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Crossing the finish line at my first half-marathon, June 2, 2013.










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Nice Jewish boy, made from scratch with mostly natural ingredients, working on becoming new and improved, lowfat, and extra-strength. I'm 59, living in a suburb of Minneapolis with the love of my life (SUEGR98), our two amazing children, and Noah's Ark Lite: two rat terriers, two cats, two bunnies, and two bearded dragons. Currently I'm a stay-at-home dad, working part-time at a gas station/convenience store in our neighborhood, and putting the pieces in place to return to chaplaincy or a ...
Nice Jewish boy, made from scratch with mostly natural ingredients, working on becoming new and improved, lowfat, and extra-strength. I'm 59, living in a suburb of Minneapolis with the love of my life (SUEGR98), our two amazing children, and Noah's Ark Lite: two rat terriers, two cats, two bunnies, and two bearded dragons. Currently I'm a stay-at-home dad, working part-time at a gas station/convenience store in our neighborhood, and putting the pieces in place to return to chaplaincy or a related field. After spending most of my life estranged from my body on one level or another, I am grateful to be alive, sober, relatively functional, and putting one foot in front of the other a day at a time.



 
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Member Since: 3/13/2012

SparkPoints: 27,065

Fitness Minutes: 19,328

My Goals:
*Run a real-time 5K under 40 minutes - DONE 10/20/12 38'06"
*Complete a half-marathon - DONE 6/2/13 2:43:57
*Train for and complete a marathon in 2013 - DONE 10/20/13 6:14:12
*Continue running 3-4 times a week
*Complete the 100 pushups program
*Successfully complete the strength and agility test to become a volunteer firefighter
*Reach and maintain my goal weight of 140
*Eat vegan 95% or more of the time
*Find/earn $5000 to finance completion of studies for rabbinic ordination by mid-2015 without putting additional pressure on household finances
*Complete studies and become eligible for ordination in mid-2015
*Return to paid or semi-paid chaplaincy work
*Find niches within my faith community, my geographic community, and my political party for more consistently active volunteering
*Maintain a positive, loving influence on my family and friends
*Travel with my wife and children to Israel and to India (both kids' birth country)

My Program:
I track my food daily, eat and cook vegetarian/wannabe-vegan, run 3-4 times a week (started with C25K), and walk or bike for local errands whenever possible. My current growing edge is becoming consistent with strength training.

Personal Information:
patrickgr98@gmail.com
Hopkins, MN USA

Other Information:
"Do not disdain any person;
Do not underrate the importance of anything --
For there is no person who does not have his hour,
And there is no thing without its place in the sun."
(Pirkei Avot 4:3)

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HEALTHY-SPARK
1/8/2013 10:45:15 AM

Hi! Thanks for adding me as a friend -- I'm adding you back! Looks like you are a running. I'm an aspiring runner -- well, walk/jogger currently, but working on it. Have a fantastic week!



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BOILHAM
11/8/2012 10:58:04 AM

Thanks for the friend add, I have done the same! Vic



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SANITYDREAMER
10/18/2012 9:09:10 PM

Hey hey! I added you as a friend, I hope you don't mind! I hope you are having a great week and best wishes to you!

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SUNSHINESKYWAY
10/15/2012 7:38:10 AM

Thank you for commenting on my blog. I hope you have a fabulous day!



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JMERLAU
9/25/2012 9:48:06 AM

LOVE endorphins for breakfast! MMMMMMm MMMMMm good



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