I once weighed 327 lbs. I decided to quit being unhappy and unhealthy and get a grip on life. I'm now in the 220-230's, still trying to figure it out and better myself. I run, lift, and crossfit, with everything else in-between. This blog is randomness, with possible incoherent attempts at humor... just keep scrolling. It'll be fine.
Finally got my sub 30’.
Back squat max PR. 95 lbs more than my last max PR 3 months ago.
Definitely not all gain… my back has been getting stronger and hurting less. But still. Proud.
As of late it seems that’s about as much as I’m tumblr’n right now. I just don’t have anything going on to even share about. However… it’s been as good as a week can get this past week. Photo-bullet style.
I’d like to say I’ll try to post more regularly… but it’ll be what it be until it is what it isn’t. Yes, I just made that up (as far as I know) and I am quite proud. Good note to end on.
Decided last minute to go for a 5k run with Smit-Lightening tonight. Neither one of us wanted to be out there, but we went regardless. He pushed me pretty hard tonight, but I got a 5k PR(!) out of it - 32:39. I’ll have to look back to see what my previous time was, but I’m pretty sure it was around 35 or 36 minutes. And I have to say, I wouldn’t have gotten the PR if it weren’t for The Smit. I actually had to make him slow down cause he was burning me out too quick. He was more excited and determined to get me that PR than I was… why am I so lame lately?
I know I don’t give the man enough credit for what he’s helped me to accomplish, but I pretty much owe it all to him.
That’s enough bromance for one post. Moving on…
Hundred Pushups Challenge - HPC, as I’ll be referring to it from now on.
12 - 17 - 13 - 13 - 25 (17+)
80. Effin. Pushups. I triple checked - I was where I was supposed to be (going by the website - I couldn’t find the app for droid(?)). Arms are gone. I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep this up at this rate, but I’m going to try. I can always drop down… but what’s badass about that?
1:36:17. PR’d distance and fasted mile: 10:00… fastest before this was 11:05. Just say’n.
I know you don’t want to run too hard on your long distance runs, but I knew this was more than likely going to be a sucky 8 miles. Ate, slept and hydrated horrible all weekend - yet somehow managed to drop a pound… ? Plus I haven’t ran in 3 days and couldn’t even finish my 4.5 miler on Thursday because of my foot (only made it 3.6). Going into this run feeling it was gonna suck, I at least wanted something to write home about - so a PR on mile it was. Pretty stoked about that.
I’m actually okay with the whole run, too. I had to walk a lot, because I did burn myself out a little after the first mile and had to regain some energy. Also felt like I hit a wall of some kind around 6.5 miles… hamstrings were getting real tired. I was a couple minutes slower on 7 miles than last week’s time, but 1:36:17 is okay with me.
Now I feel like an idiot recapping an 8 miler with all these AMAZING marathon recaps coming up that I’m stoked to read… but oh well. You got it anyway.