Ready, Set, 2016!

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Hello Fat Nerds, it’s Adrienne!

It has certainly been a while, hasn’t it!? I don’t even remember the last time I posted, which is a pretty bad sign. My successful weight loss and fitness progress have always directly correlated with how often I write on this fabulous blog. And, as you can see from the past […]

Personal Training One Month Review

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A little over a month ago Ellie and I started one-on-one personal training sessions, twice a week each. We needed something, or someone, to jump-start us back into life. We lacked the internal motivation to really make a consistent effort. Because health, weight loss, and training is all about consistency, we were basically stuck in […]

My One Rep Bench Press Max.

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On Saturday Ellie and I woke up for our 7am and 7:45am training sessions. She always gets the earlier time slot, because it is well established that I am a lazy bum in the morning. Ellie had an awesome session while I sat in the car nursing my sore hip flexors. After a while, and […]

The Road To Thatcher Park

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Over the weekend on our family trip to Albany, four of us set out on bicycle ride to the Thatcher Park overlook. From this vantage point you can see for miles into the Hudson Valley, and points north. Previous trips had always been by car, which made us seriously under-appreciate the change in elevation.

By the […]

Scott Jurek’s Record Breaking Run Earns Mad AFP.

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Over the weekend my parents hiked a little bit of the Appalachian trail as a way to get out into the fresh air and enjoy a beautiful day.  The Appalachian trail runs from Northern Georgia to Northern Maine, and was recently conquered by ultra marathoner and extreme athlete Scott Jurek, who set a new record […]

How much time should I be working out?

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Here at 2 Fat Nerds, we have consistently recommended our compatriots to exercise at least three times a week, for thirty minutes. This is a total of ninety minutes. This total, would enroll them in our “Chain Game”, where we strive to tie as many three-workout-weeks in a row as possible.

As many of you would […]

Six In The Morning

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I am not a morning person. I’ve never been a morning person. My Dad is also not a morning person. I firmly believe he didn’t make us take the bus to school because he also wanted to sleep in that extra 15 minutes in the morning. It is how I was raised, or maybe just […]

Sports Nutrition: I Still Can't Stomach Those Gels

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Now that we’re running longer distances, it’s time for us to use energy chews/gels again. I always get really excited when this happens because WE GET TO EAT WHILE RUNNING! I love eating, so this is a win for me. When we start pushing more than an hour of running, we bring along tasty treats. […]

Four Week Training Recap

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On Saturday we officially wrapped up our fourth week of half marathon training with a fairly successful eight mile run. I would be lying to say it felt great physically, but mentally it was a major step forward.

I’ve been dealing with a respiratory disaster in the form of a pretty severe chest cold for over […]

I Went Swimming Again! And It Was Hard. Again.

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I have previously written posts about swimming (see also here!), but it’s been a while since Jon or I have hit the pool for some laps. Like . . . I don’t even remember the last time I swam laps at my friendly, neighborhood JCC indoor pool. I knew my endeavor yesterday evening was going to […]