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08-19-2017 , 09:58 AM
193 (same,+13)

Running:

Sat - 10 miles
Mon - 4
Tue - 4
Wed - 4
Thur - 3
Fri - 3
08-26-2017 , 01:08 AM
Traveling all week so no weigh-in.

Running:

Sat - 10 miles
Sun - 3
Mon - 4
Tue - 5
Thur - 4
08-31-2017 , 01:34 PM
Any more races on the horizon?
09-02-2017 , 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by FL Pkrdlr Optimistic for an Even-Keeled Future after an Up and Down Past
Any more races on the horizon?
Nothing planned, but have considered squeezing in a 1/2 before year-end. Next Full will be Fall 2018. You?
09-02-2017 , 10:27 AM
193 (same,+13)

Running:

Sat - 7 miles
Mon - 5
Tue - 4
Wed - 4
Thur - 4

Saturday's run was in Tampa, 106 heat index 1st 6 miles, complete downpour last mile. Glad I don't have to deal with that all Summer.
09-05-2017 , 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by scottp4braves Optimistic for an Even-Keeled Future after an Up and Down Past
Nothing planned, but have considered squeezing in a 1/2 before year-end. Next Full will be Fall 2018. You?
Yeah I'm 3 weeks into another 18 week marathon plan. Hoping to do the Jacksonville marathon in December. Got two 5Ks this month, two 10Ks next month and a half marathon in Pensacola in November leading up to it. Not in the same shape I was last year, I didn't run for almost 3 months earlier this year and I'm about 25 lbs heavier. I've got my long run back up to 12 miles but it's a struggle in this damn heat.
09-08-2017 , 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by FL Pkrdlr Optimistic for an Even-Keeled Future after an Up and Down Past
Yeah I'm 3 weeks into another 18 week marathon plan. Hoping to do the Jacksonville marathon in December. Got two 5Ks this month, two 10Ks next month and a half marathon in Pensacola in November leading up to it. Not in the same shape I was last year, I didn't run for almost 3 months earlier this year and I'm about 25 lbs heavier. I've got my long run back up to 12 miles but it's a struggle in this damn heat.
Don't know how you manage to run in the FL heat regularly. That's awesome that you're doing another Full, good luck and stay safe this weekend.
09-10-2017 , 02:12 AM
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Running:

Sat - 10 miles
Tue - 4
Wed - 4
Thur - 4

Celebrated 7 years sober last week!
09-23-2017 , 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by scottp4braves Optimistic for an Even-Keeled Future after an Up and Down Past
Don't know how you manage to run in the FL heat regularly. That's awesome that you're doing another Full, good luck and stay safe this weekend.
Thanks, made it thru the storm ok and didn't miss any scheduled runs. The first 5K I was gonna do got postponed but I did one this morning in 27:58. About 2 minutes off my PB but I'm quite happy with the results. I feel like I'm making great progress and my long run is up to 16 miles now with an 18 and 20 miler coming up in the next few weeks.
09-30-2017 , 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by FL Pkrdlr Optimistic for an Even-Keeled Future after an Up and Down Past
Thanks, made it thru the storm ok and didn't miss any scheduled runs. The first 5K I was gonna do got postponed but I did one this morning in 27:58. About 2 minutes off my PB but I'm quite happy with the results. I feel like I'm making great progress and my long run is up to 16 miles now with an 18 and 20 miler coming up in the next few weeks.
Great to hear, I'll make sure to jump back into your blog to see how the marathon goes, good luck!
09-30-2017 , 11:22 PM
194 (same,+14)

Running:

Sat - 5 miles
Mon - 4
Tue - 5
Wed - 4
Thur - 4
Fri - 3

It's been a busy few weeks. We put our house on the market last weekend and spent the 2-3 weeks beforehand fixing everything we've put off for the last 10 years. No luck yet, but we've had at least 1 showing every day so hopefully we'll have some offers coming our way soon.
10-15-2017 , 12:38 AM
194 (same,+14)

Running:

