So, one of my goals for 2018 is to get myself into the best shape that my 44 year-old carcass will tolerate. But, where do I start? My friend Laura is in super-shape, is super-smart and likes to say:
It all starts with cardio.
If cardio is what Laura recommends, I’m going with it.
Hop Hop Half in Portland!
At the same time, Mr. WoW and I decided that we needed to come up with a sequel to our weight loss challenge. We wanted to change it up a bit, so Mr. WoW came up with the idea of an organized run. I was thinking this:
10K! Yeah! It will be hard, but what the hell?!
Mr. WoW had another idea:
Half marathon! Let’s do the Hop Hop Half in Portland!
But then, it got even worse. Portlandian JD Roth caught wind of our plans and is joining in the fun.
Just found out that @retirein1500 and @wafflesonwed are doing a half marathon here in Portland on March 31st. And they didn’t tell me. REALLY? You guys chicken? Bring it! I’m registering today and planning to LAY WASTE to y’all.
— J.D. Roth (@jdroth) December 29, 2017
JD is a half-marathon monster, known to run them in under 1:30. He traditionally runs the Hop Hop Half in a bunny costume just to screw with fellow competitors:
Call Me Mr. Wheezy
I’m not an athlete. And by “not an athlete”, I mean that I suck. I’m not athletic in any way, shape or form. I have no cardiovascular endurance or strength. I’m also uncoordinated. Did I mention that I’ve had asthma for most of my life?
However, something funny has been happening. In the past year:
My asthma disappeared. No more