1000 mile club.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      2 comments

I was reviewing my activity log and noticed that after my 50 mile bike ride last Saturday (my longest yet), I have now crossed over 1000 miles of tracked walking, running or biking (I use the GPS on my phone to track outdoor mileage). I started ... Read more
What a difference a year can make...
Monday, July 18, 2011      1 comments

So I recently crossed the one year anniversary of deciding that I needed to focus on getting fit and joining SparkPeople. Man, in some respects, it doesn't seem as if it should be that long ago, and in other respects, it seems like a lifetime ag... Read more
Upcoming races
Monday, May 02, 2011      3 comments

So now that I've done my first half marathon, I'm officially hooked. I'm sore today, but I loved the sense of accomplishment and the final payoff of an extended training program. Last night, I sat down with my flyers and pamphlets I collected fr... Read more
Flying Pig results (my first half marathon!)
Monday, May 02, 2011      4 comments

So, I'm pretty happy with how my first half marathon turned out. My official (although preliminary) stats are: 6.8 mile split: 1:09:12 (pace: 10:07min/mile) 13.1 final time: 2:05:59 (pace: 9:38min/mile) Overall Place: 2829 out of 10862 D... Read more
Registered for two Triathlons... only a week a part!
Monday, April 25, 2011      4 comments

So, as of last week, I registered for my first "real" triathlon. I say "real" in quotes there because you may recall that I did a "Try a Tri" event through my community center back in January. That was an all indoor event with each leg of the tr... Read more
Started taking L-Glutamine supplement
Monday, April 11, 2011      4 comments

So I recently did a little research on catabolic effects of endurance training. Considering that I am training for my first half marathon right now (with the idea of running more halfs later this year and eventually bumping up to running a full ... Read more
Back from a bender...
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      5 comments

So, this past week I've been at one of my all time favorite technical conferences, PyCon (for the Python programming language). This past week has not been good to my healthy living lifestyle. For example, here are some examples of my PyCon beha... Read more
Sigh, my inner demon had a voice today...
Tuesday, February 15, 2011      6 comments

As many of you may know, I've joined a local Masters Swim team to learn to swim effectively so that I can compete in triathlons. Although I had some red cross swim lessons as a (very young) kid, I had never really learned how to swim well until... Read more
21 Day Kettlebell Swing Challenge completed
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      2 comments

This is a bit late in getting written, but almost a week ago, I finished the "21 Day Kettlebell Swing Challenge" ( www.21daykettlebell.com/ ) that I previously blogged about ( www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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21 Day Kettlebell Swing Challenge: challenge accepted
Thursday, January 06, 2011      1 comments

I'm a sucker for a structured approach to hitting a goal, and if following the structure *is* the goal, I generally do pretty well with it (e.g. I rocked c25k to get me back running). When I saw this: www.21daykettlebell.com/ I k... Read more
Goals for 2011
Friday, December 31, 2010      0 comments

As I mentioned in my recap of 2010 accomplishments and goals achieved ( www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=3860561 ), I have an all new set of fitness goals for 2011. Most of my goals for 2011... Read more
Goals achieved and accomplishments of 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010      5 comments

As you may already know, I started my fitness transformation in July and found SparkPeople soon afterward . I'm happy (ecstatic really) to report that in the past 5 months I've been able to accomplish many of my fitness goals as well as things t... Read more
First race results!
Monday, November 01, 2010      2 comments

So, against probably better judgement ( www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=3742312 ) I ran my first 5K race (first in the last 15 years or so) last Saturday. I actually did better than I was ex... Read more
I know it's a bad idea, but...
Tuesday, October 26, 2010      0 comments

So, a little over 2 weeks ago I got groin pull (roughly, a strain of on of my abductor muscles), probably from a pre-run stretch when not sufficiently warmed up. It took me a few days to figure out what I did, and by that time I'd already gone o... Read more
Running Status and some updated Goals
Friday, October 15, 2010      0 comments

I figured I'd let folks know how I was doing with my running and share some of my fitness goals/events. If you saw my prior blog posting on the subject ( www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=3622039... Read more

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