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 […]

New Skates! Bauer Nexus N8000

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For christmas this year, I was the happy recipient of a gift card toward a new pair of hockey skates. Although my old pair was only a couple of years old, I felt, and some of my teammates felt, that I wasn’t getting the explosive power out of my strides because the current boot wasn’t […]

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 […]

Ellie is in Gainz City!

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The Journey to a Stronger Upper Body Begins!

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As I am slowly approaching my target weight (only about seven pounds to go), Carley our trainer at Mustache Fitness and Barbell, has been encouraging me to focus on my upper body strength. Though I have seen progress since beginning last fall on my arm definition and strength, I am a long ways away from […]

Are Scones Healthy? Let’s Say Yes.

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This post was written by Ellie, who has gotten our nutrition back on track!

We’ve been eating healthily for a week now, including lentil-and-corn lettuce tacos last week, yakisoba-style spaghetti squash yesterday, and zoodles with homemade(!) pesto for dinner. #allvegetablesallthetime . . . Granted, we’ve had some Girl Scout cookies and a few pieces of Easter pastry […]

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 […]

Max Week 2: Gut Check!

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Every 6 to 8 weeks at Mustache Fitness and Barbell we are pushed to our one rep maximum. This serves as a measurement of progress for each training cycle. To say the past 8 weeks has gone well for Ellie and I would be a bit of an exaggeration. With chronic unshakeable chest, nose and throat […]