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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: 27,020

Fitness Minutes: 19,280

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

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"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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FATBASTICH
9/23/2012 9:50:10 PM

Thanks for the comment on my blog!



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JMERLAU
9/13/2012 8:56:25 AM

That made me laugh.

For me it's roll out of bed at 4am, take dogs outside, start warming the legs up. check FB and twitter real quick. go get dressed in running attire, start stretching, ready and out the door by 4:40am usually, run til around 5:45am or so. home, quick shower, wife usually awake by that time. get kids up... make lunches.....help with breakfasts, feed dogs, yadda yadda....out the door by 7am to get girls to school and off to work. WHEW....what a morning. LOL

yes indeed....you are doing it! THAT is what matters



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9/3/2012 3:23:44 PM

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BARCLE
8/11/2012 4:53:59 AM

Hi and welcome to the Beginners Running Club team emoticon The bedtime photo radiates happiness - what gorgeous smiles. Have a super day emoticon



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NEWTINK
8/2/2012 6:27:41 PM

Yikes Ipod and Washer that is not a good mix .....Do you do the Nike + through your IPod ? thank you for stopping by my blog that was nice of you !!



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