1/31/08

Month in Review

Being the last day of the month, I thought it would be appropriate to recap what I have accomplished and failed at. OK, I might use this time to brag just a little.


Accomplishments:


  • Ran 90 miles (Updated - YEA 90)

  • Completed two runs greater than or equal to 13.1 miles

  • Started back running trails

  • Loss 10.2 lbs

  • Kicked off Walk Across AZ race

  • Gave up Soda - NONE, Notta, Zilch, No Mo

  • Got invited to run the Ragnar Del Sol 183 mile race (relay)

  • Gave 2 presentations on my weight loss and fitness successes

  • Went to the gym with Chad and had sore muscles 3 days later.

  • Failures:


  • Not keeping my cool with the kids more often.

  • Not lifting weights more often.

  • Not counting calories/documenting what I am eating more often.

  • Well, all in all not too bad of a month. I, like most of us still have some areas of improvements. This next month, I will attempt to exceed 100 miles for the month, another 10 lbs of weight loss (but any number will be a success). Lift more weights, do more crunches, etc. Show more patients with the kids.

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    15 comments:

    Wes said...

    That's a good month! Congrats on giving up the soda!! You won't regret that. Carbonation = bad (except beer, of course ) :-)

    Marcy said...

    Duuuddee you are so rockin it!! Awesome!

    Non-Runner Nancy said...

    HOLY CRAP, 10 pounds in a month?? No wonder you are a celebrity.

    WAY TO GO

    Jess said...

    Congrats on all your accomplishments so far -- you've done more in a month than many will do in a year!

    Jeff said...

    Great month, Eric! 10 pounds is amazing. Just shows that even when you get down to where you are, you can still drob big numbers. You ARE the biggest loser.

    Thanks for posting to my blog as well.

    Tim Wilson said...

    Way to blow past that 80 of just a few days ago! And great job with the weight loss, that is not an easy feat!

    Mary Gee said...

    Congrats on 90!
    And thanks so much for your help.

    My Life & Running said...

    Wow you! You had a rocking January, didn't you?! Congrats on all those fab accomplishments!

    Stephanie said...

    Wow, you are an example of what this world needs...people who want to make changes. Congratulation Eric.

    Pokey said...

    You not only ran 90 miles (which I can deal with) but YOU LOST 10 POUNDS???

    We soooo cannot be pals anymore. Me No Likey.


    :P

    Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

    Awesome job, dude! Sorry about the three days of soreness...ok, I'm not ;-D

    Great job swearing off the soda. That's the biggest burden for weight loss there is. Nothing but empty calories. Keep it up!

    J~Mom said...

    Great, I just bought you a case of Coke to celebrate your great month.

    Bob Gentile said...

    Bro that is an awesome month, U should brag a bit about it ...Congrats!!

    and ya great Job on the Soda, I am off it now for the race season.

    Michelle said...

    Sounds like you had a great month!!

    Congrats on kicking the soda habit. I am still struggling with it. What can I say, I've been drinking diet soda since I was 10. Old habits are HARD to break!!!!!

    Pat said...

    One hell of a January. congrats.