January 26, 2015

You and me both, Steven!

Video Games Relapse

So, there haven’t been any updates to this blog lately. I have an explanation: I had a video game relapse recently. I mused in the summer that I didn’t play video games much anymore. But, as I posted in a Facebook post back in November, I felt like Dragon Age Inquisition would be the biggest threat to my training season. It has been so far. I have been very impressed with this latest iteration in the Dragon Age series. The story is compelling, the graphics are great, and the gameplay is fun. I got very immersed in the story and[…continue reading]



January 7, 2015

From this Facebook post

Blue Pill or Red Pill?

This came across my Facebook feed a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was interesting to think about, and the reaction comments were even more interesting!   The text reads: Take the “blue” pill and you will able to run injury free with your current abilities for the rest of your life Take the “red” pill and take 1.5 hours off your fastest marathon time, with an additional 5 mins each year afterwards, but you will stop running completely in 6 years. For those if you that don’t recognize it, the Red Pill/Blue Pill choice is a reference to[…continue reading]



January 5, 2015

January/February 2015 Training Plan

Training Plan Jan/Feb 2015

To my surprise, the Chilly Half-Marathon is just around the corner! Less than 2 months away! So, I really needed to make a formal training plan for the next 2 months. Here it is!   This thing probably requires some explanation: The red numbers with the “RR half” rows are for my the Half-Marathon Clinic I’m leading at the Square One Running Room right now. The blue numbers in the second rows labelled “JD full” are for a Jack Daniels’ ‘inspired’ full-marathon training program. Surprisingly, the late weeks of a half-marathon clinic match rather well with the early weeks of[…continue reading]



January 2, 2015

2015

New Year’s Resolutions 2015!

Happy New Year to all my lovely readers! And welcome to 2015! It’s surprisingly similar to the start of 2015. But, it is a milestone and chance to start all over again! It’s an opportunity to make New Year’s Resolutions. They went so well last year (not), but hope always springs eternal in January. As I did with the half-year resolutions, they will be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Sensitive).   LOSE 20 POUNDS OF FAT I will reduce my body fat to 35 pounds by the end of 2015. At the end of 2014, I measured my weight as 205.4 pounds and 26.8% body[…continue reading]



January 1, 2015

Cumulative Workouts vs. Moving Goal (all 2014)

2014 In Review

by pyrad
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I haven’t published a monthly review since July, but in the spirit of the end of 2014, I figured it was a good time to do a general review of the year.   It was also a great year for the blog. WordPress made a lovely summary visible here.   Here are some of my favourite memories from the year: The Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge was right at the start of 2014, and it was quite a great highlight. In particular, I liked walking away with 6 medals, meeting Mark Remy, and drinking a beer DURING a marathon.     The[…continue reading]