One Month At A Time

33 Days

I was on the road a bit late last week and very distracted by some personal stuff, which kept me away from the blog –but I did get some workouts in.

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38 Days

Yesterday’s CrossFit workout went OK. It gave me something else to work on –my double unders.

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Forty Days

I hadn’t really paid much attention to the time –how much longer until the race.

On the one hand, it seems like I’m always talking about the Spartan Race, how it’s in August, how I’m training and how I’m nervous about taking it on.

On the other hand, seven months have gone by since I started this.

This morning, it just felt more real. I checked the date, counted the days and here I am 40 days out.

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Happy 4th of July!

After I hit my goal weight, I decided to take a break from the blog –also FestivALL was getting ready to kick off in a couple of weeks and I was totally in the bag on that.

I stayed busy for weeks, skipped rehearsals with the Kordsmen, cancelled off plans with my friends and really just dug in.

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A day late, but not bad, not bad…

Once again, it’s time to check in with my weight loss and fitness efforts. Are there any surprises, this week?

Maybe.

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Wednesday Weigh-In Late edition again

Two weeks have passed since my last weigh-in. Has anything changed? Is everything still the same? Will there be any money-saving recipes?

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Motorcycle Music

My current month’s project has to do with motorcycles and learning to ride. While I’m kicking around how to do that, I’ve been thinking about motorcycle music –or at least songs I think of when I think of motorcycles.

These aren’t necessarily the best songs about motorcycles or the best songs vaguely referencing motorcycles out there, just the ones that come to mind easily.

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Wednesday Weigh-In

It’s time to check in about my weight-loss and fitness projects.

Here’s what it looks like, this week.

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Wednesday Weigh-in (late again)

Following a food-heavy holiday is going to be a downer for almost anybody on a diet.

Invariably, you’re faced with a choice to either stay on diet and enjoy the smug self-loathing or break training, live in the moment, but sort of regret that you’ve lost no more weight.

I decided weeks ago that I wasn’t going to stick narrowly to my usual, daily calorie goals, but was just going to be OK with a little candy, a little pie and with having a meal that wasn’t so tightly scripted.

How’d it go?

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Product Test: Extreme Sport Beans

As an ongoing feature here, as I prepare for the West Virginia Spartan Race in August, I’m testing out some products that may or may not be useful in endurance racing.

To begin, I’ve purchased a bunch of fitness snacks.

These are things that are meant to be consumed while you’re either on the course, running a race, or shortly before you get started. There are a lot of them out there.

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