Missed my goal by five seconds but had a wonderful (sweaty) night.
Brooke beat me.
Team black about to win this 5K.
The 5K is tonight. The last time I did this particular 5K was in 2009 and I did it with no shirt. I’ll spare my fellow runners this time around and go fully clothed.
I’m gunning for 35 minutes tonight. A nice pace for me at my current weight.
1:30 am visit to overnight vet. Not a super emergency, just a precaution. He’s a trooper.
The last time I ran two miles was six months and 20 pounds ago. The 5K we’re signed up for is four days away, and I’m slowly building up to it.
Mile 1: 11:30
Mile 2: 12:01
Picture taken from Instagram. You can follow me here if you’re into that sort of thing.
Ben: Dude, stand up here, if y’all are both two feet behind me, I’ll look twice as big as you.
Jed: You ARE twice as big as us! (Laughs)
Ben: But I don’t want to look it.
Jed and Pa came into town today for golf and lunch. It was a good time; a lot of laughing and making fun of Jed as he hit ball after ball into the lake.
Ben wins $10 from Jed and gets a free lunch.
In what has become a weekend tradition, I met my friend Michael at the local track to time our max-effort mile. Came in tonight at 8:48, while focusing on pushing a little harder each lap. Really happy with the run as I was able to get faster as the mile wore on.
The max-effort mile is a true beatdown, but it’s up there near the top in terms of satisfaction when finished.
Progression so far:
- 6/11/2014: 10:45
- 7/5/2014: 9:11
- 7/13/2014: 8:58
- 7/19/2014: 8:48
Also, signed up for a 5K next Saturday. Running will commence through Thursday with a rest day Friday.
June 15th this belt was on notch 1.
It is now on notch 4.