2022 Running year in review

This year was a bit of a “lumpy” year when it came to my fitness. With a surgery scheduled in July (and COVID), and the…

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Layering in winter

Living in a cold weather area you need to be prepared for different weather conditions if you want to be outside and active. It’s not…

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2021 Running Year in Review

Although this year felt like it was an ‘off’ year, I still managed to put up a lot of miles on foot. This will be…

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Sidelined by smoke

Today was only the second time I’ve run since the Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon a couple weeks ago. It’s not that I haven’t had plans…

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Making 2021 plans

For the first time in a while I’m feeling really hopeful that we’re on the back-side of this pandemic. Vaccines are rolling out, case numbers…

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Staying active in the dark

It never fails. Every year around this time my activity levels drop like a rock and I find I need to re-motivate myself to keep…

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Back to running

It’s been a couple months since I was able to really run, thanks to a broken toe. I finally passed the 6 week point and…

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The story of a toe

A couple of weeks ago I had an unfortunate run-in with a dumbbell. Not the kind currently trying to take over social media, but the…

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A decade of running

January of 2010 was the start. It’s hard to believe that it was so long ago, but the end of 2019 also marks the end…

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2019 Running Year in Review

The year 2019 is my tenth year of running, and is seems appropriate that I celebrate that milestone with a bang. I’ll be writing a…

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Fitness week recap – 12/2/2019

Week Starting 12/2/2019 Running: 14.3 miles Biking: 33.4 miles Steps: 68.787 (34.33 miles –  20.03 walking) Impression: Two weeks ago was vacation week for me and my running and…

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Fitness week recap – 11/18/2019

Week Starting 11/18/2019 Running: 12.5 miles Biking: 14.8 miles Steps: 83,999 (41.5 miles –  29.00 walking) Impression: Pretty simple week this past week. Rode my bike to the train…

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Fitness week recap – 11/11/2019

Week Starting 11/11/2019 Running: 9 miles Biking: 38.1 miles Steps: 71,932 (35.14 miles –  26.14 walking) Impression: Didn’t get out an run much this week. Still dealing with some…

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Fitness week recap – 11/4/2019

Week Starting 11/4/2019 Running: 13.7 miles Biking: 13.4 miles Steps: 87,609 (42.91 miles –  29.21 walking) Impression: Low mileage week. Was at a conference for a couple days which…

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Fitness week recap – 10/28/2019

Week Starting 10/28/2019 Running: 25.2 miles Biking: 50.5 miles Steps: 98,266 (48.82 miles –  23.62 walking) Impression: Got back to normal this week with a decent amount of running…

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Fitness week recap – 10/21/2019

Week Starting 10/21/2019 Running: 6.0 miles Biking: 36.8 miles Steps: 57,383 (28.81 miles –  22.81 walking) Impression: RECOVERY WEEK! Yep, not much to report on the running front. I…

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Fitness week recap – 10/14/2019

Week Starting 10/14/2019 Running: 106.2 miles Biking: 0 miles Steps: 245,966 (125.26 miles –  19.06 walking) Impression: Really quick and easy post this week. I didn’t run much all…

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Fitness week recap – 10/7/2019

Week Starting 10/7/2019 Running: 15.6 miles Biking: 43.1 miles Steps: 83,683 (41.07 miles –  25.47 walking) Impression: Little bit of a down week this week. We’ve had some crappy…

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Fitness week recap – 9/30/2019

Week Starting 9/30/2019 Running: 30.9 miles Biking: 49.1 miles Steps: 107,545 (53.5 miles –  22.6 walking) Impression: This week was back at it. I managed 4 runs over the…

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Fitness week recap – 9/23/2019

Week Starting 9/23/2019 Running: 11.4 miles Biking: 74.1 miles Steps: 73,442 (34.5 miles –  23.1 walking) Impression: I wasn’t kidding when I said that this blog would get some…

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Fitness week recap – 9/2/2019

Week Starting 9/2/2019 Running: 13.7 miles Biking: 34.9 miles Steps: 113,348 (56.74 miles –  43.04 walking) Impression: This week turned out not to be quite what I expected, but…

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Fitness week recap – 8/26/2019

Week Starting 8/26/2019 Running: 30.6 miles Biking: 70.8 miles Steps: 113,267 (57.65 miles –  29.42 walking) Impression: Due to a crazy work schedule of my youngest kid (working the…

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Fitness week recap – 8/19/2019

Week Starting 8/19/2019 Running: 19.0 miles Biking: 65.2 miles Steps: 97,710 (48.42 miles –  29.42 walking) Impression: Back to recovery week. My legs were feeling pretty trashed after Marquette,…

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Fitness week recap – 8/12/2019

Week Starting 8/12/2019 Running: 36.6 miles Biking: 23.4 miles Steps: 127,019 (60.14 miles –  23.54 walking) Impression: Another race week! I got so wrapped up in the return travel…

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Fitness week recap – 8/5/2019

Week Starting 8/5/2019 Running: 12.3 miles Biking: 34.1 miles Steps: 77,168 (37.05 miles –  24.75 walking) Impression: Recovery week! I kept it really low key this week for two…

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Fitness week recap – 7/29/2019

Week Starting 7/29/2019 Running: 67.9 miles Biking: 3.6 miles Steps: 195,536 (95.67 miles –  27.77 walking) Impression: Race week! This week was two small runs, a quick bike commute…

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Taking the plunge at Tuscobia

I’ve gotten very involved in the winter ultramarathon scene, including putting on our own winter ultra. One of the reasons I started a small 40…

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Fitness week recap – 7/22/2019

Week Starting 7/22/2019 Running: 24.3 miles Biking: 62.5 miles Steps: 105,642 (51.94 miles –  27.64 walking) Impression: The taper begins for Badger 100K. I kept my running mileage really…

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Fitness week recap – 7/15/2019

Week Starting 7/15/2019 Running: 44.3 miles Biking: 22 miles Steps: 143,483 (72.56 miles –  28.26 walking) Impression: This week is peak week before my 100K in two weeks. That…

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Sibley State Park camping

A couple of weekends ago the wife and I took the camper out for our first weekend of the summer. I had read a news…

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A weekend in Chicago

This past weekend I got to take a trip with my youngest son to the Windy City. This was the first time he and I…

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