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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 8: Got my mojo back

 

I finally made it back to CrossFit Chickasaw, and I would have suffered through this WOD no matter what because it’s a small way of honoring and remembering the tragedy of 9/11. But, I honestly didn’t feel all that bad. It was a REALLY tough workout (see below), but I thought I held up well considering my experience level. I was also VERY happy with my energy level throughout the workout. I am still a little nervous with any workout because of how my energy levels have been affected to this point being on #Whole30. I think I’ve finally made the turn and my body is no longer requiring sugar for energy. I still think it wants it pretty badly, but at least it’s not withholding functionality on me as a result anymore.

beast-mode

I’m still getting sleepy several times throughout the day, but it’s not so overwhelming, and when necessary a 15-minute power nap usually does the trick.

Meals:

Pre-workout-
Hard boiled egg

Breakfast-
Eggs
Fruit

Lunch-
Beef tips in gravy
Broccoli

Afternoon snack-
Mango

Dinner-
Almond crusted tilapia
Cauliflower rice
Asparagus

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