Tuesday, September 28, 2010


No one on the corner has swagger like us, swagger like us, swagger like us... No one on the corner has swagger like us, swagger like us, swagger like us...

Well, I guess this goes to show you all that there is a really good reason why this blog is called "A Lazy Runner's Blog". Well, lately, I suppose it's more like "A Lazy Blogger's Blog". The last post that I had was way back in the beginning of July... A whole summer has gone by since then. I apologize to all the people that supported me and followed my blog. I did not mean to abandon post just like that. It just kind of happened... I decided to take the week after my 5K off from running and blogging. Then, I decided to take another week off from running. Since I wasn't running or exercising, I had nothing to really update on the blog.

Therefore, that went on the back-burner, too. Then I went away on a camping trip, then I went to the hamptons, then I went to West Virginia, then I went to the Jersey Shore, then I went to Montauk, and a few other places along the way. My summer was basically awesome as far as work, experiences, and spending time with friends and family goes; but I really missed out on growing with my health... Going away for me = lots of unhealthy meals (aka. fast food on the road, burger joints, barbeques, filling up on bread at restaurants).

I think it's safe to say that I ate a bacon cheeseburger and fries every three (3) days this entire summer. YIKES! So, to sum it all up, my cholesterol is probably near that of an obese giraffe.

I knew that I still had a race to train for... my 10K on October 10th; but when I would think about that, October seemed forever away. Surely, I thought I would be able to get back into shape and back on the track (literally) by the time this race came around. Well, I'm not... and please don't call me Shirley.

I had been running here and there so that I would not lose EVERYTHING I had done so far. I've also lifted a couple of dumbbells every now and then; but this summer was definitely a fun, yet lazy, gluttonous, and slothful.

Despite me not updating you or anyone on blogspot about my progress (or lack there of), I still received comments, congratulating me on finishing my 5K and motivating me to do more... to keep going. It really meant a lot to me (as well as turned on the guilty switch). So, I am sorry for being M.I.A. for the summer. I hope that everyone's summer was as enjoyable but much healthier than mine!

I have been running pretty regularly lately. On Sunday, I did a 3.5 mile run with Claire (my lady, who is also doing the race with me). Yesterday was a rainy mess, today seems to be the same. So, I plan on hitting the road again tomorrow.

My goal is to update this bad boy once a week. If I screw up as far as exercising and stuff goes, I will just put together a post with the words "I SUCK" on it... and that will be all. Let's hope it does not get to that... again. Thanks again to all you guys for getting this lazy guy off his butt!


  1. I love this post.

    Real and honest. Love it. Love the photos. :)

    NO "I SUCK" posts!!!

  2. Good job on getting back on track. Life gets in the way and "time off" turns into a 2-month vacation from your running. Ugh! I know how this goes :) Best of luck on staying with your plan.

  3. The photos go too perfect with the post! Sometimes life gets in the way- I am learning not to be too tough on myself if I don't always post.

  4. I'm not sure how you found it, but that obese giraffe is one of the most awesome pictures I've seen in a while! :)