Health & Exercise

March is Get Healthy Month

March is Get Healthy Month

I’m not sure if that is official for anyone but me… but it’s time to get my butt healthy again. I fared pretty well for 3 years. I had lost about 50 pounds, ran 3 half marathons, and had felt much, much better. Then, I hit a skid last August… gained about 10 pounds back.  Ugh! I tried to lose a few, but gained them back. Then, December hit. I…

2014 – 1 Mile Per Day (minimum)

2014 – 1 Mile Per Day (minimum)

What would happen to me if I committed to at least 1 mile per day for the remaining 331 days of the year? Well, at the very least, I will have run 331 miles. Rain, snow, sleet or shine – cold or heat – injury, pain, wellness, flu, or whatever –  I’ll lace up my shoes and hit the streets, track, or trails. That is my commitment, beginning today, February…

New Year’s Resolutions #1 For 2014

New Year’s Resolutions #1 For 2014

Well, I may be a bit behind, seeing that today is January 23rd, but, better late than never. I have made New Year’s Resolutions since the early 80’s. I enjoy the time. I do take it seriously, and I use this time to focus on where I want to go as this year moves forward. After all, there are only 342 days left in this year, so let’s get started….

2 Weeks Down, 20 To Go

2 Weeks Down, 20 To Go

I have 2 weeks of my training under my belt now, and I’m down to the 20 week countdown before my marathon.  Lots of stuff to adjust. I actually am following a hybrid of the Runner’s World 20-week training schedule.  I added 2 weeks to it to help as an intro to get me back into a schedule of running.  The Runner’s World also has a 2 week intro, so…

7 Tips For Running Your First Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon

7 Tips For Running Your First Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon

So you’re getting ready to run your first Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon!! Woo-Hoo! Let me give you a few tips to make it a great weekend for you. Before I give you the tips, let me tell you who I am and who these tips are for. My name is Rich, I’m 48, and I’ve only been running for 2 1/2 years at the time I’m writing this. I’m not writing…

Bucket List Item #1 – Run A Marathon

Bucket List Item #1 – Run A Marathon

Today is day #1 of a 22-week training to run my first marathon. It’s been a bucket list item of mine for several years. There is no better time like the present to begin. Date:  November 17, 2013 Event: San Antonio Rock-n-Roll Marathon Millions of others have run this distance before me, so it isn’t a big feat in and of itself. But, it will be MY biggest physical challenge…

Running My Race

Running My Race

Yesterday I ran the Dallas Rock n Roll Half Marathon.  It was my 3rd time to run a half. I knew a bit about what to expect, but things changed in two ways leading up to the race: 1) I injured, and then re-injured by back in the 3 weeks leading up to the race. It’s hard to run with a bad back. I missed several of my practice runs…

10 Days Into 2013

10 Days Into 2013

Alright, just thought I would check in and see how I was doing with these resolutions I made back on January 1st. Spiritual Resolutions – so far so good.  Through the first ten days of 2013 I have been reading one book of the Bible per day. Going to read cover to cover. I just finished 2 Samuel today. I’m also reading 3 Psalms per day. I have really, really…