I am a very lucky man – I’ve got an amazing wife and am the father to three wonderful kids. Lylli was born on Halloween in 2008, Gracie was born November 2010 and although she only lived for 17 months, she will remain as much a part of this family as the rest of us, and Mickey Gray, our first son, was born in June of 2012. I’m not going to say that life has gone exactly as I would have wanted, but it is a good life and I am determined to make the best of it.

This blog is an attempt to document my quest to become a dad that my family can be proud of.

Monday, December 8, 2008

The First Monday of the Rest of my Life

Well today's the big day -- day 1 of my "Couch Potato to 5K" program.
Not sure when I'll fit it in since I didn't get out of bed early enough
to do it this morning and I've got to watch the two hour series finale
of Boston Legal tonight, but its only a "Brisk five-minute warm-up walk.
Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a
total of 20 minutes". The weekend, once again was filled with several
restaurants and unhealthy treats - hopefully once I start exercising and
seeing results it will curb my cravings for junk food or at least
counter act the effects. As I was laying in bed last night fighting
for position and some covers with 3 dogs and a mastiff laying beside me
on the floor snoring as my wife and daughter sleep on the couch in the
living room, I was thinking about how I would run this winter -- I
already belong to two gyms that have no running track -- I think I've
decided to quit LA Fitness and move to the YMCA -- I can't quit the
other one because I'm locked in for another 6 months or more -- The Y
has a track and family locker rooms so I don't have to spend my morning
with the 70 year old naked guy reading the paper in a lawn chair by the
shower. Not quite sure how I'm going to pull this off with the wife,
but I'll figure something out. Until then I guess its outside in the
cold or the treadmill at the health club. My first goal on the horizon
is the Human Race 5K on March 14th

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