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YES--after 1 year I finally lost another pound!

Thursday, June 17, 2010      1 comments

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

Wednesday, June 16, 2010      1 comments

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

Tuesday, June 15, 2010      3 comments

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!

Monday, June 14, 2010      1 comments

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

Computer Problems

Sunday, June 13, 2010      2 comments

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

Saturday, June 12, 2010      0 comments

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...

Friday, June 11, 2010      1 comments

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

Thursday, June 10, 2010      0 comments

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

Wednesday, June 09, 2010      0 comments

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

I'm Sleepy

Tuesday, June 08, 2010      1 comments

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

Monday, June 07, 2010      0 comments

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

Sunday, June 06, 2010      1 comments

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

Saturday, June 05, 2010      0 comments

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

Friday, June 04, 2010      0 comments

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 Time: 7:46:09 Average Speed: 16.0 Maximum Speed: 28.7 Got to go, I'm b... Read more

Big Ride Tomorrow

Thursday, June 03, 2010      2 comments

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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