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Body Fat Percentage has been on the tips of other blog writers finger tips for a couple of weeks now and I wanted to take some time to tell my story about body fat percentage.  I could take you back to when I weighed 175 pounds and was not in any shape other than round but for the purpose of this post my body fat percentage story will start on November 19, 2012. [caption id="attachment_6749" align="alignright" width="300"] Recovery Breakfast The Day After Ironman Arizona 2012 Not pictured: hard-boiled eggs.[/caption] Why did I chose Nove...

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Yoga and swimming are now a pair just like peanut butter and jelly or chocolate and peanut butter are a pair.  Why are yoga and swimming such a terrific combination you may ask and I am here to tell you why but a little background information first. When I lived in New York I attended a yoga class on a weekly basis that was taught by Tao who was an 87-year-old woman who could do just amazing things.  Being the 'fit' guy I thought I was I tried to get into positions that she would be warming up in and they hurt.  After 2 years I was able ...

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Embrace The Suck. Embrace The Suck Embrace The Suck If you repeat the phrase Embrace The Suck enough it soon begins to get easier.  What am I talking about?  I could be talking about life, but I am referring to riding the trainer.  Putting your bike on the trainer for 1 or even 2 hours is not a big deal, but once you go past that point you have to begin to embrace the suck.  The trainer, like the treadmill, is all mental.  You know it is not going to be fun but you also know the benefits of riding the trainer. I bring this up because...

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Ironman Texas Is In 95 Days......what? Ironman Texas is now officially less than 100 days away and I am not sure where the time went or what that means in regards to my training.  The day snuck up on me and shocked me when there was a post in the Ironman Texas 2013 Group on Facebook last week that it was 100 days away.  Does my lack of knowledge as to when the race is mean that I am so focused on my training and outside life that I failed to pay attention?  Does it mean that I am being cavalier toward the race seeing as it will be my third ...

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[caption id="attachment_7258" align="alignright" width="216"] Source: Mind Flash[/caption] Three Tips To A Healthy Lifestyle? That's right I have boiled down my healthy lifestyle down to three tips, in form of the letter C, and I want to share them with you but first a little background on me (in case you are new here) and how I got into this lifestyle in the first place.  I was 35 pounds heavier than I am today with having just gone through a divorce and eating and drinking what I wanted.  That was easy until it wasn't and I started to cha...

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Run For Sherry Run For Sherry is taking place on February 9th and will be officially started at 9a MST.  For those of you who don't know what the Run For Sherry is please keep reading and watch my interview with Beth Risdon of Shut Up And Run. The Run For Sherry is a virtual run to honor Beth's cousin Sherry who was tragically taken from this world last year.  Sherry went out for a run in her small home town in Montana and never returned.  She was murdered by two men who had violence on their minds and they unfortunately acted on those t...