>General Running>diet and running ruining my life!!
"I've been following Eddy's improvement over the last two years on this site, and it's been pretty dang solid. Sure the weekly mileage has been up and down, but over the long haul he's getting out the door and has turned himself into quite a runner. He's only now just figuring out his potential. Consistency in running is measured in years, not weeks. And over the last couple of years, Eddy's made great strides" Jeff 14 Jan 2009
The Logic of Long Distance
In the long term, your physical health and emotional health are related, and real progress towards life-long healthiness may mean cutting back on the obsessiveness about fitness in the short term. Remember that it's not selfish to pursue physical health, as our physical health helps us accomplish things for the people we care about.
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
• DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!
• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
• 1st olympic distance duathlon
• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race
• Half Fanatic
• punch Type 1 in the junk
When you're on your deathbed, you won't be wishing that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will be wishing that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
I don't know a lot about Weight Watchers. I know it's great for some people, but it seems very regimented and stifling to me.
By 2/3, I mean that 2 out of 3 main meals a day are diet meals (breakfast and lunch), and the 3rd one is not. For breakfast and lunch, it's turkey bacon, cottage cheese, high-protein low-carb energy bars, smoked salmon, fruit, egg whites, etc. (basically, avoid sugar and junk carbs). Peanuts and cheese sticks for snacks. For dinner, it's whatever we're having that night. Just enjoy it, have a glass or two of wine, and pass on the second helpings. You won't feel like you're cheating yourself, and you won't be obsessing over calories.
Wait ... Eddy, are you really a magician??? (I just checked your log and noticed that ... also noticed you've lost 40 something pounds ... well done!)
Dude. A magician. How cool. If that's for real, I want stories. Can you saw a girl in half? Make Trent disappear?
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