Sunday, April 07, 2013

I Am the Fatty

I wish I could write more about my running successes.  In fact, I wish I could write about my running.  I pretty much stopped exercising after winning my age group at last year's Tagaman.  You'll notice I haven't written about 2013 in 2013.

Oh well.  My waist line has suffered as a result.  I'm tipping the scales at close to 230 pounds these days  and I had to go out and buy some fat clothes.  I can no longer button up my 34 inch waist jeans.

Now that the weather is warm, it's time to start an exercise program again.  Today was beautiful, so I went for a three mile jog late this afternoon.  It was an uncomfortable slog clocking in at 34:34.  I've got a few miles to get under my belt before I'm back at 9 minute miles.

Travel has been the hardest hurdle for my exercise schedule.  Last year I logged about 150,000 frequent flier miles, which is half way to moon or six times around the equator.  Exercising while on business travel is hard because of unfamiliar jogging routes, making time, and jet lag.  Exhaustion, catching up with work and the wife, and jet lag kill me on the way back.  Excuses, excuses, excuses.

Well, at least I've logged 3 miles this year.


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