Sunday, November 7, 2010

Rocky Raccoon

My last post was in February and as hard as I tried I couldnt convince myself that I was still a runner. Since my divorce started I gained about 100lbs back and felt lazy. Two months ago I started back running everyday and have dropped 40 lbs to date. Tiffany and I are getting married on January 8, 2011 and I promised myself that I would loose at least 75lbs by our wedding date and it looks like I might just get there. Yesterday we ran our first race together in well over a year and we both were really happy for each other when we were done, it was great to see her smiling face at the finish line waiting for me. We ran the 25k race and I finished in 3:24:26 which is way better then I though I would.
My longest run before yesterday was 12 miles and the longer distance of the race slowed me down a bit. Im not back to my old pace of 9:15-9:45 per minute miles yet but I'll get there. We have two half marathons planned between now and February and I'm hoping as long as I stay healthy and continue the weight loss like I have been that I'll be ready for Bear Chase Marathon in April so that I can run one Marathon before the season is over.
And in case you were wondering Tiffany did awesome as I knew she would she finished with a time of 3:12:52. Im so proud of her she kicked my butt by 12 minutes.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Back at it

Well everything has finally settled down around here and im back at it. I've ran about 15 miles this week because I want to bring myself slowly back into it. I went out to the state park and ran the inner loop today and it was ok, I hated the mud puddles that I had to work around im just glad they were few and far between. I have since getting divored been pretty lazy, I contribute a lot of it to stress but I refuse to let that be my excuse any longer. With Hogs Hunt 50k not far away and Tiffany and I promising each other that we would run it together I have some long miles ahead of me. If you see me around give me a shout im sure there are some street runs in my future. Only other good news is that I only have 4 weeks left till I finish my EMT Class.