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!
Everywhere I turn these days there's a promotion for a new race. There are glow in the dark 5K's, zombie runs (the only reason I'm not doing the zombie run is because I'll be in attending a friend's wedding that weekend), and of course, mud runs. Mud races/runs are great. So far I have done two (a 4 mile Spartan Sprint in … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons I Run the Tough Mudder (and why you should too). Part 1 of 2
The Good news is I have lost 25 pounds, and I am halfway to my 50 pound goal. While there is no bad news, there remains lots of room for growth. When I bowl I use a 12 pound ball. To think that I just dropped two of them is unbelievable. As an indicator that … Continue reading Halftime
-- Apologia -- Just when you think you've got the hang of something, expect the unexpected. This morning (7-26-12) I came up with a title I thought would be good for my weight-loss update post, so I whipped out my trendy gadget phone, opened my wordpress app and typed in the name. I then saved … Continue reading Gut Check 2.0
Tony Horton is a genius. Or, at least, he had one great idea -P90x, and is milking it for all it's worth. I tend to believe the former. A few weeks ago I went to a live p90x workout led by Tony. When the workout was over, he spent some time talking to the crowd. During … Continue reading The Beauty of Doing What You Hate
I'm exhausted. I stink, I'm going to have to febreeze my couch at least twice, but I can't bring myself to get up. I have a bowl of quinoa and braised chicken that was steaming, but is now luke warm and cooling fast -I only have the energy to drink water. My achilleseses...es are tight, and … Continue reading Keep Your Scale Close, But Your Friends Closer
I believe in the universe. To be clear, I am a Christian and am finding my way -but aside from my religious beliefs, I believe in the universe, as a force of energies that are neither good or bad but can be harnessed for either cause. When we manifest to the universe, we create energy … Continue reading Push back
I know my father. We've met, and I've seen him half a dozen times give or take. I know he is smart, that he left to go to Africa in the Peace Corps when my mother was 8 months pregnant, that several years later he came back to America married and with several of my … Continue reading 5 Ways Being a Dad is Like Working Out
So today was my aws (fancy government acronym for alternative work schedule a.k.a. MY DAY OFF). My mother is in town visiting from California so I've been looking forward to today for a while. When you have a kid, the faster you come to grips with some universal truths, the better. Chief amongst them is … Continue reading A.W.S.
So one of my goals is to run a 5k (3.1 miles) is less than 24 min. That works out to sub 8 minute miles. While I knew that I was nowhere near ready to reach for my goal at last Saturday's race, it was a great opportunity to get an honest assessment of where … Continue reading Beat the Deadline 5K