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The Humility of Jesus Humbles Me
Thursday, April 21, 2011      2 comments

This year for the Easter season I've been meditating on Philippians 2:1-18. The heart of it has to do with the humility of Jesus which then serves as a pattern for those who believe in him, who love and follow him. The more I've meditated on thi... Read more
Jogging: Today's 5K
Wednesday, April 20, 2011      1 comments

According to my newly refreshed late spring plan, I jog a 5k twice per week--Wednesdays and Saturdays. Today I walked the first 5 min and then jog the rest of the way. It took me a total of 35 minutes which isn't bad given the fact that I've nev... Read more
Windy Ride Today
Tuesday, April 19, 2011      0 comments

Just got home from a 20 mile strength workout--5 or6 six descent climbs with standing/sitting intervals--and boy was it windy. Coming out of the east at 15-25 with gusts in the 30s. Since it's only 45 degrees this made for a bit of a chilly ride... Read more
Workout Schedule for the Next 7 Weeks
Monday, April 18, 2011      2 comments

Every year my major sporting event is The Ride Across Minnesota, a 5 day, 300 mile bike ride that benefits MS research--my wife has MS. Months ago I designed an eight-week training plan that begins June 5 and ends the week before the event, and ... Read more
No Exercise Today
Sunday, April 17, 2011      1 comments

Today was a rare one for me in that I didn't exercise at all. But that's okay, got a big week planned and I'll certainly make up for it! Hope you had a good one.... Read more
Snowy Day but Jogging Anyway!
Saturday, April 16, 2011      1 comments

It's just life in Minnesota. It snowed last night and this morning, although it won't last through the day. It's about 35 outside with stiff winds, and thus it's rather chilly, but I will not let that deter me! I will instead bundle up and compl... Read more
Cycling: Awesome Strength Workout Today
Friday, April 15, 2011      2 comments

Not far from where I live there's a bit of a hill--in Minnesota there's nothing resembling the mountains of my native California. The main road up that hill is about 1.8 miles long and is therefore the longest climb anywhere around here. And in ... Read more
Busy Day Today
Thursday, April 14, 2011      3 comments

I'm hoping to get my 5K jog in today but I've got a meeting in Minneapolis that will last for about 8 hours, and as if that isn't enough, I have another meeting before and after that one! Well, what can you do but do what you can do? Hopefully i... Read more
Cycling: Strength Endurance Workout
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday I took a short ride, 10.5 miles, and did the following workout designed to develop overall speed: Matchbook Maker: Find a stretch of road where you can do a handful of uninterrupted 3-5 minute efforts. Push the pace until it’s ... Read more
What a Beautiful Day!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011      2 comments

Oh how I love spring. It was 70 degrees and sunny in Minneapolis today, with a slight SSE breeze. Perfect day for a bike ride, a 5K, and dinner at the park. Oh, I'm so grateful to the Lord for such an amazing gift of mercy like April 12, 2011 in... Read more
The Plan for the Week
Monday, April 11, 2011      0 comments

The big picture for this year, as with all years, centers around The Ride Across Minnesota, a 5-day, 300-mile bike ride that raises money for MS research. My goal is to complete the ride at an average speed of 18.0 mph and I've been working hard... Read more
Cold, windy bike ride today
Sunday, April 10, 2011      0 comments

When I started out on my 21.3 mile adventure, it was about 70 degrees and the wind was blowing from the west-south-west at about 20 mph. When the wind is blowing this hard I like to start out by riding into it--getting the hard work over with--a... Read more
Jogging: Final Jog Before the Virtual 5K
Saturday, April 09, 2011      0 comments

A couple months ago I signed up for a virtual 5K with SP and next week is the week. I do three 5Ks per week so I'll run all three and then put in the best time. Or maybe I should pick the day in advance and compete to see what I can do. Yes, I t... Read more
Ooppss: smashed my bike into the garage
Friday, April 08, 2011      4 comments

I have a roof top bike rack and I've always known that someday I would do this. I just got my bike out of the shop after some minor adjustments but by the time I got home I forgot that it was on the roof, that is until I smashed the bike into th... Read more
Cycling: Good Strength Workout
Thursday, April 07, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday I did a repeat of a workout I did a few days ago. I chose a 17.3 mile course with 17 climbs and each time I hit a climb I got out of the saddle and completed 5-10 revolutions followed by 20-30 revolutions in the saddle. I would repeat ... Read more

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