Friday, April 24, 2009

The Plan

The aforementioned schedule ...

**Hat Tip to A.A. for PDF'ing the heck out of my schedule and then JPEG'n and HTML'n it to put on here

I haven't even gotten through the first week and already had to tweak the schedule. I had to work late last evening and by the time I got home it was past 11 pm. While I love running at night, I was worried about the perception from neighbors if they saw me running around the neighborhood that late.

I'm sure I'll get over this in time, but is there a commonly agreed upon curfew for runners? Is there a certain time, either late or early, that is just considered creepy to be panting, coughing, drooling and sweating around the block?

Long story short, I ran my Thursday mile this morning. I'm definitely not a morning runner. I think the main reason is my current diet. I've been going with the no carb diet since mid-January. After making the New Year's resolution to lose 30lbs, I managed to gain ten by January 20. It was on that day, Inauguration Day, that I set the goal of losing 50lbs in Obama's first 100 Days. With that day coming up on April 29, I'm currently down 37lbs. I'm thinking of trying to keep it going for one more month, but concerned that it is counter productive to this running schedule. When running at night, I at least have some energy from the 10lbs of eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese, steak, chicken and hamburg that I consume throughout the day.

The other issue is my strong, borderline obsessive, affection for coffee. I know I'm better off drinking tea, but I'm not sure I can do it. I mean, that's like going from a Red Sox fan to a Yankee fan over night. Conservative to a Liberal. Hunter to a vegan. I want to train for and run in this marathon, but not at the risk of becoming less of a man.

Three mile coming tomorrow...

****UPDATE**** Thanks to this, I can now dispose the Lipton English Breakfast and Carrot Smoothies

1 comment:

  1. DYING about your lunch. Or was that breakfast? Such a manly man.

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