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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Rich’s 2013 New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve made quite a few New Year’s Resolutions over the years. I like to make them. I’m not horrible at keeping them, although I’ve blown quite a few of them along the way. So let me get started here on January 1, 2013. Spiritual Resolutions 1. I’ve always wanted to read a book of the Bible per day, plus 3 Psalms per day, for 65 … Read more

Running Goals for 2012

Last year I set off on my goal to lose weight and get back into shape by running. I did Weight Watchers as well.  It was a HUGE help to me to teach me more about portion sizes, what foods are better choices, and overall better eating habits. Highly recommended.  You can read more about all of this on My Weight Watchers Story. I never … Read more

Completed My First Half Marathon

January 2011 I set out on a goal to lose weight and get back in shape. This isn’t the first time I had set this goal, but I was determined it would be the last. I did two things to make this happen: 1) I joined Weight Watchers to help get me moving in the right direction and to learn better eating habits, 2) I … Read more

Losing Weight, Getting Healthy, Running

So far in 2011 it has been a year of getting healthy.  Since the New Year, I have lost a total of 45 pounds, been eating better, and have been exercising.  The main thing I have been doing is eating less and moving more. I have primarily done it through Weight Watchers.  You can see the blog I started by clicking here ==> My Weight Watchers … Read more

Week 2 – Lost 17 Pounds Now

I have not completed 2 weeks into my low carbohydrate diet.  I’ve lost 17 pounds now, due to a combination of working on my Bowflex every other day, and cutting back the sugars and carbs in my diet. Two weeks marks the end of the induction phase of the diet, although I am going to carry it for another 5 days so I can begin … Read more

Week 1 – I Lost 12 Pounds

Pretty excited!  Stepping on the scale today showed that I dropped 12 pounds in one week!  Pretty good! I feel much better.  It’s amazing how one week can comletely change how you feel. Some might say, “12 pounds is too much in one week.”  The answer to that – It depends. If I was 5’5″ and weighed 140, losing 12 pounds in one week would … Read more