Category Archives: Health and Fitness

Livin’ Low Carbo Loco

Since I’m not a doctor of anything I won’t try to convince you with the science. I only have a rudimentary understanding of it and would not be able to communicate it adequately enough to change your mind. You can … Continue reading

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Pretend Ironman Training

Caution: Don’t read this post if you don’t want to know what I did in the shower. Yesterday I actually rode my bike. Outside. On a real road. While riding I made a couple of observations. One, riding outside on … Continue reading

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Is All this Necessary?

It’s counterintuitive, at least to me, that it’s easier to get ready for a swim at the pool than to leave out my door for a run or a ride. Going over to the pool seems like it should be … Continue reading

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Faster – A Book Review

Faster – Demystifying the Science of Triathlon Speed, by Jim Gourley, Kindle Edition I finished the above book about a week ago. I don’t normally write book reviews because I don’t know how, but I thought I’d look at this … Continue reading

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Trying to Justify My Heavy Bike

When I grew up, in my house, if you needed something you went out and bought the cheapest (least expensive). We certainly gave no thought to aesthetics and very little to quality. If and when it broke, however, we didn’t … Continue reading

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Crushed Dreams

Today, in west central Missouri, on May 3rd, I woke up to this: Well, yes, that is my back yard, but I’m referring to the snow! It hasn’t snowed in this area in May since 1907. That’s, like, almost 100 … Continue reading

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Ironman Review and Crushed Dreams

Today I’d like to review Ironman. Not the organization. Not the race. Not even a movie. I’m of course talking about Ironman Aftershave. My dear Mother, who still has an Avon lady, apparently, gave me a tube of Ironman Aftershave … Continue reading

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What Time is It? Time to Train!

Finding time to exercise is not hard. In fact, it’s as easy as 4 simple steps. If you struggle to stay in shape because your schedule is too full, try these simple life hacks, and you’ll be completing Ironman races … Continue reading

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The Pretend Triathlete

Why “The Pretend Triathlete”? The Pretend Triathlete is a regular dude who is 41 years old as of this date, married, 3 kids, full-time office job, and lives in a small town in the heart of America. He attempts 3 … Continue reading

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45RPMs, cont.

Today I ran a simple 5K. Not an organized race, just a 5K route I have mapped out around my ‘hood. I know yesterday I said I would not normally run with a musical playlist, but today I did, and … Continue reading

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