has been doing a great job of dutifully documenting his workouts to inspire the rest of us. So has
. I have been falling rather flat on the same charge – on the reporting bit, I mean, I’ve actually been quite good on the exercising end.
I have improved since I started doing this, although the metrics suggest I’ve gone to utterly pathetic to just kind of pathetic. I’ve never been good at running, so that’s my usual self-test. At the outset, be utterly shot within 2 minutes. So I was alternating 2 minutes run, 3 or 4 recovery, another minute or two running, and so on. By now, though, I can steadily run 5 minutes (a half-mile) – still kind of sad, but at least it’s getting better. So far, no obvious change in my weight or clothing size, but that’s fine… not really my goal anyway, I just want to be stronger and more fit. I’m in no danger of looking anorexic if I do lose a few pounds – in fact there’s a few outfits I’d love to be able to wear again – but not unhealthy now either so can’t make myself get that worked up about it. Not when it’s December so Blue Bell is marketing peppermint ice cream, anyway.