Dear Mother Nature: Even though we’ve both seen this coming for a while, that doesn’t make this any easier. After 27 years together, I think it’s time we parted ways. The last decade has been pretty rough on our relationship. We stayed together for the kids, but they’re all grown now and there’s really no use pretending [...]


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Costume Time?

tough mudder arctic enema

2 more days. I’ve been getting daily updates from the Tough Mudder folks offering last minute training tips. Yesterday’s tip: Take ice cold showers from now until event day to prepare for the arctic enema. The arctic enema requires one to jump into an ice cold bath and swim out. I hadn’t taken a cold shower since [...]


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The Tough Mudder is now one month away. Had I written this post last week, I would have bragged about how I had dropped another 5 pounds and nearing peak physical condition. But in the last week I’ve been doing a lot a celebrating. In addition to celebrating a birthday, I’ve gone to a couple graduation parties [...]


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With two months left until the Tough Mudder, I’ve reached a conclusion: I miss being fat. Life was simpler. Between training for the Mudder and trying to drop weight for the competition at work, I’ve been doing a lot of sweating lately. Not cool The worst part of the training is what it’s doing to my outlook [...]


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girl scouts

I’m getting back in the swing of things from a fitness standpoint. I fell off the wagon in October after I finished the marathon. I took a few weeks off to recover from blisters and mourn the loss of my favorite toenail. A couple weeks of inactivity were followed by a couple months intermittent gym visits and [...]


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 I’ve developed a bit of a reputation of as a “yes” man. More often than not when someone asks me to go somewhere or do something, I tend to say yes. About a month ago, a friend asked if I was interested in doing a tough mudder. At first, I was a little confused. I hadn’t heard [...]


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