Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I don't like Monday's

Time to hit the treadmill!  

I start getting ready and find that my sport earbuds that I've used for the past 3 years have basically exploded.

No problem, I had bought a new pair last year and only used them like once.  Time to break them out and start putting them to use.

I power up the treadmill-o-doom, put the safety key in and get all my gadgets ready...  start!  



Treadmill-o-doom is back to it's old tricks.  It's not recognizing any button presses.  Just great.  I'm tired and really didn't feel like messing with it.  Scrapped my plans for Monday night.

It could be nice enough to ride outside... but it's pretty windy.  I decide to just leave it on the trainer and go with that.

I tightened up the resistance a little bit and it felt a little more of a natural ride.

Goal was to make it an hour in the saddle.  I managed that.  In fact, my record of the ride was short, because I was going for 5 minutes before I realized I didn't hit start on the watch!  OOPS!

The GPS watch recording of the ride says that the wheel turned the equivilent of 13.11 miles, just about a half marathon's worth!  LOL.  1 hour to do what took me over 4 hours by foot back in Janauray!

What can I say.  I plug in the Treadmill-o-doom and it fires up!!  GREAT!

I go get ready, get all my stuff together.  Get onto the treadmill-o-doom and it WON'T GO!

Well, I'm not standing for this tonight.  I took the console apart again and disconnected the left side buttons.

Yep.  That did it, I can get it to work, but I have no incline control.  That is the ONLY control on the left side that I ever use.  OH well.  Hopefully we'll get out of this rain pattern and I'll transition to running outside full time.

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend!
Early registrations for Annual Passholders opened up yesterday.  It's really killing me that I can't register for the Half!  I'm hoping that spots will still be there Friday!  If not, I'll have to take my chances at open registration next week.  I'll hate that, as the registration site usually overloads and it will be my luck that it'll fill up in like 10 minutes...

Tour de Cure - Indy June 20, 2015!
Well, apparently I suck at fund raising.  I'm still at the same place I was when I first posted about this.
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Regards, ~Kipp

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Continuing on...

C25K - W2D1
Dreary weather out tonight, so I did Week 2 - Day 1 on the Treadmill-o-doom.

I've been strong so far on coming back to the Couch 2 5K "program".  I've been able to do each of the runs as-is.  I've not been as speedy as I'd like to be, but hopefully that will come in time.  Funny thing is, last week when I ran outside, I was actually faster than I thought I would be for most of it.

New things to get
I forgot that I wanted to pick up an exercise ball thing for some of the core workouts that I want to begin to add to my weekly routines.

Fitness ball thing.
I'll have to stop by a store and look at getting one this week.  I have a reward for REI, so maybe I can use it on one of these!

Food for thought
The scale hasn't been nice to me this past week.  Of course, I didn't eat as I should either.  I'm paying for it on the scale now, as it's moved a little bit back in the upwards direction.  284 as of this morning!  BLEH!

I also skipped out on a lot of my planned exercising over the weekend too, so that definitely didn't help anything!  At least I got back to it tonight.

Tour de Cure - Indy June 20, 2015!
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Picture This

C25K - W1D2
It was nice out tonight so I did my run outside.  It was a shock to the legs to be pounding the asphalt.  There were other people out and about tonight.  One pair of runners ignored me, didn't even return my hello.  Most everyone else said hi and/or waved.

Took a picture last night....
I forgot to take the picture I took last night.  So, I'll post that one and one from tonight.

3/31/15 - after riding on the trainer
 I was also in my biking gear.  The shorts still take some getting used to with the padding in the nether region.

4/1/15 - After C25K W1D2 run outside.
This was tonight.  I was wearing one of my new shirts I picked up at WalMart.  I got 3 shirts, all XXL.  They're made out of recycled techshirts!  They're also really cheap.  Comfortable on the run, so that's what counts.

Tech Junkie!
I had some PayPal money sitting out there, due to a seller never sending me an item back in January and E-bay sided with me.  I got a refund.  

So, I did what anyone else would have done... well, okay, maybe just my other tech obsessed friends.

So, being the tech junkie that I am, I bought a new weight scale off of E-bay.  It is a Taylor SmarTrack Bluetooth Body Analyzer.  It's a weight scale... with BLUETOOTH!  There's an app for that too!  TECHNOLOGY!!  

Here is what it registered on the phone app this morning:

Weight: 279.8 lbs
Body Fat: 47.8%
Body Water: 43.0%
Muscle Mass: 25%
Calories: 3223 (If I wanted to STAY this weight... well, THAT'S useless...)

Bike Pic!
Someone sent me a picture of what my first bike would have looked like!  That would be before the icicle crushed it, of course.

THE Bike in the early '70's!

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Regards, ~Kipp

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