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Didn't set the world on fire, but I warmed it up a bit
Thursday, September 20, 2018      1 comments

For my fitness tracker, I use a Garmin Vivofit 3, and Garmin users will be familiar with a feature where the software will set a stop goal for you, if you don't designate one. As I rarely met the stop goal I set, which led to my simply ignoring ... Read more
If I keep starting over, it'll become a streak, and Scaling the Summits
Wednesday, September 19, 2018      3 comments

I confess, I didn't put as much effort into the last few restarts as I needed to. So here we are again. It's okay. Every day is a success. I just need to string more of them in a row. So, one of my favorite fitness challenges is the twice y... Read more
New streak - Day 1
Monday, July 16, 2018      3 comments

I lost a week, last week. I'm not sure what happened. I started with a new pain in one ankle, then a pain in the neck (literal, not figurative). Lost a lot of sleep. but, I'm back. My one mile for today turned into nearly 1.5. Playing Ingress he... Read more
New Streak - Day 0 - Intentional reset
Sunday, July 08, 2018      0 comments

So...I got to day three. Yesterday was kind of awesome. It was my oldest girl's birthday, and the whole family got together for a trip to Lake Tobias Animal Preserve. Lots of walking, and wonderful time with my DW and our girls (we have three ad... Read more
New Streak - Day 1
Thursday, July 05, 2018      2 comments

I suppose I've had a lot of 'Day 1s' over the past year. Mostly it shows I wasn't really serious in the first place. Maybe desperately flailing about. I've put a lot of thought and consideration into this before I dared be public. So, here goes.... Read more
10 Minute 7 Day Challenge
Sunday, May 27, 2018      5 comments

Day 1. Did a 9 minute routine of Coach Nicole's and a couple additional minutes of strength work. DW walked in and laughed, so it was embarrassing, but I did it.... Read more
I did a pushup!
Tuesday, January 09, 2018      3 comments

Okay, a pushup may not seem like much, but you had to be there. I recently started reading "Mini Habits for Weight Loss" by Stephen Guise. He writes about how his path to establish mini habits that would lead to a healthy lifestyle started with ... Read more
250 By Turkey Day - Day 1 of the "Jumpstart Your Workout Challenge"
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      2 comments

Ok, so it took me 5 days to actually get to day one, but I'm in it now. Yay! It was a great day for a walk at lunchtime, so that made my cardio. The strength training was a little challenging, but I only had 5 pound dumbbells. Well, I also hav... Read more
Back in the groove
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      2 comments

So, the weekend was kind of a bust. I spent all day New Year's Eve in my car. Never saw midnight. I was so tired by 10, I just called it a night. I battled off a head cold the rest of the weekend, and just didn't have what it took to move. E... Read more
Getting a baseline
Thursday, December 29, 2016      3 comments

So, today it was time to break out the tape measure. I've always found it vital to have more than the scale to go by, especially since it varies so much. In fact, I was up 3 pounds since yesterday.I don't fret the scale. 'Official' day at the ... Read more
250 by Turkey Day - Not a New Year's Resolution
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      0 comments

I know...if it walk like duck. As a general rule, i don't do New Year's resolutions. Everyone I know who makes them has forgotten them by mid-February. I've made them in the past and had the same experience, so I don't bother with them. That... Read more
19 Days To Go
Tuesday, August 02, 2016      1 comments

Baby Girl talked me into walking an untimed 5K this month. Of course, she talked me into it months ago, but time is getting short, and with the weather, I’ve not been walking. No excuses. I have a gym membership and I could easily have taken ... Read more
What a boost
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      1 comments

If I'd been blogging regularly, I 'd have followed up on lots, I suppose. My team completed our Virtual Appalachian Trail Walk. And we did it with some miles to spare. It was kind of fun, but I knew none of my teammates, and none of them were... Read more
Easy does it, or, what I learned when I didn't know my limits
Thursday, May 26, 2016      3 comments

A couple of weeks back, I set out to ride the Schuylkill River Trail from Valley Forge east, just to explore somewhere new to me. I had a nice 5.5 mile ride when I noticed my front tire was a bit low. I stopped to pump it up and head back to th... Read more
Virtual Appalachian Trail redux
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      4 comments

Before the big accident last year, I was planning a virtual bike ride of the Appalachian Trail. This Spring, my employer/insurance company/benefits department are sponsoring a virtual walk. So, I'm part of a team of 11 people who will be measu... Read more

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