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Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

Thursday Fall Team Challenge Update

At least I am getting some meters in. Slow but sure. Wish me luck. All goes well! Commitment, dedication, and hard word—perserverance—is indeed rewarded. And I learned something: while the top competitors in a Concept2 challenge row hard and far every day of the challenge, everyone else is like the people who join a gym for their new year’s resolution: they’re hot and heavy for a week and then it all goes to pot. Life is just a game of last man standing, I guess. Lesson learned.

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A fresh and simple arugula and walnut pesto recipe from my sisters at 1970 Dogwood Street

arugula basil walnut pesto and pastaWhen Anne Haas and Jen Tucker post a recipe, I jot it down. I love pesto, though I don’t think I’ve ever had an arugula and walnut variant.

Ever since I got right with pasta and potatoes, I am back in love with lovely sauces, and pesto is one of the most refreshing, healthy, restoring, and delicious. Please enjoy this lovely, simple, recipe.

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Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

Planning for 20 more erging days left in the Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

Concept2 Model C PM3Between now and midnight, October 15, I have 20 full days to row at least 200,000 meters. So far, I’ve rowed 59,508 meters and have 140,492 meters left to go.

That requires me to erg an average of 7,024.6 meters-per-day between now and then. I feel pretty good about this as I’ve been getting in between 8-12km each day I’ve gotten onto the sliding seat.

Concept2 Model C with Red Saucony Jazz TrainersIt’s those missed days that mess everything up.

So, it’s 6:10 am now, Wednesday, 26 September, and I think I’ll start the day with some coffee and then maybe half an hour of rowing, which should be 5,000-6,000 meters logged even before the day gets started, which is good things should go.

Wish me luck! Good morning!

double-thick concept2 indoor rower sliding seat pad

My double-thick Concept2 indoor rower sliding seat pad

Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

Tuesday Fall Team Challenge Update

I didn’t get as many meters as I wanted tonight primarily because of technical failures. I moved from POLAR H7 back to an old school Garmin ANT+ strap and disabled my USB thumb drive on my PM5 and then needed to swap out a dying Apple iPhone 5 and set up my Samsung S8 Active to work with the ErgData app. All works now. So, I only pulled a quick 8,273 meters. I didn’t row at all yesterday. 

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10 best and 10 worst places to raise a family in the Unites States of America

Neither Arlington, Virginia, my home, nor Washington, DC, made either of these lists. That said, I’m pretty damn single.

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