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Concept2 2017 Virtual Team Challenge VTC

2017 Concept2 Virtual Team Challenge

Now that I am mostly recovered from my bout of rowing pneumonia and am just starting to recover from the ravages of a full course of Levaquin, I am really looking forward to taking up the virtual oar and take to the annual Concept2 Virtual Team Challenge from January 1-31, 2017.  Please come aboard and join me on Team […]

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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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9Round Penrose Studio Gym

9Round is for everyone — I need to remember that

I had been under the weather for upwards of two months with Sinusitis. Even before that, I had been suffering from some sciatica and lumbago back pain. As a result. I started to avoid 9Round. And once I started not spending a measly 30-minutes-a-day doing the rounds at 9Round Penrose, I stopped. The exact thing […]

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My giant wallet could be giving me sciatica!

Not long after I started this blog I pinched my sciatic nerve and then wrote Fighting sciatica and fascial adhesion with a massage stick. A couple months later, it happened again and I wrote Oy! My lumbago! So, tonight I have the third race in my 5-race 5k series, Crystal City 5k Fridays and am nursing a pinched […]

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Still not dead last and I gained a wee bit in both pace and time

Last night I ran the second of five Friday night 5k runs in what’s called the Crystal City 5k Fridays series sponsored by Pacers Running. Long and short of it: I shaved six seconds from my time last week: 46:17 vesus 46:11. Then, in terms of rank, 488th out of 497 men, this week it’s 510th […]

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StrideBox subscription box for runners

Review of StrideBox subscription box for runners

I’ve been a StrideBox member since October 2, 2013. And I have always been amazed and amused by the variety and creativity of testers products for runners. So many little dibs and dabs of everything a runner might need, and stuff that you’d never think of, from flashy little lights that grip your ankles or wrap around […]

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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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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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