25 Mile Bike Ride
Got out on the first longer ride yesterday since being back from India. It sure felt good. It was about 42 degrees but no wind and clear as a bell outside. It's early in the cycling season so I didn't expect much, plus when it's chilly it's hard... Read more
Back from India
I've been in India visiting some friends for the last couple of weeks but I'm back and finally feeling rested. For whatever reason I always have a harder time adjusting when I come back than when I go, but one way or the other I'm starting to fe... Read more
Lots of Exercise Today
I haven't had much chance to exercise this week, and I'm leaving for India tomorrow where I'll be for two weeks. So today I cycled for 45 minutes, did a full body workout in the gym and then did another 80 minutes on the bike. I'm tired but I'm ... Read more
Oh Boy, I'm out of It
It's been a long week with little to no exercise and limited sleep and I am SO out of it! Furthermore, I'm going to India for a couple of weeks this Sunday and so am pressured to get a bunch of things done right now but all I want to do is go to... Read more
One Last Day in Chi-Town
Been in Chicago all week, heading home this evening. I can't wait to get out and run tomorrow as well as ride my bike. I haven't been able to exercise much here--literally going from sun up to 10 p.m. or even midnight--but I'll make up for it Fr... Read more
Travel not so Good for Exercise This Week
Wow, it's been a busy week. I had planned to jog outside and get into the gym this week but I've been going from sun up to midnight everyday and there's just not been any time. Oh well, I'll get to it Friday, Saturday, and then it's off to India... Read more
In Awe of God
Today in my doctoral course we have spent the day getting a bird's eye view of the overall narrative of the Bible to the end that we might interpret each part with more insight and impact for life. I have heard the story, in all its parts, many ... Read more
Post-CP25K Starts Today
I'm sitting in a classroom right now and I'm supposed to be paying attention to a lecture which I in fact find very interesting. But I must admit that my mind is wondering to my run this evening as I begin to cycle back through CP25K to develop ... Read more
Heading to Chicago for the Week
After church today my daughter and I will be traveling to Chicago. I am in a doctoral program that requires me to be on-site 2-3 times per year and my daughter's coming along to check out a college down there. My current course is called "Hermen... Read more
Finished the CP25K Program Today!!!
Today I completed the final run of the CP25K program—I finished! I can’t believe it! I took my time with the program (about 3.5 months), like Franky S. I did it my way, and in good time I finished—I finished!
I have been thinking lately ab... Read more
My Plan for a Sub-30 Minute 5K
I am only one run away from completing the Couch Potato to 5K program, and I can't believe it! I have been completing three 5Ks per week for the last several weeks, although I've been both walking and jogging according to the particulars of the ... Read more
CP25K--Week 9, Day 2 is Done!
I can't believe I'm almost done with the program but I'm only one run away! It was 25 degrees and overcast today, but no snow, so I jogged outside. I walked for 10 min, jogged for 30, cooled down for 9 and covered a total of 4.0 miles. Not exact... Read more
"CP25K" Week 9, Day 1 in the Bag!
Yesterday I started the final day of the Couch Potato to 5K Program, and I can't believe it! It's been a long hard journey getting here and now I'm only to jogs away from finishing. It was warm yesterday, 34 degrees, so I jogged outside and was ... Read more
Slight Hamstring Pain Today
This morning I woke up feeling a little pain in my hamstring, from the back of my right knee up about 10 inches. I'm due to complete a 30 minute jog today but we'll have to see how it goes. I plan to warm my legs up on my indoor bike trainer for... Read more
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Jogging: CP25K Week 8--DONE and I Can't Believe it!
Last year I tried to do the "Couch Potato to 5K" program but failed due to shin splints. This year I decided to try it again and yet I started to develop shin splints again. As cycling is my main sport and as I didn't want to risk an off season ... Read more