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Still doing keto

I haven't had many updated lately regarding my health and diet. I was very slowly losing weight the past few weeks almost to a pounds a week which I know I should be happy with but I wasnt. My strength gains in the gym were there and i kept being told to ignore the scale but being hard headed I didn't. Then in the last few days alone I dropped 3 pounds and got under the 220 pounds mark. 15 pounds lost total and 19 away from my goal then I will start to focus on lean mass building. I am guessing I have put on a few pounds (?) If muscle during this experience as well based on my strength and physique coming together. Love handles are almost gone, I get some veins in my arms and legs when lifting I want the veins to be there when not lifting which requires a very low body fat.
Eating it has been more if a challenge than I anticipated. I have fallen in line with lettuce wrapped bacon double cheeseburger with avocado. After not eating red meat for around 20 years this has been a pleasant surprise. I am even planning to have a steak this weekend.
Nutrition science goes back and forth so much that I may be back on the no red meat wagon again in a few months but I doubt it. I am a firm believer that weight gain and increases in fast are from carbohydrates and sugar has had a grip on my well being and performance forever.
I plan to start ramping up my running mileage in about 3 weeks and carry that into the late fall/winter mArizona racing season.


Changes

Been a while since I posted anything here, especially anything if value. 

I started using a Ketogenic diet mixed in to my workout regimens to see if I can get over this hump and finally lose the 25 or so pounds I need to in order to get my running weight back to where it was when I was able to “race” 3 marathons and multiple other events a year. I feel as if I have been in a rut the last few years with running and hopefully this will be the catalyst to get me back to more time training than on the couch. Being fat adapted sounds like a great way to train and compete if done right and I will attempt to capture and chronicle my path on here. 

I started on June 12th after returning from a racing weekend in Flagstaff where I actually felt great racing until the last mile of the 8.5 mile course. I haven’t weighed myself in 2 days but at my last weigh in I had dropped almost 7 pounds in just over a week. I feel much better, more alert and clear headed than I have in a long time. I think I might be on to something here. 

Eating this way can be a challenge but I think as it goes on my wife and I (she is doing it too) will be able to adapt well. Who knew using grilled zucchini as a pizza crust would taste good? 

So that is where I am at. Hitting the gym for weights and cranking on the stair climber, dieting and *gasp* thinking of trying out the crossfit gym my daughter has been going to. I have to say this facility (refuse to call it a box) breaks most crossfit stereotypes. Friendly, beginners welcome, and no cult like feel that I have seen at other gyms. Proud of what they accomplish and who they are, yes. Making that the center of their universe I haven’t seen yet. We will see, 1st week free! 

What’s a post without pictures? 


Track pictures

A few pictures from my kids recent track meets and some of my runs.  

    
    
    
  

this guy would not put his umbrella down even after meet officials asked him to. eventually his friends convinced him.

  
   


Happy birthday grandma

Today would have been my grandmothers 93rd birthday, however she left to go home with my grandfather a little over 2 years ago. I hope she knows how important she was to everyone in the family and how much she (and grandpa) are missed.

With that here are this weeks pictures that I found enjoyable.

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Nike cross nationals southwest

My daughter and her team ran I last weekends NCNSW race down in Casa Grande. They all did well and my daughter set a PR by about 15 seconds. Not bad considering the low volume she has been running since the High School season ended. I told her that she was tapering. Here are some pictures from the event.

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Post from the past

I was going through the pictures on my phone when it dawned on me that I didn’t put anything up here from my trip to California a few months ago for a soccer tournament for my daughter. They did very well winning the tournament playing up an older age group and the top bracket of that age. Very proud. The team also spent an afternoon at Point Loma Nazarene University meeting the soccer coach and a few of the players while getting a tour of the beautiful campus.
I was able to get some running done in some of my favorite parts of San Diego, Sunset Cliffs and Point Lona such a funky vibe going on in that part of the world. I would love to live there. And no, the fact that I caught a whiff of burning marijuana no less than 5 times during my run through the Cliffs and Point Loma has nothing to do with it. I was not staying near Subset Cliffs so I relied on the awesome app, Localeikki to find me some great places to run. If you haven’t tried it you are missing out. What was also very cool and unplanned was the Northern Arizona University football team was staying at the same hotel for their game against San Diego state. I wore my NAU shirts around the hotel with pride. Again unplanned. These pictures are overdue, and yes I saw the Jack In The Box innovation center. Where cheesy curly bbq fries are thought up.

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Flagstaff running weekend

Yes the Flagstaff Marathon was last weekend and I was in town but no I didn’t get a transfer to run the race. While that disappointed me as it was my own fault, I still got in some nice running in the ones and I did my best to cheer my daughters soccer team onward to the championship. They fell just short loading the championship in shootouts after the other team tired the game late in the second half on an own goal. Ugh, that really hurt. The annoying CDO parents made it worse. Oh well just another life lesson.
Soulstice is in 4 weeks. Flagstaff, I will be back.
In the meantime, pictures!

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