YES--after 1 year I finally lost another pound!
I began pursuing health, again, in January of 2009 and went from 242 to 213 in about one year. But then my weight loss halted and I have hovered between 213-18 for the last year and have been unable to lose more. Lately I renewed my efforts beca... Read more
Final Training Ride Today
My computer is still in the hospital so I'm not able to post the rest of my debrief on my 150-mile ride. So instead I will simply report that today I took my final training ride before the big 200 mile ride. I went for a quick 22-miler and trie... Read more
Hit 213 Again after 1 Year
Last year I hit a low weight of 213 lbs but then my weight loss ground to a halt and I have been hovering between 214-18 for the last year. Recently, thanks to this month's challenge from the "Over 200 but not for long" team, I decided to pursue... Read more
So much meat and only up 0.4 lb!
Yesterday after church we went to a graduation party for one of our friends kids (grad parties are a big thing in Minnesota). The cook, my buddy Rick, is a butcher at a local grocery store and really knows how to prepare a piece of meat.
H... Read more
I hope to be able to blog more about my cycling adventure in the next few days but for now my computer wiped out and I have to get it fixed.... Read more
Debrief of my 150-Mile Bike Ride, Part 1
Yesterday, praise be to God, I took my last training ride before the Paul Bunyan Double Century on June 19. I have a whole lot to say about this one and so I'm going to spread my thoughts out over three days. Today I will blog about the basic fa... Read more
If it was just rain...
If it was just a little rain I would ride today but given that there is lightening and intermittent sheets of rain I will have to delay, or cancel, my 150-mile training ride. I still hope to get some miles in here and there today, and I do think... Read more
Ride 150-Miles in the Rain? Not Sure
I'm scheduled to ride my bicycle for 150 miles tomorrow as part of my training plan for the 200 mile ride on 6/19, however, the forecast is for 1-2" of rain, 15-20 mph se winds, and high humidity. It will take me over 9 hours to ride that many m... Read more
Two Days off the Bike
Well, I'm going to attempt a 150 mile bike ride this Friday and thus I'm taking today and tomorrow off the bike. I had a very good, intense 21 mile ride yesterday and now I need to heal up and focus my mind--150 miles is a very long way to ride ... Read more
Trying to wake up here but I'm so sleepy today. Oh well, I'll get going eventually! On a brighter note, I'm down a pound this morning and I'm feeling positive and happy. Hope you all have a great day.... Read more
Ah, a Mixed-Berry Smoothie
For whatever reason I haven't had a smoothie in a while. I guess I've been enjoying eating fruit in its more natural state. But this morning a smoothie sounded good and so I made one!
1 serving of fruit punch creatine mix
2 cups of mixe... Read more
Recovery Ride Today
I was surprised that I wanted to ride my bike at all yesterday after riding for so long on Friday, but I did. I only went for a 5 mile recovery ride but I felt very good on the bike and had almost no soreness. Then today I took my scheduled 10 m... Read more
Debrief of my 125-Mile Bike Ride
Yesterday I took a 125-mile bike ride as part of my training plan for the double century in two weeks--yikes--and as I always I later debriefed the ride in my training journal. Here's a part of what I wrote, it's long but hopefully it will be of... Read more
Had a Great Ride Today
I'll blog more about the details tomorrow, probably, but just wanted to note that my ride went very well today. Here are the vitals.
Distance: 125.2 miles
Average Speed: 16.0
Maximum Speed: 28.7
Got to go, I'm b... Read more
Big Ride Tomorrow
As part of my training for the double century (200 mile, one day bike ride) I plan to take a 125 mile ride tomorrow. In order to mimic the day of the ride I will get up at 4:00 a.m. and try to be out the door by 4:15. Wow, that's early but I'd r... Read more
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