Finding Balance 2020, General

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 putting in the work. I have managed to transition a lot of running miles over to long haul hikes, but it’s still not quite the same. My biking has also […]

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Finding Balance 2020, General

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 of my first 10 years of running. I could never have imagined when I started this journey how consuming it would become, and how much of my identity would be […]

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Finding-My-Best-Life-2019, General

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 biking was pretty much non-existent. This last week though I got back on the horse a bit and got in a solid week of runs. None of them were double […]

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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 4 out of 5 days, and got a few runs in. Still working back in to things, however dealing with some niggling issues. I’ve got arthritis in my right big […]

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Finding-My-Best-Life-2019, General

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 troublesome muscles and joints. Working on stretching and rolling things out, but it’s recovering slowly. It’s not that I can’t run, I got in a couple solid runs this week, […]

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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 disrupted my routine, so I wasn’t even biking as much. Plus, my beer and bikes group did a volunteer event that we drove too, so I didn’t have that ride […]

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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 and biking. Had a couple nice rides this week including my Beer & Bikes ride, as well as an impromptu ride to work on Thursday when I got to the […]

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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 managed a couple of 3 mile runs, and am pleased to say the legs are feeling pretty decent. Couple areas where things are tighter than I’d like them to be, […]

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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 weather, but I’ve still tried to get out when I can. A couple notable highlights of the week were my first ever beer mile on Friday night, using hard seltzer. […]

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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 week, including a 14 mile run in cold rain on Saturday. I’m going to taper things down for a couple weeks through to recover a bit more, so this will […]

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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 neglect in September, including my fitness recaps. I’ll post a longer review of my adventures in the coming weeks, but since I was back home starting on the 23rd, I […]

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