In praise of being dead last in a race
March 18, 2016
As I told you last week, last Saturday I ran the Four Courts Four Miler. I finished!
Three-hundred-and-twelve-pounds! When did that happen?
February 8, 2016
As I have begun to share over in shop healthy, cook healthy, eat healthy, be healthy, I really let myself go. I might have been wearing my fancy new Fitbit Surge but I haven’t been rising to any of all the occasions that have been offered to me as a result of being up to my […]
Giving 9Round Columbia Pike my money
February 2, 2016
A brand new 9Round gym opened up in the Penrose Square neighborhood of South Arlington, and I popped on January 7 after eating tacos and drinking margaritas at my favorite local, Taqueria el Poblano, just to see who took over the vacated commercial space. It was a gym called 9Round. 9Round 1st Impression There was […]
Action films make for a grand row
December 27, 2015
While I appreciate UCanRow2’s recent article, 10 Indoor Rowing Workouts to Kill 10K, I must admit that my secret is watching streaming movies off of Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon. Tonight, it was 100% Hulu Plus streaming over Roku onto my Sony Trinitron: Robocop and A View to a Kill. I have some news: after two months […]
Keep rowing between the challenges!
December 25, 2015
The best thing for me to do is to row at least 10,000 meters every day for the rest of my life; and, the hardest thing to do is to continue rowing between Concept2 Online Challenges — which is stupid because each challenge is only long enough to really get you back into rowing shape so […]
Entering the cult of CrossFit in 2016
December 15, 2015
As of Monday, January 4, it looks like I will serve my first week in the cult of CrossFit. I have been thinking about joining CrossFit for a while because I am already interested in kettlebells and Concept2 Indoor Rowers and some of my best friends have transformed their lives through a commitment to CrossFit. […]
Starting the day with a spirited walk
December 12, 2015
I would love to suggest that this morning’s walk was mine but it wasn’t — though I benefited. It was warm enough to wear shorts and a zippered hoodie, and I could have gone with just a t-shirt, too, but I wanted to carry my wallet, keys, and phone. Activity: Walking Distance: 2.76 mi […]
Fighting sciatica and fascial adhesion with a massage stick
November 10, 2015
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 […]