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March 31, 2017

Around The Bay 5k Race Report

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I’ve finally finished the set: Now that I’ve run the Around The Bay 30k (four times), 2-person relay, 3-person relay, and the 5k, I’ve officially done all of the Around The Bay events! As I mentioned in the Chilly Half-Marathon race report from a few weeks ago, I didn’t have the best training season. And after Chilly I had some minor surgery, then a not-so-minor flu. So, I got very little running done between these races. Last year’s ATB was really cold. The forecast was for rain and a -4 windchill, so I worried it would be really cold again. I was[…continue reading]



March 17, 2017

There’s No Such Thing As “Fit”

You’ll have to excuse the inflammatory title. It’s meant to be eye-catching, but not entirely misleading. I’ve been on an interesting journey this winter: I have been exceptionally busy, and with limited time (and lousy weather) I didn’t run as much as I have in previous years. As a result, my running fitness is pretty poor by comparison (see my time from the recent Chilly Half-Marathon). And I’m heavier than I’ve been in a long time. But, does that mean I’m currently “un-fit”? I am winding up a person training contract that had me going to the gym 3-times a week. If[…continue reading]



December 29, 2016

November 2016 Review

I regret that I’m getting later and later with these monthly reviews, but at least I am getting them out. This blog has regrettably been a little neglected, and perhaps that is reflective of me neglecting myself and my health. My word for October was relief! I’d say my word for November 2016 was RENEW: I tried getting back into a routine of going to the gym, I started tracking my food using myfitnesspal again, and I joined a Running Room half-marathon clinic, essentially renewing my commitment to running. Continuing this feature I started in January here’s November’s monthly summary at a glance: November 2016 at a glance Starting Current[…continue reading]



November 15, 2016

October 2016 Review

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I regret that I’m getting later and later with these monthly reviews, but at least I am getting them out. This blog has regrettably been a little neglected, and perhaps that is reflective of me neglecting myself and my health. September was rough, and it’s word of the month was NECESSARY. If I had to pick one word for October, it would be RELIEF! Not because anything went particularly well, but because nothing went too awfully wrong. Continuing this feature I started in January here’s this month’s monthly summary at a glance: October 2016 at a glance Starting Current Change To Go Weight (lbs.) 216.2 220.4 +4.2[…continue reading]



October 13, 2016

September 2016 Review

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I had such high hopes for September. Unfortunately it started with a sputter, and a cough 🙁 August‘s word of the month was RISE . Because a lot of things happened this month, not all of them necessarily by my choice, I’d say my word of the month was NECESSARY! Continuing this feature I started in January here’s this month’s monthly summary at a glance: September 2016 at a glance Starting Current Change To Go Weight (lbs.) 213.8 216.2 +2.4 Fat (lbs.) 65.6 67.9 +2.3 32.9 Goal This Month Annual Average Hours Sleep 8.00 7.15 7.28 Starting Current Change To Go PMP PDUs 52 54 +2 1[…continue reading]