• 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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Back For A Short While

Seeing as I’ve been gone from here for the last few weeks, I imagine I owe everyone who has continued to visit here an explanation.

Short answer – my schedule got too full and something had to give.  Not the best answer I suppose but it is the truth.  I’ve had a lot going on at work lately that’s required a lot of my time and by the time I get home at night I just want to take it easy and hang out with my wife and daughter.  No offense to anyone reading this but they’ll always come first.

I’d like to think that things will slow down here over the summer but I get the sense that this won’t be the case.  A lot of initiatives going on at work and our second daughter will make her debut just eight short weeks from now.  My guess is that I’ll only be updating sporadically for the near future.  For that, I apologize.  I really wish I could be on here more frequently as I really enjoy the community of people but sometimes priorities and responsibilities spin you in a different direction.

With that being said, I did want to give you all an update on what’s been going on from a fitness and training perspective since I last jumped on and, fortunately, a lot of it is good news.

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The Winter Olympics Are Back!

Sorry, no real update today.  After another rough day we took our daughter to the doctor and they diagnosed her with pneumonia.  To make matters worse, it seems my wife might be coming down with it too.  That along with being about 6 months pregnant.  Needless to say, family has taken priority today.

Now, we’re on the couch watching the Winter Olympics.  So sad to hear about the guy from Georgia who died on the luge track.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Almost There!

Happy Thursday everyone!  Just one more day until Friday and then the weekend will be upon us.  Can’t wait!

So, I ended up missing my workout yesterday.  Work stuff unfortunately got in the way of letting me get out of the office for an hour.  I wasn’t 100% disappointed because my legs felt dead tired yesterday and I’m not quite sure why.  Not sore or injured.  Just tired.  On Monday, I did a heavy leg and cardio workout with my personal trainer followed by sparring in the evening so I’m sure that contributed.  But after a relatively light workout on Tuesday I was surprised to still be feeling fatigue on Wednesday.

Either way, I’m feeling pretty good today.  I’m a little nervous about how my knee will feel but it’s usually only affected by running.  We won’t be doing a lot of that today so I think we’ll be OK.  Mondays tend to be more cardio and lower body while Thursdays are more upper body.

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Weekend Wrap Up

Hey everyone,

The good news…I seem to be kicking this chest cold of mine before it’s gotten too bad.  Strangely enough, the two things that have helped me feel better is making a chicken parmesan for dinner and catching my daughter as she jumped from the top of the stairs to have me catch her.  Sometimes it’s the little things you do with your family that have the biggest impact!

The bad news…Catching my daughter was the only exercise I got today though.  I just didn’t have the energy with the chest cold.  I think the worst is behind me though so I’m hoping for a solid workout with my personal trainer tomorrow and at karate tomorrow night.  Tomorrow is my next weigh-in.  Last week’s numbers were 201.8 lbs. and 19.7% body fat.

Heading off to bed for the night now.  Here’s hoping for a great healthy week ahead for all of you!

P.S.  I felt the baby kick for the first time this weekend.  Boy, how I missed that!

It’s A Girl!

We were just at the doctor’s office for an ultrasound and found out that we’re having a girl!  This will be our second to go along with big sister Josephine!

We’re over the top excited right now!  Today’s a good day!

1 Bike + 1 Run = 2 Tired Legs

First, the good news.  I did manage to successfully get on the treadmill and run last night.  I’ve mentioned before how working out in the evening has been a challenge for me and last night was no different.  I contemplated for a few minutes whether it would be best to hit the treadmill or to sit on the couch and take it easy for the night.  Thankfully, I made the right choice and I’m glad I did.

On Tuesdays, I usually try to do a longer run (recently, it’s been between 4 and 5 miles).  Last night, I made it 1.5 miles.  Under normal circumstances, that would be a disappointing results but I’m looking at it as an accomplishment instead of a missed goal.  Here’s my logic – I rarely run at night.  My motivation and energy levels are down.  It’s why I much prefer working out midday.  I didn’t want to work out at all.  But I did.  I put on the shorts and shoes and made it happen.  And for that I’m proud.  And I feel much better about my choice today.  The next time I run, I’ll be shooting for the 4-5 mile distance but today I’m satisfied with 1.5 miles.

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