Throwback Thursday, about 115 pounds

Me and my wife, March 8, 2014.
My wife and I, March 8, 2014.

For my first throwback Thursday (and maybe my last, who knows!), I thought it would be appropriate to share the picture that started it all. The picture that made me so sick of myself that it kicked me in the pants to get moving and start eating better. This is the picture that I like to look at to remind me of what I was and how far I have come. The picture was taken on March 8, 2014 and I was 320 pounds.

And just for frame of reference, here is me and my wife on September 6, 2014 and 233.6 pounds. That is still about 25 pounds heavier than current, but it gives you an idea.

My wife and I on September 6, 2014.
My wife and I on September 6, 2014.

Birthday Week Run Day 4

Today I was actually able to get to the gym at my normal time. It was nice to be back in the afternoon. The kids have swimming lessons tonight so I will actually get to go and watch them swim. I was able to do 7 miles today. It was actually a nice run on the treadmill. There were lots of people doing the personal training down on the first floor, so I got to watch them all workout while I ran. It was a nice distraction and good to see people working out. Seems like lately I have been the only one at the gym with the times I have been going. So my total for the week is now 30.02/35 miles. I should have no problems getting the last 5 miles plus more during the rest of the week, so I am very excited by that!

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Birthday Week Run Day 3

Well, I had another good run on the treadmill tonight. I am really hoping I get to run outside one day this week. It has been very cold though, and I don’t have the right clothes yet to keep me warm enough to run outside. Even if I did, so far I just haven’t had time to run until night, so the gym treadmill it is for me. I ended up doing just over 6.5 miles. I think I could have gone further, but I don’t want to over do it after the 10 miles last night. It was much busier at the gym tonight too as I went earlier than usual, but I got a machine without issue, so that was good. So total for the week is 23.01/35 miles. Just about 12 miles to go to meet my goal!

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Birthday Week Run Day 2

Today was the second day of the 35 miles for 35 years celebration of my birthday week. I went to the gym to run on the treadmill again as the only time I could get a run in today was at night. I kind of planned to do about 6 or 6.5 like I did last night. I felt really good and just kept going…and going…and going. I ended up running 10 miles on the treadmill tonight! That is the furthest I have ever run in my whole life! My previous furthest about a month ago was 8 miles. I was shocked. I actually felt like I could keep going, but the gym was about to close, and I still needed to take a shower (might as well save my water money and shower there when I can). So, total for the week: 16.5/35 miles. I think I am off to a good start to hit 35 miles by Sunday evening.

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Birthday Week Kick Off Run

This week for my 35th birthday I am planning to run 35 miles. Now this may not sound like a lot to most seasoned runners (especially half and full marathoners) but considering 8 months or so ago, I couldn’t run even a minute…I think it would be pretty amazing. Today I completed my first run of the week towards that goal.

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