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Running – “The most expensive free sport in the world!” or “Running, the love/hate sport!”

Running – “The most expensive free sport in the world!” or “Running, the love/hate sport!”

on Oct 28, 2014

So I just bought my 5th pair of running shoes. Who knew, that me, a guy who wore the same shoes for 5 years until I literally wore through the soles until you could see my socks peaking out the bottom would eventually be buying a new pair of shoes about every 6 months.   It all started with this stupid running thing. Really, a few years ago, I was the guy that swore I would only run if something were chasing me.  Even then, it would have to be something with lots of fur, sharp pointy teeth, razor claws and probably some pretty hanus drool.  At this point, I would attempt to run from said creature, only to have my heart explode, my legs fall off, and then I would die a horrible sharp, pointy, drooly death.  I was resolved to this fact.  I knew my fate, if perchance, I were to happen upon a creature and I was okay with that. Then I met Princess and Biker #2, the runners.  (I know that Biker #2 implies a cyclist, and she does cycle, but her primary sport is running.)  They were convinced that they could turn me into a runner. Princess would state that he used to say the same thing, that he would only run if the cops were chasing him.  (I am less afraid of cops than I am of giant sharp drool monsters, FYI.)  Eventually they wore me down and I decided to try to do a 5k.  3.1 miles.  This was further than I had ever run in my life, but it seemed like an obtainable goal. Okay, well, not really.  I had never even run the full mile in school because I had no idea of how to properly pace myself or to run properly so I would sprint the first 100 ft, get out of breath and say screw it and walk/jog the rest of the mile and complain the whole way about how stupid it was. So, a 5k.  Why not?  What is the worst that could happen? I needed a plan, so I grabbed my smartphone and found the “Couch to 5k” app.  “The idea is to transform you from...

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What the heck!  I am gonna do a triathlon!

What the heck! I am gonna do a triathlon!

on Jan 16, 2014

So its 2014 and I have set my goals for myself for this year.  There are 5k’s scattered about, some obstacle runs, a lot of hiking and fun things of that nature… but the big one for me this year is going to be my first triathlon! “What makes you crazy enough to want to do a triathlon?” you may ask. Well I have a few different reasons. Reason #1:  In 2012 I was tired of being fat and lazy and bought a bike.  I rode it and went from 260lbs to 225lbs from October to July and then have stayed there.  I admittedly have not been really great about eating proper all the time and have since been slacking more than I should on the bike because I have had no goals.  Last year my goal was to ride a century (100 miles) and after I was done… meh, I just kinda lost motivation I guess.  (That, and I was tired.  Don’t tell anyone.)  This year I would like to get down to at least 200lbs and I figure this is a great goal to set to do it.  This goal will force me to eat right and exercise, and it adds more to the workouts than just my legs. Reason #2:  It sounds like fun.  This last year and few months I have discovered a fun world of exercise that I never knew existed and have made new friends with it and I like it a lot.  My favorite run last year was the Warrior Dash and had so much fun that as soon as I could sign up for the 2014 one I did.  I like to mix things up a bit; I get bored easily so this has three different things so I will keep entertained. Reason #3:  Honestly, how many people can say they have done a triathlon??  I totally want the bragging rights. Reason #4: Lately, I feel the need to challenge myself more and more mentally and physically and this to me seems like a very good way of accomplishing that goal. Reason #5:  Apparently I had just too much free time in my schedule and felt the need to fill it...

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