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Friday, October 30, 2009


Anyone who knows me will tell you that I eat like a 7 year old.  I like Fruity Pebbles for breakfast.  Until February this year instead of milk I would use half and half or even heavy cream.  Then I got a cholesterol test!
The doctor said my number, a little over 200 wasn't high enough for medication but I should watch what I eat.  So I pretty much cut out creams and sauces and now I put skim milk on my Fruity Pebbles.

Another thing they do when you give blood now is they tell your cholesterol history.  I went from a 219 on February 19 to 181 on October 13 this year.  Glad to see that.  I don't know the ratio but right now I'm just happy with the number.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Signs are up!!

Saturday and Sunday were the last of my really long training days. 
Saturday I got out for a 132 mile tour of the city and the IM course.  No one joined me this time.  There was a little wind and I can't say that I felt the best I've ever felt but it was alright and much better than March 2007 when we fought winds the entire day down to Florence and back.
Sunday I got out of the house early for a 180 minute run.  I'm a little confused here.  My pattern for the past several months has been that I run the first 10 miles at 9 min/mile pace thereby "buying" myself an additional 1 mile by the time I get to 90 minutes.  After that I pretty much run at a 10 min/mile pace.  So a 140 minute run meant 15 plus a little miles, 150 minutes meant 16 plus, and so on.
Two weeks ago I ran 17.27 miles in 160 minutes.  Last week was kind of a dud because of the extreme heat and humidity but Sunday in 180 minutes I only managed to run 17.77 miles.  So for all the extra 20 minutes I was out there I only managed to crawl another 1/2 mile???????
I need to really look at the numbers and see what's up with that!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tropical Storm Rick

Rick has been downgraded to a tropical storm.  Last night they came over and put hurrican shutters on all the windows.

The winds blowing a bit and it's raining but that's about all.