Category Archives: fitness

Run Streak Day 365

I laid in bed a bit longer this morning as I heard the rain hitting the roof. I thought it might stop and then I’d head out. I like running in the rain so it was more me savoring that I was about to flip 365 days of straight running.

People have been asking me if I’ll enjoy taking a day off after today. The answer is no…I’ve decided to keep going. Let’s see what I can push this streak to and when it ends it ends.

For now I’ll just keep running and adding up the miles along with the days. A huge thanks to everyone that’s supported me to get here from my wife, kids, family, friends and co-workers. It wasn’t just me hammering through these miles it was also a bit of each of you pushing me to get to this day.

Decide to dominate!

Run Streak Day 360

Got Percy and Jasper to run another 5K with me this morning. I never tried running with both dogs until yesterday. To my surprise they run very nicely together.

We did it a bit slower today…Jasper was able to keep up better with his speedy brother.

We clocked in at a 9:20 average for 3.16 miles.

Decide to dominate!

Run Streak Day 354

I was already awake so I got up and put in the miles. Went out easy and kicked it up a few notches at the end.

Inching closer to 365 days straight and about to flip 1,000 miles for this calendar year.

Decide to dominate!

Run Streak Day 353

It was a great morning to run through the woods and snag a personal record.

Decide to dominate!

226 day run streak…Cleveland Half Marathon

I’m very happy with today’s outcome. I shaved 3+ minutes off my PR and I never saw a 10 minute mile! There’s still work to do to get to 1:59:59…my Garmin had me at 2:00:41. I left it all out there and today’s run was rewarding for so many reasons.

I’ll be back for more with Team Fleet Feet and I guarantee I’ll find a way to shave off at least 42 seconds. I couldn’t have done any of this without the support of the training groups. Getting the encouragement during the training and cheering during the race today was amazing. I highly recommend that anyone that is looking for a training group you look at Fleet Feet first…such an amazing group of people.

I’ll take the rest of today easy and then back at it tomorrow.

Decide to dominate!

128 day run streak…and more

I got after it today. Woke up and got out the door on the Beargrease (fatbike). I found out today that snow is softer than pavement…I always knew that, but never really rode in snow before the past few months. I bailed a few miles in to the trail and laid there a few moments laughing as falling didn’t hurt…until the cold set in. It’s fun getting in winter miles preparing for the road bike season.

Of course I had to get in a few miles on running rest day. Jumped on the treadmill and logged an easy two. Followed that up by rounding out the morning workout with 25 minutes of HIIT keeping the heat rate at a 140 bpm average.

I’m focused on dropping 15-20 lbs to work on getting faster and hopefully finally break that 2 hour half marathon goal. Going to get back in to my routine that helped me drop 70 lbs and post my weight. My hope is that post it that it will keep me honest and motivated. I’m down 4 lbs since I started counting again…I’ll take it.

Decide to dominate!

Weigh in = 210.1

It’s like riding a bike

I’m sorry. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. I’ve had a busy few months doing stuff with the family, running, riding, etc. I got out of the habit of posting, but I am going to try to be better.

My company embarked on a weight loss challenge today. For the next 90 days we’ll be focused on being healthier. For some that will be easy and for others it might take more work. Being healthier is not all about the number on the scale…you can lose weight and still not be heathy. Heathy living takes into account lots of things like weight, what you eat, what you drink, if you smoke, etc. Wait…all those questions on a new patient intake form actually do mean something. My goal might be to focus on a number, but I won’t get to my heathy living unless I work on eating better. I have to consume more fruits and vegetables and less junk. I have to get back to what my body was taught to do years ago.

As I rode through the woods this morning it made me realize healthy living is like riding a bike. We learned the right way to do it and we will always know how to do it. We just have a way of going off the wrong path and need to remember to get back going in the right direction.

Yes, I’ve lost weight, but I still believe I’m on this constant journey of living a heathy life. My journey is far from over and for others it is just beginning. I can learn from others as they are better than me at some things and hopefully I can help out a few people with things I’ve learned along the way.

Decide to dominate!