My Journey from Fat to Fit

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fatman2fitman:

I think I might be a little sick. I’m feeling really exhausted today and I don’t have much of an appetite. I’m also feeling pretty warm — but maybe it’s just warm — and my stomach feels slightly off-kilter.

I really hope I’m not coming down with something. I’ve got an important pace run coming up this week and I’ve set the somewhat meaningless goal of running 300 miles this month.

I’m supposed to run 21K this evening but I’ll only do it if my wife says I’m not sick.

I guess I was suffering from a three-hour flu. Whatever it was, I felt okay enough to go for a 21K run later in the evening. I felt tired, but I think I’m just fatigued from the mileage I’ve been putting in.

I think I might be a little sick. I’m feeling really exhausted today and I don’t have much of an appetite. I’m also feeling pretty warm — but maybe it’s just warm — and my stomach feels slightly off-kilter.

I really hope I’m not coming down with something. I’ve got an important pace run coming up this week and I’ve set the somewhat meaningless goal of running 300 miles this month.

I’m supposed to run 21K this evening but I’ll only do it if my wife says I’m not sick.

I’ve been having a bad day.

Sometimes when I’m really anxious I completely lose my temper and launch into what is apparently called an “anger attack.” It’s similar to an anxiety attack but it manifests itself as outward aggression. I’m honestly not sure that I buy it. Maybe I’m just losing my temper.

Anyway, whatever it is, I experienced one about seven hours ago and I still feel awful.

My wife is finding me a new psychologist. Hopefully I get in for an appointment soon.

I went for an easy bike ride. About halfway into the ride my mind started to wander and I was thinking about panniers. Suddenly it dawned on me: the word pannier come from the French panier (basket), which sounds a lot like pain (bread); I bet it originally meant bread basket.

So that’s what I wondered about for the next 45 minutes.

Sure enough, I was right.

Ugh… anxiety

So I was given some free media passes to a mud run. I can’t remember how many I requested. They just gave me a code to enter and it seems to be a very rudimentary system and it doesn’t cap the number of people I can register for free. I could literally register hundreds of people. I’m not sure how many people I should bring. I feel like five is a reasonable number. Hundreds might seem like I’m taking advantage of things. But seriously, it causes me an unreasonable amount of anxiety worrying over this.

You know what’s disappointing? Actually measuring your waist. I figured that if I wear size 31 or 32 pants my waist must be about 32 inches. It’s more like 36. I get vanity sizing with women’s clothing because the numbers don’t mean anything, but these are numbers meant to correspond to something!