Progress, 2 months down and 10 to go.

I’ve now crossed the 50 mile mark for the year.  I’m at 52.64 miles towards my goal of 400 by the end of the year.

I ran a 5k on my own this past Saturday and clocked in at 32:55.  I feel good about this time as I didn’t walk at all during the run and I wasn’t far off from my Personal Record (PR) from last year.

I’ve dropped 3-4 lbs so nothing major to report here but I’m seeing the results from running in my waistline and feel healthier overall.

Flexibility is still poor.  I haven’t done anything major on this front other than routine stretching following my runs.

A new item I’m tracking once a month is my fastest mile.  Around the end of January I was able to run 1 mile in 9:37.  Around the end of February I ran an 8:29 mile.  I couldn’t believe I cut over a whole minute off my time.

Hopefully March will bring lower times and slightly warmer temperatures.


Fitness Goals for 2013


I recently started running again after taking a few months off.  I needed something to help motivate me to get out and get active this year so I’ve created some attainable fitness goals for the new year.

  1. Run a 5K in under 30 minutes. My personal best last year was 32:03.
  2. Lose 20 pounds. This will help make my other goals easier to complete and get me down to a healthy weight.
  3. Become more flexible and touch my toes. Thinking about learning yoga or a good stretching routine. My flexibility is poor and I’m lucky to touch my shins.
  4. Run 400 miles over the course of the year. I’m at 4.5 miles so far so I will need to average about 8 miles a week to accomplish this goal.

I’ve started to use Nike+ on my phone as a way to track my running. Feel free to look me up and add me as a friend.  Let’s make 2013 great!

Welcome to A Minert Distraction

I have decided it’s time to start a blog. Take it easy on me as this is my first real attempt at a blog.  I don’t know what direction this will go for sure or how often I will update it.

I would like to thank a twitter friend @RedCladLoon for the name.  The reason I’m starting a blog is, I find them to be interesting whether it’s to keep your friends and family updated, business related or just posting things you find neat and fun. So stay tuned for my attempt at a blog. I’m sure I’ll talk about being a dad and husband, sports, engineering and cars. Hope you enjoy and please feel free to comment.

Until Later,