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5 Mile Walk/Jog Today, Tomorrow...Who Knows, Minnesota Weather Strikes Again!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013      2 comments

Just got back from a nice 5 mile walk/jog. Making good progress, and most importantly enjoying the time being outside, getting in shape, and singing to the Lord--yep, I don't care what people think, I sing out loud as I'm jogging! I had pl... Read more

The Plan for the Week

Monday, April 08, 2013      2 comments

Thankful for a good week of training last week, and looking forward to another one this week. Here's the plan: Monday: Day off, rest day. Tuesday: 5 mile walk/jog (1.5 minute/3.5 minute intervals) Wednesday: 10 mile bike ride (cadenc... Read more

10 Mile Recovery Ride Today

Sunday, April 07, 2013      1 comments

Had a nice 10 mile recovery ride this evening, no snow in Minnesota today! Day off tomorrow, and then a 5 mile run on Tuesday followed by a few of days of bike riding and then a 7 mile run on Friday or Saturday. Had a good week, looking forward ... Read more

10k Today

Saturday, April 06, 2013      6 comments

Did a 10k today in my neighborhood. It was about 42 degrees out which I actually enjoy. Listened to some good worship music, tried out Map My Run's mobile app for the third day in a row and I love it! Mostly, I made a little more progress toward... Read more

Update on Marathon Training--Oh, and I Rode my Bike in the Snow Today!

Friday, April 05, 2013      4 comments

Yes, it is Minnesota after all! Took a 10.5 mile ride today, and for about half the ride it was actually snowing. At one point I was cruising along at about 28 mph and the snow was driving hard into my face (it was that little pea like snow)--I ... Read more

Emergency Dental Surgery and Marathon Training

Friday, March 08, 2013      1 comments

Wow, what a day. It started with a toothache at about 4:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Well, it started with a bad tooth about 1.5 years ago, but unfortunately my wife and I were going through some serious financial difficulties and we simply c... Read more

Marathon Training Week 3: Workout 1

Tuesday, March 05, 2013      4 comments

Had a good one today, 3.5 mile walk and a full-body workout. Day by day my body is getting stronger, my mood is getting better, and my energy is increasing. So thankful to be back in the saddle, and looking forward to a 5 mile jog-walk tomorrow... Read more

Marathon Training Two: Workout Four

Friday, March 01, 2013      2 comments

Did a very mellow 3 mile walk today, took me a little over an hour. I had planned to take today as a day of rest but decided, for a couple of reasons to do this instead, and I'm glad I did. Tomorrow or Sunday I'm set to walk/jog for 5 miles, hop... Read more

Marathon Week Two--Workout Three

Thursday, February 28, 2013      1 comments

Great workout today. Started with a fairly mellow 1.5 walk, then completed a full-body workout (about 30 different exercises), and finished up with 30 min on the elliptical. Feels so good to be back in the groove! Tomorrow I'm taking a day... Read more

Marathon Week Two--Workout Two

Wednesday, February 27, 2013      3 comments

Last week I was scheduled to complete six workouts of various lengths and intensities, and bottom line, it was just too much too soon. So I completed five of them but then made the good decision to rest on that sixth day when my body was begging... Read more

Marathon Week One--Workout Five

Saturday, February 23, 2013      1 comments

Just got home from workout five--a quick 10 minutes on the elliptical, full-body workout, and then two miles walking. I was tired after a very long day of work, but I did it. I'm more tired now, but I'm glad I did! One more to go for week one, a... Read more

Marathon Week One--Workout Four

Saturday, February 23, 2013      1 comments

Easy one yesterday, simple 3.1 mile power walk. Since I'm just getting back into the swing, I decided not to jog at all to this point, and won't do so later today either, but rather just to walk at 3.5-4.0 mph and then save jogging for tomorrow ... Read more

Marathon Week One--Workout Three

Thursday, February 21, 2013      1 comments

Good workout today. Quick 10 minutes on the elliptical, full-body workout which includes around 30 sets on various machines plus free-weights (takes about 30 minutes to complete), then a brisk 2 mile walk. The best part? I felt that "kille... Read more

Marathon Week One--Workout Two

Wednesday, February 20, 2013      5 comments

Simple workout today: 3.1 miles, did it nice and slow, enjoyed myself, and feeling great to be back in the habit of daily workouts. Tomorrow an easy two miles plus a full-body workout, can't wait!... Read more

Day One, Workout One

Tuesday, February 19, 2013      4 comments

Had a good workout this evening, though it's a little deflating to be so out of shape. Last year I could have done the workout I just did three times and not feel as "worked out" as I do right now. But oh well, that was then, this is now. One do... Read more


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