I was very excited to hear this, because he’s going to my high school, where I ran cross-country and track for four years. I was a pretty average runner, but I loved doing it.
Kevin’s first practice was Friday – the coach doesn’t rush freshmen into the fire so early – and I sincerely hope he likes it. Like all my kids, they have a rule; if you start something, you finish it. It you join a team, you finish the season, and if you don’t want to do it again, that’s fine.
Kevin is already in great shape thanks to Krav maga, so I think he’ll do well.
Kevin’s first two runs were around the soccer field, which he did in one minute and fifty seconds. The second was running around the outside of the high school. You can see his route below in yellow. It took him… three minutes and thirty seconds. His coach said that was a very good time.
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Speaking of, I have been jogging four miles a day, every day, since August. (I was also going to the gym, but stopped for a bit because I had a case of tennis elbow.) When I started, I was sitting around 191 pounds. As of yesterday, I weighed in at 180. 180! I haven’t been 180 pounds since I had Covid – because I wasn’t eating – and haven’t really been 180 since maybe college?
My work pants are are a size 34 and they’re getting loose. I had to use a closer notch in my belt because my pistol was sagging a bit. I cannot imagine myself in a 32 waist, but I guess it’s possible if I keep jogging.
I’m usually not a guy with willpower, but I’ve been trying to avoid bad foods, and just food altogether. I don’t binge eat much anymore, and I am amazed I could lose so much weight just by jogging. I’m only pushing out 12-minute miles, but it seems to do the job.