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Gear – Tracking Food with Fitbit and a Notebook

The weight loss journey continues, and I am now into week two. When it comes to trimming one’s gut, everyone knows the old adages, which tend to be repeated ad nauseam: Abs are made in the kitchen, and You can’t … Continue reading

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Training – A $150 Weight Loss Bet, or The Fancy Pants Challenge

I’ve made a $150 weight loss bet – I have 28 days to lose an inch or two off my waist. How did this come to be? While running is one of my regular sports, I am also a fencer. … Continue reading

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Races – Trying a Triathlon

As evidenced by the relative quiet of this blog, I have not been very active with 5K races lately. I skipped the New Year’s Day 5K, but decided to try something different to get 2018 off to a good start. … Continue reading

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I Lost 12 Pounds By Running Away from High Blood Pressure

Weight loss is probably a goal of many runners – maybe even the majority of hobby runners like myself – so I suppose I should share how I lost 12 pounds from November to March. In late November I drove … Continue reading

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Cross Training: Fitness Tests Show a Need for Improvement

As part of getting into the new year, I thought it would be a good idea to do another Presidential Fitness test to see how I am measuring up. As with the New Year’s Day 5K, the results show that … Continue reading

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Digressions: Heels + Hips = Frustration

This morning they are running against Melanoma, and I sit here typing.   Grrr!   A week ago, I wrote about how after a race and a two-hour drive, my hips had tightened up to a degree I didn’t think … Continue reading

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Races: Knowing My Limits and Skipping a Race

This past weekend, I was signed up to do a summer biathlon on Saturday and a trail run on Sunday. Saturday morning, I got up early and drove about two hours to the Pemigewasset Fish and Game Club to run … Continue reading

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Gear: How to Train for Getting Around Other Runners

Anyone who does organized races knows the pain of being stuck behind the walker, the slow runner, and the person with the jogging stroller. The question is, how do you train to get around them? Not long ago I bought … Continue reading

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Cross Training: The Lingering Effects of the Navy Seal Fitness Challenge

In 2008 I ran across an article in the Chicago Tribune about an event that was going to be held at the end of summer. The article by Julie Deardorff ran August 19, and was entitled “Test yourself against Navy … Continue reading

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Cross Training: Are You Presidentially Fit?

There will be no politics in this post. With that out of the way, let me talk about general fitness. I mentioned once before that the Presidential Fitness test many of us took as kids has an adult version. It … Continue reading

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