June 8, 2009
Posted: 11:16 AM ET
Meteorologist Bob Van Dillen
It's amazing to me how many people have Crohn's disease or Colitis. Everytime I mention that I'm the honorary Chairman for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, somebody says they know somebody that has the disease.
What songs help you keep your feet moving? Inspire Bob as he trains for his half marathon!
It's a tough one to talk about, no doubt. That is why I am honored to try and spread some awareness of the diseases by running in the Napa to Sonoma half marathon in July. Check out my prior blogs for the info!
So far, my training has been going well. Every time I train for a half marathon, I end up losing about 10-15 pounds (mostly muscle!).
So this time I have been lifting weights just as hard as I used to, and I am still around 200 pounds, my 'fighting weight'. That's good, since I hate losing muscle that takes me so long to develop in the first place.
Anyway, here's the training schedule for this week, remember the race is July 19th!
Monday: weights, no run
Also, I'm looking for some new IPod music to listen to while running. Here's a partial list of the stuff I have on my "Bob's Run" Playlist:
Salute your Solution, the Raconteurs
It's a little mix, but if you have anything that would push me through the many walls I encounter during runs, I would appreciate some suggestions! Just leave the name of the song and the artist in the comments field. Many thanks.
Also, if you'd like to donate to the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America, please do so here.
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