One Year since I Stopped

stopped smoking, that is.
 
As of Thursday, April 24, 2008, at 8:48am, I not been smoking for 52 weeks, 1 day, 16 hours, 50 minutes, 35 seconds. The number of cigarettes I have NOT smoked since quitting is 6,582 and the money saved is $2,155.61.
 
Go me.
 
In celebration of this event, I bought new Running Shoes. They are pretty comfy.
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Called “GEL-Kayano® 14″ 

A great performance trainer that keeps getting better. This 14th edition of the GEL-Kayano® features improved stability and a new upper geometry that enhances rear-foot fit. This shoe features ASICS® IGS®, -Impact Guidance System, Solyte® Midsole Material, and a Comfordry sockliner for breathability and great try-on feel.

Run for your Life!

Last week I broke down and attempted running on the treadmill at the gym. I was prepared to run for a few minutes and throw in the towel. I have disliked running all my life even when I was in the Marines and had to do it daily.

Instead – I found I jogged the entire 20 minutes at pace 4! It appears that all those hours on the elliptical and stair stepper seem to have paid off for getting my cardio in shape for this.

Today I jogged at pace 4.6 for 35 minutes. For me it’s all in the music. I listen to the same song on repeat to keep cadence. Some may find that boring, but it really helps me. I’m going to jog more now to mix up the system. So far I have used the elliptical, stair stepper, treadmill for walking and now treadmill for jogging.

Next will be stationary bike in a few months. After that I’ll have to find a swimming pool.

two young Deer and a Rabbit

Today while driving to work two young deer almost jumped out in front of my car. However, a honk from me made them turn around and hop back over the brush they jumped out of.
Then driving along another four-lane road, there was a litle bunny in the middle of the lanes, with on-comming traffic zooming right by him on both sides (me included because I couldn’t stop) he looked so scared. I was very sad for him. I guess I’ll find out if he made it or not if I see bunny-guts on the way home today.
 
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