Saturday, March 11, 2017

Stronger each day

Worked my way up to 3 miles a day, 4 days a week, with a comfortable 9 min/mile pace. Resting heart rate down to 51 bpm. 100 situps and 50 pushups on run days. No issues so far, feeling good with runs, and worked in a few 8:30 min per mile. Going to start working in some weight training on off days. Trying out a new pair of Altra Torren 2 shoes. Lost about 5 pounds of ugly fat, which feels good, but still have 15 pounds to go. Slow and steady is the plan. I'm feeling the hunger inside to push it a little, and a little day-dreaming about future races still on the bucket list.  One day at at time.


Giorgio said...

Unfortunately inactivity breeds inactivity. As you know, the longer you do nothing the harder it is to do something when you need to. But you're now on the right path, and running already makes you feel good ... endorphin production, lost weight, etc.

Great to hear that the investment of time you have been making on the "running path" has paid off. As you mentioned, we need an aim in terms of races or running events.

Maybe I'll run my next race in April: "Appia run", that's its name

Thomas Bussiere said...

Appia run sounds like fun, and a good cause to educate young adults about alcohol. Thanks for the input Giorgio - very true.

Olga King said...

Thomas, dear! You're back to blogging! I find it the best platform for thinking through stuff, good or bad. I am so glad to hear you're resetting the button and making steps - and slow at that, being smart and looking into the future and present) straight. Good to hear from you, my friend!

Thomas Bussiere said...

Thanks Olga, huge respect, and open to any advise you or Larry have. You two are amazing and love to hear from you.
Feels good to be blogging again. I got distracted with facebook, and all the other media platforms, and forgot about how unique blogging is. I need to update mine, and like you, I should consider changing the title. Blogging just feels more personnal - facebook and others feels like your advertising to the world, although the same.
Irony - My last completed race was also Bryce Canyon. Most beautiful course ever.

Jill said...

Slow and steady wins the race! Keep chipping away - it's going to get better and better! :)

Thomas Bussiere said...

Thanks Jill for the support. Spot on advice.