• 2010 Race Calendar

    01.17 - Samson Stomp 5K
    04.24 - Deer Run 10K
    05.01 - Door County Half Marathon
    07.11 - Pewaukee Triathlon
    08.01 - Bradford Beach Tri
    09.11 - TosaFest 5K

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Monday Morning And I’m Ready To Go!

Good morning all!  Hope you’re week is off to a good start!

Thanks to all for the well wishes for my health over the last several days.  I’m happy to say that I’m doing much better today.  The congestion in my head seems to finally be dissipating today and I’m feeling healthier now than I have at any point in the past week.  Here’s hoping that a good workout today won’t undo all of that!

And what better day to be feeling better.  Today is weigh-in day and I think for the first time since I’ve started weekly weigh-ins, I’m expecting a weight loss today.  I’m not sure it has much to do with healthy eating as much as it has to do with the fact that the cold this weekend seemed to have affected my appetite.  There were times where I had a bowl of cereal for dinner and just didn’t feel like anything else.  I weighed in at 198.6 last week and I think I’ll be under 198 this week.  Just a feeling.

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3rd Straight Rest Day

Sickness continues to run wild in our house lately.  My wife and I are both battling coughs and colds and last night our daughter came down with a nasty case of the stomach flu.  Needless to say, we’ve been focusing our energy on just getting through the day lately.

Today will be rest day #3 in a row for me.  While I’ve been enjoying working out lately, I’ve also felt that the extra rest has been just what I needed.  I’ve still got to kick whatever is running through me but my body and my muscles do feel noticably refreshed and I think that can only help me when I start hitting the pavement again.

Tomorrow (health pending of course) is the next weekly weigh-in, personal training session, and karate class.  A full plate for sure!  I’m looking forward to getting back to the grind again!

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Sick Day

So it turns out that pushing myself yesterday was not a good idea.  After starting the day not feeling great to begin with, my session with the personal trainer made me feel even worse.  She went a little lighter on me than usual but it was still enough to drain almost all of my energy and leave me feeling pretty weak.  If that wasn’t enough, my decision to go do karate after that was the proverbial nail in the coffin.  I felt bad enough last night that I ended up calling in sick to work today.

I think I’ll take this as a sign that I should take it easy for a day or two.  I’ve been trying to continue like normal with this chest cold for most of the week and I think the main result of this has been that I haven’t been able to work out as intensely as normal yet I also haven’t been able to get back to being 100% again.  I think I’ll better serve myself and my family by taking a little time to getting healthy again and then we can push forward again.

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Tough Day Ahead…

Good morning everyone,

I’m feeling a little under the weather this morning and this is probably the workout day where I can least afford to not be feeling my best.  This afternoon is my normal session with the personal trainer and this evening is a 75 minute kobudo class followed by a 60 minute sparring class.  Today is probably the most physically intense day of the month for me.

Even though I’m not feeling 100% today, I’m committed to making it through each one of these workouts today even if it’s not at full intensity.  Plus, as a bonus I’ve decided to reward myself tonight when I get home around 8:30 and all the workouts are said and done.  I’m going to have an apple with peanut butter!  I haven’t had one of these in a little while and almost forgot how much I enjoyed them so tonight my reward for making it through the day will be a granny smith apple with peanut butter!

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Official Samson Stomp 5K Results Posted


I’ve had a lot of people visit the site over the last week or so looking for the official Samson Stomp 5K results from this past weekend.  The Running In The USA website just posted the official results from the event and they can be found here.  Photos from the event can be found here.

No Workout But I Got A Haircut!

Happy Hump Day everyone!

I’ve spent part of the morning so far looking through pictures I found online of the 5K I ran this weekend.  One of the photographers on the course got a good picture of me right before the finish line but I’m not able to copy the picture here to share with you (unless I want to pay for it and I don’t think I want it THAT badly).  It’s a fun reminder of a fun event though!

As the title of this post suggests, I didn’t work out yesterday.  I didn’t plan my Monday evening too well and ended up staying up well past 11PM (which is quite late for me) finishing things up and I spent most of Tuesday dragging due to lack of sleep.  My thighs still feel quite tight presumably from the 5K on Sunday so I just wasn’t in the right place physically or mentally to get a run or a bike in on Tuesday.

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Weigh-In Results – Week 4

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I think there are a lot of reasons to feel good this morning.  I had a great workout with my personal trainer yesterday afternoon and then a great karate class last night.  It was long day physically with the multiple workouts but I’m very happy with the results.

And speaking of results, yesterday was the latest weigh-in and body fat measurement.  Last week’s numbers were 200.6 lbs and 19.5% body fat.  This week?  198.6 lbs. and 19.0% body fat.  Back below 200 again!

I totally wasn’t expecting this result.  I’d been doing really well working out and eating properly for the first half of the week but started to slip a little during the latter half.  I think running the 5K on Sunday really helped as Sundays have typically been off days for me.  Needless to say, I’m really excited with the numbers.  I think I’ve really got momentum on my side now and am recommitted to continuing the progress and delivering even better results next week!

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