Losing It

Yesterday, I ran.  But only three miles.  No real pain and no need to rush things.  After that, I spent about forty five minutes on push-ups, pull-ups, handstands, stretches and balance drills.  it was low key, and it was fun.

Last night was exactly the kind of thing I’m interested in right now.  Long term, I’m not sure where my exercise is going, but all the things I’m interested in (i.e. running, cycling, rock climbing, mountaineering, etc.) reward the thin. I’m never going to be Dave Graham, or Ryan Hall, but I could always stand to lose a couple of pounds.

Dave Graham, 5′ 9″; 137ish; crushing some problem

Ryan Hall; 5’10”; 130ish, killing it at the USA marathon trials


Me; 6′; 175ish pushing a kid in a giant plastic tube

Currently, I’m weighing in at 175, which is about where I’ve been for the past year.  I’d like to see what it feels like to be about ten pounds lighter.  So while I am on this find myself reexamination of my working out life, I’m going to actually watch what I eat for the first time, half-heartedly track calories, and see if I can slim down a little.  I’m not going to go on a diet, but I am going to try and be smarter about what I put in my mouth — cut down on the carbs and beer, and re-up on the greens and water.  I’ll update my weight in the weekly training totals going forward because I know there is absolutely nothing you care more about than how much I weigh.  Lets see what kind of results I can produce.