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CP25K, Workout 4

Tuesday, November 23, 2010      0 comments

As I've shared in previous blogs, I modified the Couch Potato to 5K plan so that I'm stretching a 9 week plan out to 18 weeks. Thus, I plan to do the first workout of the second week tonight which goes like this: 1. Walk at 3.5 for five mi... Read more

A Wintry Day

Monday, November 22, 2010      2 comments

It's cold and blustery in Minneapolis today, what they call a "wintry mix." The only problem from my point of view is that it's not snowing enough--I want it to come down in buckets and pile up nice and high so that I can start skiing again! ... Read more

Walking/Jogging Technique--It Helps to Lean a Little

Sunday, November 21, 2010      1 comments

Now that cycling season is over and gym season has begun, I'm doing a modified version of the "Couch Potato to 5k" plan. This week I walked at 4.0 and jogged at 4.5, with a final run at 6.0. As I went through the workout last night I started pla... Read more

Gym Season Supplement Plan

Saturday, November 20, 2010      0 comments

Besides my daily vitamins I take two supplements on a regular basis: whey protein and creatine. I was advised by the manager of my gym to buy these products at Walmart as they're essentially the same as what you can get at GNC but a ton cheaper.... Read more

My Creatine Smoothie

Friday, November 19, 2010      1 comments

During gym season I take creatine to help with recovery and building muscle, and the way I do it is SO yummy. I put two cups of water in with two cups of frozen blueberries or mixed berries, add I scoop of Body Fortress Creatine Max and blend. I... Read more

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

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