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C25K--Day 14, Should be 5

Thursday, November 18, 2010      0 comments

Last year I failed at completing the "Couch Potato to 5K" plan so this year I decided to just to modify it. I added more walking on the front side and then made each week's workout last two weeks instead of one. That means that each stage of the... Read more

Jogging Today--Uugh, I don't like jogging!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010      2 comments

I desperately want to increase my aerobic capacity this winter so that I can climb better, stronger, and faster on my bike next year. I have decided that the best way to get that done is to learn to run, even though I hate it--I mean I HATE it! ... Read more

Serious Workout Today!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010      1 comments

Well, now that my doctoral project is done and I'm back to a more usual schedule, I'm looking forward to laser-focusing on "gym season" today. Technically, I'm in my third week of this season but my schedule has made it difficult to do all I had... Read more

Ah Yes, the Project is Finished

Monday, November 15, 2010      0 comments

I was up until the wee hours of the morning working on my current doctoral project which is due today. My school fails all late papers and I had to have it post-marked Nov 15 or earlier, so this was it and it sure feels good to have it done. ... Read more

Doctoral Project Today

Sunday, November 14, 2010      1 comments

I'm in a doctoral program designed for full-time pastors and today I have to finish up a rather substantial project which is due tomorrow. I'm behind the gun, as usual, but I must find a way to finish because at my school late paper's are failin... Read more

Oh How I Love the First Snow

Saturday, November 13, 2010      2 comments

I'm sitting here in a local coffee shop enjoying the view. Out the side window I can see the foggy sky and the softly falling snow that's transforming my town into a winter wonderland. I know that it won't last but a few days but it does portend... Read more

Goals Acheived in Cycling this Year

Friday, November 12, 2010      2 comments

This has been an amazing year for me as far as cycling goes. I pushed myself harder and farther than ever before and achieved just about everything I set out to achieve. Below is a list of some of the things I've done but what I won't be able to... Read more

I Love Breakfast Burritos!

Thursday, November 11, 2010      2 comments

Just about every morning I have a homemade breakfast burrito. It's made up of... Spinach Bell peppers (of various sorts) Onions Tomatoes Ham Cheese Hot Salsa Small tortilla Cup of milk All of that adds up to about... Read more

Oh oh, can't stay off the bike today!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010      1 comments

Well, I was supposed to have hung up the bike for the season as I normally take November and December off, but it's going to be 65 degrees in Minneapolis today and I think that's just going to prove too tempting! So I'm sure I'll get out on the ... Read more

Hanging in Atlanta Today

Tuesday, November 09, 2010      0 comments

I'm in Atlanta today, just for the day, to meet with some fellow pastors who have also started the churches they lead. We've been working on a network of churches for the last several years and we're down here observing another network that's a ... Read more


Monday, November 08, 2010      6 comments

I did it!!! For some it's no big deal but for me it's a very big deal. I pedaled my bike for 2708 miles this year which makes an even 5000 miles for the last two years. I can't believe it. I achieved several important goals this year which I'll ... Read more

Eager to Worship Jesus

Sunday, November 07, 2010      0 comments

It's kind of nice have the clocks fall back today, it's given me an extra hour to get excited about joining others in worshiping Jesus Christ who is great and glorious and gracious beyond measure. I had a good time with Him last night as I prepa... Read more

Little Sore Today

Saturday, November 06, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday my "gym season" began in earnest, although I'm just doing a basic full-body workout to wake my muscles back up again. I feel pretty good and not as sore as I expected, but the pecs are hurting because I pushed them probably more than a... Read more

Four-week plan for the gym

Friday, November 05, 2010      0 comments

Now that cycling season is all but over for me (I have only 30 miles left to go), I am turning my attention to life in the gym. My goal for this year is to improve my overall fitness level by (1) completing 3-4 aerobic endurance exercises per we... Read more

Re-Tooling for the Winter

Thursday, November 04, 2010      1 comments

I'm within 30 miles of my goal for bike riding for the year now which means I'll be hanging the bike up for the next couple of months. It also means that I'll shift my focus from cycling to the gym. This winter I want to work on overall fi... Read more

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