Monday, January 30, 2012

Training Update

I am so happy with my marathon training. I am not lighting it up in the speed department, but that is fine with me. I am hoping to finish, nothing less, nothing more. I ran 10 miles on Saturday morning for my long run and that put my mileage total at 21 for the week. Since I started training I have lost almost 10 lbs. which is good in so many ways. Most importantly for my knees and joints that have to put up with the pounding of the pavement.

I started using a Calorie Counting website to aid myself in trying to lose weight a little faster and it has really worked. If you have never tried the simple act of counting your calories it is pretty eye opening and very helpful. It really changes your perspective on whether or not a particular food or snack is worth it. I have done many diets in the past like Atkins and Weight Watchers, but being very logical and thinking about food as energy and knowing that in order to lose weight I need to expend more energy than I take in makes complete sense. The Calorie Count site makes it very simple to track.

I am hoping to run the marathon at 240 lbs. or lighter. I am at 254 right now so I think it is possible for me to get down to that weight by then. The year I ran three half marathons I think I got down to 235.

Friday, January 13, 2012

How to Make Donations

There are a couple ways to make donations. The easiest way in my opinion is online. Crowdrise is dedicated to helping people have a safe venue to raise their funds. When you go to donate you pay through using an Amazon account (as in It is very easy and very safe. It does ask you if you would like to add a processing fee, but you can easily say no. Here is the link.

The other way that you can donate is by simply writing a check out to "Joslin Diabetes Center" and mail them to me. By mailing the checks to me I will be able to input your donation into my donation tally on the Crowdrise website.

Thanks again for your generosity.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Boston Marathon

Believe it or not, this aging and overweight guy is going to be running the Boston Marathon in 14 weeks. I am running with Team Joslin, the great diabetes treatment facility that has helped our family and specifically TJ so much since his diagnosis 5 years ago. If you can donate to help me raise $3000 it would be greatly appreciated. Here is a link to my fundraising site. If you have an Amazon account this should be really easy.