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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 ...

Barrier broken

I was able to get back under the 27 minute mark for my 1.5 mile tire towing distance. 3 miles per hour is where I got to last year, prior to leaving for Yellowstone. This is a huge benchmark for me to hit. ...

Basketball

I ended up playing basketball with my brother and nephew yesterday. It was a cross training experience! I had forgotten just how much of a workout running back and forth is. Remembering back to my high school ...

P90x

Two day soreness has hit me after doing the P90X leg workout. You know you have really done it when you have 2-day soreness. What is this 2-day soreness? This is the effect where when you are working out, you ...

Hills

A text I sent today: You must fall in love with hills. They will make you stronger, faster and more resilient. Be one with the hill. You might have been taught in school that hills are tough, mean and to be ...

Cactus to clouds

The hike up the cactus to clouds trail out of Palm Springs to the top of the Palm Springs Tram was a total death hike this time. I was carrying roughly the same weight (50lbs). I had maybe an additional 5 ...

2012 workout log posted

Woo hoo!  I’ve got my workout cycle for 2012 going.  After having a cold for a couple weeks and then having a job meltdown, I’m back in business! The 2012 workout log. ...

Maybe it’s me

It’s so strange. When I wiggle the bike just right I can feel like the whole frame is oscillating. And yet, but doesn’t appear to be anything wrong. I had one of my buddies who is very good with ...

Back on a weak horse

I cannot believe how rapidly my muscle strength deteriorated after just three weeks a very intermittent training. I caught a fairly bad cold and it put me down for two weeks. I tried to push through it and ...

Bike trouble

Uh oh, I think I broke my bike.  I was going downhill just above 30mph when I went over a cover plate.  All of the sudden the forks and front wheel started wobbling wildly.  The brakes were hit and I came to ...

Riding and climbing

Over this weekend I was able to get some bike riding done, something I hadn’t done in months. It was great to get out along the coast and tear it up. Or at least try to tear it up. Bike riding is a very ...