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Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan

Tuesday, November 12, 2013      3 comments

My relations are okay, flooding in Manila and the province are alright, to my knowledge. If you have a couple bucks to spare, it will help. I'd suggest specifying "100% of donation to direct aid", but that's just me. Our small dudes gave, it'... Read more

The journey up the mountain makes the mountain smaller

Monday, September 23, 2013      8 comments

“Cycling is the rare sport in which accomplishment is truly personal - we judge ourselves against ourselves. How fast can I make it there and back? Will this modification drop those few necessary seconds from my next time trial? Can I finally... Read more

A month of many firsts

Thursday, June 20, 2013      15 comments

Participated in my 1st spin class today. It was...interesting. Was dripping sweat by the end of the 37 minute session, seemed like it could be potentially useful regarding increased power generation. The intervals were more like race conditio... Read more

Can't hold us...

Sunday, June 09, 2013      8 comments

Today's soundtrack www.youtube.com/watch?v=
2zNSgSzhBfM I've been lax at updating the blog, but in this instance, it's a good thing. It's indicative of fairly good weather, and opportunities to discover and take advanta... Read more

We invest in our future, and in the end, we are not the same

Tuesday, May 14, 2013      4 comments

Today's soundtrack: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
OURc_W6SlKA I have been remiss regarding blogging, but I'll endeavor to update today. The last severa... Read more

Oh snap! Hangin' with Jedi!

Friday, April 05, 2013      8 comments

Sunny and beautiful today, no excuse not to go out, although it was slightly cool. Mr. Tiny and I took the opportunity to get in some outside time, went for a walk to take care of some errands, and he requested we bring the ramp to the park... Read more

Take a moment to savor life

Thursday, April 04, 2013      6 comments

Yesterday I took the opportunity to check out the progress on one of the final segments on the Great Allegheny Passage, connecting our city to DC with a continuous bike trail. Took Sunstreaker on railroad ballast that was next to the part... Read more

Gear testing and the effects of strength training on performance

Monday, April 01, 2013      5 comments

Hope everyone had a great Easter! On the run up to the holiday, I scheduled poorly and was only able to get in a short 17 minutes strength training on Saturday, what is supposed to be my heavy day. Happens, poor scheduling on my part and t... Read more

Achieving goals you forgot you had

Tuesday, March 26, 2013      11 comments

Stressful day, have some deadlines to make, and it's been mentally draining. That said, something got into me where I knew I wanted to get my fitness in, but I wasn't feeling putting in time on the stationary trainer. About a week ago,... Read more

The Princess and the Pea

Sunday, March 17, 2013      10 comments

Yesterday, the boys had a week off from their weekly fitness program due to the university's Spring Break (I think). Regardless, the effect was that DW and I also lost acc... Read more

Pierogies, haluski, and fried fish, you say?

Friday, March 15, 2013      7 comments

Not gonna lie, today we went to St. Max's fish fry (fried fish sandwich, crab cakes, pierogies, haluski, potato pancakes...all that Eastern European grandma cooking, way he... Read more

Sometimes failure is desirable, other times...not so much

Saturday, March 02, 2013      6 comments

My back is still tweaked from about 2 weeks ago when I had a lifting session and I performed a snatch with poor form (probably because it was too heavy, that's on me) so I only scheduled one strength training session this week in anticipation fo... Read more

See the forest for the trees

Monday, February 25, 2013      12 comments

I'm going to permit myself a moment to be self-satisfied. Pleased that I hit 1000 fitness this month, that's a 2 month streak. Trending positively, which is good considering that I'm coming off a negative 2 month streak where I struggled to ge... Read more

Memento mori

Friday, February 22, 2013      6 comments

Last week was Ash Wednesday, a time to focus on repentance and mortality. I recently read the following article, about an individual who worked in palliative care and she noted the following themes when she asked people about regrets or thi... Read more

Redundancy, safety nets, and sleep analysis

Tuesday, February 19, 2013      9 comments

Yesterday was my turn to cook, Big Boy has an after school activity that the DW coaches, so the system is that typically, I prepare the little dudes favorite meal, which is a tofu dish. Start up the rice cooker, look for the tofu...well, th... Read more


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