So far so good. I have been true to my challenge and have neither stepped on the scale nor watched television all month. To be honest, the greater of the two challenges has been the scale. I would have never imagined how much I value it's validation. It isn't good enough to say I cooked everything … Continue reading Fitness Check-in: Back in the lab
This morning my scale read 250.7 pounds. I wish I could tell you that some trickster put a toe on it behind my back or that it was a malfunction or misread. Scratch that; wishing any of those things would take energy and focus away from where it needs to be, my health. Somewhere along the … Continue reading Ever Forward
Getting and staying in shape is hard work, but nobody said it has to be lonely. In fact, experts agree that working out with a group not only holds you accountable, but it breaks up the monotony that often leads to boredom when working out alone. Enter District Tri. Last October I met up with … Continue reading Secret Weapon: Get a crew!
I am breaking no new ground by telling you that there is not enough time in the day for all of the things I would like to get done. It is a challenge that most of us suffer from. My approach to 2017 is to find those things that overlap several interests. Bonus points given … Continue reading Secret weapon: Thursday Night Dance Party!
For as long as I can remember, annually on January first, I have proudly proclaimed that the new year belonged to me. Mostly, what I intended to do each year differed, but unequivocally, the year was mine. I've had some really good years -I completed some races, became a father, and added some life … Continue reading So what makes 2017 any different?
It's been a while since I published a blog post. The last year has not been without its capers hijinks and folly, but in keeping with the blog's namesake, It's better that I focus on where I am than spend time in the rehashing of... well.. hash. I've always been a tinkerer. I'm interested in what … Continue reading Life hacks, fixes and fails: The art of making myself better, one experiment at a time. (Part 1)
I have never been one for tradition. It would probably take a team of chimps about 2 minutes to surmise that the genisis of my feelings is linked to my untraditional upbringing. Living 2500 miles from your closest family for the better part of 18 years does not help. On Thanksgiving day 2003 I boarded … Continue reading Tradition is for the birds.. A.K.A. Thanksgiving Redux
With the Tough Mudder happily in my rear view mirrow I can finally take some time to reflect on the experience. In a word, all I can say is, "wow." The event was fun and for some a success, but the day did not go anything like I had expected, then again, rarely anything ever does. Weather I have … Continue reading There Will Be Mud..
I love this video, but I'm not under any false notion that I'm this guy. Or like this guy. Or that even on my best day, that time when I went real real hard, I went hard like this guy goes hard. It's just not true. If my fitness regimen, comprising of a blue-tooth enabled, … Continue reading Beast Mode
Yesterday I posted reasons 1-4 of why I love mud races. Here conclusion to the list. Enjoy! 5. It’s Mine A million years ago, in the midst of wedding planning I bought a play station 2 (it had just come out and was the hottest thing on the tech market). My fiancee’ flipped asking me … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons Why I Run the Tough Mudder (and why you should too) Part 2 of 2