Thursday, January 9, 2014

Jan 9, 2014

Well it's progress.....

Walked 55 minutes yesterday morning.  Got up at 6am and did 1:02.  It was plenty cold but it warmed up nicely after a couple of miles.

Gonna hit it again tomorrow.  Spinning doesn't do it.  Want to stay after it and by spring should be able to run, not like the old days, but run.  I can't wait.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Dec. 2, 2013

Had a GREAT Thanksgiving.  Did the Von Franken Family Food Run.  Cooked pancakes and served as the M.C. for the event. Jo Ann got up at 5am to do the cooking.  We had family in and had a wonderful meal. Did okay on the food but sadly, had too much pecan pie.

Nov. 29th - Walked on Friday for about 40 minutes. 

Nov. 30th - I raked for about 6 hours.  Got a great workout! 

Dec. 1st -  I dusted off the bike and spun.  I was able to spin for about 20 minutes, then lifted weight for another 30.  I feel it today.

Dec. 2nd - Despite the fog, walked for 1:01:43.  While it's mostly walking, I'm still trying to work in a few more short runs.  Got the ol' heart beating pretty good. 

With colder weather coming, I am anxious to get back on the bike to spin during the days I am too wimpy to run.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Nov. 27, 2013

I "slept in" until 6:45am before getting out there.  Did a slow 55:14 walk/run this morning in the cold.  I am estimating this is about a 3+ mile loop. 

Still worried about doing too much.  Anytime my heart rate starts picking up, I start walking.   Just don't want to over do it.... for now.  Being out of shape, heavy, and in the cold is not a great combination.

This old ticker is pretty amazing.  I read where your heart can pump blood to every cell in your body.....and it does it in less than a minute!

In 24 hours it beats about 100,000 times and pumps 2,000 gallons of blood many times through your blood vessels. It's an amazing little fist size muscle!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Nov. 26, 2013

Got up at 6am and was walking/running by 6:20am.  Did 54:33 in the cold.  Have a full ski mask,

Which looks like I am ready to rob a bank.  Still, it's keeping me warm.  I pull it up before I near someone so they don't worry about me.

Had a crazy thought today (must have been the 25 degree weather) the OKC Memorial Marathon is at the end of April.  Hmmmm    A bit ambitious at this point, but why not have a goal?  Just did the math and that's about 150 days away.  Perhaps something to aim for?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Nov. 25, 2013

My running/walking has been much more consistent than my blogging.  Getting up at 6am to make sure I get some morning exercise.  I got in 54 minutes this morning.  Temps were in the mid 20s with little to no wind.  Had some light sleet north of where I walked.

Goals: to get a streak going

Monday, October 14, 2013

Oct. 14th

Once again I have gotten behind on my blogging.  The good news: I am still walking/running.

This morning, despite a light rain, did 47:32.  Mostly walking still, but a couple of "long" runs mixed in.  Getting stronger, but it's still slow progress.

Will hit it again tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

This is going to be difficult.  Attempting to continue to work out, while getting ready for the Tulsa State Fair.  It begins in 8 days.  The more difficult thing, will be once it starts.  I've got to monitor my eating while there, and then my sleep and exercise when not there.  I expect 2 weeks of 12 hour days.

This morning I did a walk/run for 1:15:35.  Had light sprinkles as I went down the trail to the McDonalds.  I call this the McLoop.  I estimate it's 4.5 miles or so.  Will try to get the bike out and measure it at some point.