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5K and Food


On Sunday I agreed to participate in the Optimism Run for Parkinson’s Disease 5K that my wife helped create.  I was joined by my friend Natalie who really ought to have a running blog because she is obsessed.

I placed 1st in my age group and 24th overall with a time of 20:48!  NICE!  This  was 2:30 faster than my goal.

Later I had to make dinner for myself because Erin was working.  I made the best fish sandwich I have ever had.  I grilled Snapper and some onions and pablano chilies, and put fresh tomatoes on top.  I also grilled up some asparagus to go with it.  It was amazing.

I think that a big part of eating healthy is learning to cook.  Erin has turned into a great chef and it has defiantly changed how much we go out and helped me getting into better shape.

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On Track


I have now been on a strict workout regiment for the last 2 weeks.  I have been very consistent.  I have been lifting 3-4 times a week and doing cardio on most of the other days.  When I am at home in Phoenix I generally either run or go mountain biking with the occasional road bike ride.  I find doing cardio at the gym extremely boring and only do it as a last resort.  My wife OperationMeltdown has been finding a lot of new healthy meal ideas on the internet that actually taste very good.  You can find some of those recipes on her website.  The biggest problem for me is that I eat a lot.  Training for Ironman only made it even worse because I could eat any thing I wanted and not gain a pound.  After about a week and a half my appetite has come down a bit so it has been better.  So far I have lost about  4lbs in 2.5 weeks.

I found out today that I won a free coconut water contest from RunEatRepeat.  I love coconut water.  It is the perfect electrolyte drink.  It is low in calories and all natural.  One thing I hate about so many sports drinks is all the artificial ingredients. Some other great brands without artificial ingredients are Hammer Nutrition and Honey Stinger.  You must try the Stinger Waffles!

I also tried wasabi seaweed from Trader Joe’s today.

This was actually pretty good.  It is not going to fill you up but not bad.  You think my fish would like this? LOL  Time to relax goodnight.


LAX Run to the Beach and Back


Great run this morning to the beach in L.A. I have been slacking on my workout routines and finally checked the mirror and was not happy. After running 4 miles last night I decided I was going to run to the beach this morning which was a 7.5 mile round trip. 11.5 miles in the last 18 hours. Although it was a 3.5 mile jump with no rest I felt great. For some reason people were staring at me in their cars. I think it was because I was running on a road with no shoulder part of the time but thats the way to the beach so what am I supposed to do. I have to say I used to hate running and although I think it takes awhile before you start to like it, it can really be amazing. Running almost always puts me in a good mood. Sometimes I am in a bad mood because I have to run but when I am finished I am always happy.


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