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Why We Ditched the Boilermaker, and a Recap of Run 716!

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Last time I wrote a blog post, I was covering our early stages of training leading up to the Boilermaker 2017. As many of you know, my entire family ended up transferring our bibs and registered our first (unofficial) DNS.

Coming to the decision to drop out was not easy. The Boilermaker is one of our […]

Boilermaker 4/6/7 out of 50!

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This is the thrd post of my semi-daily recap of all 50 runs on the way to the 2017 Boilermaker. It is going to be a short post format with just notes that we can review. Enjoy!

Hello! I slacked over the weekend on getting posts up, but for the most part we haven’t slacked on our […]

Boilermaker 2/50 : Mieux vaut tard que jamais!

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This is the second post of my daily recap of all 50 runs on the way to the 2017 Boilermaker. It is going to be a short post format with just notes that we can review. Enjoy!

With Ellie busy doing a Reform Fitness class tonight, this was my first solo run of the training block. Technically it […]

Boilermaker 1/50 : Tornado Watch!

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This is the first post of what will be a daily recap of all 50 runs on the way to the 2017 Boilermaker. It is going to be a short post format with just notes that we can review. Enjoy!

Ellie and I set out tonight despite rather difficult weather, a literal Tornado Watch. Can’t miss […]

Carley said I can eat bagels and donuts.

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The title is not fake news. He really said it.

I’ve been struggling with personal training recently. I have seen decent gains on my upper-body strength, but my weight-loss and discipline have been very much lacking. I just wasn’t feeling it. At the start of March, we moved to three days a week, which was supposed to get […]

First 5K of 2017, Thoughts and Feelings

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All day on Friday I was feeling pretty restless, and I knew that I wanted to get out and go for a run. Work has been incredibly, incredibly slow for the past couple of weeks, and I think sitting around and doing busy work has left me feeling a little blah. Unfortunately Ellie wasn’t feeling […]

We Ran! Outside! Holy Crap!

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Last night, after leg day with Carley, Ellie and I made the effort to run outside for the first time since we moved to our house in July. We have run since then, but not around our actual neighborhood.

It obviously felt awful physically, both from a cardio standpoint and a leg-soreness standpoint, but we did […]

What did we do…. Boilermaker 2017 Here We Come!

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Well, we obviously did not learn from the past very well. We are once again running the Boilermaker 15K in Utica, New York. For those of you not familiar with the race, here are some interesting tidbits about one of our favorite, feared, and mythical races on our schedule.

The average temperature is 69.97 degrees, with […]

Finding the Funny!

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Like the great comedian Tammy Pescatelli says, “You gotta find the funny”

Last night Ellie and I made use of our Catalyst Fitness membership and got in some much-needed cardio. I’ve been struggling to get back onto the treadmill / running in general for a while now. I start out alright, but after about ten minutes my […]

Bucket List 2017!

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Guys, we made it. We got through the hellish trek through time that was 2016—the pain, the heartache, the loss . . . the weight gain. As Jon and I sit here on the morning of January 1, 2017, watching an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy that’s talking about clogged arteries and bacon […]