Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Flying Pig Marathon

So if I can't RUN a marathon theses days (and I CAN'T) I might as well help others run one!

My buddy and I have worked The Flying Pig Marathon here in Cincinnati since it's inception 10 years ago. It's a real BLAST!

We are now the organizers of the finish line. You would be amazed at how much time it takes to put this thing together. Meetings start in January for the race that is held the second Sunday in May each year. Medals, blankets, chips removal, food, water, Gatorade. We are responsible for providing the volunteers, setting it all up and getting it all handed out. I work from about 5:30 AM till noon, and feel like I have run it when it's all over!

So if you are not already volunteering for a marathon, do it! And if you are anywhere close to Cincinnati next May, get in touch with me! I'd love to use you! ;-)

I have run 5 marathons in the past, and still have dreams of maybe doing another. But I have to tell you, after working the finish line, I'm not too sure I can put myself through that again. All of you who are doing them.. God Bless You!!!


Friday, April 18, 2008

10 IN 10 Challenge!

OK,OK, so CAKE might not be a good option when I'm on a diet, but tell me, could YOU refuse a fist full of icing from this kid???

I started Nigel's 10 IN 10 CHALLENGE this past week. Doesn't a measly 10 pounds in 10 weeks sound easy?? DAMN YOU CAKE!

First week actually went well, losing 1.5 pounds, but it's not fun at all!

I really think the only way I ever lose weight is to really step up my exercise. By this I mean going from exercising 4-5 days a week to 6-7. Stepping it up a bit. I've been running 5-6 days a week and using the Elliptical Trainer when I can't or don't run. I stay with it for at least an hour every time. Maybe all in my head but it seems to work for me. In all reality, besides the great sweat and the calories I burn, I am much less apt to cheap knowing the work I had to put in to finish that hour!

Ran 4 days in a row this week (22 miles) and almost couldn't lift my legs out of bed on day 5! Don't think that's a wise move for my 51 year old body anymore. I better think twice before I do THAT again. Took today of completely!

That's all from sunny Cincinnati for now.


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

You CAN have your cake and eat it too!!

Look who turned 1!!!



What a damn doll this kid is! It's far too easy to forget how much fun kids are. But it's all coming back to me in a rush now!

Connor had his first birthday and I followed with my uhm, I forget which one it was for me. Don't ask, don't tell.

Just finished producing and uploading The Extra Mile Podcast Episode 21 and what a blast it was! Thanks to everyone who helped. You should have seen the email I got from Steve. He LOVED it.

In other news.. My buddy Nigel has somehow talked a few of us into trying to lose 10 lbs in 10 weeks! Sounded like a good idea at the time! Just kidding. It does help to know others are in the same boat and following what I do. Mmmmm.. celery.

Training is going pretty well. The weather has FINALLY broken and my body has started to stop aching, for now. The miles are adding up slowing. Up to about 25 miles a week on the way to about 30. I think 30 is about my limit these days. Parts begin hurting and falling off after that point! Thank God nothing too important yet.

My other good buddy, Adam, has been talking a lot about Twitter and Nigel again nudged me so I bit the bullet and dove into that as well. Pretty cool I must say. Check it out and let me know so I can stalk, uhm, I mean "follow" you. ;-)