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Team Owlbear Runs Throo the Zoo

Back in December Ber made her intentions clear. Once the baby was here and she was cleared to exercise again, she wanted to get back to running. She decided to run in the Throo the Zoo 5k, which happens every year at the Louisville Zoo on the 2nd Saturday in May (the week after Derby.) Her […]

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Derek Sivers on Simple vs. Complicated

But if you talk with people that love running, they’ll say, “Yeah! You just pop out for a quick run.” And if you ask them about the steps involved, they’ll say, “There’s just one. You just run.”–Derek Sivers on the Tim Ferriss Podcast I love this example Derek uses to explain how humans tend to think […]

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Waffles & Planks

Waiting on the waffle iron offers a few minutes for other activities.

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Starting to Understand the Fitbit Life

Last fall I read this article from the New Yorker: Stepping Out: Living the Fitbit Life by David Sedaris I love Sedaris’ writing and I remember reading When You Are Engulfed in Flames in a single day. But this article seemed over the top even for him. How someone could get this obsessed over such […]

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BAREfit Adventure Training Expands with Indiegogo Campaign

Two months ago I started training at BAREfit Adventure Training. It’s an unconventional place, but it’s been a great experience. They provide a welcoming atmosphere no matter what fitness level you’re at, no matter why you need to train. Some folks want to lose weight or start healthier habits. Some folks are training for the firefighter exam […]

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Competing With Oneself

The first Monday and Tuesday of every month, my gym skips the standard group workouts and does a set of “progress testing.” It’s a checkup of the following: Weight Body Fat Percentage # of Burpees in 1 minute # of Pushups in 1 minute Plank time to failure # of Pull-ups to failure / Hang […]

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Pumpkin Iron

Thanks to Ber for the photo.

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It Just Matters That I Try

As I get older, I’m realizing more and more that it doesn’t really matter if I’m good at it, it just matters that I try. My own effort, my own willingness, are becoming what’s appealing to me. –Lena Dunham via espnW I feel the same way about my recent efforts in fitness.

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The Gym is Lava

BAREfit, the gym I just joined, runs mostly on the philosophy of group workouts. Mondays and Tuesdays are “push” days where you’ll push heavy crap with the muscles on the front of your body. Wednesdays and Thursdays are “pull” days where you balance out the rear side of your body by pulling other types of heavy […]

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Before and After

Before BAREfit After BAREfit But I went and that’s what counts. Give me food.