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Getting back on Track

Monday, November 21, 2011      0 comments

This here is an honest blog! I've lost it. After the TRAM (300 mile bike ride in SE Minnesota) last August I just lost focus and then the weeks went by and one day I turned around and realized that I had lost my rhythm and discipline. I wa... Read more

Exercise on a Ladder Today!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011      2 comments

Lately, in order to make extra money to pay for my wife's medical insurance, I have been painting the exterior of an industrial building for a friend of mine. It's going well and the money is good but holy smokes I forgot how much it takes to go... Read more

Back on SP after a Few Months

Tuesday, October 25, 2011      4 comments

For the first time since March of 2009, I actually backed away from SP for a few months. I didn't really mean to do this, it just happened. After I returned from vacation in August, life got very busy, I was tired from a challenging summer, and ... Read more

Blog about my Upcoming Blogs

Monday, August 15, 2011      2 comments

Well, I'm having a hard time getting back into the SP groove after vacation but I'm getting there! I have so much to blog about but feel a bit confused as to where to start so I thought I'd use my blog to plan my future blogs. Here's what's comi... Read more

Back from Vacation

Tuesday, August 09, 2011      0 comments

After two weeks of vacation, I'm back in the saddle and plan to blog soon about (1) The Tour of France, (2) my 300 mile bike ride, (3) my week in the woods with my wife, and (4) my plan for the late summer and fall. Good to be back, look forward... Read more

Excellent Test Ride Today--NO PAIN in the Achilles!

Thursday, July 21, 2011      1 comments

The achilles has been getting better day by day so I decided to take a fairly intense ride today to see how it felt at full speed. I did hold back on the climbs because I didn't want to overstress is, and a few times when I could have put the ha... Read more

Went to the Twins Game Today--They Lost & I Lost Weight!

Monday, July 18, 2011      4 comments

A friend of mine invited me to the Twins game today. They played Cleveland, it was a make up game, and by the third inning it was over. Cleveland went up 4 - 0 and it stayed that way until the ninth when Cleveland added another run and we got tw... Read more

Took Two More 10 Mile Rides, Achilles Still Feels Good

Saturday, July 16, 2011      2 comments

Though it's still hard to walk normally, I have taken two rides of about 11 miles each and my achilles has given me little to no problems. The only things I can't do is stand up and sprint or push hard on the pedals. Well, I can and it actually ... Read more

Took a Very Brief Ride Yesterday--Achilles Felt Good on the Bike

Friday, July 15, 2011      1 comments

My achilles keeps getting better day by day, although much more slowly than I'd like! So I thought I'd take a very brief test ride yesterday, only 1 mile, just to see how it feels and I had no pain whatsoever. It hurts when I walk but not when I... Read more

Good News from the Doctor

Thursday, July 14, 2011      8 comments

GOOD NEWS! My achilles problems is just an inflamed lining around the tendon, rather than the tendon itself. Thus, it will heal with ibuprofen, ice, and a little time--it's already about 30% or more better and it should be totally healed by The ... Read more

Going to the Doctor for the Achilles Today

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      3 comments

Well, there's two weeks to go until my big ride and the foot is still giving me problems. It actually does feel a bit better but I still can't get around very well. So I'm heading to the doctor's office today to see what he has to say. I'm not e... Read more

Achilles Problem is Bad

Monday, July 11, 2011      3 comments

Thanks to everyone who responded to my blog and Spark Cafe post regarding my Achilles problem. Unfortunately, it isn't getting any better. I'm resting, icing, compressing, and elevating as much as I can but don't seem to be making any progress. ... Read more

Strained my Achilles, Any Advice?

Saturday, July 09, 2011      2 comments

Nothing in particular happened, but after 220+ miles of bike riding this week my Achilles is really hurting. In fact, it's hard to even walk around. I didn't feel this after my ride, but last night i went for a walk with my wife and a good frien... Read more

TRAM Training Day 5--Slower Ride but I'm Satisfied!

Friday, July 08, 2011      1 comments

Well, that does it--5 rides in a row, 224.13 miles, 13:06:33, average speed of 17.09. I'll say more about the final results of the week and how I'm feeling about it tomorrow or Sunday, for now I'll share a bit about today's ride. I felt pr... Read more

TRAM Training Day 4--Slower Ride but Very Good

Friday, July 08, 2011      2 comments

Due to circumstances I wasn't able to take my fourth training ride in the morning, and as the day went on I thought I wouldn't be able to ride at all. I was actually happy about this because I could use a rest day and though I'd rather push thro... Read more

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