Before and NOW pictures! (Read 22607 times)


Northstar Running

    Great job Shipo. Very inspirational.


    Latent Runner

      Great job Shipo. Very inspirational.

       

      Thanks!  Smile

      Fat old man PRs:

      • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
      • 2-mile: 13:49
      • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
      • 5-Mile: 37:24
      • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
      • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
      • Half Marathon: 1:42:13
      tom1961


      Old , Ugly and slow

        Great job.

         

        You are my new role model.

         

        I also running almost all my miles on dirt or crushed gravel.

         

        I am amazed that you increased your miles so fast.

        first race sept 1977 last race sept 2007

         

        2019  goals   1000  miles  , 190 pounds , deadlift 400 touch my toes


        Latent Runner

          Great job.

           

          You are my new role model.

           

          I also running almost all my miles on dirt or crushed gravel.

           

          I am amazed that you increased your miles so fast.

           

          Thanks, it sure didn't feel very fast while I was doing it; doubly so given how hot and humid it was last summer here in New Hampshire.

           

          There was an interesting side effect of all of the back-to-back-to-back days of running; two days before last September's running of the 205 mile Reach the Beach Relay I got recruited as a replacement runner.  The thing was, I'd never heard of Reach the Beach, and based upon the confusing wording of the E-Mail from a coworker regarding his son's team, it sounded like they needed one more person to fill out a six-person team for a 36 mile relay.  I said to myself, "Hey, I can run six miles, I'll do it."  And I signed up.

           

          The next day I found out what I had *actually* signed up for; to join a six-person "ultra" team where each person runs an average of about 36 miles during the event.  Yikes!  I knew I was doubly in trouble that Friday when they picked me up in the team van on the way up to Cannon Mountain, and I realized that I was the oldest (and heaviest) team member by and easy 25 years.

           

          In the end I held my own, I wasn't the slowest (by far), and as the legs and mileage mounted (with roughly four to five hours of rest between legs), I got faster (I assume by virtue of all of my back-to-back training days).  They did take pity on me in that I had one of the shorter positions in that my six legs totalled *only* 32.8 miles, however, that also included nearly a half mile of vertical climbing thrown into the mix.

          Fat old man PRs:

          • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
          • 2-mile: 13:49
          • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
          • 5-Mile: 37:24
          • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
          • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
          • Half Marathon: 1:42:13


          Mmmmm...beer

            Great job shipo! 

            -Dave

            My running blog

            Goals | sub-18 5k | sub-3 marathon 2:56:46!!

            Teresadfp


            One day at a time

              That is so inspiring, shipo!  Thanks for sharing!


              Queen of 3rd Place

                Great story, shipo!

                Ex runner


                Latent Runner

                  Thanks folks, I appreciate the comments.  Smile

                  Fat old man PRs:

                  • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
                  • 2-mile: 13:49
                  • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
                  • 5-Mile: 37:24
                  • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
                  • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
                  • Half Marathon: 1:42:13

                    Nice job Shipo!!

                     

                    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:

                    RobinSm89


                      Here was me before running:

                       

                       

                      This was me last summer (2 yrs later) 100 lbs down:

                       

                      Almost a year to today whee I've held off the weight (150 today):

                       

                      Wow, you've really succeeded in changing your body into better shape. Great job! It seems to me that many do not understand how much they can be transformed if they start playing sports.

                      Teresadfp


                      One day at a time

                        This is post is from almost 8 years ago.

                        Joann Y


                          Shipo!

                            Excellent work. Nice flip phone, btw.

                             

                            I'll throw my pics in. The first one is from May (or so) of 2004. I was around 270 lbs. My biggest was 274. This one is from around August of 2006. I was weighing 190 to 195. I am currently in the 180-185 range. Just bumping around there.