danistrulytheman

I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!


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Sunday’s 4K Record Run!!

… I cracked the seventeen and a half minute barrier, bettering the old record by 14 seconds, quite the margin considering I’ve been running fast 4ks like crazy lately. Plus, this PR comes on the heels of my impressive Saturday 5K …

17:26

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my fastest km ever – 4:11

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… in the best shape of my life!!

… least that’s the way I feel lately… with my newfound healthy lifestyle. Eatin’&Exercisin’ … (healthy eats) like it’s nobody’s business. Do you know we don’t buy milk anymore? Almond and coconut milk only folks. Anyways, a pic for posterity, my runner’s bod … Tiff needles me … “your Weiner pic” … “but hon, you can’t see my weiner”, LOL!! Yeah, yeah Anthony A-hole I get it … but in my defense, I am kinda Ichabod Crane like (a bit more cropping, and I am the headless horseman, lol) … and for the first time ever sharing with y’all … am sportin’ the speedo style ginch … 😀

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My First 5K Run!!

Ok, so technically NOT an official, organized one. Hey, I tried signing up for the JAZZ RUN in the Beaches tomorrow, but they were sold out. Fuck it – I’ll run my own 5K TODAY!!

Quickie Recap:

I run 8K daily – EVERYDAY … and usually I run two 4Ks wanting a great 4K PR time – and as I’ve mentioned before it’s a circular route, and the halfway point is the perfect spot to stop my RunKeeper app. At times, I run the 8K without breaking it into two separate runs, and 10K occasionally – even 12K too, bottom line, I travel well past 5 kilometers every single day, but I’ve never hit start/stop for the 5K distance?!?! I know, weird eh, lol?! Now, I knew (roughly) what I was capable of by looking at my strong 8K runs, and of course, at all of those fast 4k times I’ve put down. I figured I could go sub 18 minutes for the four, tack on another four and a half minutes for the fifth kilometer, and I’d be sitting chilly on a quick 22:30 5K – and I’d def be chuffed as fuck with that!

Today’s Run:

Started like I always try to – like a bat outta hell … and as typical, I began questioning how well/fast I was traveling/feeling, lol! After my 15 minute audio cue, I knew I was flying … after 20 minutes, I was at 4.53 kilometers … HOLY CUBAN CIGAR SMOKES BATMAN – 470 meters more, and I hit STOP on my app … twentytwominutes&twoseconds … I couldn’t fucking believe it … I STILL can’t believe it – 22:02!! Not only did I exceed expectations, I blew them away by a huge margin! And knowing myself, and especially not wanting to disappoint myself … I don’t know if I can ever run a 5K again, lol!

Yup, I did it:

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Fast Splits:

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I’m waking up to ash and dust I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust

I’m breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse
Whoa


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mending, recuperating … yet I still run!

Body’s beat to shit, but getting better with each passing day. Days ago I was only able to run as long as I maintained a jogging pace, and even then was sore as hell. Wednesday I laid down a solid 10K – a sign of things turning around. Yesterday, I crushed a 4K – 17 minutes 49 seconds (9 seconds off my PR) … interestingly, I have five recorded runs within a 13 second span … 17:40 -17:53 … and today I smoked an 8K’er … 37:23 (53 seconds slower than my record run), so I MUST be bouncing back … even at my age, lol!

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Campagnolo Birthday Bash Blowout!!

Great, great restaurant on Dundas … had the best fucking time!! We ordered the WHOLE menu … minus 4 starters, and 1 main, lol!! After dinner, we walked up to College St. for gelato … was so pleasant, despite the humidity … the walk I mean, the gelato was through the mofo roof sublime too!! A few pics y’all!!

Campagnolo Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Menu

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Veal Carpaccio

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Burrata

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Bone Marrow

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Spaghetti

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Fettucine

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Lamb

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Trout

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… and the damages

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