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Phill Lytle

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    My family: My wife and three boys (Aidan, Ethan, and Wesley). A good movie, book or CD to spend some time with.

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  • Occupation
    I work for the Governement. I can kill you with my brain.
  • About my avatar
    My youngest - Wesley
  • Favorite movies
    Too many to name.
  • Favorite music
    Sigur Ros, The Elms, Cush, Mumford and Sons, NeedtoBreathe, The National, The Violet Burning, Arcade Fire, Hammock, Whiteheart - yes, that Whiteheart.
  • Favorite creative writing
    Tolkien, Lewis, Lawhead, Jordan, Sanderson, Overstreet, and Russell.
  • Favorite visual art
    Anything by God.

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  1. Quick update for me: I am now below 200 pounds for the first time in over a decade. I'm very proud of this accomplishment, but I am also kind of embarrassed that it has been so long. Baal, any updates?
  2. Baal, that is great! I've not done the P90X but I will be starting the Power90 workout after I run my first 5K this Saturday. (Power90 is like the beginner workout compared to P90X.) I'm looking forward to switching things up a bit. I will continue to jog a few times a week though. I have lost 41 pounds since April and have about 29 pounds left to lose to reach my goal. I have hit a bit of a plateau the past month and I hope the Power90 workout will kickstart things again. Keep us informed Baal. I love to read success stories.
  3. Those guys don't hold a candle to Douglas. While I don't agree with Ryan's assessment of Fillion or Holloway, I do agree that the part should go to someone else. I would choose Jason Clarke - he has the right mix of ruggedness, arogance, playfullness, and intensity. Unfortunately, he is isn't well known enough to be cast as the male lead in a film like this.
  4. Phineas and Ferb is one of the best children television shows ever, in my opinion. It's consistently funny and engaging. My kids are very excited about the movie - as am I.
  5. That is great, Phill. Did you change the way you eat, or is the weight loss due primarily to running? Both, but the running has helped a lot. I'll be running my first 5K in early October. I have no idea about the changes from running indoors and outdoors. I've done all my running outdoors - most of the time in some pretty decent heat. I am curious how I will do when the weather starts to cool down. I don't think I would do very well on a treadmill - I have some balance issues on those things. I think I would end up on the ground.
  6. I'm now doing 30 minute runs consistently. Have been for a few weeks. Technically, I am finished with the Couch To 5K program, which is something I did not think was possible just a few months ago. In other health related news, I have lost 36 pounds as of this morning and only have another 34 pounds to go to reach my goal. I weigh less now than I did 10 years ago.
  7. I did the first of three 28 minute runs last night and it went surprisingly well. I had one tough stretch about half way through the run that was on an incline. After that it was more difficult, but I was still able to finish. Next week is my last week. While the program is called Couch to 5K, even when I jog for 30 minutes, I won't be up to 3 miles in distance. My pace right now is too slow for that. I am averaging about 12 minute miles - I know, very slow - but right now I am happy to just be jogging the entire time I am supposed to jog. After I do the 30 minutes for a few weeks I will start to work on my pace.
  8. I just heard about this guy yesterday and I decided to check out his music for myself...and I am very happy I did. I haven't been this impressed with a new-to-me artist in a long time. I agree with all the praise for The Resistance - it's a great song. I am a big fan of the whole album though, with some songs standing right up there with The Resistance.
  9. I took me until 33 to do it. When I was younger, I was always very active and played a lot of sports, but I never was a runner/jogger. I wish I had been. My son took an interest in running when he signed up with some of his school friends to do the Kids Music City Marathon in Nashville. They were required to run for 25.2 miles prior the final day, where they had to run 1 mile around LP Field (The Tennessee Titans stadium - NFL team for those that don't know). It was around the time he finished with the marathon that I was starting to take interest in running. So, we are training together. He is an awesome kid and it's so much more fun to have someone to run with. He is much farther along than I am though. He didn't even break a sweat yesterday. I was drenched.
  10. Given how much better both Kung Fu Panda movies are than both Madagascar movies, and how utterly lame the original Madagascar in particular was, that this sequel should be trailing that sequel is pretty much incomprehensible to me. I couldn't agree more. Why in the world is this film not doing better business? I don't get it.
  11. I just finished week 5 of the C25K program. The final day of Week five was a 20 minute run. Prior to that run, the longest run the program had required was two 8 minute runs on the second day of Week 5. I was a bit nervous about the 20 minute run, but I knocked it out yesterday afternoon. I haven't run/jogged for 20 straight minutes in probably 15 years, if not longer. I felt great when I finished it. I was tired, and my legs were sore, but man did it feel good. My 8 year old son runs with me and we were high-fiving each other and grinning like idiots after we finished. I have a 25 minute run at the end of this week. It does not worry me at all now.
  12. I'd give just about anything for a new Cush album.
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