Goals With Deadlines Make Fun Things Suck

First of all, I absolutely love running, biking and swimming and relish a great morning activity and the all-day high that comes from experiencing an especially good one.  However, there are times when you simply are not able to get out there due to such as injuries, vacations or whatever.  When this happens, it never fails to amaze […]

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Learning To Swim

The single biggest thing that is keeping me from signing up for a triathlon is swimming. I have never learned how so when I actually try to move, it basically amounts to a lot of splashing and me remaining basically in the same place. My wife is a good swimmer and both of my daughters […]

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Learning To Run In The Winter

When the winter of 2010 came along, like every year, I stopped running. My weight always stayed about the same for the next few months after that. Then in January, my weight always started to increase. I just thought it was caused by eating too much over the holidays but this year, I decided to […]

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My First Attempts At Running

After a few years of riding bike on a regular basis and seeing the number of people running on the paths, I wanted to give it a try. As a child, I was never really into sports and my only experience with running was an occasional game of tag or touch-football. As an adult, it felt really […]

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My Biking Background

I decided to start biking on a regular basis in 2002 which meant dusting off the old 1989 Trek 820 that I bought new in 1990. The bike is a hybrid with a steel 54cm frame and 26 inch wheels. It originally came with knobby tires which I swapped for smooth, street tires. The handle bars are […]

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An Observation About Obesity

According to what I’ve read, obesity is becoming more and more of a problem in the United States. What I find interesting however is that there also seems to be more and more people out running and biking. Especially biking. In the past ten years I’ve noticed a steady increase in traffic on the bike […]

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Hello, My Name Is Dave

I’ll start with a little background about myself. I’m a software developer in my 40’s with a wife and two daughters who live in a Minneapolis suburb. I grew up in a small town and fled to the big city while in my early 20’s. Pretty standard stuff. I’m fortunate to have never been obese so […]

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