So, with that in mind, what I have really been doing is running. Running and more running. The kind of running that has completely funkafied my shoes due to heat domes and the resultant sweating therefrom. You see, I am training for a marathon this year, the one athletic accomplishment I have always wanted to do.
Why a marathon? For me and my size, it just seems so daunting. At 6'9, I am not exactly a runner's size, but I would like to show people (well, at least myself), that big guys can plod for 26.2 miles.
Some lessons I have learned from this? First, the slower I go, the better I feel and the longer I go. I can run a decent mile pace, but I invariably feel tight in my hammies or in my gluteus. Also, the slower I go (especially at the outset of a run), I find that I feel kind of joyous out there. Finally, when I go on a long run, it is the closest thing I have done to a basketball practice, which I feel is generally pretty tough.
This weekend, I went on the longest run I have ever done -- 20 miles. I won't say it was easy, but I felt pretty strong throughout, and I think I could have gone the entire 26.2 if need be. Needless to say, it was a good feeling, and I like the idea that I am getting closer and closer to completing this goal.
Well, that is it from here. Hope to be back more often!