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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

Marathon Training Plan--Week One

Monday, February 18, 2013      6 comments

Well, here we go! Had a good week last week, and now the first week of the marathon training plan begins. I took this from the event site and modified it according to my needs, so with that here's the plan for this week: Event: Grandma's M... Read more

Starting Again--Again! Help!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013      10 comments

I hesitate to write this blog. My exercise life has been out of whack for almost 6 months now, the longest stretch since late 2008, and that is not good. I have put a little weight on, but not too much, the bigger issue is that my fitness level ... Read more

Training to get ready for my marathon training plan

Friday, December 14, 2012      3 comments

Earlier this year I jogged in the Maple Grove Half Marathon (Minnesota), after which a friend of mine persuaded me to join him at the Grandma's Marathon in northern Minnesota (Two Harbors to Duluth) in June of 2013. I downloaded the marathon tra... Read more

Racing with the Pros in the Tour of Beijing!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012      2 comments

I'm not much of a techy so I don't understand why this has happened, but I'm so grateful that You Tube now has so many videos lengthier than 10 minutes. And in particular I'm grateful for the many awesome cycling resources that are there, among ... Read more

Car Situation is Not Good, but the Lord Works all Things Together for the Good!

Friday, November 09, 2012      5 comments

A few months ago the engine on our main car started making knocking noises which, without going into the details, means that we have to change the engine. Since it's a 2008 Hyundai Sonata and we still owe plenty of money for it, we really have n... Read more

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