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So Thankful to the Lord!
Thursday, September 24, 2009      2 comments

I'm what they call a "church planter" which means I love starting new churches. Four times per year I meet with a group of other planters for accountability, mutual learning, and strategic planning. Today and tomorrow is one of those four times.... Read more
Strength Training Recovery Meals--Any Ideas?
Wednesday, September 23, 2009      0 comments

Over the last several weeks I have become much more serious about adding strength training into the mix of my pursuit of health. I am an avid cyclist and understand all I need to about post-ride recovery meals but I've been wondering if there's ... Read more
Getting Close to 212
Tuesday, September 22, 2009      2 comments

I've been on a plateau for months now. Going from 242 to 218 was relatively easy, the pounds just flew off. I was feeling great, cycling like a maniac, eating well, and enjoying life. So I was pretty surprised when I realized that, though I was ... Read more
Honestly--Just Trying to get my Point Today!
Monday, September 21, 2009      0 comments

Things are well, I'm on the right track, it's my day off and I'm lazy, can't think of anything to say--BUT I want my points! Been there, done that?... Read more
I Fell Asleep While Writing This Blog!
Sunday, September 20, 2009      0 comments

So it's Sunday afternoon. I had a great day of worship and learning and fellowship at church followed by a good lunch at a local Chinese joint (Chinese is my favorite), and then I laid down to rest, watch a little football (football's my favorit... Read more
Lower Body Today but the Core is Still Sore!
Saturday, September 19, 2009      1 comments

Today's my day to workout the lower body but I'm not sure how hard I'm going to go because my core is still pretty sore from my workout two days ago. I've never intensely worked out those muscles before (abs, obliques, lower back) and at 42 I th... Read more
Oh the Core is Sore!
Friday, September 18, 2009      0 comments

I've been working my core at a fairly mellow level for a few months now and so I decided to fire up the intensity yesterday. I worked my abs, obliques, and lower back pretty hard in two separate sessions which was a good thing but I must say tha... Read more
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

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