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Three months from the date of the bike accident I am finally updating my blog. After time, thoughts are more cohesive, and I feel motivated to use my experiences to aid others who might be interested. The past three months have required adjustments beyond that of not working out. Work...

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Who wants to join me, in my quest to return to physical shape and mental positivity to ski the Birke? Start date is Sept 1 and completion is the week before the Birke! There are no fitness parameters. All you need is desire and drive to commit to whatever change...

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I flew into a concrete curb. Figuratively & literally. Last Wed, May 29thmuch of my active life, changed. Ironically this bike crash happened shortly after writing the previous blog, which expressed gratitude. Now I must live my words. I made a mistake on our Gear West group bike ride. While...

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If you’re anything like me, the transition from winter (and ski season!) into summer and run season is always a tough one. Nordic skiing has turned into my primary sport, but after running cross country and track through high school I still can’t give up running! Below are a couple...

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Age brings slower times, and sorer muscles, but there can be something good attached to wrinkles, and that is wisdom. For me, wisdom brings balance to my training. At least compared to what I used to do or wanted to accomplish. I cannot do junk miles, I become too sore....

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It’s about time I scheduled a bike bike fit for me. It is truly the story of the plumber with leaky pipes. Not until my carbon bike creaks loud enough for an entire bike group to hear do I schedule a tune-up. Or, the seat on my QR tri bike...

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Cold spring rain is slapping at the windowsill by my desk while I jot down my workout thoughts. Today I woke up feeling tired, the weather was not welcoming, and I considered taking the day off. Of course, a corresponding thought plows its way through, “I am a wimp. I...

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Early April is tough for motivation. But I have new run shoes today. When training motivation wanes, investing in a fresh running shoes is what I am doing this week. Also my feet ache. My arches were beat up after asking them to run a 15.5 mile trail race this...

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Step 1 - Get them clean - Wipe them down with a clean water and a towel....all grime and dirt needs to go. Step 2 - Check the edges - Sharpen the edges and remove the burrs to reduce the chances of rust. Step 3 - Hot wax the bases with an all-temperature...

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