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Re-organizing the Fridge Today
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      0 comments

Today is Day Two of the "Fit Food Challenge," and the challenge for the day is to reorganize the refrigerator with the specific goal of storing fruits and veggies in a healthy way and keeping them where they can be seen and thus eaten. I've been... Read more
The Ride Across Minnesota - 288.3 Miles on a Bike
Monday, July 25, 2016      4 comments

This week...well, I guess it was last week as the ride was Wednesday to wife and I rode in The Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM) which is a 5-day, roughly 300-mile bike ride designed to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research. My wife... Read more
Late Summer-Early Fall Exercise Plan
Monday, July 11, 2016      4 comments

Today is Day 18 of the "30 Day Plateau Busting Challenge," and the assignment for the day is to write a blog about our exercise plan for the coming month or so. For the last few months I've been working toward a bike ride that my wife and I take... Read more
Not Feeling Well but Pressing On
Thursday, July 07, 2016      4 comments

My wife and I were supposed to take five 30-mile bike rides in a row this week, but on Monday evening, at the end of a Fourth of July party, I started coming down with something and I've been under the weather and very weak for the last three da... Read more
Planning another 30-mile bike ride today
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      2 comments

My wife and I are in training for a long bike ride later this month, and so we're scheduled to take a 30-mile bike ride today. It would have been best to do it this morning but we have an 11:00 am appointment and thus didn't have enough time to ... Read more
32.4 Mile Bike Ride Today
Monday, July 04, 2016      2 comments

In preparation for the MS ride coming up on July 20-24, my wife and I took a 32.4 mile ride and mostly flat roads with some fairly strong crosswinds. It was a very nice ride on a beautiful Fourth of July day in Minnesota, for which we are both g... Read more
111 Miles on the Bike this Week
Friday, July 01, 2016      4 comments

I took only three rides this week, but logged 111 miles. 64, 20, and 27, basically. So now it's two days off and then five 30-mile rides in a row next week to get ready for the big week on July 20-24, our 300-mile 5-day journey around the middle... Read more
64-Mile Bike Ride Yesterday
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      4 comments

My wife and I are in the midst of preparing for The Ride Across Minnesota, a 5-day, 300-mile bike ride that will take us throughout the center of the state and raise about $1 million for MS research. So, yesterday we took a 64 mile ride that wen... Read more
Non-Scale Victories and Portion Distortion
Monday, June 27, 2016      3 comments

Today is Day 4 of my second round on the "30 Day Plateau-Busting Challenge" and the challenge for the day is to carefully measure all foods so as to avoid portion distortion. I wasn't able to blog yesterday, though, so I've decided to share the ... Read more
Non-Scale Measurements
Saturday, June 25, 2016      2 comments

I'm stuck. In my first 60 days or so back on SP I lost 16-18 pounds (depending on the day!), but then my weight loss stalled and I haven't been able to lose anything since then. This is the same place I got stuck last year and no matter what I t... Read more
Five 20+-MIle Bike Rides this Week
Friday, June 24, 2016      2 comments

My wife has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and therefore most years we take a 300-mile, 5-day bike ride called The Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM) to raise money for MS research. This year we're riding from July 20-24, starting in Saint Joseph and then t... Read more
A Bike Ride Interrupted...Again
Saturday, June 18, 2016      1 comments

Yesterday I was unable to ride my bike because a huge thunder storm rolled in. I was going to take the ride this morning, but I ended up not being very productive last night and so I must get some work done today which means that busyness is goi... Read more
A Bike Ride Interrupted
Friday, June 17, 2016      2 comments

Well, I supposed to take a 50-mile bike ride today, but just as I was getting everything in order, I noticed that a powerful thunderstorm was rolling into town. It's here now, the wind is blowing hard, the thunder is roaring, somewhere the light... Read more
I've reached THE Plateau Again
Thursday, June 16, 2016      5 comments

Several years ago I got in the best shape I've been in since I was 20. I was 205 (6' 1"), I was cycling and doing strength exercise, eating well, and feeling great. However, I got a little obsessed with the whole health and fitness thing, and en... Read more
47.1 Mile Bike Ride Today
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      3 comments

It was supposed to be a 41 mile ride, but I ran into unexpected construction and, walla, it turned into a 47.1 mile ride! The weather was decent, overcast but warm, but the winds were a bit high - WNW at 10-15 mph. During the first eight m... Read more

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