SPEEDYDOG   54,131
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June 2008 - 270 lbs and still gaining!





May 2010 - After Running in the Lake George 5K





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"Never give up, never surrender!"

The title of my SparkPage is a tagline from one of my favorite movies, Galaxy Quest. This plucky statement was made by Commander Peter Quincy Taggart played by Tim Allen.

This statement, "Never give up, never surrender!" is to remind me that persistence is key to health and well being.

I joined this SparkPeople in 2005 to get a $150 insurance rebate from my then employer. I have since moved on to another job. I deleted my original corporate sponsored account and ...
The title of my SparkPage is a tagline from one of my favorite movies, Galaxy Quest. This plucky statement was made by Commander Peter Quincy Taggart played by Tim Allen.

This statement, "Never give up, never surrender!" is to remind me that persistence is key to health and well being.

I joined this SparkPeople in 2005 to get a $150 insurance rebate from my then employer. I have since moved on to another job. I deleted my original corporate sponsored account and made my own personal identity as SPEEDYDOG. The support and the resources on this site are indispensable!

I am a 57 years old and have been blessed with a great wife and five wonderful kids. I live in a small town in the Colorado Rockies.

I played football in high school and college. I was an offensive tackle. I was not all that large (6’ – 265 lbs) so I relied on strength and quickness. I was also on the track team. I ran the 1/2 mile and threw the shot and discus. I also boxed and wrestled. Like a lot of ex-athletes I gained weight easily.

As the years went by, my weight steadily increased. My health starting going downhill. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. My feet hurt all the time.

I lost weight on various plans but gained it all back. I was the typical yo-yo dieter. SparkPeople has helped me stabilize my weight. I have lost 60 pounds on SparkPeople. I am confident that I can reach my goals.

I am running again, I enjoy an occasional recreational race. I am having fun.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

"A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts."
Steve Prefontaine

“Never mistake activity for achievement.”
John Wooden

“Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything.”
Vince Lombardi

"Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. "
Dean Karnazes

“No one has ever drowned in sweat.”
Lou Holtz

"The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood."
Lou Holtz

“It ain't bragging if you can do it.”
Dizzy Dean
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Member Since: 4/25/2009

SparkPoints: 54,131

Fitness Minutes: 40,730

My Goals:
Personal Goals
- 185 Pounds
- 34" Waist

Running Goals
- 5K 24:00
(Goal Met, March 2nd 2010 - 23:12)
- 400M 0:64
- 800M 2:30

My Program:
Cardio 6 days per week, including:
- Running
- Eliptical Trainer
- Brisk Walking
- Mountain Biking

Strength Training 3 to 4 Days Per Week

2,250 to 2,350 cals/day

Personal Information:
I live in Colorado.

My activities include:
- Downhill Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Snowshoeing
- Hiking
- Bicycling
- Running
- Motorcycling
(Dirt and Street)
- Radio Control Airplanes


Other Information:
October 11, 2008
- 270 Pounds
- High Blood Pressure (145/95)
- High Cholesterol
- Back Pain
- Foot Pain
- Knee Pain

May 9, 2009
- 225 Pounds
- Low Blood Pressure (104/68)
- Low Cholesterol




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GHK1962

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LUVS2BIKE101

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CHARITYAK

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DDOORN

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GHK1962
9/13/2014 2:45:00 PM

Thanks for the link on the Karate Monkey ... man, its been a long time since I heard the term 'chomoly frame'. I remember when that was state of the art. Double butting tubes ... sheesh ... time flies.

Anyway, the seat downtube...am I seeing things or is there a bend in it?



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GHK1962
9/12/2014 1:18:52 AM

Ohhhhhh we DID get to keep those Lucy Lab pint glasses. It comes with the FREE beer! I now have 5 different Lucky Lab Ride pint glasses. The logos are the same, but the colors for each year are different.

And wifey did fine on the ride ...we weren't going for speed ... so it was a fun relaxing ride.



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ELYMWX
9/7/2014 8:20:47 PM

Hey Bruce,

Found something in your neck of the woods you might enjoy:

http://www.coloradoframebuilders.com/



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GHK1962
9/7/2014 8:26:58 AM

Yeah, you'd like that Lucky Lab ride over here ... its just totally about having a good time. And ... what is cool too is that along with the FREE beer at the end, you can get a Lucky Lab pint glass to take home. I have 4 of them already from previous rides.



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PMRUNNER
9/6/2014 12:04:51 PM

Thanks for the supportive comments on my 10k blog!it is great that the kids are so active, as you said not all kids are. It was fun watching my son look back to see the 11 year old girl gaining, but then see the finish line and surge ahead to the finish! I wish I had that much kick left at the end of that race, but I was smoked and it took everything I had to keep going until I crossed the finish.

Looking forward to getting a few more trail rides in this fall, just need to make the time. Soon, my son will be big enough to start trail riding too!



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