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Category: Running

End of week report: overeating, missing spin, returning to 19:5 diet

The biggest news this week is that I am going to rededicate myself to restricting my diet by both tracking calories on MyFitnessPal and by following a strict 19:5 IF diet—intermittent fasting! The worst news is that it’s been six days since last I have been indoor cycling over at CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike—and it’s my […]

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How to Make Running a Part of Your Life When You Have Kids

It’s one thing to decide to take up running when you’re a twenty-year-old college student with minimal responsibilities. But what about when you’re a parent juggling a full-time job—when you’ve got dinner to put on the table, children to entertain, and bedtimes to adhere to? Believe it or not, it’s possible to make running a part of your life even when you have kids. Here are some tips to make it work.

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My new Garmin HRM-Dual heart rate monitor chest strap review

I just received my new Garmin HRM-Dual heart rate monitor chest strap from Amazon today and took it directly to spin class at CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike. I love it! It’s exactly what I needed.

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Almost a Week of Riding Every Day

Well, I have had so much fun going to indoor cycling class every day since Monday—even in all of this freezing Polar Vortex weather. I have taken a variety of classes, I have made friends, I have hopefully gotten stronger, but I can also feel a certain level of diminishing return from riding every day. […]

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Screw Your Running Shoes This Winter Season With 36 1/2″ Sheet Metal Screws

If you plan to run all Winter long, you can make it through the snow and the ice with aplomb with just 36 1/2″ sheet metal screws.

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Day One of Becoming a Spin Goddess at CycleBar

t was really good but I really chilled and didn’t do any of the upper-body workout stuff or any of the push-ups or the fore-aft, back-forth stuff. And I didn’t always get out of the seat when I was asked or sit down, either. But, I had fun and Natalie was cool with it and so was Marina, the studio owner.

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Unisex Nike Zoom Fly SP Running Shoes

I ordered my next pair of running shoes Nike Zoom Fly SP

I have really enjoyed running in Nike Pegasus running shoes again. Nike intrigues me. I used to love the Pegasus shoe because it was perfectly balanced at cheap-but-good, always hovering around $80 new. Now, they’re in the $120 world and I am still cheap. So, I am going for sales. After watching Kofuzi talk about the Nike […]

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Why men shouldn’t stop running

For those of us who aren’t naturally as smooth as a dolphin or who aren’t religious about their waxing or manscaping, it takes a couple days of running for all the hair in your running shorts to be brutally torn out by the roots; after which, it’s all smooth sailing.
During those inaugural days, diaper rash for days. The worst kind of crotch chafe, chub rub, crotch rot, thigh rubbing.

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Chris Abraham is a true blue South Arlington Virginia Runner

I’m a true-blue South Arlington runner

I just did a Strava heatmap and the results are in: I’m a true-blue South Arlington runner. Until my mileage doubles, triples, or quadruples (8, 12, or 16 miles), I am limited to South Arlington, which includes the neighborhoods of Dominion Hills, Brockwood, Boulevard Manor, Glencarlyn, Arlington Forest, Forest Glen, Barcroft, Nauck, Columbia Heights, Alcova Heights, Arlington Heights, Westmont, Penrose, Arlington Views, Foxcroft Heights, Pentagon City, Arlington Ridge, Aurora Heights, and Crystal City.

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slow run 42-minutes in 24-degree weather

I’ve always been a slow runner

I’ve never been a fast runner! If I ran 2.54 miles in 42-minutes, according to ACTIVE’s Calculate Your Running Pace calculator then my pace was only 16:32! So, I’ve always been a slow-ass!

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