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Day 111. Be Excellent

Life Lesson #111

Be excellent at all times. It doesn’t matter what you do when somebody is watching you, especially if that someone is someone who has influence over you. Let’s say, your boss. And speaking of that, I hope you’re reading this at home versus at your work cubicle. If not, watch out! Here comes the boss!

It matters what you do when nobody is watching you. Being excellent at all times means walking a few extra steps to put away your shopping cart at Costco. Holding the door a few seconds longer when you see someone coming in behind you. And if they start to run, let them know, “No rush. Take your time.” Throwing away your own trash at Taco Bell.

If you do these smaller details of your life with excellence, I promise that you will have larger details of your life and more of your heart’s desires be fulfilled.

In the immortal words of our 20th century prophet Bill … Be Excellent To Each Other!

Bill and Ted
Who do you relate to?

Saturday, 09-28-2013

Day 111. What to eat before a long run?

Today’s Meals:

Today surrounded two major events. Morning 14-mile run and an evening birthday party. I needed strength to get through the run and I needed stamina to manage tonight’s party. I did great on the run, but not-so-great at the party. Still wasn’t hungry so I just had a slice of the best ever carrot cake I’ve ever had with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Note to self — ask again who made that cake.

Don’t get me wrong — I didn’t hermit it in the corner, but I just plopped in a chair and whoever sat near me would be forced to listen to me go on and on about my morning run. Oh no … I turned into one of those guys. You know the one, “Look at me guy” Turn every conversation into something I want to talk about.

Note to self — don’t be “Look at me guy”

run262 marathon meal plan

MyFitnessPal 09-28-2013

When Did I Eat?

  • 7:20am (Meal 0) — pre-run nutrition. Come on Herbalife24 and a banana! I’m counting on you today.
run262 marathon pre run

Meal 0 (Pre-Run) — 7:20am

  • Meal 0.1 (8:10am-11am) — Clif Shots at mile 3 and mile 10 and strategic sipping of my Herbalife24 Prepare, Prolong, and Niteworks to go.
run262 marathon meal plan

Meal 0.1 (During Run)

  • 11:20am (Meal 2) — Home and not really hungry. But at the organized runs, they have Zico for the taking. When all else fails, go back to what the professionals do. In this case, I needed to rehydrate. That pasta pictured was leftover from last night and all I did was play with my food. That banana was only half eaten as well.
run262 marathon meal plan

Meal 2 (post run) – 11:20am

  • 7pm (Meal 3) — Happy Birthday Dear Crispy, Happy Birthday to you! The best carrot cake ever. Had a whip cream frosting rather than that typical sweet layer of stuff I usually scrape off anyway. Saved me the efforts of scraping and more for eating! Delicious. They had catered Mexican food, but this cake is all I was up to.
run262 marathon meal plan

Meal 3 — 7pm

  • 8:10pm (Meal 3.1) — Left the party and didn’t want to press my luck. Not hungry, but I know not eating would be a mistake. Stopped at our favorite Chinese restaurant for a bowl of egg drop soup, rice, and oranges. Now I’m feeling better! As you can see, not a big fan of peas. Does anybody else put rice in their soups? If not, what are you waiting for!

run262 marathon meal planMeal 3.1 — 8:10pm

Saturday, 09-28-2013

Day 111. Work Hard. Play Hard.

I dislike that saying. It’s normally said by someone raising a half-empty beer in one hand while pumping the fist of the other. Here’s my problem with it …

Work hard? What does that mean? Are there times when you shouldn’t do your best? Here’s my issue with working hard. Our culture is so quick to give props to something we should be doing anyway. We should be working hard. We should be working while we are at work rather playing solitaire when the boss isn’t looking.

Life lesson #111 — Be excellent at all times.

Now, play hard. No problem with this at all. We were created to enjoy our lives, but keep things in perspective and prioritize properly. Playing hard before being excellent at your responsibilities is a recipe for disaster.

Chris Rock sums it up very well … what do you want, a cookie? Don’t get it. That’s okay. Watch this short clip and it will all make sense.

Warning — explicit language.

I Take Care of My Kids

mickey mouse shadow creepy

Someone’s At The Door

And oh, by the way, I worked hard at a 9:21 minute/mile average pace for 14-miles today and then celebrated some good friend’s 3-year-old son’s birthday. Mickey even showed. I guess you could say, I worked hard and played hard today.

Nobody's Looking
Do you believe playing solitaire during work hours is okay?

Morning weight = 173.5. Post-run 169.5

Saturday, 09-28-2013

Day 110. No Umbrella Needed

Life Lesson #110

Plan ahead for the things you do know and plan ahead for how you react to the things you don’t know.

If you get your mindset that you will remain clam under a storm, when the storm comes and newsflash, storms will come, you will be able to handle them with excellence.

