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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts To succeed you must first be willing to fail
Monday, December 17, 2012      463 comments

One thought that I have been mulling over for quite a while is that success comes when we embrace failure, both real and perceived, as part of the process. I have spent a lot of time pondering this element of our journey. It's only when t... Read more
My New Kettlebells are now here :)
Wednesday, December 12, 2012      63 comments

My vacation workout with Kevin (Mobycarp) really drove it home and confirmed that I needed indeed to increase the weight I was using during my Kettlebell workouts. I had or... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A case for strength training for runners.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012      74 comments

I have been doing a lot of thinking about my recent half marathon in Cleveland and what exactly brought about such a dramatic reduction in my overall finishing time. The reason I feel it is so important to hash all of this out like this is that ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Great Workout Today - new weight lifting PR :)
Sunday, December 09, 2012      82 comments

The last several days have been filled with some really great workouts. Thursday - my new 40 lb Kettlebell and the latest copy of Triathlete magazine came in.. magazine had to wait, the Kettlebell was calling. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Something Worthwhile, Something Special....
Thursday, December 06, 2012      113 comments

I was going to blog about something that was probably pretty boring but then something really cool happened so you get to hear about the really cool rather than the boring blah blah blah I had planned. It is looking like I will finally reac... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Vacation weigh in results..
Sunday, December 02, 2012      81 comments

I normally don't blog on night shift simply because its tough to keep my train of thought from getting derailed. I guess old bloggers never die, they just lose their text and wander.. I hope I don't do that tonight. Some have inquired about... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Got in another workout.... Leaving soon...
Saturday, November 24, 2012      69 comments

I got to go over to Kevin's house to workout today. (Mobycarp).
al.asp?blog_id=5143708 I was pretty excited about it since I was really wanting to get a feel for ... Read more
Had a good Thanksgiving workout...
Friday, November 23, 2012      58 comments

After such a great personal best at the half marathon on the 18th, I had decided to not run the Webster Turkey Trot today for safety reasons. I didn't feel that my ankle could handle being in a race so soon after a half marathon and I didn't wan... Read more
Total pamper day for me....
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      34 comments

Yup that's right.... I totally spoiled myself rotten today. Went to Cracker Barrel.... Hung out at Barnes and Noble... Love book stores... Went out later to a ... Read more
Fall Classic half marathon, Cleveland, OH
Monday, November 19, 2012      37 comments

I'll keep it short, I'm pretty beat but boy did I have a fantastic day at the Fall Classic Half Marathon. I got a chance to run the event with my Sparkfriends Jan Frandsen and Tracy ( ie Pixiemom13). Just getting the time off to be able to do th... Read more
On the 1
Thursday, November 15, 2012      42 comments

It's been a pretty long day on the road so I'll keep it short, I'm pretty wiped out. My eating today has been pretty good. I packed a "survival kit" of sorts. Basically consisting of pre-cooked egg whites, plain Greek yogurt, blueberries and bla... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts So far.. doing awesome... big news...
Tuesday, November 13, 2012      81 comments

First and foremost... I am doing really well on vacation. Yes, I did have some indulgences such as an all you can eat fish fry (my weakness ) then went to a party later that week and let it all hang out dietarily but overall I have been doing ex... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Happy Veterans Day, military memories...
Sunday, November 11, 2012      85 comments

I wanted to wish all of our vets on Sparkpeople a happy Veterans Day. Thank you for your service to our great country. With all of our issues and faults, the United States Of America is still the example of freedom to the world. It is because of... Read more
First 48 hrs of vacation...
Thursday, November 08, 2012      26 comments

I guess this is more for accountability than it is to say something profound. My big objective is to ensure that I dont crash and burn on this vacation. I had a significant fat gain the last time I was home after I ran my marathon. Probably the... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Freedom!
Tuesday, November 06, 2012      88 comments

Officially I am now on vacation and not a moment too soon. This last week has been nothing short of brutal. 12 hour shifts, the climbing, the mud, the cold, the yuck... life in the mine has been .. well business as usual but I have been so tired... Read more

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