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Had to Take it Easy with the Weights

Thursday, September 10, 2009      0 comments

Yesterday was an upper-body strength training day but I had to take it easy because my lower back is giving out on me. I probably shouldn't have even worked out but I made sure my back was very secure and I reduced the weights for each exercise,... Read more

Nice Ride Yesterday, Strength Training Today

Wednesday, September 09, 2009      1 comments

Although the days are getting shorter in MN and it's getting harder to get my evening rides in, I did manage to spin for about 17 miles yesterday. It was a great ride because I started out into the wind and came home with the wind at my back--ju... Read more

Start of Another Great Week!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009      0 comments

Monday is my one day off per week so Tuesday is the first day of the week for me. I look forward to three good bike rides, three days of strength training, and renewing my commitment to SP principles by starting to work through them again. ... Read more

Federer is Amazing

Monday, September 07, 2009      1 comments

Oh that I could lose weight at the rate Federer dismisses his opponents!... Read more

I want a canoe!

Sunday, September 06, 2009      3 comments

Our church had a picnic at a local lake today and one of the teenage boys and I canoed all the way around the lake. It was so much fun but the problem is that now I really want a canoe! Hmm, it's September in Minnesota, winter is already o... Read more

Then We Truly Live

Saturday, September 05, 2009      2 comments

The quote on the front page of SP this morning is, "When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live" (Greg Anderson). I don't know. I think we ne... Read more

Rest Day Today

Friday, September 04, 2009      1 comments

I've been exercising at a fairly intense level lately and my body is saying, "Hey, pal, how about a day off?" So I'm going to listen to that. Over training is a bad thing. I'll probably go for a mellow walk later this evening but I'm going to ca... Read more

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


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