Category Archive: Fitness

All Fitness posts.

Jan 08

Spearhead 1 | Cadré Bogey

   Things I Learned Today Only have in your ruck what you will need.  Time hacks are made for failure; humans learn from failure  Seal claps are a thing Partner drags are about your partners not just your partner and you Movements are difficult without some standard rules.  Something is twisted in Bogey (in the …

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Dec 26

Week 1 Recap | HTL Training

This weeks training consisted of the following: 5 mile run #F3Bonesaw = 1 3.5 mi run = 1 45 min cinder block = 1 2 mile solo ruck = 1 2 mile ruck = 1 #f3madsci =1 5 mi Fireball ruck = 1 Christmas convergence = 1 Realizing that we will train together more often and get …

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Dec 24

Pea Soup & The 12 Days of Christmas | HTL Training Day 3

   The fog was as thick as pea soup when I left the house this morning.  Two pairs of shoes today. The brand new Rocky C4T boots that the Amazon Fairy dropped off last night and my HOKA One Ones.  Breaking in a new pair of boots is never fun.  Today was no exception.  Now …

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Dec 22

Make Up Quiz | HTL Training Day 2

   Blender was this morning.  I didn’t go. I didn’t get to bed until late and needed the rest.  I finished my year of work yesterday and it’s been a long, tough one.  I smartsacked.  As I lay there falling back to sleep a planned my training for the day.  When I got up, I …

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Dec 21

Bonesaw | HTL Training Day 1

27 of us took off from Amelie’s in NoDa.  I’d never been there.   The team looked ok to start off with.  After a lap or two, there started to be a little “drift” and “reach” was no longer possible.  We have a lot of work to do. We did survive though.  All in all, …

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Dec 21

It Begins | HTL Training Day 0


  Crazy or stupid.  There aren’t other choices. Those are the only two.  I have to be at least one for committing to this challenge.  Probably both.  The HTL is the GORUCK Heavy, Tough, Light.  The training is roughly four and a half months long.  The event is over 48 hours and 70 miles with many …

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Dec 01

F3 Ghost Flag #itbegins

I finished up some work late last night. I do my best not to do any at home, but I had to this time.  I checked the little red dot on the Twitter icon on my phone to see what the deal was.  Hmmf. A Ghost Flag run in MECA? The last time I went …

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Jan 11


Today was one of those mornings that you pull the covers back over your head and snuggle into your warm dreams. So why did I choke down two cups of black coffee, suit up complete with gloves,and run until my toes were numb? Because I can. God has, for now, granted me the ability AND …

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Jan 05

3 Reasons to Pass on Fitbit But Glad I Didn’t


When you lose 40 lbs of fat and gain 10 lbs of muscle, people ask how. They see my Fitbit Flex and they assume this little wristband is magic. Nope. No magic. Wearing this wristband will not make you skinny. It won’t make you run. It cannot drop your waist size by eight inches (or …

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Jan 04

Run Along | Day 2 #run #runthis #runalong


So it’s Day 2 and I’m already tinkering with the name for these posts. Turns out there are a lot of runners out there. 69 million American runners to be precise. By the results of my search on #runthis, they all have blogs too. Even the Greenway near my church, Lake Forest, was soggy today. …

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Jan 03

Run This | Day 1


Running is a passion of mine. (Can’t believe I just typed that) running takes me to some beautiful and strange places. I find time and space to pray, think, and be free. Thought I’d try a string of posts sharing some of these places and thoughts with you. Maybe you even get inspired to run. …

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