10/9/15_ diet, workout, running challenge – and of course the bathroom

I love green tea.

Today I ran my fastest mile, according to my Nike run app. I ran my first mile in 10:04. My goal was to be able to do this by the end of the month. My other goal was to to be able to run for 1 mile straight, and I actually surpassed that. I don’t know how I did it, I just kept saying to myself that I could just keep running. I ran 3.1 miles in 33:09. This is the fastest and longest I’ve ever ran. I only stopped to walk for a few minutes 3 times.
I just hope I can do the same on Sunday, which will be my first 5k for real. Hopefully, I can do a little better.

I was looking back at my first attempt at running was on 8/14/15, I did 3.18 miles in 50:16, and my pace was 15:52. So I have made quite an improvement in less than 2 months. Not bad for a 42 year old that’s never ran before. I may try for that marathon someday.

Other stuff….my diet; I’ve been eating good, probably not enough, because I’ve been off work and working on the bathroom for the last 3 days.
I measured myself on 10/6 and didn’t lose any inches on my hips or waist but did lose an inch on each thigh. I’m okay with that.
I haven’t been lifting as much because bathroom renovation makes me sore enough. Drilling, pulling, pounding, lifting drywall and other heavy materials is plenty of a workout especially when doing it all day. I now understand how construction workers look so good.

So, the bathroom renovation has become more of a, repair all the fuck ups that the previous owner did. Electrical Hell, molding leaking roof, plumbing nightmare, holes where there shouldn’t be…uggg you name it. Our progress has been delayed so many times due to fixing things we shouldn’t of had to. Where $2000 turns into $3000 and then some. All I really wanted was a new bathtub, surround, and vanity. Now, its new ceiling, complete new rewiring, new walls, new plumbing….etc.  I’ll just be glad to start seeing the new.

I could have made a television show about this.

Anyways, I’m going to continue to eat lightly, eat cleaner, hydrate, and rest as much as possible until Sunday.


  1. Wow congratulations on your first mile in 10 minutes and for running the 3.1 miles in 33 minutes. That’s so impressive!

    I cannot imagine the renovation nightmare as I’ve never been through that, only watched some of those hdtv shows about it lol and you could definitely make a show out of your experience. It sounds like it has enough drama for one of those shows!

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  2. Congratulations! Improving the mile time takes a lot of very hard work and effort. Good job! I found that as I lost weight, my mile time improved, but then it flattened out.

    I actually improved my speed by: 1. Running my first mile as fast as I could every time I run. 2. Running steep hills at least every other week 3. Adding a bit of distance to my runs and 4. Doing lower body weight work.

    Peace be the Botendaddy


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