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That’s insane

If people think what I’m going to do is insane, check out Rosie Pope’s CV (adventure resume).  When I first read her accomplishment, I yelled out to no one in particular, “That’s! ...

New sign

The new vinyl sign is rigged up to the tire. I need to zip tie the top bar together, as it fell off along Carlsbad Village Drive. I knew I’d find it on the way back, as PVC pipe laying on the street ...

A taste of sidewalk

It looks like a wonderful morning to go for a run. 64 deg outside. Overcast to keep the sun away. What better thing to do then eat sidewalk? That is one thing I have noticed about running in the Five Finger ...

Calorie counting

The iPhone app myfitnesspal computes I need 2950 net calories per day to put on a pound a week in anticipation of trekking Antarctica. Yesterday, I consumed 2583 calories, not even hitting my target. And I ...

First long tow

I got my first long tire tow in this weekend. 2.5 hours. It was great! I wandered through the canyons, dragging the tire up and down hills. The interesting part was that pulling on dirt was extremely easy ...

Catching up

I couldn’t believe it when I looked at the 6-month workout schedule. My training was already behind! “Egads,” I told myself. ...

ANI Training baseline

In order to march across Antarctica on a guided trip, you have to be able to handle the ANI Training Baseline Fitness program. If you’re not able to sustain an hour of intense activity (running, tire ...

Bootlegs

On my trip to Egypt, I listened to a spectacular sound track while lounging at the top of my hotel, looking at Karnak Temple. It was hot and dry, but the hibiscus drink took the edge off. Sitting in that, ...

2-day soreness

I can’t believe that I am suffering from 2-day soreness after doing the Insanity fit test. It is a very difficult fitness test primarily focusing on cardio and flailing away, though it is quite ...

Insanity fit test

I tried the Insanity fitness test by Shaun T from the Beach Body DVD series. It’s funny – no matter how hard you work out, this thing is still pretty tough. I suppose that’s the idea., ...

Diet alteration

Based on reading Alexander Gamay’s blog, a Norwegian who made the first solo trip to the south pole and back, I need to dramatically increase my calorie intake. The weight loss experienced by Gamay and ...

Pseudo movie actor

I took a picture of myself right before a run. Upon returning and looking at the image, I realized the thin beard, earbuds, and hat made me resemble the actor from 127 Hours. That movie recounted the ...