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And that’s it for the half-marathon

Posted on May 4, 2014

Even before I smashed my foot with a 125-pound rock, I’d already decided to abandon the half-marathon I was supposed to run today. Yeah, remember that half-marathon I was supposed to do? It’s today. Maybe even going on now. The first few months of this year, I was following a half-marathon training plan. I wanted to retry this race, which I sucked at in 2011, & do it right this time. I wrote myself a plan mixing CrossFit, sprinting, & long-distance running. I thought if I was more disciplined & fitter, I could make it work. It went pretty fine. I had a sprinting day every week. I abandoned the sprinting almost right away because of chronically shitty weather. Sheets of never-melting ice glazed…

Running more and less, more or less

Posted on December 14, 2013

Nik & I ran a 5K road race the other day, kind of a last-minute thing — the Downtown Jingle 5K in Providence.  In the weeks leading up to it I kept forgetting what day of the weekend it was supposed to be.  Saturday, Sunday, whatever. I knew it was going to be at 11 a.m., that much I remembered, because lately I can only keep track of things in terms of a 24-hour period. It’s at 11? Fine. I’ll have time to get up & eat breakfast & help get the baby ready before we have to scram. The biggest change in me since the 4 Feet Running days — more than the weight loss, more than the muscle gain, more than the…

Lift, eat, shut up

Posted on October 22, 2013

Sometimes I wonder if I’m doing this right. Even though what I’m doing works: lifting heavy and often, eating right, only doing cardio in short, intense bursts.  I’m extremely happy with it. I mean, it actually works when you apply it properly, & I’m pretty sure I’m applying it at least somewhat properly. I’ve dropped a good amount of body fat & added some muscle. I can tell this because I’m thinner than I used to be & I can pick up heavier things more times. So there you go. I guess some of me is muscle. Feels like muscle. This new stuff doesn’t jiggle. Anyway. Everything’s going all right. But I just wonder if I can do better. I still have a ring…