Reunited! (And it feels so good)

I got my bike back! Hallelujah. I feel complete again AND I finally get to listen to more of The Dresden Files. Alright … slight confession … I did cheat a little and I re-listened to older books in the series while I was walking and running because I’m trying to get my friends toContinue reading “Reunited! (And it feels so good)”

My Attention Has Been On Other Things

I’ve been quiet this week for many reasons. One of those reasons is that I’ve taken some time away from social media and the internet to do some soul searching and privilege-checking in response to George Floyd’s murder and the systematic racism, abuse, and violence that people of color have suffered in the United States.Continue reading “My Attention Has Been On Other Things”

Stronger Every Day — (May Recap)

Almost a full month has passed since I signed up and started training for the Kortelopet. In that time, I’ve accomplished the following quantitative things:(Teachers call this the “summative” assessment). Biked 222 total miles (421 miles from Jan – May) Ran 11.54 total miles Walked an average of 9, 489 steps per day Lost 8Continue reading “Stronger Every Day — (May Recap)”

Down For the Count … But Not Out of the Race

I thought about calling this blog post “Pity Party: Table for One” but after some processing and mental fortitude I realize that I don’t want to throw a pity party anymore. Sorry me. I take back my invitation. The Pity Party is cancelled. But I think it’s important to detail the events that led upContinue reading “Down For the Count … But Not Out of the Race”

Biking, Running, Hiking, and Bird Murder

Instead of posting several short blog updates day-by-day of my activities I thought it would be more efficient to just give a weekend update. Saturday, March 23rd This weekend called for rain and scattered storms so I tried to plan my workouts around the weather. It was suppose to rain all day on Saturday soContinue reading “Biking, Running, Hiking, and Bird Murder”

Graduation, Hiking, and Mental Health

Although today was suppose to be a rest day, I needed to get out of the house and process some feelings. Today is graduation day for the Class of 2020…or at least it would’ve been in another time. There are three awesome people who plan the Senior Lock in each year and I am oneContinue reading “Graduation, Hiking, and Mental Health”

How To Trick A Book Nerd Into Working Out

Last May I happened to Google search “Urban Noir Fantasy Books” because I am writing a novel that roughly falls in the oxymoronic genre called “fantasy realism.” I’ve been told that wise authors read other novels in that genre if only to see what had been done before/already. So from 2018-2029, I read the EddieContinue reading “How To Trick A Book Nerd Into Working Out”

Rest Day: What I Eat In A Day (Part 1)

Well, the weather didn’t agree with me this weekend and I had a two-day long rest from cardio. I did my bodyweight circuit today so that’s something. Whenever bad weather strikes, I’ve decided to show off a picture review of what I ate that day. Why? Because diet is 80% of fitness. I wish IContinue reading “Rest Day: What I Eat In A Day (Part 1)”

That Metric Half-Century Is So Close That I Can Taste It!

Today’s bike ride was an LSD day and I started out with no agenda other than ‘bike for as long or as far as you want.’ Well, I ended up biking 30.14 miles today, and I feel pretty damn good. Around this time last year, I was dying just biking 10-12 miles in one trip.Continue reading “That Metric Half-Century Is So Close That I Can Taste It!”