Fitness

My 2018 Goals/Targets

My 2018 Goals/Targets

Many many years ago I was an student athlete doing rowing at the university level.  One of our assistant coaches would come around demanding aggressively “What’s your goal?”.  She frequently would tell me that my goal wasn’t good enough.  Her demands on my goals caused […]

Those snowstorm blues (TOL #13)

Those snowstorm blues (TOL #13)

I’m currently at home with both my kids because New Hampshire is in the middle of a big snowstorm.  I was lucky that our daycare took them for the morning, so I could get some work done.  The storm intensity was strong enough that our […]

2017 Metrics and Winter Half at Hamptons Training Week 1

2017 Metrics and Winter Half at Hamptons Training Week 1

As you may know, I’m an engineer.  So I love to have quantifyable metrics with which to compare my year end results.  As I review my numbers I have to be congesant that I did spend a lot of 2017 recovering from ankle surgery and […]

5 Highlights of 2017

5 Highlights of 2017

I have to say that 2017 was one of my quieter years.  According to Strava, my longest run was only 7.5 miles long!  I normally run several half marathons a year.  I also didn’t travel as much as I normally do. The reason for these […]

Holiday Hustle (TOL #12)

Holiday Hustle (TOL #12)

It’s Thursday, I can’t help but share some random musings in a Thinking Out Loud Thursday post.  If you don’t know what TOL is, it’s a linkup hosted by Running with Spoons that encourages free-form writing. 1. Christmas My kids were basically the perfect age for Christmas […]

Hitting the slopes

Hitting the slopes

Hi Friends, I hope your holidays have been going well.  We did a quick trip to Montreal to visit with Family (left Friday came back to New Hampshire Sunday), had dinner at my in-laws, and got home in time to put the kids to bed […]

Let’s Catch Up (TOL #11)

Let’s Catch Up (TOL #11)

Now that my CQE exam is over with, I hope to get back to some more regular blog posting.  Why not get back with a Thinking Out Loud Thursday post.  If you don’t know what TOL is, it’s a linkup hosted by Running with Spoons that encourages […]

2017 Santa Shuffle Race Recap

2017 Santa Shuffle Race Recap

I’m not a huge fan of large short distance races, especially if I’m going to be pushing the stroller in a crowd.  But my daughter started talking very excitedly about the race with all the Santas she had done the year before (see picture below).  […]

Certification Exam Week- Weekly Recap

Certification Exam Week- Weekly Recap

Last week was a busy week for me. I knew I was going to be backing off on my exercise mileage because I was preparing for a huge certification exam. Luckily my hard work paid off and I am now certified quality engineer. I also […]

Thanksgiving Weekly Wrap Up

Thanksgiving Weekly Wrap Up

Because of the the 4 day weekend, this was a HUGE volume week for me.  Next week will be mostly focused on my CQE exam, so I probably won’t be getting anywhere near this kind of mileage.  It was fun while it lasted. Memorable moments […]