Author: Chris Abraham

Hiking: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:38:26

TomTom MySports Watch Activity: Hiking Distance: 0.18 mi Duration: 00:04:12 Average Speed: 2.57 mph Average Pace: 23:20 min/mi Calories Burned: 62 Heart Rate: 140 Activity Link: https://runkeeper.com/user/chrisabraham/activity/967489567 Start Time: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:38:26

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tomtom adventurer gps outdoor watch

Initial impressions of the TomTom Adventurer Outdoor GPS Watch

I am sorry about not posting for so long. I was really sick over the Winter and am finally on the mend. In the meanwhile, my Fitbit Surge broke and I have been making it work with a Fitbit Zip. Last week I received the new TomTom Adventurer Outdoor GPS Watch to review from the gang at TomTom. It arrived […]

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March is Heaven for Concept2 Erg Challenges

March and April are super-awesome months if you love the working out on a Concept2 rowing ergometer. There’s both an individual challenge in the form of the Mud Season Madness and a virtual team challenge fifteen days later, the World Erg Challenge.  If you play around on the C2 erg at your gym, your CrossFit box, or at ROWViGOR, […]

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Concept2 2017 Virtual Team Challenge VTC

Join Team Grotto for the Virtual Team Challenge starting January 1

If you have access to a Concept2 Indoor Rower then I invite you to join Team Grotto for the Virtual Team Challenge starting January 1.  The Virtual Team Challenge (VTC), runs every year from January 1–31.  Each team completes as many meters as they can collectively between 12:00 a.m. January 1 and 11:59 p.m. January 31. […]

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Wow, just 7 hours at low with salt and pepper. My life is changed forever. Hail Lord Crock-Pot!

Crock-pot chicken just changed my entire life

Wondered what to do with all these chicken pieces until I remembered that I own an awesome-ass slow cooker Crock-Pot. See you in seven hours on low! Wow, just 7 hours at low with salt and pepper. My life is changed forever. Hail Lord Crock-Pot! Literally the most amazingly flaky chicken falling off the bone! […]

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Tips to Survive City Riding

Tips to survive city riding

If you’re in an urban environment and have taken to the streets on a pedal bike, be it through a bikeshare scheme or on your own bike, you’re going to get yourself killed unless you benefit from my decades as a devoted city-rider. My bona fides include a couple of years as a bike messenger […]

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Concept2 PM5, PM4, PM3, and PM2 Performance Monitors

Upgrade your Concept2 indoor rower to a PM5 today

If you have a Concept2 erg and haven’t retrofitted your Model A, B, C, D, or E Indoor Rower to the PM5 performance monitor, I most highly recommend the splurge of $160-$180, depending on the model of your rowing machine.  Turnkey wireless everything you’ll need, including ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart. So now, heart rate monitors and […]

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Best Erging Shoes Indoor Rowing Indoor Rowers

Best erging shoes for rowing indoor rowers

I have been doing my erg sets rocking Saucony Jazz running shoes since I was actually running in legit waffle-soled Jazz trainers back in my University rowing team. Recently, however, I have also taken on functional training in the form of weights, boxing, TRXm and the mighty kettlebell.   One thing I do know about […]

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Rowing pneumonia

Last week, I felt like crap. Finally, the day before Thanksgiving, I huffed and puffed to my motorcycle and puttered down the clinic. Diagnosis: walking pneumonia. So, I am dosed with antibiotics and other drugs but missed the first day of the 2016 Concept2 Holiday Challenge.  Maybe I’ll do some really light meters tonight starting tonight, Black Friday, […]

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TRX HOME Suspension Trainer

TRX suspension trainer straps review and exercises

I love my TRX Suspension Trainer Straps. These days, I have it set permanently attached to my apartment’s front door with the included door anchor. But only when I use it. It is amazingly portable and stuffs into the included webbed pouch.   I’ve taken it everywhere, be it in the bags of my motorcycle […]

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