"When I do the best I can with what I have, then I have won my race." Jay Foonberg



Weekly Running Log

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Updates

Well,  I had to change and update my 2014 Goals.  By the appearance of how this year has gone so far, I won't be able to make some of the goals as planned.  Since it is almost a half year down, I thought I would put them in perspective by adjusting them according to reality. 

Since the first of the year, I've several setbacks in my daily running with bronchitis, family death, allergies, etc., fighting for my attention with running being put on the back burner.  Hence, not a good first half [or almost half] so far.  It will improve but there's no way I could reach my goal of 1,000 miles for the year. 

Second, I wanted to update my 2014 races from the half marathon at St. Jude's to a full!  Yes, I said FULL!!!  I can't believe I'm going to do another one of those monsters.  I'm excited and scared to death all at the same time.  But after touring St. Jude's last year and seeing what an amazing job they do for so many children with cancer, I felt it was the least I could do for "them".  This time I will be doing a different plan than previously.  I heard over and over last year from those that had done this race before just how great it was.  So, my friend, Deleica, and I began thinking about getting a team together this year and going back.  She has done an excellent job coordinating the Team which is called Run 4 The Kids.  We now have 17 members!!!  Yay...

I'm still trying to maintain the fruit-a-day goal and am doing pretty good with that.  I've missed a day here and there but otherwise, I'm doing well.  The clean-eating is still in progress.  Eating out is more than a challenge and all bets are off when we eat those blooming buffets...and we've eaten those a lot so far.  But I'm thinking that will change to occasionally instead of regular.  The hardest thing ever is eliminating sugar from my diet.  I think it's worse...but I'll keep trying.  My name is Robbie and I am a Sugar Addict...yes, I am!!!  Not proud but confessing...

I am beginning to attend Weight Watchers meetings again.  I need the eating accountability part of their program baaaad.  This worked for me last time and I'm hoping I will be shamed enough to get back on track.  I never thought my weight would creep back up on me like it has; and don't think it would have except for the lack of running I've done over the past few months. 

Well, that's about it for now...I will continue to work on strengthening my shoulders with PT/weightts and recuperating, recovering and renewing my soul, body and spirit!  It's been tough and now I'm fighting the mental aspect of it all...but I will get back.  Remember, never give up.  And, to make that a little easier, go

Run 4 It

2016 Races

  • 10/15/16...Shrimp Festival 5k
  • 05/30/16...Fiesta Five Flags 5k
  • 03/19/16...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03/13/16...St. Pat's Leprechaun 5k
  • 03/05/16...Bay to Breakfast 12k...1st trail race
  • 02/20/16...Sea Turtle Half
  • 02/13/16...Double Bridge 15k

2016 Goals

  • Run 1,000 miles-Done
  • Bike 300 miles
  • Half Marathon-Done
  • Eat fruit daily
  • Push through the hard times-Done
  • Cut back on refined sugar

2015 Races

  • 12/19/15...Make It To The Line 4 Miler
  • 11/21/15...Wild Turkey Trot 5k
  • 11/14/15...Oyster 5k
  • 10/10/15...Shrimp Festival 5k
  • 05/30/15...PHind a Cure-W/D
  • 05/02/15...Fiesta Five Flags 5k
  • 04/18/15...Zydeco 5k - W/D
  • 04/??/15...Virtual Remember the Fallen 5k
  • 04/??/15...Virtual Boston Strong 5k
  • 04/11/15...Magnolia 5k
  • 03/28/15...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03/07/15...Circle K 5k
  • 03/01/15...Gulf Coast Lulu's 10k
  • 02/28/15...Sweetheart 5k
  • 02/07/15...Double Bridge 15k

2015 Goals

  • 1 Half Marathon
  • Eat fruit daily
  • Overlook past failures
  • Push through the hard times/things

2014 Races

  • 12/06/14...St. Jude's Half Marathon
  • 08/16/14...Pinky 5k Virtual
  • 08/15/14...Howl @ the Moon 10k Virtual
  • 02/15/14...Sweetheart 5k
  • 02/01/14...Double Bridge 15k

2014 Goals

  • 1 Half Marathon
  • 700 Running Miles
  • Strengthen my Upper Body
  • Recuperate, Recover, Renew
  • Get active in WW
  • Eat Fruit Daily
  • Start Clean Eating
  • Begin Eliminating Sugar from Diet

2013 Races

11-30-13...Stennis 5k
11-23-13...Turkey Trot 5k
11-08-13...Run For The Kids Virtual Half [St. Jude's]
10-12-13...Shrimp Festival 5k
09-22-13...Talladega Half
07-04-13...Wesson 2 Miles
06-29-13...Emz Liverpalooza 5k
05-18-13...Pursuit of Fun 5k
04-20-13..Warrior Dash
04-07-13...Gulf Coast Half-Pensacola
03-23-13...Azalea Trail 10k
03-10-13...Leprechaun 5k
02-24-13...NOLA Marathon
02-02-13...Double Bridge 15k-Pensacola
01-13-13....Gulf Coast Half-Lulu's

2013 Goals

  • 3 Half Marathons-Done-Plus 1
  • 1 Marathon-Done
  • 1000 Running Miles-No, due to RC Tendonitis & Broken Shoulder
  • Eat fruit daily-A little aggressive but better
  • Maintain weight in 130's-Did NOT happen!

2012 Races

12-08-12...FloraBama Jingle Bell 5k
11-24-12...Jingle Bell 10k
11-17-12...Turkey Trot 5k
10-27-12...Jazz Half
10-20-12...OS Rotary 5k
10-13-12...Race for Grace 5k
09-29-12...5k For Katlyn
07-04-12...Wesson 2 Mile
04-15-12...Gulf Coast Half...[Withdrew-bronchitis]
04-14-12...Diversity Dash 5k
03-24-12...Azalea Trail 10k
03-03-12...MS50 20k...[Withdrew-bronchitis]
02-25-12...Kids Need Heroes 5k
02-11-12...Sweetheart 5k
02-04-12..Double Bridge 15k
01-14-12...Pensacola Half



2012 Goals

  • 1 Full Marathon-Marine Corp filled up
  • 3 Half Marathons-2 Down-Sick had to drop 2
  • 20 Miles-Wkly Mileage-Bronchitis kept me from this
  • Cross Training 2x Week-Poor Commitment
  • Weekly Weights W/O-Again Poor Commitment

2011 Races

  • 11-26-11...Kaiser Half
  • 11-19-11...Turkey Trot 5k
  • 11-11-11...Thumbs Up for Bill 5k
  • 11-05-11...Senior Bowl 10k
  • 10-22-11...Running the Streets 5k
  • 10-15-11...Shrimp Festival 10k
  • 10-08-11...Mullet Run 5k
  • 09-24-11...Waiting for a Cure 8k
  • 09-05-11...Labor Your Legs 5k
  • 07-04-11...Wesson 2 Miles
  • 06-04-11...Bay Fest 5k
  • 05-14-11...Stargazer 5k
  • 04-30-11...Fiesta 5 Flags 5k
  • 04-16-11...St. Benedict's 5k
  • 04-10-11...Gulf Coast Half
  • 03-26-11...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03-19-11...St. Patrick's 5k
  • 03-05-11...Eco 5k
  • 02-13-11...Mardi Gras Marathon

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