A look back and looking forward
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      1 comments

2013 was not a bad year at all. I officially became an Army Reserve chaplain, ran two half marathons and several shorter distance races and got to play in a few ice hockey games. I got to preach in chapel services for my unit several times and h... Read more
Surgery (again!) :(
Tuesday, October 29, 2013      2 comments

So I am facing another surgery (the second one in 5 months!), this time on my left shoulder. I've been ordered to stay away from ice hockey and soon will have to give up running for a while. It's got me reflecting on things. So many things ... Read more
Carb Cycling Experiment - 1 month
Tuesday, August 20, 2013      4 comments

Well, one month results from BodPod: After one month of carb cycling 2x/week (up to 200g carbs on Wednesdays and Saturdays, my heaviest training days) as well as adding more protein and calories to my daily schedule, the results are mixed. ... Read more
Carb Cycling Experiment
Monday, August 05, 2013      5 comments

So I've been on a low carb diet since March, per doctor's orders. During that time, I've dropped about 5 lbs, lowered my fasting blood glucose, lowered my LDL, and raised my HDL. But then I had knee surgery in mid May and have been at a weight l... Read more
Recovery, training & low carb
Monday, July 22, 2013      2 comments

So in the last week, I've had a couple of doctor's appointments and a few physical therapy sessions. Recovery from knee surgery is going well, although it could be better if I wasn't trying to get back into half-marathon training. I'm tryin... Read more
Friday, June 07, 2013      1 comments

So, an update. On May 4, I ran my second half marathon. For the first 7+ miles, I was on pace for a PR, running about 10:20/mile. However, knee pain set in and became pretty severe the last 2-3 miles, forcing me to alternate between walking and ... Read more
Low Carb/Ketogenic Diet Update
Thursday, April 25, 2013      5 comments

Near the end of January this year, I had a weight loss accountability session with my GP (it wasn't good; I had gained 5 lbs since the last visit) resulting in him putting me on a strict no sugar, low carb, moderate protein diet. I go in to see ... Read more
Time to re-focus
Monday, January 28, 2013      5 comments

So I had a visit with my doc last week to discuss weight loss. He has been helping me with my weight and body fat goals by keeping me accountable on a regular basis since Oct 2011. Up until this visit, I had been doing pretty well and the doc wa... Read more
It's a new year!
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      1 comments

It's a new year. 2012 was mostly a good year, filled with completing a lot of personal goals, especially academically and in my Army career. But I also met several physical goals. Here are the highlights: * Finished my MDiv with Liberty Un... Read more
Thursday, October 25, 2012      2 comments

It's been a busy summer and fall. I've been training for my first half marathon since May. I ran the Columbus Half Marathon last Sunday and it was pretty awesome. I loved the bands, crowd support, and Nationwide Children's Hospital heroes I enco... Read more
I did it!! Time to set new goals...
Thursday, July 19, 2012      3 comments

Today I officially hit my weight loss goal of 140lbs. I had a visit to the doctor to discuss weight/fat loss and get his feedback on my current workout schedule and daily carb/fat/protein ratios. After the visit, I went for a 4-mile training run... Read more
1/2 Marathon Training
Wednesday, May 23, 2012      1 comments

So after a week of no running and going back to basic rehab exercises, I started a Half Marathon training program last week, running 5 days/week. I wasn't sure how my knee would handle the challenge (recovering from partial ACL tear), but so fa... Read more
Attitude adjustment
Thursday, May 10, 2012      1 comments

I tend to be an impatient person. In fact, as I write this, even though I've been advised to take a couple weeks off of running, I have a deep urge to throw on my running shoes and just go. Forget the consequences. I just want to do what I want ... Read more
Hockey Blues
Thursday, May 03, 2012      1 comments

Orthopedic doc gave me a cortisone shot in the knee today. He thinks it will fix my ACL-related pain. I hope that's all it takes but I have to go back in 2 weeks if I'm still experiencing problems with my knee. I need a good strong knee to withs... Read more
Acceptable pain?
Monday, April 23, 2012      1 comments

What level of pain is acceptable when it comes to an ACL injury? I've always been told that you shouldn't run when you're experiencing pain, but then I've also been told that my partial ACL tear may never completely heal. So should I run with AC... Read more

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