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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 […]

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 […]

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).  […]

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 […]

Fishercats Thanksgiving 5k – Race Report

Fishercats Thanksgiving 5k – Race Report

I wasn’t going to pay money for a Turkey Trot this year.  People from my running group always organize a great event and I wanted to join in.  Then I changed my mind.  My daughter wanted to run the Santa Claus Shuffle and I wanted […]

Happy (American) Thanksgiving (TOL #10)

Happy (American) Thanksgiving (TOL #10)

It’s American Thanksgiving today (Canadian Thanksgiving is rightfully in October).  I’m up at my in-laws house eating a traditional Thanksgiving Meal and studying for my Certified Quality Engineer exam.  I figured I would take a quick break to write up a Thinking Out Loud Thursday […]

Black Friday Deals 2018 – Fitness in New England

Black Friday Deals 2018 – Fitness in New England

I feel like I’ve been getting Black Friday emails since last Friday.  With so many great deals on local running races I figured I would try to compile them in a post.  Please comment below if you know of something I should add to the […]

It doesn’t just heal on it’s own

It doesn’t just heal on it’s own

Don’t Forget to enter my Crazy Compression Giveaway (ends December 4th) When I was a teenager and young adult, I was a very competitive athlete.  So competitive, that when the doctor told me to take 6 weeks off to deal with a sprained shoulder I […]