Regaining My Stride: From Couch to Race Course

Around Christmastime 2020 I was pushing 245 lbs. on the scale, and had gone a good two years since my last attempt at getting back in running shape. Starting Dec. 28, I vowed to work out every day for a year, and starting around New Year's Day I began tracking all my meals and absorbing the daily lessons of the Noom fitness app. By Dec. 27, 2021 I had lost almost 90 lbs., logged nearly 1,600 miles -- including 10 races -- and am cruising along at 40 miles per week with a long run for the year of 13.1.

Achievement Unlocked: Cooking for 50

Shoveling Up Grub: Dadding With Distinction Date: May 15, 2018 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Spellerberg Park Picnic Shelter, Sioux Falls, SD Temperature: 85 F Equipment used: Coleman Roadtrip XCursion propane grill, spatula, tongs On the menu: Approximately 40 frozen burger patties, 40 kosher hot dog links - Costco Length of achievement: 53 minutes Achievement, described:... Continue Reading →

Achievement Unlocked – One-Tank Lawnmowing

Dadding with Distinction - Lawn Mowed on One Tank of Gas Date: May 27, 2018 Time: 11:55 a.m. Location: Backyard, southwestern Sioux Falls, SD Temperature: 95(!!!) F Wind speed: S 13 mph (negligible) Equipment used: Kenmore Briggs & Stratton Gold self-propelled mower with Dust Blocker bag Length of achievement: 1 hour, 23 minutes Achievement, described:... Continue Reading →

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