Day 109. Say Ahhhh …

Two days removed from Day 1 of T25 (Tuesday) and a 6.32 mile run (Wednesday), I enjoy this off day. I’ll continue T25 once I get a pair of house cross-training shoes. Attempted to use the Vibrams and it was a bit challenging. The inside of the Vibram has some loose threads and that rubbing effect wasn’t the best for my feet. My motto (one of many) … Until I finish the marathon — PROTECT MY FEET!

So, I call it a day off, but I actually did 2 sets of various arm movements, alternating with no rest with 3 sets of various shoulder movements. Rest compared to having my feet rubbed raw like I was one of the P.O.W.s in Rambo 2. No thanks to that … remember the motto!

I was able to try something new today. That’s always brain enhancing. My wife discovered a frozen Yakisoba noodle — she just happened to be really hungry that day and stumbled upon this in the community fridge. No need to call the fridge police. I took a trip to Costco and today was the day to partake. The verdict? Delicious and Fast. In three minutes, you’re eating and on your way. My kind of food.

Life lesson #109 — keep your eyes, ears, and mouths open for new opportunities. You never know what you see, what you hear, or how it tastes until you try new things.

Morning weight = 171.5.

Thursday, 09-26-2013

Day 109. Don’t Knock It.

Life lesson #109

Keep your eyes, ears, and mouths open for new opportunities. Remember that old saying, don’t knock it ’til you try it.

Today was one of those days when I happily discovered a new food. Frozen Yakisoba can actually be “Yummy”soba and not so “Yucky.”

Thursday, 09-26-2013

Day 95. It’s a Two-Towel Day

Been doing a lot of road miles, but no gym time. Calorie burning without mass building. I refuse to buy medium t-shirts! Guys, you know what I’m talking about here. No guy wants to be known as the incredible shrinking man, but that’s what is happening. All cardio and no weight lifting is definitely a great way to burn fat, but I also want to build muscle.

With physical therapy in the rear view mirror, it’s time to revisit my old friend Joe Weider and hit some weights.

In preparation for the gym, I approached it like a typical day of exercise and loaded up on my Herbalife24  Prepare, Herbalife Prolong, and Herbalife Niteworks. This should be on every nutritional bartenders “know-list” — tastes so good and oh yeah, helps sustain the necessary energy I need not just for a pure cardio burn, but also a bulk and define session.

Ended the day with a 4-ounce glass of water and Herbalife24 Restore.

Herbalife Sustain and Recovery Cocktail Recipe

The ingredients:

  • 1/2 scoop of Herbalife24 Prepare
  • 1/2 scoop of Herbalife24 Prolong
  • 1/2 scoop of Herbalife Niteworks

The directions:

  • It’s easy to make … just drink about 2 ounces out of a 16 ounce water bottle. The regular old water bottles we all have and plan to recycle.
  • With a funnel (make sure the bottom of the funnel doesn’t get wet and touch the top of the water line — you’ll never be able to pour anything in there). Start to pour the ingredients.
  • Between each ingredient pour, you may need to shake to create more space for the next pour.

The results:

  • Energy. I feel energized and refreshed. Imagine the cool morning air of a Lake Tahoe morning. Smog-free and clean. That’s how I feel … smog-free.
  • Sustained Energy. No noticeable drop-off during the workout which is important to prevent injury. This is increasingly important for those of us that do not rest between sets — just move on to the next body part.
  • Recovery. Quick recovery post workout. Since I do supersets with no rest, I get to a 2-towel sweat. This cocktail helps me get my breathing back to normal and relaxed.

Life lesson #95 — Be the bartender of your life and mix up delicious and refreshing positive change.

Morning weight 171.5

Today’s Meals:

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 1 — 8:15am

 

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 2 — 11:50am

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 3 — 7pm

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 2.1 — 3pm

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

MyFitnessPal 09-12-2013 Results

Today’s Activities:

  • Gym towel required today! My physical therapy got me this far for my left shoulder so it’s time to press a little more today.
Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Gym Time! — 10am

Thursday, 09-12-13

Day 94. Run Early. Run Often.

Early rising means it’s darker and darker in the morning. Here’s a tip for a 7am run. I’ve been doing this for my last 5 runs and I can feel the difference in my endurance and it just feels better to have the remainder of the day to celebrate your early morning accomplishments.

  • 6:15 – 6:20am – Wake up and immediately take a bite of a banana and drink a high carb drink. I’m using Herbalife24 Prepare. I’ve also started to add Herbalife Niteworks. It’s only been 2 runs with this new concoction, but I feel I’m breathing better, cleaner, and more efficient. But again, that could be the 60-degree weather. In any event, I really like the taste of this Pre-Run Cocktail.
  • By 6:45am – finish your 8 ounce carb cocktail and banana. I usually leave one bite for when I get home.
  • Off you go!

