My gym is still closed, and I’m in withdrawal after a week away from the weights. I’ve made up for that with jogging, and yesterday I jogged five miles, stopping only once because my stupid Google Music app shut off. I hit the first mile in under ten minutes, and my total time for 5.01 miles was 52:13, new records for post-high school me.
I was celebrating that milestone, then remembered I was hitting 17:00 for 3.1 miles in high school. Ah, to be young again.
The weight is also down – again. Yesterday I weighed in at 180.6 pounds! I can almost taste the 170’s.
While I was doing a bit of bragging, Mrs. Earp snarked, “Well, your belly is still a little big.” She was kidding, but she’s right. I’d like to hit 170, but I haven’t been able to do as much ab work with the gym closed. That’s not an excuse, but there it is.
While I’m at it, I’d like to encourage those of you who wanna lose some pounds. I did this by cutting carbs out of my diet, and walking/jogging. It took me nearly ten months to jog five miles without a break. It’s difficult, but every day gets a little easier. If it can work for a fat slob like me, it can work for anyone.