Monday, December 31, 2007

Year End Review.. The Numbers

If I'm to believe TrainingPeaks, here is what I covered this year.. Mind you, there is likely a good deal of grease between this and reality (not in my favor). Yet, if these aren't the real ones, better ones don't exist.

Planned Time 337:10
Actual Time 269:48
Swim 87,086 yd
Bike 2,294.39 mi
Run 377.25 mi
Day Off 83 mi
Walk 5.5 mi

Looking it over, how does one cover 83 miles on a day off? And, it's for certain my walk number is likely off by a factor of 10^2.

What is the big gaping hole in these numbers? Strength. I went to the gym today for the first time and pushed weighted plates around with machines. Those numbers were shockingly low. A stark answer as to what my lie into better health in the coming year.

If you're still reading, here's to your new year. May your days be long and meet you well.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


If you're still reading, you're either on the pointy end of the I.Q. scale or in way over your head!

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Thanks to Winz for the idea.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Full Disclosure

Someone shuffled the cards on me. I take the blame. It was my mission to run anyway. I didn't.

I started again today, and a simple 23 minute run has lifted that funk.

Saturday, December 08, 2007


Not to be out done by other bloggin', bikin', belchin' folks.. I headed out for some sushi the other day. I was in Minneapolis with not much else to do. I hit Sakura with the boss (the work one, not the home one). Good food and good time had all around.

After a few (OK many few) years of my brother trying unsuccessfully to get me to like sushi, I was in a new mindset this day. I piled up the ginger slices, and plenty of the beloved yet attention getting wasabi.. Turned out to be pretty good! Sure I had some soup, salad, tempura and all to keep it real.. Oishi!

Between this and some learn Japanese podcasts, I'm set for a vacation.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Life's too Short

Life's too short not to do cool stuff.

So just so y'all know I haven't completely lost my edge. I'm not completely eaten up by work. (or more to the point, so I know). I hit today's hard snow, sleet, and wind with a bike ride.

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