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Couch Potato to 5K

Thursday, September 03, 2009      4 comments

I've never liked running but a few months ago I worked walking into my exercise routine and pretty soon I developed a desire to run. So I found this program on-line that's called "Couch Potato to 5K in 9 Weeks." It starts out very slowly. In wee... Read more

What a Waste of Time!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009      3 comments

Had a meeting with the trainer at my local Anytime Fitness yesterday. It was my so-called "one free session" but it was actually a moronic 15 minute workout followed by a 30 minute sales pitch. I liked the guy so I let him go through his present... Read more

Working out with a trainer today

Tuesday, September 01, 2009      1 comments

I've belonged to several gyms in the past--Family Fitness (we used to call it "Family Fatness"), Nautilus, UC Berkeley's student/faculty gym, and the YMCA are the ones that come to mind. This time around I decided not to join a gym but rather to... Read more

Lazy Day

Monday, August 31, 2009      1 comments

Today's my day off--heavy on the off! I've done nothing today and it sure feels good.... Read more

I'm Tired

Sunday, August 30, 2009      1 comments

It's been another long week--I worked just shy of 70 hours and 72 hours last week. For some this is normal but it's whacked for me and I'm sure ready for my day off!... Read more

Low Cal "Soup" Day

Saturday, August 29, 2009      0 comments

Well, my wife and I went out and celebrated her new job last night and I ate a wee much! So I'm going to opt for a low cal soup day today, which means I'll eat soup for every meal and snack as normal. I usually only do this on Mondays, my day of... Read more

Decided to Join a Gym

Friday, August 28, 2009      4 comments

After five months of being with SP and doing my strength training at home, I decided to join a small, local gym. Reason being I need to step up from what I'm able to do with what I have and as I considered all my options I concluded that $12 per... Read more

Watched Velodrome Races Tonight

Friday, August 28, 2009      0 comments

Wow, that was fun! I got to watch Cat 1-5 racers sprint against each other tonight at the National Sports Center Velodrome in Blaine, MN. This was the first time I've ever seen live bike racing and it was such a rush that I plan to rent a "fixie... Read more

My Wife Found a Job--Thanks be to God!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009      5 comments

My wife is a Spanish teacher and was laid-off this year due to 2 million in budget cuts. She hasn't been able to find another job which is a big deal for us mostly because of the insurance. She has MS and is on 4 meds which would cost us over $3... Read more

Good Day but Little Time

Tuesday, August 25, 2009      0 comments

It's been a really good day but I've been going since 6.30 a.m., it's now 10:45 p.m. and I need to go to bed! See ya!... Read more

Soup & Watermelon Today

Monday, August 24, 2009      1 comments

I take one day off per week and I tend to just rest the whole day. Because it's a pretty low key day I cut my cals way down on Mondays which today means I'll be eating soup and watermelon, pretty much nothing else. Soup because we just made a fr... Read more

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


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