Month: January 2016

Running the Mall with Snow

Took a nice four mile run around the National Mall today

My girlfriend has been pushing me to get outside and get more active. I love her for that. Today, after completing an hour of Solidcore she joined me in my car and we drove to the National Mall and proceeded to run together around the entire National Mall. Well, she can run a lot faster than […]

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Two laps around Roosevelt Island

I was excited to do two laps in one go around Theodore Roosevelt Island!   It was muddy but not nearly as muddy as we thought it would be. Besides, when this lovely gem of a trail run that’s only minutes away from where we live and with plenty of parking, any muck, mire, and […]

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Jan 12 Concept2 Workout of the Day WOD

Doing Today’s Concept2 Workout of the Day (WOD)

It’s already the 12th and I haven’t even started the 2016 Concept2 Virtual Team Challenge to join my teammates on Team Grotto — but I shall today. So, since my back is now better, I’ll try to get back into the saddle with today’s January 12, 2016, daily WOD for the Concept2 Indoor Rower rowing ergometer.  

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Chris Abraham on two laps of Roosevelt Island offroad trail run

Gear and tech that’ll make me strong and skinny

OK, I am not so naïve as to assume that all the fitness apps we have have strapped to our wrists, clipped to our shirts, and filling up our iPhones and Androids — but it’s not far from the truth. Over the last three months I have been so busy with actual work that I have put […]

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Chris Abraham on two laps of Roosevelt Island offroad trail run

Two nice muddy laps around Roosevelt Island

My girl and I popped out to Roosevelt Island and did one 1.5 mile trail running lap and then another 1.5 mile trail running lap. We did one right after the other so it was sort of like a 3-mile run, in total. B and I really want to move into 5ks and then 10ks […]

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Oy! My lumbago!

I threw my back out last Saturday morning. It was a sleep injury, which I started getting when I turned 40. it’s not bad, it’s just annoying. And frustrating.  So, now that it’s 2016, I have a lot of plans. I was supposed to start CrossFit last Monday. I was supposed to start the Virtual […]

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Walking: Mon, 4 Jan 2016 15:07:50

Colder than I’m dressed for just a walk to work. Activity: Walking Distance: 2.21 mi Duration: 00:54:48 Average Speed: 2.42 mph Average Pace: 24:47 min/mi Calories Burned: 418 Activity Link: https://runkeeper.com/user/chrisabraham/activity/714142627 Start Time: Mon, 4 Jan 2016 15:07:50

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Biker Barre, owner Katie Fouts, instructor Ingrid Nelson. Rob Strong

Spinning is awesome at Biker Barre

My girlfriend keeps on inviting me to Spin at Biker Barre in DC on Capitol Hill and I have never said no because it’s pretty awesome.   Our favorite instructor was Lauren Rice until she moved away to Seattle for grad school — we miss you, Lauren! Now, we’re digging on co-owner Katie Geffken, though we’ve really enjoyed Ashley […]

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Walking: Sat, 2 Jan 2016 11:23:27

Uploaded from my TIMEX IRONMAN ONE GPS+ watch Activity: Walking Distance: 5.82 mi Duration: 01:59:37 Average Speed: 2.92 mph Average Pace: 20:33 min/mi Calories Burned: 411.17664 Activity Link: https://runkeeper.com/user/chrisabraham/activity/713075198 Start Time: Sat, 2 Jan 2016 11:23:27

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