Although I find my self fit and relatively trim 190 and 5″11 and at 53 years old I can still keep up with most half my age.
I find myself fatigued and tired most nights, I don’t sleep worth a bean (food reference ) and over the last year it is showing up in that “I always look hungover” kind of look . As I was poking around the web I stumbled on this POST and it initially struck me as a silly kind of read, and a provocative title to be sure. Well another Pastor friend posted THIS link and it just added fuel to my fire.
Just three years ago I was able to tell Jann on a Saturday morning that I was going for a run and I would be back in a bit, it alway took four hours, I would be like Forrest Gump and run and run…. I would take off on Miliken and Foothill and go two hours in any direction knowing if I went out two hours…. I would have to return in two hours, kind of a runners mind game but it worked.
Over the years I racked up the following stats
- Miles walked 3708
- Miles Run 6080
- Total Miles 9788
- Stairs Climbed 70,202 ( apx 35 miles)
- Training Summary: Total Distance:9826.09 mi.
- FAST FACTS about EARTH: * circumference: 24,901.5 miles * diameter: Nearly 8,000 miles I am over 1/3 of the way around 🙂
Well in thinking about where I am today and where I was just three years ago, I have decided to jump back in the running obsession. One of the good things over these last few years is, I have walked 2 miles a day and not missed even one day due to illness or laziness 🙂 I am forced to walk because my train lets me off a mile from work and I refuse all offers of rides from co-workers, ( that is another story ) anyway, I have a choice to make, drugs 🙂 or running, I will give running a try again and see where I am this time next year.
I know you are wondering why I posted this and what does it matter to you…… 🙂 it keeps me from having to bomb and say six months from now…. no….I just got lazy and could not keep it up