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Resistance band training.... Gary, IN
Sunday, August 02, 2015      3 comments

Well, being on the road makes it very hard to get to a gym. They tend to get upset if you drive an 18 wheeler into the parking lot of a YMCA or planet fitness. Go figure. Anyway, it is an obstacle that needs a solution. How to strength train... Read more
Fitness is not just one choice! Marshfield,WI
Saturday, August 01, 2015      1 comments

Today, the long run was on the docket. Luckily, I had a very easy schedule today to get it in. So, I slept until I woke up. That is the best way to wake up. No alarms, no noise! Anyway, I am off on a tangent again. I laid in bed for a li... Read more
Honeysuckle smells... Richmond, KY
Wednesday, July 29, 2015      1 comments

Man, I have been insane busy. The past few days my diet has not been ideal. I ran out of food in my truck and have not been able to make it to a Walmart to restock. I think I still managed to stay in my ranges. I may have gone over a bit one... Read more
Georgetown, KY - long run of the week
Sunday, July 26, 2015      2 comments

Well, I wanted to blog last night but I fell asleep before getting to it. Yesterday, I was driving for almost 11 hours. When I finally pulled into a truck stop, it was 1030PM. After getting changed and stretching, I started my long run of the... Read more
Running with lightening bugs! Walnut, Iowa
Friday, July 24, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday, while I was getting unloaded, I realized they were moving really slow. I asked how long they would take and the guy said two hours. Perfect, I am going to take that opportunity to get my run in. It just so happens, I was near Aspen... Read more
Silver Plume, CO trying to find motivation!
Tuesday, July 21, 2015      1 comments

Today, I ran out of hours on my drive clock and had to find somewhere to park. It just so happens, I am in the rookies and apparently they don't have many places for an eighteen Wheeler to park. So, I found a small mom and pop garge that has s... Read more
Grand Island, NE is where I will run today.
Sunday, July 19, 2015      2 comments

I am on my way to Colorado. I have to be there tomorrow. I will shut down this afternoon in Grand Island, NE for a 10 hour break and then back on the road. My training plan had me running 6 miles yesterday and I just could not fit it in. Luc... Read more
Wow! Wrong scale reading should discourage me... But it didn't!
Sunday, July 12, 2015      2 comments

Man, past week has been insane busy. I made it home on July 3rd. I had so much work to get done around the house. My main goal was to spend as much time as possible with my little girls. I miss them so much when I am on the road. We had a b... Read more
Still running... Hawfield, NC
Thursday, July 02, 2015      1 comments

It is hard keeping a routine on the road. Sometimes I am driving all night, sometimes drive 5 hours and then sit for a couple and then drive 6 more, sometimes get up at 3AM and drive, etc. There is really no schedule except for the day you are... Read more
If I died, nobody would have found me! Barstow,CA
Friday, June 26, 2015      3 comments

Today, I finished driving around 2 PM. I ended up in Barstow, CA. When I looked up the temperature outside, it was 106 degrees F. I had not had anything to eat so, I figured I could eat and relax for a bit to fuel my run. I thought it would ... Read more
Gila Bend, AZ --- Uggggggg! Heat!
Wednesday, June 24, 2015      1 comments

Today, I am supposed to run three miles. I was all set to do it when I shut down for the day. When I shut down this morning,(I drove all night.) it was 118 degrees outside. Granted, it is much lower humidity that what I am used to but I was s... Read more
Alamogordo, NM and other places....
Tuesday, June 23, 2015      2 comments

Today, I ran in Alamogordo, NM. It is much higher elevation than I am used to and it was hot. I only had to do an easy 2 miles today. Slow build up of miles is key to marathon training. Staying on pace is really important as well. Most peop... Read more
What did you do today? Alma, AR
Thursday, June 18, 2015      1 comments

Sorry for no picture today. I did not finish driving until 8:30 PM. I decided to get some food before going to run. It was dark so no picture. I was supposed to do 3 miles today. Well, I set out and started my trusty running watch. I stop... Read more
What have you done today? Williamsville, IL
Tuesday, June 16, 2015      1 comments

Well, not much to report today. I did my run while I took a break. Got a shower and hit the road for a couple of more hours. Went to Hooters tonight... Read more
What have you done today? Hudson, WI
Monday, June 15, 2015      0 comments

Nothing special today. It was a rest day from running. I did a 30 minute ish core workout. Wow! My core has become so weak! I did what I could and wi... Read more

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