The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Thursday, July 06, 2017


Ok.  I have felt ashamed to blog since my last post.  I let go of my goal to stick to one ounce of pipe tobacco a week, and in that way, I guess I have let the plant win.  I am still trying to figure out how to wage a successful battle so that I can get some sort of victory over this issue.  But, it is damn, damn hard.

But, to try to get back to blogging (which I have greatly missed), I thought I would write about my current state of exercise.  Today marks the 3,211th day in a row that I have walked each and every day for at least 5 miles.  In the last year, I have converted to running as well.  My current stats for running during this last year are that I have completed running 1,500 miles (2,415 kilometers).  And in timing myself today, I ran 5 miles (8 km) in roughly 49 minutes.  This means I am running at a pace of ~6mph (~10 km/hr).  I realize that REAL runners will go a helluva lot faster than this, but for me, I am feeling it is pretty damn good.  Please remember that I was (roughly 10 years ago) weighing a little less than 300 pounds (136 kilograms, 21.5 stone).  Yesterday, I weighed in at 169 pounds (76.5 kilograms, 12 stone).  My resting heart rate was at 54 bpm this morning, and after I finished my run, I was at a nicely aerobic 150 bpm.  My Body Mass Index (BMI) is now 21.7 (normal). 

So, even though I have a lot of failure concerning pipe tobacco, I am going to think more of my hard work on exercise today.  I know I still have a helluva lot of work to do. 



Blogger forsythia said...

In my book, you are a REAL runner.

Thursday, 06 July, 2017  
Blogger JACKIESUE said...

I think you're doing great..period.

Thursday, 06 July, 2017  
Blogger Gorilla Bananas said...

Your weight loss and pulse statistics are a marvel, Professor. I'm sure your good lady has appreciated the change. If you can achieve all that, you can surely kick the smoking habit. Maybe it's the nicotine addiction you should focus on.

Friday, 07 July, 2017  
Blogger BBC said...

At least the exercise helps off set the smoking.....

Sunday, 09 July, 2017  

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