Month: November 2015

Walking: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:27:38

Activity: Walking Distance: 1.85 mi Duration: 00:36:41 Average Speed: 3.03 mph Average Pace: 19:49 min/mi Calories Burned: 343 Activity Link: https://runkeeper.com/user/chrisabraham/activity/698888402 Start Time: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:27:38

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Concept2 Model C PM3

My Day 1 of the Holiday Challenge

While the 2015 Concept2 Holiday Challenge started at midnight the moment the calendar ticked over to November 26, I didn’t get on the seat until an hour ago, then I put in a slow 10k towards the 200k I need to log between now and midnight Christmas Eve: 23:59:59.   Well, more accurately, 10,042 meters, tonight, in 58:53.3. […]

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the perfect cheese filled crepe

My Famous Savoury Crêpe Recipe

I have been making crêpes probably since 1998 and it’s been my signature dish ever since. This is my favorite and only crepe recipe that I have made for my friends when I discovered how cool making crepes made you seam — you get even more cred for crepes than you do pancakes! As my […]

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Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Getting Psyched for Concept2’s Holiday Challenge

Starting tomorrow, I’ll endeavor to row 200,000 meters on my Concept2 between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. It’s called the 2015 Concept2 Holiday Challenge.  So, over the course of those 29-days, I’ll have to average 6,896.55172414 meters/day in order to end up with 200k meters come midnight of December 24. I have been using every excuse in the […]

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Mama Stamberg’s Cranberry Relish

Mama Stamberg’s Cranberry Relish Recipe

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Running Gear

Discounted Running Gear

I was reading reddit this morning and Jaime_Manger posted a most useful list to the /r/running subreddit,  Compilation of Discounted Running Gear. It is such a useful list that I thought I would copy it over here, with full appreciation and respect to the OP. She also included a link to where she maintains the list on Google Docs. […]

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We live in the future (I live in Mongolia)

I keep my Gerris​ office in a building in Columbia Heights, Arlington, Virginia. There’s a huge first-generation Mongolian contingent here. I assume most of the building. Skype, FaceTime, and Hangouts have erased the 6,509 miles between Dominion Towers​ and downtown Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia​. It’s amazing. We live in the future.  I’m constantly impressed and amazed. I […]

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Working on myofascial release with my massage stick

Fighting sciatica and fascial adhesion with a massage stick

When I am not on Kathe Ana’s table at Heavenly Body’s Clinic here in Arlington, I am using a Big Stick from The Stick to try to work out the almost debilitating tightness in both my right lumbar and the resulting tightness I have in the muscles in my shin. I have been calling the first one sciatica: “lower […]

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I heart reddit

Become fit with Reddit’s help

After all the brouhaha surrounding #GamerGate and the controversy surrounding the decision that SXSW made in removing some #GamerGate panels, I wanted to remind my gentle reader — yes, you — that there are warm hugs online and not just slaps, punches, yells, screams, and assaults online. First, here’s a #GamerGate primer. Second, online abuse, […]

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