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Category Archives: Fitness

Adventures In Running

When I don’t have an event to train for, I find myself running in a very unstructured way, and not running as frequently as I’d like. To combat this, I signed up for the Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon this August. I … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 Fitness, Running , ,

Running Gadgets

As a runner and a nerd, I like to combine technology with my running so I can get precious, precious data. When I started out, I used an interval timer and my fitbit. This didn’t tell me too much, just … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 Fitness , ,

On Exercise and Weight Loss

Diets, nutrition and weight loss have been a long time interest of mine. I’m not sure why, as I have never been overweight, I’ve never had an eating disorder, and as far as I know, I’ve never been malnourished. I … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 Fitness, Health , ,

Hill Runs

I like to do a lot of research about my hobbies and interests, and running is no exception. Across the Internet, there are recommended training plans and workouts to get faster and stronger as a runner. I’ll admit that I … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 Fitness , ,

MuckFest 2013

Just a couple of weeks ago, I saw a living social deal for MuckFest Twin Cities, which I hadn’t heard of before. I looked into it a little, and asked Ethan if he wanted to do it. we decided the … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 Fitness , ,

Tough Mudder MN 2013

On Saturday, Ethan and I participated in our 4th Tough Mudder event. We initially had 10 people signed up on our team, but three people dropped out due to injuries prior to the event, one dropped out because her boyfriend … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 Fitness ,

Running with a heart rate monitor

Lately I’ve been listening to podcasts by No Meat Athlete and Rich Roll, who are both vegan endurance athletes. No Meat Athlete sticks to topics pretty close to endurance athletics and a vegan or vegetarian diet, but Rich Roll has a … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 Fitness , ,

Rugged Maniac, 2013

Yesterday Ethan and I ran the Minnesota Rugged Maniac for the second year in a row. Both this year and last year the course was challenging and fun. The RM is held at a ski resort and the entire course … Continue reading

June 9, 2013 Fitness ,

Race photos

Ethan’s mom was gracious enough to lug my camera around to get some photos of us during the run. This is us just after the 10 mile mark, prior to the big hill. I like that we’re both sporting our … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 Fitness, Photography

My First Half Marathon

Ethan and I finished our first half marathon, and it went well! We ran and finished together, and our finish time was 2:23:46 (pace: 10:59 min/mile). I’m really happy with that achievement, especially since my goal pace was about 11 … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 Fitness , ,