Category Archives: fitness

Muscle Memory

Pain and suffering are a part of any fitness regimen or sport. Cycling is full of suffering. It is celebrated. The biggest races are full of it. Pain is written on the faces of the participants in the Grand Tours. … Continue reading

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The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul

“In the end, it was the Sunday afternoons he couldn’t cope with, and that terrible listlessness that starts to set in about 2:55, when you know you’ve taken all the baths that you can usefully take that day, that however … Continue reading

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Fitness Freak: Navigating the Ups and Downs of Attempting a Healthy Living

Today is the first guest post by Julia from ILoveYouMoreThanIceCream. She is a friend and fellow blogger who is sharing some of her thoughts on her personal journey to and through fitness. She is a remarkable mom and writer who … Continue reading

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Wrap Up and Coming Attractions

It’s been a great year. A really great year actually. Most people look back at a year and say it’s been a good one, or a great one, but I think what they really mean is that the year is … Continue reading

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Backsliding

Losing weight is hard, but gaining it back can be even harder. Well, that’s not entirely true, gaining it back can be quite easy. All you have to do is start to compromise on eating habit changes, miss a few … Continue reading

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End of the Season

Before I jump into this week’s blog update I wanted to explain why it is so late. Real life, in the form of my job, intervened on my best laid plans. As much as I would love to be a … Continue reading

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Fat Lad At The Back

One of the things that I originally wanted to write about when I started this blog was cycling products for larger cyclists. When I started riding I was 365 pounds. Nothing fit. My bike broke more than once. Spokes popped … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Need a Ride

I haven’t been on the bike much after my last ride on Martha’s Vineyard. I could, and will, make some excuses, but I just didn’t feel like riding for a week. I rode my metric century (100 kilometers) on a … Continue reading

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Rugged Maniac Race Report

Well, I ran the Rugged Maniac yesterday and I can still feel it today! I am sore, tired, and feeling quite accomplished right now. This all started with a friend asking if anyone wanted to run with her back in … Continue reading

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Unintentional Rest

Training for a race or a long ride follows certain cycles. You don’t always train hard; sometimes you take it a little easy so your body has time to rebuild. There are times when the training calendar says “rest time” … Continue reading

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