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 [...]

Reflecting on Five Years of Running

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Five years ago today, Ellie and I ran our first official 5k road race. We did a very small local run sponsored by Medaille College. Ellie had run for years prior to this on and off, while I had really just started to do so to get in shape with the blog. Both of us were [...]

2 Fat Nerds: 5 Years Later

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Wow, this milestone certainly snuck up on me. Five years ago today Dollard and I decided to document our transition to a healthier life style. After four major iterations of the main blog, and countless revisions to the tracking system, I can honestly say I am flabbergasted that we are still here at all. Most [...]

Weigh-In Thursday March 17th 2016: St. Patricks Day!

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Highs and Lows: Half-Marathon Training Update

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With 75 days left until race day, roughly half-way through our 20 week program, I thought it would be a nice time to sit down and look at how things have gone so far.

Highs - I think Ellie would agree, that last weeks 10k (6.25) mile run was easily our best run of our training [...]

The February Challenge Results!

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We started a new challenge in February to run the days of the month. Last night as I finished up the last four miles I needed, making for a total of eleven miles in two days, I thought about how much I actually liked this challenge. It pushed me out the door into a rather [...]