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My birthday trip/vacation is off to a great start…
Aug 13, 2014 / 36 notes

My birthday trip/vacation is off to a great start…

Tonight’s workout: 20 miles on this beauty while watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 

I skipped my run yesterday because everything from my waist down was (and still is) sore from Sunday’s trail run.
Aug 5, 2014 / 30 notes

Tonight’s workout: 20 miles on this beauty while watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

I skipped my run yesterday because everything from my waist down was (and still is) sore from Sunday’s trail run.

Aug 4, 2014 / 35 notes

Trail running with the boys at Shenandoah National Park today on the South River Trail. It’s only a 4.5 mile loop. But it gets pretty steep and intense in some parts. Definitely a good leg workout.

Afterwards, Milo wanted to eat all the deer.

Jul 28, 2014 / 52 notes

Baking these croissants is the only reason to ever wake up at 6:00 am (and be excited about it) on a Monday morning.

I ate about a million of these during today’s trail run.
Jul 26, 2014 / 26 notes

I ate about a million of these during today’s trail run.

Three very sweaty and humid miles today. And a photo of post-run Milo just for runsforbrunch
Jul 22, 2014 / 28 notes

Three very sweaty and humid miles today. And a photo of post-run Milo just for runsforbrunch

Three things that keep me busy these days: 

1. I’m currently obsessed with baking naturally-leavened breads. It’s a pain in the ass, takes forever, but damn these loaves taste good. Especially with homemade meatballs as pictured above.

2. I’m upgrading to a commercial coffee roaster in the next few months. Big investment. But I have enough saved to purchase one with cash, which is always better than financing. Now I have to find a place in town to set it up and start cranking out coffee. I might also do a monthly coffee subscription, so if interested, let me know and I will keep you updated. 

3. Last, but not least, running.
Jul 22, 2014 / 20 notes

Three things that keep me busy these days:

1. I’m currently obsessed with baking naturally-leavened breads. It’s a pain in the ass, takes forever, but damn these loaves taste good. Especially with homemade meatballs as pictured above.

2. I’m upgrading to a commercial coffee roaster in the next few months. Big investment. But I have enough saved to purchase one with cash, which is always better than financing. Now I have to find a place in town to set it up and start cranking out coffee. I might also do a monthly coffee subscription, so if interested, let me know and I will keep you updated.

3. Last, but not least, running.

Jul 18, 2014 / 8 notes
Jul 17, 2014 / 55 notes

Isn’t it Ironic?

All those people protesting the Central American immigrants coming to seek refuge in the US seem to have forgotten that the only reason they are here is because their immigrant ancestors also came here seeking a better life.

Unless you are a Native American, you are 100% a descendant of immigrants. Have people forgotten this?

Jul 17, 2014 / 24 notes

Adding Strength Training

As you all know, my last three weeks working long hours and weekends led to virtually no working out. I may have gone running and cycling once that whole time. But I ate as if I was still training for a marathon, which led to about 4-5 lbs of weight gain. So in addition to doing my usual aerobic workouts (running and cycling), I decided to start doing resistance training to help burn all that flab off.

Monday I started the free trial of DailyBurn to try it out. I did a 45 minute Tabata workout that left my legs and arms feeling useless for the rest of the night. And yesterday I felt fine. But that DOMS caught up to me with a vengeance today. I seriously considered calling in sick because I could barely move while I was still laying in bed. I had to roll myself out of bed this morning because sitting up was out of the question. And eve simple things like walking or sitting down are a long, painful process. I can feel the individual muscles contracting and aching every time I move.

It hurts SO bad.