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Row Vigor popup Indoor Rowing classes in Arlington, Virginia

RowVigor drives me harder than I can myself

I own a Concept2 Model C indoor rower and I love it . . . though I only seem to be using it during official Concept2 Online Challenges. When I am responsible to my virtual team, Team Grotto, or to a challenge certificate and mug, then I put in time on the erg. But other […]

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Hoka One One Bondi 3 and Hoka One One Bondi 4

Why I prefer the Hoka One One Bondi 3

I did a lot of research before I bought my first pair of Hokas and I bought them from Pacers Running’s Alexandria location for around $140. This review is not about price, it’s about everything else and then price. But I am a big guy so if something that costs me $140 can get me […]

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My last 5k in the series was my fastest by half-a-minute!

I took part in the 5-week series of 5ks called the Crystal City 5k Fridays, as you may know, and my first race took me 46:17, my second race took me 46:11, my 4th race took me 46:01 (I missed week three), and my final race took me 32-seconds fewer at 45:33!  So, I feel […]

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Crystal City 5k Fridays

Your favorite spring evening race series, the Crystal City 5K Fridays, is back! Join the Crystal City BID and Pacers Running every Friday in April at 6:30PM for one of the most popular and fun 5k races in the metro area! Fridays in April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.  Starts April 1, 2016 Crystal City, Arlington, VA 5k: $20-$75* Share: #cc5kfridays Be brave and run […]

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My experience of Finca Buena Fuente Residence Hotel - Conchal Beach - Tamarindo Beach - Guanacaste Costa Rica

Memories of Finca Buena Fuente Hotel Costa Rica

I’ve been on the road since the 11th of February attending my common law brother’s, Mark Harrison‘s wedding to Jackie Baumgarten. The entire wedding party stayed in condos and hotel rooms at the The Westin Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal, but I waited too long to get my room so everything was booked.

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Chris Abraham Latin Dancer

My secret superpower is apparently Latin Dancing

When I posted three-hundred-and-twelve-pounds! When did that happen? this morning, I also posted it on Facebook and Twitter. Out of nowhere, my Bogota, Colombiana, dance partner at the wedding reception I attended as padrino, Sandra, popped into Facebook comments and wrote, ‘te recomiendo que sigas bailando!!,’ “I recommend that you keep dancing!!” Then she Messenger chatted me, ‘te recomiendo que sigas […]

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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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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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