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Just a guy who found exercise late in life. I absolutely LOVE running and CrossFit. But, you'll only have to be around me for a few minutes to figure that out.


#Whole30–Day 3: It does get easier, right?

Planning ahead is definitely key to success on #Whole30 for me and my wife. We are incredibly busy with work, exercise, and the kids school and extra-curricular activities. Prior to Whole30, we easily fell into the trap of it being easier to go out for dinner, or make something frozen. If we don’t stay on top of things and make sure we have meals planned out, and ingredients needed for those meals, we’ll definitely fail at this.

I skipped working out this morning. The two previous days I’ve felt such a lack of energy, so I’m going to rest up for a couple days and see if that helps things. I ended up getting about 8.5 hours of sleep last night, but feeling extremely sluggish this morning. I had a slight headache on the way into the office. Not sure if that’s just allergies, if that’s sugar detox affecting my body, or something else. I had my first ever cup of black coffee. I’m not a fan, but thought the caffeine would help as a pick me up.

Felt a little like I was on an emotional roller coaster today. The “good part” of it was at least I knew when I was being irrational, although it didn’t help me not be irrational. Hoping for a better day tomorrow.

Meals:

Breakfast-
Eggs
Spinach
Pineapple

Lunch-
Bacon wrapped Chicken Breast
Spinach
Bell Peppers
Banana w/Almond Butter

Dinner-
Taco Salad

About Me

I'm a guy who found exercise late in life, and loving pushing myself to new limits.

2015 Goals:
Complete my first Half Ironman
Get back to sub-8 min/mile average pace for 5K

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Race PR

5K 2012 MayFest 5K 21:36
4-miler 2012 Cooper Young 4-miler 33:43
5-miler 2012 RRS 2nd 5-miler 38:27
10K 2011 RRS 1st 10K 48:53
Half Marathon 2012 RRS 1st Half Marathon 1:50:36
25K - trail 2014 Swampstomper 25K 3:25:49
Marathon 2012 My Bartlett Marathon 4:25:22
50K - trail 2015 Mississippi Trails 50K 7:01:50
50 miler - trail 2013 Mississippi Trails 50 11:51:33
Olympic Triathlon 2015 Memphis In May Triathlon 3:32:26
Half Ironman Triathlon 2015 Ironman 70.3 Austin, TX 8:17:42

(Ultra)Marathon Results

2015
3/7 Mississippi Trails 50K 7:01:50
1/11 DisneyWorld Marathon/Dopey Challenge 5:13:35
2014
12/6 St. Jude Marathon 4:55:50
9/14 Stanky Creek 50K 7:14:45
2013
10/13 Chicago Marathon 4:44:52
03/02 Mississippi Trails 50 miler 1:51:33
02/09 Mississippi River Marathon 4:48:13
01/20 Swampstomper 50K 7:51:03
2012
12/1 St. Jude Marathon 5:15:20
04/07 My Bartlett Marathon 4:25:22
01/08 Disney World Marathon/Goofy Challenge 5:26:25
2011
12/03 St. Jude Memphis Marathon 4:50:59
04/09 Andrew Jackson Marathon 5:40:11
03/06 Little Rock Marathon 4:57:12