Archive for January, 2009

10km Run, Every Morning!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

I’ve reached a major milestone in my athletic life. I’ve finally gotten my fitness level to where I can run 10km every single morning of the work week!

I usually start my day at 4:30am when I get up, out the door by 5:35am, and ride my bicycle to the gym. I usually get there about 5:55am or 6:00am. I’m usually changed and stretched out by 6:15am and hit the tredmil at that time. I run a steady 6.5 miles per hour or about a 9min 23 second mile. By 7:15am I’ve run 6.5 miles which works out to slightly over 10km!

People are telling me that is a lot, and it is for me considering where I’ve come at my athletic performance. After college I gained a lot of weight, and all those periods of unemployment and trying to save money staying home and working to build my online portfolio, etc… my weight was up to about 290-310 lbs. Now I’m down to about 190lbs!

I just know you want to ask, So how did I loose it? Well it all started to come off when I had the opportunity to choose where I wanted to live after relocating for my new job here in Huntsville Alabama. I did some research and found a place I would be able to get safely to work from my appartment to my office on bicycle. After I moved in I got a bicycle and started to use that for my daily commute. Also I walked to the Huntsville Airshow about 5 miles walk then 5 miles walk back. A nice guy gave me a ride most of the way back cause my feet had some pretty nasty blisters by that time. I could barely walk for several days after that! Then my body responded and after I recovered I found my walking ability was much stronger! Between walking and riding my bicycle the pounds started to come off. Not just my belly, but my arms, legs, fingers, cheeks, neck, shoulders, butt,

A TV Series Remembered

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

A few years ago I was trying to remember an old TV series that I used to love watching when I was a kid. I loved watching it so much that I taped it so I could watch it over and over again. It was a TV series about Astronomers and Space. All I could remember was that it has astounding graphics and was about searching for black holes.

The graphics in that TV series was AMAZING!!!! And I loved it so much that I wanted to be an astronomer when I grew up.