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Month: January 2018

Goodbye, Dear Shannon

Goodbye, Dear Shannon

[This is not my usual fitness post, but something that I wanted to write for a friend.] You did not go gentle into that good night, You burnt and raved at close of day; You raged, and raged against the dying of the light. And yet, here you are, saying goodbye to your little boys, having raged the war and lost. Your life started and will end as the universe deems but your soul will live on. Did you get to hug your…

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January Runfessions – 5 things that’ve kept me from blogging this fortnight

January Runfessions – 5 things that’ve kept me from blogging this fortnight

I have not written much over the past 2 weeks (I have written nothing the past 2 weeks) and before I start back writing again, I have a few confessions in January. Some lightweight, some heavy. What is that they say about writing things down to feel better? FUCK CANCER I have had a very very heavy heart this month.  F CANCER. The number of people I’ve seen it affect this past month and two to the other end of hope,…

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How to Warm Up Quickly after a Cold Run

How to Warm Up Quickly after a Cold Run

Running in the cold weather has it’s challenges, one of which is perpetually feeling cold AFTER the run.  When running, your core temperature keeps you about 10-15F warmer than it really is. Once you are done running, your core temperature drops and you start feeling the cold, and more since you’ll be wet from sweat. Nothing is more miserable than trying to get warm but you are cold and shivering.  I love running outside (ironic then that more than half my…

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Welcome the New Year Resolutioners at your Gym

Welcome the New Year Resolutioners at your Gym

I wrote this post 2 years ago about New Year Resolutioners and after reading all the moaning about resolutioners on facebook, it looks like it’s time for a refresher post.    When I see new people at the gym, I love that people are taking the first step to their resolution. The new crowd of people also annoys the old hardcore people who view the resolutioners as a temporary annoyance.  I get it. The swim lanes are all occupied during your usual…

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Chaat: Indian Street Food (Vegetarian Recipe)

Chaat: Indian Street Food (Vegetarian Recipe)

“Chaat” is a savoury snack that is typically an Indian street food. It is also a fast food and tends to fulfill cravings for the fried variety. Since it is a mix of a lot of individual food items, I adapt the basic concept to form this healthy version.  This recipe is the healthy version of Chaat. I also call my healthy version “salad with an Indian twist”. This one has  – grated carrots – cucumbers – bell pepper  – tomato –…

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Starting off the New Year right

Starting off the New Year right

Just like in every other area of my life where I strived to start off the new year right, I’m determined to do the same to my blog! I’ve neglected it long enough and my fellow bloggers have inspired me to make it a priority this year. I’m not going to go big time or monetize it, but I do want to put more effort into sharing my love for fitness and running/triathlon through my love for writing. Which is why…

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