Many of you may have read my previous post about how I lost 40 pounds in 6 months earlier this year, and if you haven’tfeel free to go back and check it out. This isn’t about that journey, however. Dad On the Run is about right now and what I’m going to do to lose those last few (okay, it‘s actually more like 25) pesky pounds. This is when and where the clock resets and it all turns to zero again.
To lose the weight I did between January and June I focused on eating well and jogging/running . On January 16th, I jogged a total of 1.27 miles; a humbling start for someone who just over four years earlier completed the Chicago Marathon. On June 29th I ran 8.68 miles and continued jogging (although more sporadically) through July and August, but started eating all the stuff I knew I shouldn’t be eating and have been regressing since. No more!
During those “good” months, I ran over 450 miles in total and I felt good. By early September (however) I wasn’t really doing anything. So a few additional pounds later, here I am laying it all on the table that HTML built. I’m going to start slowly (again) and ease my way back into running even though I haven’t really been away all that long. I know that I haven’t really answered the question of, “What exactly is Dad On the Run?” Here goes.
Every week I’m going to document my progress and what I’m doing to get where I’m going. Simple enough, right? Although I “practiced” a few times this week, the endeavor all starts tomorrow in earnest. I welcome all comments, questions, suggestions, etc…
We’re chalking up this election to be one of the most blogged about, most talked about most important elections in history. I’ve never cared more about the outcome of an election as I do this one. I base that feeling mostly on the fact that my little girl’s future depends on it. I’m putting a lot of hope and trust into our next president and that is something I have never done before.
There isn’t much time to make your choice, so if you’re still on the fence, check out these sites that offer at-a-glimpse comparisons of the presidential candidates:
We think tomorrow, November 4th, is going to be such an important day and everyone that can, should get out and vote. Emily and Cooper at The Motherhood have created a “Circle” (that is already getting worldwide attention) called “Moms CALL IN the vote”. Basically, they are providing a place online for mom’s to call in and record their voting experience.
As you (may or may not) know, we are giving away a fancy-schmancy Zivio Boom bluetooth headset. If you are interested in entering to win this new headset by Joby, by all means, go enter! BUT hold on a sec, if you would like an extra FIVE entries, go VOTE tomorrow and CALL IT IN over at The Motherhood. Leave a comment on THIS post with a link to your voice message and we’ll take care of you and your five entries.
Here is the scoop on joining The Motherhood (free online community for moms) and how to call in your voting experience on November 4th:
Join The Motherhood (if you haven’t already) and be sure to put your cell phone number in when prompted during sign-up.
Pick up your cell phone and call (412) 282-1182 (tip: add that number to your phone’s contacts ahead of time.)
In your message, give a live, on the ground report. Talk about voting, how you feel, what the experience is like and any other election day coverage! It is the ultimate in real-time, citizen mom journalism.
Most importantly, let your voice be heard. Make sure you vote tomorrow. Every single vote makes a difference.
I have so many updates! It’s hard to find the time between work and parenting and POTTY TRAINING.
- Generation Huggies (don’t wait for me to update! Go to Generation Huggies and upload your video for a chance to win $30,000!)
- Adler Planetarium in Chicago
- Abby in Wonderland: Abby Cadabby’s brand NEW movie!
- Nintendo: So many cool new Nintendo games out and debuting soon for Wii and DS
- Much more!
I’ll be attending and covering the American Baby Faire in Schaumburg, IL tomorrow. Can’t wait to get a first-hand look at all of the new exciting products on the market…just in time for the holiday season!