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Core Training Today
Thursday, September 17, 2009      1 comments

Last time I did a full core workout I was sore for 5 days! I guess that shows just how out of shape my mid-section is. I look forward to the day when I can tell a different story and today is one step in that direction. I plan to complete the fo... Read more
I Like Sleep
Wednesday, September 16, 2009      0 comments

Every other week I have an early morning meeting on Wednesdays and it always seems that the night before I end up working late into the night. Last night was no exception so I only got 6 hours of shut eye which isn't anywhere near enough for me.... Read more
Upper Body Strength Training Day
Tuesday, September 15, 2009      0 comments

I do strength training 3 times per week: upper body then core then lower body. Today was upper body day and I pushed more than usual because I felt ready to do so. That felt good but I am a bit sore. I'm so excited to see what consistent strengt... Read more
Pushing Through a Lull in Motivation
Monday, September 14, 2009      0 comments

Ever since I started SP in March of this year I have been concerned about the time when the newness of it all would wear off, I would lose the intensity of my motivation, and would thus slip back into old habits. Lately I've been slipping into t... Read more
Are you Ready for Some Football?
Sunday, September 13, 2009      1 comments

I sure am! Even though I live in Minnesota, there are only two seasons--no, I don't mean winter and construction seasons. I mean football season and not-football season! I like football season the best. The 49ers are my main team, rain or ... Read more
A Good Hilly Ride in Rochester MN
Saturday, September 12, 2009      0 comments

Took a nice ride today with a couple of friends in Rochester MN. I was there helping them think about starting a new church. Oh that we had hills in the Minneapolis area like they have there! It was so much fun struggling to get my big belly up ... Read more
Riding with Team Giant this Weekend
Friday, September 11, 2009      0 comments

My family is going down to Rochester MN for a night and a day and we plan to enjoy a ride with my friend Bob and his son Johnny. Both Bob and Johnny ride Giant Bicycles as do I so we've named ourselves "Team Giant." I don't know what they have p... Read more
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

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