1. 5K done. 

Missed my goal by five seconds but had a wonderful (sweaty) night. 

Brooke beat me.
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    5K done.

    Missed my goal by five seconds but had a wonderful (sweaty) night.

    Brooke beat me.

  2. Team black about to win this 5K.
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    Team black about to win this 5K.

  3. 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. 
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    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. 

  4. 1:30 am visit to overnight vet. Not a super emergency, just a precaution. He’s a trooper.
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    1:30 am visit to overnight vet. Not a super emergency, just a precaution. He’s a trooper.

  5. Running log: July 23rd
1.5 mile run
1 mile walk
10x 75m sprints
Total: 35 minutes
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    Running log: July 23rd

    • 1.5 mile run
    • 1 mile walk
    • 10x 75m sprints

    Total: 35 minutes

  6. 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: 11:30Mile 2: 12:01
Picture taken from Instagram. You can follow me here if you’re into that sort of thing.
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    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.

  7. 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.
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    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.

  8. 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: 84 Pa: 112 Jed: 112
Ben wins $10 from Jed and gets a free lunch.
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    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: 84
    Pa: 112
    Jed: 112

    Ben wins $10 from Jed and gets a free lunch.

  9. 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. 
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    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. 

  10. June 15th this belt was on notch 1. 

It is now on notch 4.
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    June 15th this belt was on notch 1.

    It is now on notch 4.