Sunday, June 29, 2014

T - FORTY DAYS until Pikes Peak

40 days until we hit the Barr Trail head and work out way up to the summit over the next 2 days. Last night, down in Austin Texas, I participated in my first 5K (walking) since 1998 and it educated me that I have a bit more work to do to prepare myself.  The hip and leg did fine.  The buttock and my calf of my operated leg were tired.  My right ankle is also a bit sore today and slightly swollen. I also used trekking poles for the first time and learned a lesson; shoulders, traps, and pectoral muscles get tired too!!!!  This was also a good test because there were some nice long inclines, ala the edge of the hill county!

This little 3.2 mile walk was a huge dose of reality! While I have lost 130 pounds to prepare for this adventure I need to shed as much more as I can (my goal 70 more) and best be bringing a Rocky like montage of training!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Weigh in

Up 3 pounds.  I haven't been balanced with work, exercise, diet, life events. I haven't been handling stress well. I haven't been focused.  I haven't been organized in my diet and exercise.  Folks without foucus, organization and balance it is hard to be successful in all areas.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014