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PTO Day Solo Triathlon

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What a great day! I decided to take a vacation day after a week and a half by my self at work. There are only two of us on my team, so if one takes vacation, the other is left to hold the fort alone. No big deal for a few days, but after a week and a half of it I was tired and more than a little grumpy. Friday the 29th is Good Friday which is a company holiday and Thursday was supposed to be amazing weather, so I decided to take Thursday off as a vacation day to get a nice four day weekend.
My training plan had me doing a two hour bike ride Wednesday night, then an hour swim and 5 mile run on Thursday. I decided to detour that plan a little bit. The forecast said it would be in the mid-50s for the high, not great, but certainly exciting after the crappy weather we've been having. I wanted a little more time outdoors on my day off than just a 5 mile run. I decided to change my Wednesday ride to a short, VERY light 30 min ride, then do a full triathlon on Thursday. Sure, I've do…

Aggieville St. Pat's Day Races Report (2 Mile & 10k)

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What a day these races were! This is a very awesome event, so I was happy to be back. I ran it in 2011, missed 2012 when I decided to do a marathon in Lincoln, but decided to come back this year. This is a great event for me for a couple reason. First, it is in Manhattan, KS, one of my favorite cities in the world! It's kind of small, but I like it that way, and it is home to the great Kansas State University. Unfortunately, I had so much fun living there that I was only at the school for 3 years, but living there is such a great memory for me. I would happily move back to Manhattan in a heart beat given the chance! Also, how many events can I run a 2 mile race, rest for 30 minutes, then run a 10k race and all for the lowly price of $25?!?!

I was signed up for the 2 mile & 10k and my wife, Kristy was signed up for the 10k. This has been a target even for me this year. I've been training all year to get stronger and faster, so a chance to throw down race-effort 2 miles and…

My New Diet...

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I recently started a 21 Day Food Logging Challenge on Facebook to help myself & others start keeping an eye on what & how much we eat. For me personally, I have found that logging what I eat, along with how many calories makes me more conscious of doing a better job of eating healthier. I wanted to write a post to clarify what I am doing. I like to keep things pretty simple so that it can be a true lifestyle change, so here's what I'm doing.

I've said it a hundred times, I do not like & I do not do diets. Period. I don't believe diets work long term. How can you truly base a lifestyle change on eliminating things you really love to eat? Eventually the desire to eat those things will return, overwhelm you & your diet is ruined. Why? I just don't see why you would want to permanently give up something you enjoy so much. So, I incorporate that philosophy in my "diet". I don't know if anyone has already coined this term (I'm sure they…