Why do I do this...

Why? To be better...

1. I promised (only a few people will know what this means, and if you don't, you will).
2. I am better than this.

Personal Bests

Santa Race November 25, 2012
5k 30:51 min/sec 6:11 pace per km

Boxing Day 10 Miler December 26, 2012
16.09 k 1:42:22 hr/min/sec 6:23 pace per km

Road 2 Hope Half Marathon November 4, 2012
21.1k 2:16:41 hr/min/sec 6:27 pace per km

Road 2 Hope Marathon November 5, 2011
5k 34:18 min/sec 6:52 pace per km

Around the Bay March 25, 2012
5k 32:07 min/sec 6:26 pace per km

Burlington Runners Good Friday 5k April 6, 2012
5k 31:22 min/sec 6:22 pace per km
(Garmin Race Time 5k 31:12 min/sec 6:14 pace per km)

Imperial Glass 4/8K Grey Cup Run November 26th, 2011
4K 26:55 min/sec 6:44 pace per km

Non Race Personal Bests

2.4km 13:19 min/sec 5:31 pace per km
July 17, 2012

5k 28:13 min/sec 5:40 pace per km
Nov 15, 2012

10k 1:02:25 hour/min/sec 6:15 pace Aug/29/2012

Challenge Start: July 18, 2011
Start Weight: 286 lbs
Current Weight: 208 lbs as at November 11, 2012
Total lost: 78 lbs
Goal Weight: 197
Last Cigarette: June, 2011

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Goal Update...The Elusive 30.

Really quick post friends, but I had to shout it out, so to speak (write)!!!

Today's 5k run was a personal best..yes it was!! And what was that?...I finally broke that elusive 30 min per 5k mark!!

My new PB 5k time is 29:48 5:57 pace per km. Yeeehawww! :)

Sunday started out with no expectations and it was wet and rainy, but something different happened today. It's hard to explain, but my body did what my mind wanted?!

I was able to hold a pace I normally only hold for about 500 m. Today, on this wet dreary day I was able to hold it for approximately 3.5k and because of that I was able to reach my goal of a sub 30 min 5k!! Wow..can you say happy!!???...Now to hold it (the benchmark has to be the norm) and start looking at a new running goal!!

More to come after the happy dance!!


  1. Congrats on achieving a sub-30 min 5K! That is a great accomplishment- I know, having only managed a 33 minute 5K myself after 8 previous 5Ks over 35- I can't imagine a sub-30 so your time is very inspiring!

  2. I know the hard work, dedication and sheer sweat that went into achieving this goal...and I am so proud of you!

  3. HUGE congrats!! I am so excited for you. Way to go! I'd love to even hit exactly 30, but...I know myself too well. Ha ha. Good job my friend!!

  4. That is amazing. Getting below 30 minutes.. that is just crazy to me!

  5. A big congrats to you. Enz told me about this today and that's amazing:)