Category Archives: Personal Challenge

Side tracked by life

Today begins my second week into my eight week plan.
I awoke with both ears aching, praying that this is not an ear infection…
My wife was up preparing for her morning run but complained of feeling “weird”. I urged her to go back to bed and skip her run. I knew she would not skip her run, she never does.
I left for work not feeling my best either.
Around 10:30 I got a text from my wife letting me know she was throwing up but was “ok”. I called her and asked if I should come home to help her out. She said she was ok for now. I urged her to let me know if that changeso I could come hone and help her with the kids. About 1:30 she text me and said she needed me.
I informed my boss and left immediately.
When I got home I found the kids still in their pjs and playing, she was in bed. Not normal.
I asked her what I could do for her and she asked me to call her doctor and see if they could call an rx in or something.
I called her doctor and described my wifes condition. The doctor urged is to go to the emergency room ASAP.
I got the kids dressed and in the car. I helped her in as well, called my dad and asked him to meet us at the ER.
By the time I got to the ER, my dad and step mom were already there.
They took the kids and I took my wife to the ER.
I have been sitting here infusion ER watching my wife sleep with an IV and monitors hooked to her.
She will be ok. I don’t see an end to this visit here though…been here forever…they don’t exactly fill you in on their timeline for treatment in the ER…
Oh by the way, she did run this morning even though I urged her not to…she ran 5 miles…
Kinda a reminder to me in my own efforts to run that I still need to listen to my body and be wise. It’s a fine line between pushing yourself to the limit and not over the edge.

Continuing the fight

I am progressing with my plan, as planned. So far I have 5 days in a row of hitting my Nike Fuel goal of 3k.
Last night I ran using the Nike+ running app for Android. It actually worked this time! Probably worked because I didn’t use my Couch to 5k app at the same time.
My running results were better than I expected. I ran a solid half mile before having to walk a bit. Not bad for the second run and being 50lbs overweight (in my humble opinion).
I am trying not to look at the scale for another week or so but, I do feel like there is some goodness happening. Even if its in my own mind!
On the days I have not run I have been at the gym on the eliptical and pushing weights.
No rest for the weary of fat!

I’ll keep you posted.

Eight Weeks Or Bust

Today I registered to participate in the Boselli Foundation’s 5K Mud Run… Yes, a guy who can’t even run a mile is going to attempt to run over three… With the added 30 obstacles mixed in…oh yeah, and mud!

Why?

Well, in order to answer that, I have to tell you about the other “personal challenge” I made that starts tomorrow (at the crack of dawn I might add). This challenge consists of getting off the couch and in condition to run a 5K. This in addition to my normal workouts (yes, I do workout, just can’t seem to run) should get me to my 5K goal in just about eight weeks.

What’s this have to do with the mud run? Well, simply put… I have started my plan to run many many many…many times before. Never resulted in success. At least now I have put some “skin in the game” so to speak.

Further motivation is that my marathon running wife has registered as well. I don’t want her to have to drag me across the finish line now do I?

Plenty of motivation to succeed, but my main reason is that I am tired…tired of being disappointed in my own lack of focus, effort and determination.

I’m going to succeed in this endeavor come HELL or high water!

I’ve had this blog site sitting out here for years just collecting e-dust. I figured I’d put it to good use as a blog/diary of my “journey”.

Tomorrow at five am I begin, I’ll keep you posted on the progress (because I know you are just fascinated).

Cheers