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Give yourself permission to call an Uber of Lyft if you’ve overdone your outdoor adventure

I gave myself permission to call an Uber if I ever end up completely shagged out during one of my interminable death marches or slow jogs a long time ago. How amazing that I can click a button on my phone and be saved! In the image below, the light blue is my walking and the dark blue is the Ubering.

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My Concept2 Model C

Got the OK to Spin, Row, and Run!

I had to beg and I had to plead but I got the OK to run, to Spin, and to get back on the Erg. This Fat Erger will pull a Fat Ergo again!

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I can’t believe I need recovery time between super-long walk days

I understand that one needs recovery time between long runs or between heavy workouts, but who thought that I would need recovery days between long walks.

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August 7, 2019, Schlep Ruck route

Daily death march might need to be an every-other-daily death march

I could have walked all day yesterday, even in the heat and humidity; today, however, I am pretty spent. I guess I need to listen to my body. I’m a little shagged the day after. It’s OK, I’ll go low and slow.

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Fat man walking

I’ve replaced treadmill walking with daily humping schlepping rucking with all my weight and all my gear

When your body mass index (BMI) is over 30 and about a third of your body weight is fat (not bones, cartilage, connective tissue, or muscle), then simply the act of moving oneself around and about using only your own two feet is a serious workout. For the morbidly obese, walking is, indeed, working out.

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Walking: Thu, 1 Aug 2019 19:47:29: A Walk to Whole Paycheck for a Prepared Food Dinner

I ventured from my apartment at 7:50 pm and it was cool and overcast and still daytime. So I walked and walked. I basically walked until I hit my 12,000 steps, which was about another 2.71 miles in addition to the casual walking I did for the day; then, I hopped a city bus, 16H, and rode all the way home.

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Concept2 Dog Days Challenge 2019

Concept2 Dog Days Challenge 2019

The Dog Days of Summer runs from August 1–28 and features a different total distance goal each week. Complete each of the following four distance goals during the timeframes indicated and log them in your online logbook:
  • Week 1, Aug. 1–7: 10,000 meters
  • Week 2, Aug. 8–14: 20,000 meters
  • Week 3, Aug. 15–21: 30,000 meters
  • Week 4, Aug. 22–28: 40,000 meters

Distances are cumulative (you don’t have to complete 10,000 meters in one sitting, for instance), and all meters—rowing or skiing, indoors or out—count. Plus, this year, we’ve added an optional level for kids and adaptive athletes. We hope you’ll join us! By the end of the challenge, you will have accumulated 100,000 meters.

  • Indoor rower, on water, SkiErg, on snow and BikeErg meters count.
  • Note: BikeErg meters are counted as half when applied to the challenge.
  • This is an individual challenge. (You do not need to belong to a team to participate.)
  • Meters must be entered online.

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Walking: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 18:51:31: Called for Rain

I called my walk for rain. I don’t even think the rain ever ended up storming at all. I was super lame and a super-duper wuss about it. I’ll try again tonight.

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Doggy Bag Leftovers

Intermittent Fasting (IF) has suppressed my appetite

Want to know why people on aggressive intermittent fasts (IF) or fasts tend to melt weight away? It’s because, after a while, if you stick with it, your impetus and passion for putting away an entire mega burrito with everything during your one-to-four hour food window tend to wane. It’s a trick!

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Atrial fibrillation (afib)

Why I’ve been MIA

I realize that I haven’t posted since June 26th and I can explain.  My heartbeat converted from sinus rhythm to atrial fibrillation (AFib) on that day and hasn’t popped back into sinus rhythm on its own (which is can and often does) which means that I am benched until I can get my healthy heartbeat back.

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