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Ah Yes, a Day Off

Sunday, August 23, 2009      2 comments

It's been a long week. I've put in over 70 hours at work and plenty more at home. I'm sure glad that tomorrow's my day of rest--I'm going to squeeze it for all it's worth!... Read more

Helping Others for the Glory of Christ

Saturday, August 22, 2009      0 comments

I have the privilege of serving as the Pastor of Glory of Christ Fellowship in Elk River, MN. Today we hosted an event at which we gathered food and school supplies for needy families. We're giving all we gathered to a local non-profit called Co... Read more

I Didn't Have to Wimp Out

Friday, August 21, 2009      1 comments

Well, I was going to exchange my outside bike ride for an inside one yesterday because I was too wimpy to ride in the rain. Most days I don't care and actually enjoy riding in it but yesterday...I don't know, I just felt wimpy. But just as the t... Read more

Think I'll Get on the Trainer Today

Thursday, August 20, 2009      0 comments

I'm supposed to put in a 1 hour ride this afternoon/evening but it's raining, slow and steady, and I just don't feel like being out in it--whiner, I know! I may change my mind but at this point I think I'll just get on my trainer and spin for an... Read more

Sleep & Dietary Choices

Wednesday, August 19, 2009      0 comments

I had a long day yesterday and then a very early morning today which means that I only slept for about five hours last night. It's amazing to me how much I'm craving the wrong stuff this morning. I've read plenty of articles about sleep and its ... Read more

Warming Up is Good!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009      0 comments

On Sunday my cycling plan called for me to complete a "test" ride, that is a ride on which I was to push as hard as I could to see how far my training has progressed. These rides are very intense and I only do them once in a while. Well, I... Read more

Day off Today

Monday, August 17, 2009      2 comments

Had a good ride yesterday though fell short of my goal--but I still had a great time! Today's a day of rest which I welcome but I'm looking forward to tomorrow's medium-intensity ride of about 20 miles.... Read more

Time Trial Day Today

Sunday, August 16, 2009      2 comments

My cycling plan calls for me to have a "test day" every once in a while where I ride a course as fast as I possibly can and compare my time to previous times. This gives one an idea of where he or she is compared to earlier in the season. ... Read more

Finally a High-Intensity Day!

Friday, August 14, 2009      1 comments

After my really long bike ride a couple of weeks ago, my plan called for a couple weeks of recovery--so despite my longing to ride hard I obeyed the plan! This week it's time to ramp it back up a bit but I've had to wait until today for a high-i... Read more

Cross-Training Day

Wednesday, August 12, 2009      1 comments

Cycling is my main sport and some time back I developed an annual training plan based on the advice of Joe Friel in his book "The Cyclist's Training Bible" (by the way, the word "bible" in Greek simply means "book" so there's nothing sacrilegiou... Read more

Eating on the Road

Tuesday, August 11, 2009      0 comments

I'm at a camping site this week trying to finish up a book I've been working on for the last few years: it was supposed to be to the publisher last summer but the process has been harder than expected! Anyhow, it's been so joy-producing fo... Read more

Lost Another Pound

Monday, August 10, 2009      4 comments

Well I continued the slow creep downward this morning--I finally went below 214 to 213! Small progress I know but progress nonetheless. My focus with SP is health not weight loss but I must admit that I really enjoy dropping pounds!... Read more

The Wonder of the Body & the Existence of God

Sunday, August 09, 2009      2 comments

I visited The Science Museum of Minnesota yesterday with my family and one of the displays they had was about the cardio-pulminary system. It's a bit much to explain it all here but I must say that after reading several summaries of how this sys... Read more

Anxiety or Prayer?

Saturday, August 08, 2009      1 comments

My wife was laid off this year and since our insurance comes through her work we are now three weeks away from having no insurance. The reason this is a big deal for us is because my wife has MS and needs meds that cost about $5k per month. COBR... Read more

Reasons for Plateaus and How to Break Them

Friday, August 07, 2009      3 comments

After losing 28 pounds in about 7 months, I have hit a genuine weight loss plateau. I have been between 214-16 for several weeks and just can't get the scale to move. I've read several articles SP has about plateaus but this morning I decided to... Read more


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