Starting over. No really! OK, maybe…

So my previous post turned out to be bullshit. I didn’t start running when I said I was going to. I can’t say I’m surprised and you shouldn’t be either.

I have been keeping up with my weight training a little better than I have with my cardio, though that’s not saying much. I’ve been hitting the weights 1 to 2 times a week, the end goal being 3 times a week on the weights and 5-6 times a week for cardio.

I’m starting back running pretty slowly, using Hal Higdon’s novice 5K training program as a basic template, so I hope to be running 3 times a week and hitting the stair master a few times to fill in the off days. Once it warms up and starts staying light a little later the stair master will probably turn in to family walks before dinner, but that’s not gonna happen while it’s cold and dark!

Last night the wife and boy were out late, so after my weight training I decided yesterday was the day to start running. I laced up the old sneaks, strapped on the heart rate monitor and GPS watch (I foolishly thought would inspire me to run) and headed out into the dark. On previous walks I’d mapped out a course that my fancy schmancy GPS watch told me was ~1.5 miles. After struggling through the run, which was challenging, but actually wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be I was pretty pissed off to have my watch tell me it was only 1.32 miles. Argh! Oh well, Wednesday I’ll head down a cul-de-sac to add in the extra distance.

My forced mantra for the next couple of months will be humble beginnings. Not sure why I do this to myself. Sigh

Starting over

I’m starting over in more ways than one. I’ve been squatting on this domain for a while now, so I figured it was probably time that I actually do something with it, and since I’m planning to start running again on November 1, 2007 this seemed like a good time to start building out this site.

I plan to keep it pretty simple. Not many features, just your typical boring blog that really nobody will give a shit about besides myself. It’s here to give me an outlet, as well as a means for tracking my progress. Yea, I could just do that locally and not post it out here for the world to see, but then I definitely won’t keep up with things.

I’ll be honest and realistic, I probably won’t keep up with it here either, but if nothing else I start out with noble intent and may prove myself wrong. This is a long shot, but maybe, just maybe, as content gets built out and I document my struggle for getting back in to shape, someone out there may find this shit interesting, inspirational or just plain pitiful.

It’s a long, painful road I have in front of me, I hope you’ll stick with me along the way, and maybe offer up a comment or two during those times when I’m down and ready to give up. If not that, go ahead and kick me to put me out of my misery.

Cheers to new beginnings, when hope is alive and failure seems like it’s not an option.