September 30, 2006 at 12:30 pm
Yay! It’s fun to be a loser. Losing weight is fun too. My weight this morning was 205.6 and my average weight for the past five days is 206.1. As soon as I get down to 202 pounds I’ll post another progress picture. I know it’s been awhile and several people have asked me when the next one will be posted. I never would have guessed people on the Internet would be salivating for pics of me. And I don’t even have a webcam or charge by the minute.
On a cold and rainy day this week I used the treadmill and discovered if I just slow down my jogging a bit I can go for a mile and a half all at once. Out on the trail I’d been doing three half-mile bursts, but not consecutively since it’s hard to keep running if your heart explodes. Yesterday on the trail I ran a mile in 11:41 which is probably still slow by most standards but much better than the 15 or 16 minute miles I scored back in high school. Do you think they keep records of that stuff? Maybe I should write my old PE teacher and demand transcripts of my track times.
I’m always a bit concerned when I use my treadmill because I don’t want my neighbor in the apartment beneath me to start poisoning my water supply in retaliation. Only bottled water from now on. When I run it must sound like an elephant with a jackhammer is trying to pound through the floor. It would sound like that even if I weighed 120 pounds. The apartment has a fitness room, but there’s the unspoken 30 minute rule for using equipment and I like to go longer than that. Maybe I should write a note to my neighbor telling him/her to just pound on my door or leave me a note if I annoy him/her too much. I don’t even know who lives beneath me or what car they drive because their apartment door is in a different courtyard then mine.