Wednesday, November 26, 2014

5 Keys To A Great Race

So here I am playing at being some sort of "expert" with all these race recaps I do...and after seeing a friend redoing all of HER race recaps I came to the realization...

I'm doing it wrong.

I tend to talk. A lot. My blog posts have been long and drawn out...and in order to TRULY see what I think of a race you have to read the whole damn thing in its entirety. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled when people do that...but some people want the quick facts.

Frankly, I should've been providing that all along.

But HOW do you judge a race? What really makes it great, and how do you MEASURE that consistently from race to race?

Well, I figured it out. 5 key areas that make a great (or not-so-great) race.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving - The Triumphant Return

Hard work and a positive attitude will get you everywhere.

It's been 8 weeks since surgery...& in one more week I'll be returning to the starting line for my first "race" since I broke my knee. That's 9 weeks since surgery...I move quick ;). 

The race I chose for my triumphant return is probably one of the most historic, scenic 5K turkey trots you could ask for...right where it all started for USA - the Plymouth Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim 5K. 

So there's that. I'm also already getting myself lined up for a BIG 2015...and a few someones have taken notice...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pumpkin Cheesecake? Yes, Please.

You would think that eating as clean as I try to, I wouldn't even THINK about anything most people would consider "dessert"... much less a CHEESECAKE. However... my wife found an awesome recipe for ultra-low fat, pretty low calorie pumpkin cheesecake.

I always talk about how important nutrition is...well, it's time to start sharing some of the recipes that have helped me stick with it and get my nutrition in line. STARTING WITH DESSERT!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Attitude Is Everything

Well, recovery is going great. It feels like it's been about a million years, and sometimes I feel like I've nearly forgotten what it's like to walk on my own two legs...but I'm almost out the other side of this.
It's been almost 6 weeks since surgery. This week I start working my way off the crutches. Victory. I've been doing my best to set myself up for success this whole time, from "Moment Zero" with the injury all the way through now. Proactivity and a positive attitude have gotten me pretty far. Attitude can make or break you. And I don't just mean dealing with injuries...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

GMOMG! - Educate Yourself.

In our modern, advanced, intelligent society, I'm shocked to see that we're still so susceptible to fear-mongering and mass ignorance. I'm sure we all know...
"Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
We have been wrong before. We believed the Earth was flat. We believed cigarettes were healthy. We believed diet soda was actually a healthy alternative to regular soda. Today, we seem to believe "GMO's" are creating un-killable man-eating weeds, turning our soil toxic, and poisoning our children turning them into mutants.

My question is: Do you know why you hate "GMO's"? Do you even know what they are? Really? If you use your noggin for a minute and try to see through the mob-mentality hysterics...I'm sure you'll be surprised.

Let me clear something up right now: I'm not Pro-GMO. I'm not Anti-GMO. I'm Anti-Ignorance.

Get Educated. Let me teach you a few things...