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Monday, May 2, 2016

[Week 16] Fiesta 5K

My breathing was labored from heavy lungs congested with enough phlegm to fill a gallon jug.  My every muscle ached as each stride hit the ground and my mind could hardly compose the effort under the weight of sinus pressure.  I was running a race for ALS fundraising and awareness, and this provided the extra measure of motivation to push past the discomfort.  Let's be honest; I was only experiencing minor difficulty as compared with the people that struggle with this debilitating disease.

Over the years, I have been fortunate never to have to run a race while sick but on this past Saturday it was my turn to draw the ticket on this misfortune.  I thoroughly enjoy how running pushes me past my normal mental capacities and this weekend proved once again that I can push my body to achieve what my mind will believe (#awinktomynavysealbuds). Did I mention that I got a PR?

Debra smashed it again by achieving another PR at almost a full minute better than her last race.  She's close to breaking the 30 minute 5K.  I suspect she'll do it by the next race.  Way to go, Debra!!!

Stats for the Month of April:

We did a Disney and diet vacation which are reflected in the weight-loss numbers but over all I'm encouraged.
  • Current weight: 274 lbs
  • 1-Month weight loss: 6 lbs
  • Total weight-loss to date: 43 lbs 
  • Continuous run: 10K
  • Total Miles: 75 (down for this month -- I did less recorded walking but the Disney parks numbers are not in here either )

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