The white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal in Ohio, frequently pursued by generations of hunters. Ohio ranks 8th nationally in annual hunting-related sales and 10th in the number of jobs associated with the hunting-related industry. Each year, hunting has a $859 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more. A total of six deer may be harvested in eastern and southeastern Ohio’s Zone C (38 counties) through the week long gun season. The antlerless deer permit will be valid for deer-gun week only in Zone C.
Deer Gun Season is the second holiday of November here in southern Ohio. This is the week of the year that I eschew outside workouts. After living here for years now, I don’t really feel that safe on the roads around here. So, my week of indoor workouts: Monday: Day off. OR, I may do some incline walking on the treadmill. Tuesday: Visit the YMCA, figure out how to use the rowing machine. Run some miles on their treadmill, and use the Stair Master. Wednesday: My day off this week from work. Usually a long outside run. I think I will revisit the YMCA again, use their treadmill/elliptical and Stair Master for a two hour work out. Thursday: Treadmill run at home. Friday: Scheduled day off from running Saturday: Long Run…what does that mean on the treadmill? Sunday: Again, improvised work out.
And there is a provision to the workouts this week: They may, at any time, get superceded by the need to harvest deer. If all works out, I will be cleaning and wrapping deer for the freezer. Last year, I cut and cleaned deer three days in a row. Tedious yes, but when you like to eat very healthy (and cheaply when you kill deer on your own property, thereby needing no permit) hunting supercedes workouts.
Courage is defined as weighing in and recording it the Day after Thanksgiving!
I’m up 2.5 lbs which I expected. I’ve been hovering around 22-23 lbs lost for the last couple of weeks.
I picked up the measuring tape to see where my waist and hip measurements were, as I was shopping for Christmas items for the husband to give to me..
Happy to see I had lost 0.5 inch off my chest, 1 inch off the waist, and one inch off the hips since I had lost measured and recorded, in September! So progress keeps getting made!
I am an on-line subscriber of Weight Watchers. WW is revising their “points” system on Monday, so I am looking forward to the new program. I think it’s going to be much more time-consuming (as a long time WW’er, I’ve had points of many many foods memorized) in the beginning, but it will also be as a “Fresh Start”. I believe this should kick-start my next phase of weight loss. I expect to be 15 pounds lighter by May!
Oh, and for anyone wanting to lose weight, don’t wait “Till after the holidays”. Really? Why then need to lose another 5 lbs on top of what you want to lose? It’s really a good feeling to get through the Christmas season either weight-neutral or down a few pounds. Why not weigh in December 1 and either eat correct or exercise enough (and that could be alot of exercise!!) to drop a few pounds?
I’ll put my money where my mouth is. I will lose 5 lbs by January 1 2011. That would be these 2.5 lbs I’ve put back on, and 2.5 more. Doable!!!!!!!
I’m thankful for many things. I’m in a very good spot right now in my life, much more content than I have been in the last two years or so. Let’s call it a midlife crisis. I’m truly happy these days again. Many thanks to my friends for being there.
Average time is 31:45 Median time is 31:50 Fastest is Regis Shivers Jr at 24:41 in 1999. Slowest is Stephen Wirick at 35:42:03 in 2008. Average age is 42.8 years old. Youngest was Gabe Rainwater at 30:15:12 in 2009 at age 21. Oldest was Mark Calcatera at 34:36:28 in 2010 at age 61. 81 finishes from 38 gentlemen. 25 gentlemen have 1 finish. Only 13 have been succesful in multiple attempts. Most is Roy Heger with 11 finishes.
There are at least 4 guys and 3 women on the Visitor’s List from Ohio.
So I survive running around the rocky trails of western PA for two days, including opening day of bear season, to draw more blood on an out-and-back here on the home roads! I opened the door to see what the temperature was like. I was stoked to see it was between 55 and 60 degrees! Wheee, I was out the door! A bio break called around 3 miles. A dash into the woods. I caught some briars on the leg, saw a little pinprick of blood. I glanced down a few minutes later, blood is pouring down my leg. I try to swipe it off, but all I do is smear it around. I caught some good looks from some Amish kids walking down the road to the schoolhouse!
I was pleased to see my running mileage for last week was 64.8 miles. My goal was 50, push for 60 miles. I am planning on trying to get my weekly mileage up a bit.
This week’s goal is get back to journalling and following WW Points system. Well, I probably won’t journal on Thanksgiving (maybe I should try though) but I don’t go hog wild on that day either.