Monthly Archives: January 2019

//January

Weigh-In Wednesday January 16th, 2019: A Blizzard Approaches!

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Hello everyone for this weeks addition of Weigh-In Wednesday! Each week members are encouraged to submit their workouts, and weight for weekly accountability as we post the results for all the world to see. Let’s get right to it!

Overall, we had a mixed week. That’s okay, because one bad week never hurt anyone! Consistency […]

The Backyard Rink Is Ready!

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It is finally that time of year in Buffalo, when seasonal depression starts kicking in, the temperature is dropping, and . . . water is frozen solid! The backyard rink 2019 edition is ready to go!

We were smart and got the rink set up back in December, before there was snow on the ground.

Back in […]

Zwift FTP Builder Week 3

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So far, so good on the Zwift front! I’m now entering week three of the FTP Builder plan, which is designed to increase my base functional threshold power. I thought now would be a good time to quickly recap the first two weeks back in the saddle, and talk about how things are going.

What I Like about Zwift

So […]

Podcast Lineup for Fitness: 2019

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Many runners and triathletes use music, audio books, podcasts, or other audible media to help them through their workouts. These can provide a necessary distraction from the drudgery of long workouts. For some reason though, I actually don’t use them at all. For a long while now, probably several years, I stopped using headphones. It […]

Genetics and Dogs? Awesome.

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For those new around here, my day job is at a University working on genetic sequencing projects. Part of my daily TODO at work is to keep up on scientific literature, which is a tall task considering how many journals, subjects and specialities, and just sheer volume of data is being published right now. […]

Weigh-In Wednesday January 9th, 2019: Go Go Go!

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Hello Everyone! Another Wednesday is here, and you know what that means, the dreaded weigh-in! Let’s just dive right in to the main event, weights over-time.

Not bad everyone! I know getting through the weekend stalled a lot of our efforts, but no one gained week-to-week! The hardest part for me personally is saying yes to […]

Ab Work? More Like Bleh Work.

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In less than a few months’ time, I will be sitting with Ellie and our friend Jen in the hot springs of Iceland. While that sounds amazing, and I am looking forward to it, I have quite the beer belly going that promptly needs to be addressed. Aside from diet and exercise in general, the […]

Diving into Cycling with Zwift! What is FTP???

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A couple of months ago I started using an indoor cycling program called Zwift. For the full review of my setup and my initial impression, here’s the post. I took a little bit of break at the start of December, but since the New Year I am back in the saddle, literally.

Week 1 Success, on […]

Ride or Die: Winter Running

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I’ve seen *~*beauty gurus*~* on YouTube publish “Ride or Die” videos with their favorite makeup and skin care products (and get overly excited when we have a product in common), so I thought it would be interesting to figure out what my all-time-favorite, can’t-live-without-it winter running accoutrement are. I’ve landed on my top five.

I’m sure […]

Tim Hortons: My Kryptonite.

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A little bit of backstory to set the stage. Ellie and I were tipped off to a powerful budgeting tool called YNAB (You Need a Budget) by our friend Justin back in 2014. To simplify how it works, it is basically like using the envelop budgeting system, where every dollar earned is put into an […]