Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Update

 It's been a bit of time and I keep thinking I'll revive this place. Things and stuff.
 It's been 11 months since I've had a drop of alcohol.
 I've been biking and running. Since I'm prone to brief spurts of training and then nothing for months I'm keeping it loose and just fun. No training logs. HRM once in awhile to touch base with my PE. We'll see where that goes. I've been wearing my Skoras on most of my runs and am liking the minimalist feel. Not sure I'll use them for long long runs but for anything under 10 they feel good. I've been wearing Skoras as my casual shoes for several years now so my soleus didn't take the hit I thought they would. They're definitely the most comfortable shoes I have and as durable as any boots I own, the things will not wear out.
 Lifting weights has been the biggest focus. I've given up on thinking I can gain much weight if any. I tried the whole "eating more" thing and failed quit when I realized it was quite unnatural for me. So I'm back to just listening to my body and hunger. My diet has cleaned up a ton and I'm juicing and keeping processed CHO to near zero. I eat too many eggs and too much almond butter I think.
 My kids are out of school and I've been taking them out and about. Fishing, canoeing and camping mostly. Liv is running his first race this coming weekend. I mentioned that I wanted to run a 4th of July 5k and he jumped at the chance to run with me. He's as excited as me. Ben said no way to the idea and I said he didn't have to run it (I wouldn't have made him anyway) if he gave me one good reason not to and he said "I don't want to". Perfectly good reason I think. Ben's more the fisherman and cyclist.
 So that's it. Hopefully I'll post more and I would like to use this as my training log if I keep exercising. I'll be doing a MAF test soon which will be a good chance for me to post some thoughts on that process.

11 comments:

GZ said...

I can see a very wise blog called "Stuff Ben Sez ..." with pearls of wisdom like "I don't want to."

Sean said...

Great to see you post again!

matthew.tolbert said...

I randomly checked this today and to my surprise it had an update! Great to read something here.

Andy said...

Awesome! :)

Anonymous said...

Good you're back! It seems that no alco is a big win for you. I'd love to hear from you on alco-fitness relation. Esp. since these days craft beer is kinda considered good and healthy ;) cheers
M

Steve Pero said...

Welcome back! Will be looking forward to your ramblings, like on EP! (Best running podcast out there)...

Jeff Valliere said...

Glad to see you updating. Maybe I can get up there one day, you could show me the way up Star and other local summits.

Thomas said...

How many eggs is too many? And why?

Lucho said...

About 10 a day. I've dropped that down to 4-5 now though. I've read that there's probably no harm in eating a dozen a day so I guess I'm just being safe. It's tough to weed out the information when the response is so individual. I don't have naturally high cholesterol and I doubt I'm at risk for heart disease so I'm probably fine eating 10 a day, but again I'm just being safe.

David said...

This makes me so happy. Lucho for president! Of the universe!

GZ said...

David - as Mr. Lucho-ness and I told you: you are gonna be president. We are just the Illuminati working in the background for you when you get that gig.