|DAY 426 - CHARLES MANSON'S CAVES|
Flashback - Day 426 Searching for Charles Manson
January 14th, 2012
It was 4 years ago and I was nearly halfway through my goal of hiking 1000 Trails in 1000 Days. Check it out ... Click Here for Day 426
New Year's 2016 Weight: 240.9
Week Two Weight: 238.4 Pounds
Total Weight Loss: -2.5 Pounds
|Week 2: 238.4 Pounds * January 15, 2016|
I only lost 0.8 pounds this week, but still on target of losing one pound a week, on average, for 52 weeks.
My First Run
Sunday January 10, 2016
Estimated 2.25 Miles
Time 35 Minutes
**Horrible! I started at the beginning of the path, near the In & Out Burger in Ventura. I dropped off Ayden for Track Practice on the Beach and ran solo to the Promenade. After only a few steps in, I could tell this was going to be an issue. I had nothing. No lungs, no legs, no form. Just one big NO NO! It's as if I never ran before!!
At age 41, taking nearly a year off from any physical exercise proved to be too much to overcome. Regardless, I forced my legs in a slump running formation, all the way past the pier and then when passing Aloha Steak House, I noticed my reflection in the windows and, hmmm, My Goodness - I am Fat! I literally looked like an old fat man trying to run.
I turned around shortly thereafter and kept my snails pace for a moment, and then lost stride into a slow walk where my attention drew to the surfers riding the waves. This was my first pure sweat of the year. I walked for a bit and then saw the Ventura Tigres distance runners heading towards me. I used to coach the Ventura Express, Cross Country team, and recognized many of those kids.
Eventually, they circled back around and passed me. However, when one kid said hi, I opted to motion my walk into his jogging pace. I carried that back to the end and -- Pain!
...Earlier that day I went to the gym with my wife, but only for a moment. She was there to drop something off, but I did manage to sneak in one set in on my abs, chest, shoulders, biceps and triceps. Hardly enough to call it a workout, but the ab part kept the gut sore for a few days to come.
Saturday - Monday was pretty decent; A mix of salads and healthier foods. However, by the time the week was over, I had 3 Big Cheeseburgers, 3 Sloppy Joe Sandwiches, 2 Sliders and a pint of Beer - First Beer of the Year! Thus, I gained back most of what I lost for the week, but it's okay; still heading the right direction - goal to drop very slowly so that my body could adjust rather than be shocked
**I have still been sick? Buzzing in my head - headaches. Flem and cough, but I am sleeping better.
One Step at a Time...