Workout Music Motivation

Tech stuff, What we're up to
2019 has arrived and I am going to spend a lot of time out here in cyberspace imparting what I think I know.  It is my hope that you will look forward to explorations of health and fitness with me and that we both will learn and experience a few things along the way.   Before we get to all of that lets first just have a little bit of fun.  One of the things that I do for myself is to create interesting play lists for my workout times.  In particular, for cardio sessions, having a strong cadence to run to, or some powerful lyrics to energize me can make all the difference.   For a strength session I sometimes go with a book or interesting podcast.  I prefer a podcast…
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THE FORCE AWAKENS

Challenges, What we're up to
If you haven't seen the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you should.  It doesn't really tell you much but there are some pretty cool visuals in there.  I mention it simply because I dig Star Wars and also it will do nicely to serve as my kick off for the next thirteen months.   It's been one year since my unfortunate knee accident and I am pretty well done with rehab.  This blog post is my official, "Getting back on the Horse" announcement.  The past year I've laid dormant, struggling to be patient, waiting until my body could finally get back to being capeable of what I know it can do.  Now...The Force Awakens. Currently, the release date for Episode VII is December of 2015.  That gives…
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Tough Mudder Recap: 2013

Challenges, What we're up to
Or: How many times in 3 1/2 hours can you say, "Holy $#!T" There are a couple of previous posts which refer to the Tough Mudder challenge so I won’t rehash all of that.  Let’s just go with the general description of 12 miles and 25+ obstacles designed by British special forces.  After having mentioned signing up for this event a few months ago I’ve often been asked to describe it and then had the follow up question of, “Why would you want to do that?” I say that it sounds like fun but I’m not sure that is really true.    I mean, it’s not that none of it sounded fun, or that I wasn’t really looking forward to it, just that I’m not certain that ‘fun’ was my…
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Playground or Training Ground?

Challenges, Free Programs
I can't hang down on this one. It doesn't count if your feet touch In a previous post I talked about themed running events.  Being unfamiliar with these types of events I was excited by them.  I'll be honest, I REALLY wanted to do the zombie run, but I was too late to register, so I signed up for the Tough Mudder in October.   This event was much more intimidating than the zombie one, and I wasn't entirely sure how to train for it exactly.  After bombing Bloomsday a couple years ago with pulled calf muscle and little road training, I have accepted that I am too old to NOT train anymore for things.  I tried to follow rather general training principle that I use for any activity, match your workouts…
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