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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 ...

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 ...