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Maybe a Plateau is a Good Thing

Saturday, June 27, 2009      1 comments

After loosing 25 lbs, I've been hovering around the same weight for several weeks now. I am seeing progress in other areas, like overall strength and speed on my bike, so I'm not too concerned about this. But given the fact that I'm still 30 lbs... Read more

Had my first bike wreck yesterday

Friday, June 26, 2009      1 comments

Yesterday I took a long bike ride. It rained early in the morning so the roads and bike paths were wet. I went through one particularly shaded part of a trail which was mossier than expected and in a heart beat--BOOM--I was down. I was only goin... Read more

I rode my bike for 115.5 miles today!

Thursday, June 25, 2009      3 comments

Well, my theory worked! I carb-loaded for two days, fueled well on the bike all day, and ended up riding 115.5 miles on my bike today, feeling strong the whole way. The plan was to ride from my house in the northwest subs of Mpls to downto... Read more

Eat Well Today, Ride Strong Tomorrow

Wednesday, June 24, 2009      2 comments

Tomorrow I plan to ride my bike for 110 miles, about 6 miles farther than I've ever gone on a bike. I've been riding for a decade now, but I must admit that I'm a bit intimidated by this distance as I've only ever eclipsed the 100 mile mark once... Read more

We'll See if Carb Loading is a Good Idea!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009      1 comments

This Thursday I plan to ride my bike for 110 miles--a record for me. To prepare my body for this, I ate lots of carbs today and plan to do so tomorrow as well. I'm not eating junk, just lots of carbs which also put my cals today at the max. The ... Read more

Getting Ready to Ride for 110 Miles

Monday, June 22, 2009      0 comments

This Thursday I plan to take a day off of work and ride my bike for 110 miles. The farthest I've ever gone in one day is 104 miles, and I want to break my record. So I'm resting today and going to begin "carb loading" tomorrow because our bodies... Read more

I need some rest

Sunday, June 21, 2009      0 comments

As far as bikers go, I haven't biked all that much this week--103 miles. But I've been training each of those days so they've been hard miles. I love being on my bike so much that I want to go out again today, but I know that if I do I'll begin ... Read more

Down 2 Pounds!

Saturday, June 20, 2009      1 comments

Well, after being on a plateau for a couple of weeks I was down 2 lbs this morning. Boy, that felt good! Now, steady as she goes and hopefully I'll lose another 5 lbs by July 26 when I hop on my bike and ride for 300 miles to raise money for MS,... Read more

The things that Matter Most

Friday, June 19, 2009      0 comments

I love the quote on the front page of SP today: "Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of those which matter least." Lately my fellow pastor and I have been working very hard at refining our daily habits because, we believe, ... Read more

Glad for a light Exercise Day

Thursday, June 18, 2009      0 comments

I've had a couple of good, hard workouts in a row this week and so today the plan is to take it easy and let my body heal up. I'll just be walking for 30 minutes or so. And I'm glad. I need a little break!... Read more

18.2 mph was not an Anomaly

Wednesday, June 17, 2009      1 comments

The other day I went for a bike ride, 17.2 miles, and averaged 18.2 mph. That's very fast for me, I've only ridden that fast a handful of times in my 10 years of biking. I thought it was an anomaly but I went for a 22.0 ride yesterday and, I'll ... Read more

Riding in the Rain

Tuesday, June 16, 2009      0 comments

I just put everything together so that I can go for my daily bike ride. It's been threatening to rain all day but hasn't. And--you guessed--now that I'm 5 minutes from taking off it's starting to rain. Oh well, I'm a Baptist, so what do I care! ... Read more

I Think I Have to Exercise More

Monday, June 15, 2009      0 comments

I've been stalled in my weight loss for the last couple of weeks. Last January I weighed 242 lbs and realized that something had to happen. My dad died of his second heart attack at 51 years old, just 9 years older than I am now, and I did... Read more

Ah Yes, a Day Off

Sunday, June 14, 2009      0 comments

Last week was insane--I worked 15+ hours per day for seven straight days! And boy am I tired! So tomorrow is my one day off each week and am I ever glad it's here. I'm laying down even now at 7:00 p.m. and I probably won't get out of bed, except... Read more

Motivational Quote of the Day

Saturday, June 13, 2009      0 comments

Today on the SP front page, Sir James M. Barrie is quoted as asking, "Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than necessary?" In a word, "Yes!"... Read more

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