Monthly Archives: May 2012

Book Review: Initial Impressions of “The First 20 Minutes” by Gretchen Reynolds

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On Tuesday, I called Ellie and asked her to stop on her way home to pick up a book that I heard about on NPR. She dutifully obliged, and that night I sat down to dive right in to Gretchen Reynolds’s The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live […]

Weigh-In Wednesday May 30th: Okay It Is Hot Out!

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Another week gone by, another weigh-in day to log in the record books!



New  June Challenge Coming!

After taking a break in May, I’ve come up with a new Challenge that I think will either be super easy, or painfully, painfully hard.. we shall see! Stay tuned for more information!


This week we added another 163 kilometers, getting […]

Home Stretch to the Freihofer 5K!

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The Freihofer 5k is officially less than a week to go! This Saturday (3 days and 18 hours give or take!),  several 2FNs members will be taking part in the 34th annual Run For Women.

I am pretty excited for this race, even though I’m not actually running in it. Playing the spectator roll is a lot of […]

The Team Factor

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Yesterday I talked a bit about the Ragnar Relay in the Adirondacks that I now firmly believe is going to happen. I wanted to elaborate a little bit on something I said yesterday.

Yesterday was the day I’ve been waiting for. The day when some kind of opportunity presents itself, where normally I would laugh and […]

We Are the Upstate Lunatics

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Yesterday was the day I’ve been waiting for. The day when some kind of opportunity presents itself, where normally I would laugh and say yeah right . . . but not this time. This time I said let’s do it.

Mark over at Staufenrunning posted on my Facebook wall, with this link: It is a link […]

Weigh-In Wednesday, May 23rd: What We Need Is a Rare, Vermilion, Ukrainian Unicorn

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Hello, everyone! It is, once again, a Wednesday. Thus, we get to analyze our past week’s performances.

As always, if anyone new to the blog wants to get involved, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll add you into the mix!




Note the scale is in Log base 10. . . . I think it makes […]

Validation from Ninja Warrior

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Short post today, as I am the only one in the lab and it is busy!

Last night Ellie and I caught a two-hour American Ninja Warrior show. All I can really say is that those people are pretty ridiculous. The amount of physical strength they have is unbelievable. I can’t imagine how many hours they must spend […]

Bike to Work Day 2012, and What I Learned from NPR

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This past Friday was Bike to Work Day 2012. I found that out early Friday morning as I was getting ready for work while listening to NPR. Naturally I decided the only logical thing to do was bust out my bike and head off to work.

The morning ride was pretty uneventful as it takes only about […]

Dressing for the Run You Want

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This post comes from my lovely wife Ellie, enjoy!

You know that saying, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have”? Well, I think we can apply that to running, too. Over my years of running on and off, I’ve collected a nice sample size of running outfits off of which I can […]

Not the Same Old Story

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As some of you may know, a major title in the gaming world was released on May 15th. Diablo 3 was officially released, and the dreams of many reminiscent gamers of the good ol’ days of hack-and-slash grind fests were realized. Now, I realize many of you have no idea what that last sentence meant, and that […]