No. 526

* I have started the 100 push-ups program AGAIN. Two days into it, I'm full of regret having not done hardly any upper body workouts in the past couple of months. * Awesome by August is going OK. I went from 187.6 to 186 in the first week to then maintaining this week. Maintenance is a victory, but a loss would have been better. My biggest issue is what I eat on the weekends. If I could move beyond just a few bad choices, I'll see another loss. That means no Dairy Queen this weekend. My eating during the week has been pretty good.

* My long run this week was 11 miles. That's the longest non-racing run since a run of 11 miles this past winter. Pretty soon I'll be hitting distances I haven't seen in three years. I'm both nervous and excited about that.

* Unless something bizarre happens in the next week, I will hit 90 miles for the month and 600 miles for the year by July 31. I'm keeping right on pace to be above 1,000 miles for the year, with even higher mileage coming. I've said this before, but if I train like I should for the marathon and barring any injuries, I should hit 1,000 miles sometime in November.

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