Before and NOW pictures! (Read 22422 times)

    Nice transformation! Running; it does a body good . . .

      This thread is always so much fun to go back and peruse through.

       

      Doepicruns - Congratulations on the weight loss, but more importantly - - congratulations on the 3 1/2+ years of sobriety!!  My husband is a recovering alcoholic, so from that standpoint, I know from whence you came.  Very proud of you.  April 21st will be The Hub's 3rd birthday.

      Leslie
      Living and Running Behind the Redwood Curtain
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      2014: May - MDW 70-Miles (w/Trail Factor 50k) - Cascade Crest, WA/Astoria, OR/Portland, OR

      June 7 - Grasshopper Peak Redwoods Run 30k - Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA

      July 12 - Mt. Hood 50 - Mt. Hood, OR

      Oct 11 - Firetrails 50 - Lake Chabot, CA


      "The farther you go outside, the farther you go inside." (Unknown)
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        woot woot!

          Not one of us, AFAIK, but here's a random news story you might enjoy:  Before - minus 120 pounds

          Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

            Me at 250+ on 16-May-2013:

            Concord, NH Rock-n-Race 2013

             

            Me at 190 at the same race one year later on 15-May-2014:

            Concord, NH Rock-n-Race 2014

             

            Me on 04-May-2014 finishing my first sub-22:00 5K since 1979:


            Cool Jump Suit

              Wow!!! Way to go shipo!

              The kiss goodnight, it comes with me,
              Both wrong and right, our memories. 
              The whispering before we sleep,
              Just one more thing that you can't keep.

              Our favorite place we used to go,
              The warm embrace that no one knows.
              The lovin' look that's left your eyes,
              But I know in time we'll find this was no surprise.

                Wow!!! Way to go shipo!

                 

                Thanks!  Smile


                old woman w/hobby

                  Very good shipo!  Congratulations.

                  steph  

                   

                  OCD  If you don't laugh...   


                  Feeling the growl again

                    That's one heck of a change in a year, what an accomplishment!

                    "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                     


                    Bacon Party!

                      I love this thread...

                      Well done, Shipo!

                      Liz

                      pace sera, sera

                        Thanks folks, in early 2013 I saw this fat old man looking at me in the mirror and decided to quit one of my two jobs and use my spare time to get my butt back out on the trail.  Even I'm (pleasantly) surprised what a year and 2,500 miles of running can do to a person's body.  Smile

                          super cool shipo. you're looking good!

                            Thanks folks, in early 2013 I saw this fat old man looking at me in the mirror and decided to quit one of my two jobs and use my spare time to get my butt back out on the trail.  Even I'm (pleasantly) surprised what a year and 2,500 miles of running can do to a person's body.  Smile

                             

                            Wow, that's a really awesome accomplishment!

                             

                            Just out of curiosity, are you saying that you went from couch potato to averaging 200+ miles per month in less than a year??? For myself, when I first started running, trying to do more than 20 miles per week always led to an injury. 50+ miles per week right out of the gate seems like a lot of mileage for newbie legs!

                            "It's hard to dance with a devil on your back, so shake him off, oh wo-oh!" - Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine) - Shake It Out

                              I don't know if I would have qualified as a newbie in April of 2013 as I have been a runner off and on (more off) for decades now.  Per my running logs:

                              • 2012: I managed about 300 miles in the first half of the year.
                              • 2013-Jan: 25 miles
                              • 2013-Feb: 22 miles
                              • 2013-Mar: 10 miles
                              • 2013-Apr: 40 miles (when I left one job and got serious about running again)
                              • 2013-May: 56 miles
                              • 2013-Jun: 136 miles
                              • 2013-Jul: 218 miles (my first 200+ mile month of my life)
                              • 2013-Aug: 254 miles
                              • 2013-Sep: 208 miles
                              • 2013-Oct: 228 miles
                              • 2013-Nov: 235 miles
                              • 2013-Dec: 232 miles

                              Contrary to previous attempts to restart running, I decided to strictly adhere to the following rules wherever and whenever possible:

                              • Run exclusively on dirt (except for races and when the dirt trails around my home are impassable due to snow, ice, or mud)
                              • All workouts will be LSD (once again, except for races and kicking up the pace once a workout had passed six miles)
                              • Run every day (except for the day or two prior to a race, the thinking was the cumulative fatigue would keep me so slow I wouldn't get injured; seems to have worked)

                                Outstanding, Shipo!!