Monday, September 10, 2007

Day 62 Hurt

Growing up in Cincinnati you learn to love the Reds and Bengals. The Bengals played the Ravens on Monday Night Football tonight. I watched as the Bengals pulled out a close win (with a little help from the zebras). Then, instead of watching the local Arizona Cardinals in the second game I went for a run.
It takes about 3/4 of a mile before my legs get adjusted to the movement. Tonight it was a different sort of pain. My calves felt really tight. I mean really tight. I stopped to stretch them some and it helped, but most of the run I felt them. I ran around the neighborhood and then over to the lake. My Desert Breeze Lake run. Don't be fooled, there was no breeze. It was around 99 degrees, but the sun was down. 55 minutes later and 4.12 miles I was done. Last night I was on the stationary bike and I went as fast as I could for 30 minutes. I got 10.2 miles in on one of the easiest settings. That gives me 62 straight days of some sort of exercise.

Pants for sale

I'm going to have to buy some new clothes soon. I wanted to get under 200 pounds before I spent the money, but I might not be able to weight. I mean wait.
For What It's Worth: I was reading the rules for Badwater (no, I have no interest in ever running Badwater). Now, Badwater finishes at the portal for Mt. Whitney. It's maybe at 7-8,000 feet above sea level. The summit is over 14,000 (I think). One of the rules says that if a runner wants to keep going to the summit after running 135 miles in 120+ degree weather starting at sea level, they must remove their bib and any thing associated with the race before continuing. My question is, has anyone decided they wanted to go to the summit after running Badwater? That's amazing!


Marcy said...

WOW Pat that's AWESOME!! You definitely need a new pair of pants. You've worked hard, you DESERVE it! A really nice pair too :-)

Emil Von Asskick said...

Way to go with the pants. I know what you mean about trying to hit a goal before you get new pants, my 46's are very loose, but I'd rather wait until I drop more than 1 size to get new ones. Yours look like at least 2-3 sizes though!

Congrats to Cincy, they were lucky cause that could have gone either way for a few minutes there.

Jeff said...

Let's just say the game last night sucked. Ravens had no business losing it, but 6 turnovers? They really didn't deserve to win, so forget the awful call on the TD, the Ravens gave it away.

The Goodwill folks were making weekly pickups at my house for a while. I'll send 'em your way.

bigmike600 said...

Congrats on the 62 day streak. We are starting an office pool to see who gets closest to when the streak ends. I'm going for sometime next summer.

K80K said...

When I went to bed the Ravens had just scored and were winning...didn't expect to see the loss when I woke up this morning. Not a good way for us to start the season.

Congrats on the pants!

BL starts tonight. Go Ryan!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Keep up the good work! Let's go Bryan (whoever he is). Go reward yourself with some new clothes, you deserve it.

J~mom said...

Hey Pat...Lisa Smith Batchen and a few others have done the Badwater PLUS run. Amazing, huh?

Great work on your weight loss!!

Database Diva said...

Hey Pat, congratulations on the weight loss. I think you are going to have to give in and buy a new pair of pants soon.

The One and Only Tigger said...

That is some amazing weight loss, what is amazing is when you go to the gym and pick up a 45lb weight and think to your self I use to carry this around everywhere. When I hit 45lbs, a month ago I showed my two boys exactly how much I have lost. It really sinked in for them. As for the pants, I went out and bought what I call a transition pair, to tie me over till I loose 4 more inches.