Thursday, January 13, 2011

I respond better to ridicule

I managed to keep the streak alive today. I rolled out of bed, bundled up, and got my run on. There was still about a half inch of snow on the ground from Tuesday night and a lot of places were slick with ice.

Running in the cold is taking some getting used to. When I was in college, I hated running in the cold. It doesn't bother me as much now, maybe because I have 60 lbs. of insulation I didn't have in 1996.

Pretty Damn Sweet: You have
to admit that hat is awesome!
I also bundle up. I've got some sweatpants and a running jacket I picked up at Old Navy a few weeks ago that serve as my running uniform. I also wear a long-sleeve shirt with a short-sleeve shirt over it. I finish the ensemble with a hat and gloves. Usually I wear this brown North Face hat that I have, but when I'm feeling sassy I put on my Spiderman hat from Universal Islands of Adventure.

It is pretty damn cold when I first start, but within the first mile I'm sweating. By the time I finish I'm usually drenched in sweat.

I've been keeping up with the 3.5 mile Fat Boy Flit trail and even managed to do it twice on Monday. I finished it and was feeling pretty good towards the end, so I did it again. I've been tracking my weight and I've already lost about 5 lbs. That's like 2% of my body weight, but I can already feel a difference. I'm not sure if it is when I bend a certain way or what, but every once in a while I'm like, "whoa, I feel better."

The trick will be keeping this up. I invite you to encourage me, but I have to be honest, I respond better to ridicule and competitive challenges.

So I ran 3.5 miles today, bringing my total miles logged for 2011 to 43.25. With 352 days left in the year, I have 1967.75 miles to go before I reach my goal of running 2011 miles in 2011.


The Saipan Blogger said...

That double chin is AWESOME!

Winter Park Fords said...

You have now lost one bowling ball!