>Look What I Can Do!>Before and NOW pictures!
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 -------------
Jan 8 - Clam Beach 8 3/4; Feb 18/19 - Hagg Lake 50k & 25k; Apr ?? - Mendocino 50k; May 7 - Ave of Giants HM; June 3 - Grasshopper Peak 30k (sweep duties); June 16/17 - Wild Rogue Relay; June ?? - Rim to Rim 50 (Chico, CA) OR Jul 8 - Mt. Hood 50 (lottery); Sept 23 & 24 - Mt. Lakes 100 (first 100 - Yikes!!)
Trail Runner Nation
Reports on long runs
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. - S.J.
Me at 250+ on 16-May-2013:
Me at 190 at the same race one year later on 15-May-2014:
Me on 04-May-2014 finishing my first sub-22:00 5K since 1979:
Fat old man PRs:
Cool Jump Suit
Wow!!! Way to go shipo!
So bittersweet,This tragedyWon't ask for absolution;This melody,Inside of me,Still searches for solution.A twist of faith,A change of heart Cures my infatuation.A broken heart, Provides the sparkFor my determination.
old woman w/hobby
Very good shipo! Congratulations.
"Just stop fucking drinking too much and being fat. Pretty simple. Who the hell cares if you like beer.
We can't always do the things we like all the time." --Candice
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
I am spaniel - Crusher of Treadmills
I love this thread...
Well done, Shipo!
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.
super cool shipo. you're looking good!
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:
Contrary to previous attempts to restart running, I decided to strictly adhere to the following rules wherever and whenever possible: