, which I am actually pretty happy with. In the general context of my running that is slow, but considering how out of shape I am, I will take it. If all goes well I will consistently lose weight and drop time, and I have to start somewhere.

Maybe this shouldn’t be surprising but my legs were pretty sore yesterday and today. I’m presuming that the soreness will subside as I get in shape. I have another 5 miles planned for tonight and its supposed to be mid to low 80s, so that is hopefully manageable. Saturday through Tuesday are all supposed to be 93 + so that is going to be a challenge, but I’ll deal with that when the time comes. Alright, see ya later.


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510 – 514 (week 1 day 1)

Hey blog.

Apparently I haven’t been here in 24 days. I’ll start by saying that I thought I took 2 weeks off from running. It turns out it has been a lot more than that. I just got totally burned out on running. At some point I had a conversation with Ti where we decided that we didn’t want to run anything at all in San Francisco because we were so out of shape, and we cancelled our trip, and we are not going to Puerto Rico to relax in about 2 weeks. Also, the weather has been brutal. Just super hot and humid every day. I have been walking a ton to stay active, but I learned today that I am 100% out of shape. I’ll get to that in a minute, but several weeks ago I decided that after my break I would start training for the Philly marathon, and that is what I started today.

I feel absolutely terrible the last few weeks. I have been eating absolute garbage and drinking way too much, and doing no exercise except to walk where I am eating and drinking. I don’t know how much I weigh, but at some point in the end of June I dropped a few pounds, but I’m sure I’ve gained that back and more. I’m the heaviest I’ve been since college, and it just feels bad. I knew things were getting bad when I was getting winded going on long walks or walking up a couple of stairs. I just had no desire to run and the weather and the fact that I’m super out of shape wasn’t helping.

Despite all that, I got back on the horse today. It was 90 degrees and an insanely humid hellscape, but I ventured out to do 5 miles. This was possibly a poor choice. I started my plan out really slow and I am going to try to complete 33 miles this week, but I’m not sure how that’s going to go. I made it a mile before I was super winded and overheating, and had to stop.  I did a very, very slow jog for the next 3 miles, that was peppered with several short walks and stops. It was not a great experience and I have a long way to go before I can get back to where I was 8 months ago. I am confident in my muscle memory and my distance base but I am just a slow fat person right now.

I am hopeful that I can do a good job for the next few weeks because I’m tired of feeling like garbage and being super overweight. I am going to try to write in here more consistently because that seems to be something I do when I am running well.

Also, one last small thing, at some point in the last few weeks I did a 2 mile jog to get food, and I am not putting that in as a workout, but I am going to bank those miles to fill in for some running for when I will inevitably need to walk over the next couple of weeks.

Alright, see ya tomorrow.

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506 – 510

Yesterday I did another 4 mile jog. It’s been so insanely hot and humid I’m just trying to make it through jogs. My legs felt decent but I still need to lose about 10 before I can start doing workouts so I’m gonna focus on that. See ya later.

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484 – 488, 488 – 489, 489 – 494, 494 – 498, 498 – 502, 502- 506

Been running, just not posting. Here are my notes from my runs

80 degrees last Wednesday and I jogged 4

1 mile on Thursday

Decent 5 on Friday. 72 degrees and a nice wind

4 miles on Monday. Really hot and slow

4 on Tuesday. Even hotter and slower. First super cold shower of the year.

4 on Weds. Still real slow. Mid 80s. There was some shade and breeze though

I’m trying to focus on consistency and losing weight but running in the extreme heat and humidity has been brutal. Gonna keep moving.  Continue reading

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480 – 484

Not sure what’s happening here but I jogged 4 miles on Friday night, walked like 7 on Saturday so I didn’t run, was busy all day Sunday, and went for another long walk last night. I swear I’m gonna be good at running again someday.

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