Sat - 10 miles
Mon - 4
Tue - 4
Thur - 4
Fri - 4
10-19-2017 , 12:52 AM
Scott congratulations on the lucky 7 anniversary all the running and training is impressive. Running a full marathon has always been a goal of mine although nearly all of my running has taken place in team sport settings. Any recommendations on a cheap mid level running shoe?
10-27-2017 , 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by HankTheBank Optimistic for an Even-Keeled Future after an Up and Down Past
Scott congratulations on the lucky 7 anniversary all the running and training is impressive. Running a full marathon has always been a goal of mine although nearly all of my running has taken place in team sport settings. Any recommendations on a cheap mid level running shoe?
Thanks! Much appreciated. I've stuck with Brooks Ghost and really like them. I try and switch them out every 400-500 miles.
10-27-2017 , 10:48 PM
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Running:

Sat - 10 miles
Mon - 4
Tue - 4
Wed - 4
Thur - 4
12-02-2017 , 04:24 PM
For the 3 people that check this blog semi-regularly, the 2+2 app doesn't work on my phone anymore so I haven't logged on in over a month. This time of year is always the toughest to maintain a semi-healthy lifestyle and I've definitely been struggling. My running hasn't missed a beat, but I've been eating like crap. Weighed in Monday morning at 204 (yikes), but had a solid week and was 202 yesterday, going to put in an effort to make sure I end the year under 200.
01-27-2018 , 12:17 PM
Quick update from my 2 month hiatus:

I ate horribly all Dec. and ended the year at 211. Good start to 2018 though as I weighed in at 201 yesterday. My running hasn't missed a beat, so I just need to focus on maintaining my current healthier eating habits. It's always easiest with the start of the year weight loss adrenaline, so my biggest hurdle will be sticking with it.
03-12-2018 , 09:06 AM
Weighed in at 203 last week, just need to make a few eating habit changes and I can get myself back to a healthier weight and a healthier overall state. Positive note, I'm running plenty and really looking forward to finishing the CPA Exam later this year so I can schedule my next marathon. Due to time constraints I'm having to limit my "long" Saturday run to 8 miles, which has been frustrating.
06-16-2018 , 04:30 PM
Weighed in last week at 202, still struggling with eating, but running plenty. Most of my time is taken up with work, studying for the CPA exam, and following up with our realtor about the house we're having built. As far as the exam, I get my score for FAR in 2 weeks and I'm taking AUD in 4 weeks, wish I hadn't dragged it out this long, but life happens.

I haven't watched many movies this year, haven't even been making it to the block-busters. My wife and I have plowed through quite a few shows though. Currently "enjoying" The Handmaid's Tale. Just finished The Americans, will definitely miss it, probably in my top 10 all-time, at least top 15. Looking forward to Sneaky Pete S2 and Bosch S4 next.

My other current hobby is Guns of Glory, it's a war alliance cell phone game that doubles as a money making scam. I'm hooked on it, but refuse to invest more than a few $20 purchases here and there, so I'm not the strongest player, but it's definitely fun and I'm hooked.

Gotta get back to studying, hopefully I'll post again in less than 3 months and I'll try to put together a YTD movie list at some point.
07-05-2021 , 10:31 AM
I doubt anyone is still subscribed to this, but just randomly thought about it so decided to log-in and update after a 3 year hiatus.

I'm still running 3-4 miles Mon-Thur with a longish run on Saturdays. No races on the horizon, but I really want to find one in driving distance for this Winter to get my motivation and miles back to Marathon range.

I'm still sober, it will be 11 years in Sep. as long as I stay the course.

I made some diet changes 1.5 years ago and have stuck with them. We discovered I have EOE, so I did a simplistic version of an elimination diet and ended up completely cutting out dairy and gluten. It was rough at first, but it's routine at this point. I haven't weighed in recently, but I'm in the 175-180 range these days.

If anyone happens to read this I hope you're doing well and I'd say there's a 20% chance I decide to start blogging again. Plenty to talk about, just not sure if it's super interesting/worth writing about, but we'll see.

      
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