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Cheap Fitness Equipment and Bicycles
Sunday, April 17, 2011      15 comments

I generally blog about running. I need to start hitting the weights. So this is a blog is about weight training. Or rather, how my wife, Annette, got started lifting weights. My wife is frugal to say the least. When I go to the grocery stor... Read more
The Killer Hill
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      9 comments

I did a training run on North Table Mountain. This mountain is an extinct volcano that was active when dinosaurs ruled the earth, or as my wife says, when I was a junior in high school! I like to run in new and interesting places. I like ... Read more
Trying to Get Fast Uphill
Sunday, April 10, 2011      5 comments

I have been training for the Mount Evans Ascent by running up hills - lots and lot of hills. I am getting better at hills. But I need to get way better! ... Read more
Three Sisters and Gilligan's Island
Saturday, April 09, 2011      11 comments

I am really trying hard to find new and interesting places to run. I had read about the Three Sisters in my Trail Runners Guide to Colorado. On Thursday I had an appointment with my chiropractor. On a lark, I decided to undo any good my chiropr... Read more
Strollers, Costumes, Mountains and Bandages
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      7 comments

I really enjoy reading the blogs of Spark runners that have done things I haven't done. I try to imagine what it would be like to run with 30,000 other runners. I think that running a race along an ocean would be fun. I like to hear about race... Read more
Sunday, April 03, 2011      9 comments

I found a good place to train for the Mount Evans Ascent - Mount Evans! I decided to scope out where the race will start. The race starts at Echo lake on Squaw Pass. Squaw Pass is plowed and I could easily drive to Echo Lake. The Mount Evan... Read more
I know how to pick 'em
Monday, March 28, 2011      5 comments

I got to Grand Junction on Saturday early enough to go running. I was going to head down to a paved trail along the Colorado River. I ran this trail in the Fall. The trail had some rolling hills but nothing really steep. The elevati0n would... Read more
The Battle With The Big Hill and Myself
Saturday, March 26, 2011      9 comments

I live in the Rocky Mountains. I run hills. I have no choice. Sometimes I wistfully think I would like to run where it is flat. I also would like to run where there is air. I am just feeling sorry for myself. I didn't go running tod... Read more
10 Mile Hill Run
Monday, March 21, 2011      9 comments

I have found there is nothing more motivating than registering for a race that is way above your head - literally! On June 18th I hope to be on the starting line at Echo Lake (10,600 feet) and making it to the top of the big hill 14.5 miles aw... Read more
Running High - No Joke
Thursday, March 17, 2011      7 comments

I had gotten complacent in my training. I got comfortable running odd ball mountain races. I like running on dirt much better than running on pavement. I like shorter races much better than longer distance races. I was not training very har... Read more
Dirty Running Shoes
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      5 comments

Chapter 1: Dirty Shoes My wife decided my running shoes needed to be washed. My shoes have been over many dirt trails and had never been washed. I am not convinced that washing running shoes is a good idea. She told me that the shoes we... Read more
Running Scared
Monday, March 14, 2011      9 comments

Mountain racing season is starting in Colorado. I have started to plan my race schedule. Part 1 – Have I Lost My Mind? I have just registered for a race that really scares me. The race is called the “Mount Evans Ascent” and is the h... Read more
Running on a New Trail
Friday, March 11, 2011      6 comments

I make no secret that I like running on dirt. I live in the Colorado Rockies so running on dirt pretty easy to do. Pavement is actually in short supply. I get bored running the same old places. I have two races coming up: the Long Scraggy R... Read more
The Inner Athlete - Was That Really Me?
Saturday, March 05, 2011      8 comments

My favorite type of blog is when a fellow Sparker finds their "inner athlete". These people have a story about feeling physically inadequate most of their lives. Usually these feelings stem from bad experiences in gym class while in school. ... Read more
Is she really going to run?
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      7 comments

Nice Easy Pace I went for a run today and put on the wrong shoes. I grabbed an old pair of Nike Pegasus +26 so I could go to the car and get my good shoes. I had left my good shoes in my gym bag in the car. It was getting cold and dark s... Read more

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