Turkey Trotting it up

Group shot pre-run

I know I said I was going to wait until tomorrow to post about the Turkey Trot, but…I lied.  If you follow my twitter updates, then you already know I finished in under 40 minutes.  I’m not sure of the exact time yet, but I ran in with the clock at 40:09 and I know the clock had more than nine seconds on it when I crossed the start line.  So at least 39min & something.  Depending on how far the clock was at when I started I may even be better.  Who woulda thought?

As I’ve mentioned before, last year’s turkey trot went a little differently.  After finishing dead last in last year’s trot it feels pretty damn good to have run the whole damn thing, and under 40 minutes too!  Next year I’ll aim for under 35 minutes.  Haha, we’ll see.

Me & Dad after the race

Running in the rain…and snow!

I just ran 3 miles without stopping for the first time ever.  Yeah, did you just ask if that’s the same distance as a 5K?  Well, a 5K is 3.1 miles actually, but who’s counting?  I might just make running the damn turkey trot next week.  It will be slow going, but I’ll make it.

For some reason this week, despite running every morning, my weight has been pretty consistently 243-246.  I’d be frustrated if it weren’t for the fact that I’m doing pretty well on my the whole running goal front.  I’d still like to drop to under 240 by Sunday, but that may be a pipe dream now.  We shall see!

Race for the Cure 5K

Seth, me, and Michael decked out to Race for the Cure!

Done with the 5K now. We were signed up for the walk portion, and the event had separate run & walk times. So we just walked. Thought about running anyway but there was so many people that it was hard enough just to keep a decent pace walking. I’d brag about my time, but since it was so crowded it’s nothing to brag about. We finished well ahead of the back of the line, though. Okay, now it’s time to stop procrastinating and get some homework done!

Turkey Trot Challenge

Last year was the first year that I did a Turkey Trot. I posted the pic of my finish earlier on the blog. It was not pretty, to say the least. But given the shape I was in, I was immensely proud of myself for having finished it. Even if it was dead last. This year I’ve decided to up the ante, and I figure posting it here will make it real.

I’m going to run the damn thing! I may not run all the way, but I’m going to at least try and see how far I get. I walked the 4th of July 5K in 58 minutes, so I think if I can run the Turkey Trot in 40-45 minutes that would be pretty damn good. Hell, just beating my 4th of July time will be good enough for me!

I’ve been working on my running stamina by mixing up running in my solo walks. It’s not easy, but I’ll get there!

Done in 58 minutes

Happy Fourth! Today I walked a 5K in Newbury Park put on by the Miller Family YMCA. And as the title says, I finished in under 58 minutes.  I was shooting for under an hour, so I was pretty happy about that. Before I started this blog and my whole weight loss adventure I did a 5K Turkey Trot (sponsored by the same group) and finished dead last in 1 hour 12 min.  So it felt pretty damn good to NOT finish last, and demolish my previous time by at least 14 min.  I plan on doing the Turkey Trot again this year and I’m going to shoot for finishing under 55 min I think.  We shall see.

Independence Day 5K 2011

Turkey Trot 2010

Weekly Weigh-In: Lost 2.4 pounds!

Start: 327 lbs.
Last week: 275.6 lbs.
This week:  273.2 lbs.
Change: -2.4 lbs. lbs.
Total Change: -53.8 lbs.

Happy 3rd of July!  That’s when we have our fireworks show down here in Moorpark, so we always have a little shindig to commemorate the day before the colonies declared independence from England.  Anyways… it was another good week to lose weight.  I mostly kept up with my walking schedule, and I walked twice yesterday.  I walked a shorter route this morning, and I probably won’t get out to walk again tonight considering the festivities.   My dad and I are walking a 5K tomorrow, so that should be some good exercise.  Well, I should say I’m walking it since I’m pretty sure he’s going to run it.

Alright, here’s to healthy eating on the Holiday!  Have a Happy Fourth tomorrow!