Saturday, March 10, 2012

Checking In

Yes my friends I'm still around. I will confess right up front that the past few weeks have not been good in regard to training and diet. As I told a few of you earlier this week in an email I'm up 5lbs. The reason is very simple. I have not been faithfully tracking my calories and exercise has dropped to near nothing. I managed to carve out a 1 mile walk yesterday which really does nothing for me if I'm not going to be consistent. My last long run was a 6 miler two weeks ago. It was a good run and I managed to keep a pace per mile in the 10's. Still I know that I really need to get back to the good habits I had going into last marathon weekend. The big DAM to DAM race is coming up in June and this year my niece and her 11 year old son are planning to run. That will certainly help with my motivation.

Warm weather is finally rolling in and I look forward to getting outdoors more often and shaking of this cabin fever.

Other things going on out here on the Tundra include geneology. My Grandfather did tons of research years ago I've been putting it up on Years ago I did a bunch of this using family tree maker but using ancestry is more fun. One interesting thing is the hints it gives you. Here's a little cheat for you. On the main website it offers hints and to view those hints you have to subscribe. But... if you sync up the free ipod app the hints show more details and you can even preview documents once for free.

Interesting fact about my ancestry is that William Penn the founder of Pennsylvania, is my 1st cousin 11 times removed. His grandfather is my 11 great grandfather.

My wife and I are heading back to WDW on the 17th. I'm hoping for an in flight green beer special. If that fails perhaps a trip to Ragland Road is in order. Our daughter is singing at downtown Disney hence the reason for the trip. New this trip will be a DVC stay at Animal Kingdom lodge. Should be a fun time but I'm not looking forward to the spring break crowds. Can you say rope drop? Can you say rope drop is a must?

We also have plans to visit the world in July. The resorts are booked (Vero and Bay Lake) but we are holding off on airfare with the hope it will drop.

Hope all the rest of you are doing well with weight and milage!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Well, I can understand about all of the things you mentioned as I've been dealing with them too. I've been really good this week though and hopefully it will start showing in the training and scale.

Should be a fun trip, but certainly it will be crowded. Hope you like Animal Kingdom Lodge! It's definitely one of my favorites!

Keep the faith and just try to get that mojo going again. You've made way to much progress to go back now!