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Chi Running part 1
Monday, April 26, 2010      7 comments

As I have comment, I have been exploring CHI Running. I attended a half day workshop on Sunday. I found it helpful to take what I have been reading and trying on my own and jump it up a notch. It was useful from the point of view refining the fo... Read more
No Running this weekend
Monday, April 26, 2010      6 comments

I did not run this weekend. Saturday we (Gramie, Aden and Popie) when for a walk in the Gatineau Park. Gramie trailed behind a bit while Aden ran here and there. He ran up, he ran down, he ran ahead, he ran back. At some point he ran out o... Read more
Personal Trainer BUT
Thursday, April 22, 2010      9 comments

Last night I did my Strength Training and actually decided not to go running. (Usually I do a more limited run on ST days). The gym I attend was having a Company wide 25 Anniversary celebration. So there was a DJ, snacks and lots of staff. ... Read more
The Numbers on the Beach
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      4 comments

I have been meaning to do this for a while, but various things got in the way. Some things still stand in the way. My sound studio is in the back yard. It consists of a tall tower, a ships rigging, two climbing faces, a slide and two swings. Tha... Read more
I cross 1000 km this a.m.
Sunday, April 18, 2010      9 comments

YTD: 1004.93 of 3000 KM = 33.5% I completed my target goal for April so with 13 days left in the month! I guess I can sit back and eat and not exercise for two week? NOT! This will give me a bit of a buffer for next month, when I ... Read more
CHIRunning 1
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      6 comments

So as noted I have been changing things around in my running. Focusing on Form and fundamentals instead of speed work. I am working through Danny Dreyer’s book ChiRunning. As the name implies many of the principals are based onT’ai Chi. This fit... Read more
18km in waltz time.
Sunday, April 11, 2010      2 comments

As some of you are no doubt aware, I do a bit of running. I started out with a plan that was just to run a little and get a bit of cardio fitness. Over time I ran, and then ran a bit more, and then ran a bit more. Before long I was running a lot... Read more
V02 Max testing complete. (So has the work been worth it?)
Friday, April 09, 2010      5 comments

I participated in some V02 Max testing. I have been wearing an ECG for the last 48 hours and was in for V02 Max testing yesterday. This is the reason for no fitness updates for me. They wanted the ECG for regular daily activities without exercis... Read more
Dangeriously Fat Kids (a Challenge)
Friday, March 26, 2010      6 comments

Recent article on Heart Disease shows that it starts early and that the American Academy of Pediatrics is suggesting testing kids for bad cholesterol and triglycerides starting at age 2, if they have a family history of heart disease and are ove... Read more
Long Slow Distances this week
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      2 comments

With my week off last week, I decided to all LSD runs this week. (No speed work) I will keep my distance, but reduce my spead to get back at it. I am still on track for my Year goal and I Crossed 700km year to date. :-)... Read more
Sunday
Sunday, March 21, 2010      5 comments

Gramie wanted to go to breakfast this a.m. so we ate at Cora's Breakfast. I had a fresh fruit platter, very nice, although a bit pricie for what you get, but very economical as far as calories, no bacon, no sausage, no home fries. LOL We th... Read more
Two Myths that drive me crazy.
Friday, March 19, 2010      6 comments

As some of you will know, I have been away from my regular routine(s) due to illness. This has meant that I have not been running, and not been as active here at SP, it also means that I have had some time on my hands to think, and I have been d... Read more
Running with Broken legs
Thursday, March 18, 2010      2 comments

We I have officially started to feel better!. I actually considered doing a small run last night, but Gramie Leanna said, “You go running tonight, and you’ll be running on broken legs tomorrow!” Well, something to that effect and then, rem... Read more
Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      6 comments

Tough week. Started out with not feeling well, and I took off a couple of days to recover, then got back into my running, not fast, but at least back at it. Not feeling 100% but feeling better. Sunday I was a bit off and took the day off. ... Read more
T.O.T.E. Changing your behaviour with a handshake part 3
Saturday, March 13, 2010      2 comments

In the previous installment I suggested how to add or attach a new behaviour to an already existing one. In this installment I will suggest some ideas about changing established behaviours. I suspect it is not uncommon for some readers to h... Read more

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