Tag: United States

Coach Morgan McGovern ROWViGOR

ROWViGOR adds US National Rowing Team member Morgan McGovern as trainer through October

I just received this note from my friends at ROWViGOR: It is our pleasure to introduce you to our newest Coach Morgan McGovern. Morgan is perhaps the coolest person we know – she is a member of the US National Rowing Team, a graduate of Georgetown, All-American and  oh yeah she speaks Somali.   Morgan will […]

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Coach Fola Awosika Row Vigor

Arlington now has RowVigor studio

This morning I met with coach Fola Awosika of Row Vigor for my Foundations class. I was the only one in the class so I got to spend some great time chatting with Fola about Row Vigor. Fola quickly discovered that I have been rowing and erging since 1988 so he gave me back my free credit […]

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Potomac Boat Club Floating Dock

Out of the frying pan onto water

Remember when I was running 5ks? It seems like only yesterday I was literally kicking ass and taking names at 9Round Penrose and doing Pacers-sponsored 5k races. Well, that took a break. I caught some sort of bug and tried to use my human immune system to fight off the invading armies with sleep, liquids, […]

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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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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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biker Barre Riding In The Dark

Biker Barre keeps its riders in the dark

If you’re on the fence about Spin, do it! Even if you have never been to a Spin class before or are insecure about your body or your competitive nature would make it far too shameful if you were unable to keep up or won’t know what to do once you got there, it’s really hard […]

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In praise of being dead last in a race

As I told you last week, last Saturday I ran the Four Courts Four Miler.  I finished!

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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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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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