Life lesson #94 – Darker and colder means more discipline. Accept the change and make a plan. It’s amazing what just putting on a jacket of acceptance can do for your mentality.

Morning weight 172.5. Post-run weight — I forgot to measure.

Today’s Meals:

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 1 – 8:45am

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 2 — 11:45am

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 3 — 5:30pm

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

MyFitnessPal 09-11-2013 Summary

Today’s Activities:

  • 3 x 1.5 mile fast. Which in human terms, means 1 mile slow, 1.50 miles fast, 2 minutes slow and repeat. Then 1 mile slow. The good news … distances below 8 miles are nothing. Won’t go as far as a walk in the park because it takes effort, but I’m in the park vicinity at least. As long as the weather is cool, I am cool. The bad news … my iPhone is crashing. In fact, I didn’t know Mickey Mouse covered Nirvana and Green Day songs.
  • Googled “iPhone is playing too fast” and it offered some assistance. Here’s what happened. About mile 3, Voice Command activated. A few seconds later, Mickey Mouse was on my playlist and if you’ve never heard Mickey sing Very Ape (one of my favorite Nirvana tunes), you haven’t heard nothing. The new iPhone launch couldn’t have come at a better time! If you know how to fix this, I’m all ears (excuse the Mickey pun).
Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Runkeeper 09-11-2013

Finally, God bless these United States of America on this day and every day of acceptance and remembrance.

Wednesday, 09-11-2013

Day 93. Developing a Complex … a Core Complex

Started taking Herbalife Core Complex on Sunday, September 8, 2013.  Nice change from taking the handful of things I was previously taking. Now, it’s just 4 tablets in the morning that include Herbalifeline, CoQ10, and Neptune Krill Oil. I’m not even going to attempt to study up on Neptune Krill Oil, but I figure it sounds very official plus the box says endorsed by a Nobel Laureate. Who am I to question the research?

After two days, I can tell you this. Wait for it … I can’t feel anything. But am I surprised? Of course not. I am happy to go from a handful of morning supplements to a tiny hiccup of supplements. The Core Complex has two additional supplements you put aside for the evening which is going to help me save money on my Nature Made B12 I was purchasing separately. The two additional include my B vitamins.

CORE COMPLEX – THE Verdict:

It’s two (pun intended) early to say, but it does appear I will get my B vitamins most vegetarians lack and I no longer have a mouthful of morning sups to contend with.

Why I’m taking it? I jokingly said earlier I’m taking the product because of a fancy label. Truth is, my body is taking a pounding from the pavement. I don’t have swelling on my knees, but I do feel twinges and sharp pains on occasion. Plus, my road mileage is increasing so I want an insurance policy for my heart. All these items are designed for a happy, healthy heart and that is the goal. I know the strain I’m putting on my body and want to give it the proper nutrients to keep on going.

Life lesson #93 – Listen to you body. Minor aches and pains from normal activity is something. Recurring aches and pains from abnormal activity is something else.

Morning weight = 171.5

Today’s Meals:

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 1 — 8:15am

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 2 — 11:45am

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 3 — 6:45pm

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meals 2.1 (2pm),2.2 (3pm) , and 3.1 (9:45pm)

MyFitnessPal Totals

MyFitnessPal Totals

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 2

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 2.1

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 2.2

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 3

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 3.1

Today’s Activities:

  •  Rest day. I peeked ahead and the Saturday runs are getting longer and the mid week runs are getting quicker. Rest day seems just right.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

 

Day 92. Don’t Be That Guy

Are you “I Hate Monday” guy? If I can offer any advice, don’t be that guy. It’s not a characteristic that empowers you or a trait that shows gratitude. If you find yourself saying, “I Hate Mondays,” stop and find something you’re grateful for. Do this over and over until you develop a habit and trust me, it won’t take a 90-day plan to develop this attitude of gratitude.

Life lesson #92 – There is always someone that has it worse than you. If you hate Monday’s because you have to go back to the “grind” imagine the opposite emotion if you didn’t have that job. There are hundreds of thousands of people that wish they could be sitting in your place.

Chinese Proverb (unknown author) – I once met a guy who complained he had no shoes until he met a guy who had no feet. Perspective people!

Morning run = 174. Post-run weight = 171.

Today’s Meals:

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 1 — 8:45am

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

11:45am — Meal 2

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

7:30pm–  Meal 3

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Snacks

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

MyFitnessPal Results

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 2

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 2.1

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

Meal 2.2

Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

7:30pm Meal 3

Today’s Activities:

  • 4 miles miles + strides. Average pace per mile 9:15. Ran up-and-over ramp to increase the intensity since it wasn’t a long run.
Training for a run with Herbalife24 Herbalife Strong Herbalife Run

4 miles + strides

Monday, 09-09-2013