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The car-sharing built-in fitness plan

Don’t tell my son, but there’s a part of me that secretly hopes we don’t get around to replacing our third-string beater that recently bit the dust. It’s not just the money saved (though there’s a sizeable difference in insurance … Continue reading

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Finishing up a triathlon with a triathlon

I didn’t need any more running miles to finish up the 8-week YMCA triathlon, but after swimming 1.25 miles and cycling 19 miles on Saturday I couldn’t resist adding in a 3-mile run to make the cycle complete. It was … Continue reading

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The mental aspect of spin cycling: what works for me

For me, getting faster on a spin bike appears to be almost entirely mental – something to do with finding a pattern I can sustain rather than flailing as hard as I can and hoping I can keep it up … Continue reading

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Learning to deal with your inner whiner

Is it counterproductive to acknowledge the naysayers inside your head? One blogger friend refers to this interior chorus of whiners as the “melon committee,” and he doesn’t give them many openings for conversation. The only interior voice I’ve ever known … Continue reading

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A quick Y-Tri update before heading out for spring break

I’ll be taking a few days off the blog this week during our spring break trip to southern Indiana, so here’s a quick YMCA triathlon update: Over the last six days I’ve rode 48 miles and run only 10. It … Continue reading

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It’s never too late to get started

Is it more impressive to set a world record at 25 — or 95? Retired dentist Charles Eugster didn’t have an athletic background when he started working out … at age 85. The British-born Swiss citizen took up running and … Continue reading

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Focusing on a dream vs. merely wishing for it

“Most people … wish for an outcome but make no intention-driven actions toward that outcome. If they would just do something most people would find that they get some version of the outcome they’re looking for.” – Chad Fowler, computer-languages … Continue reading

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Y-tri update

So I didn’t exactly get off to the best start in the 8-week YMCA triathlon. In week one I ran 14 miles and biked 3. This is what happens when you allow three days in a row to slip by … Continue reading

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The mental benefits of a 28-day challenge

At the beginning of February I could barely hold a 1-minute wall sit. Over the weekend I nailed a 5-minute wall sit. That’s a weirdly obscure achievement, because who really cares, right? And yet … that kind of progress in … Continue reading

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Wise words from WordPress’ surprisingly cool overlord

“ ‘Find three hobbies you love: one to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to be creative.’  “… I’m not sure the provenance of this quote, but I read it and it really resonated with me, … Continue reading

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