Category Archives: Fitness

The wretched state of “healthcare” in the US, part 279

I have high blood pressure – well under control – but whenever I have to deal with the various health insurance layers of obfuscation I’m sure it spikes to dangerous levels. The latest is whether or not when BlueCross BlueShield … Continue reading

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Fitbit Charge HR

I finally broke down and got the Fitbit Charge HR last week (AT&T had a 15% off sale) and so far I am liking it.  The trouble with the market being saturated with wearables right now is that there is way … Continue reading

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The sad, confused state of healthcare in the USA 2014

I’m not going to get into the whole messed-up big picture of all that is wrong in the current state of healthcare – just give a micro example of the dysfunction that is endemic. I live in New York, and … Continue reading

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100 Healthy Days – day 43

So I haven’t really been reporting and I have fallen off the wagon a little bit over the last couple of weeks – and then regained focus this week. I do feel like I’ve been paying more attention both to … Continue reading

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100 Healthy Days – day 21

Back at home after a trip to Maine.  Too much beer drunk and less than optimal diet, but good for the soul and mental health, and that’s an important trade-off.  Lots of walking this weekend – 7+ miles in the … Continue reading

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100 Healthy Days – days 12, 13, & 14

The second weekend of my challenge went WAY better than the first.  Friday night I walked up to meet Kim from work, we had dinner at Penelope and then walked back – 4 miles RT to help digest dinner. We … Continue reading

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100 Healthy days – day 9

Much, much better.  Back on track with diet and exercise. One hour at the gym – 50 mins bike plus some weights.  Fake chicken and ranchero beans for dinner.  Good sleep.

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100 Healthy Days – days 6,7, & 8

Hmm – setbacks so early? Weekends were always going to be a challenge – eating out, having some drinks, blowing off the gym. Suffice to say all those things happened along with unhappiness, because this fucking apartment sale is driving … Continue reading

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100 Healthy Days – days 4 & 5

Decent progress continues – stuck to regular diet and rode the bike for 50 minutes at the gym yesterday.  I think the key for me is the little changes making this commitment forces.  On Wednesday night, after a four mile … Continue reading

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100 Healthy days – day 3

Three good consecutive days with a little more attention paid to what I eat and when. Back to the regular 50 minute cardio workouts at the gym – although at a slightly lighter level due to the lingering effects of a … Continue reading

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100 Healthy Days

As of September 15 I decided to step up my commitment to health and fitness with the 100 healthy days challenge.  I’m generally pretty active and eat reasonably well, but my gut indicates I could do better at both.  I … Continue reading

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The Raoulinator (surfboard)

I took a class at 3rd Ward last summer to shape a surfboard – taught by the phenomenal Mr. David Murphy.  He’s a master of surf shaping and I can’t praise his knowledge, teaching skill, and craft enough.  If you … Continue reading

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Humbled by Surfing

I’ve always wanted to be able to surf – not in the Kelly Slater athletic way or Laird Hamilton giant, scary, deadly waves way (although those are both great), but in the mellow get in the ocean, enjoy the swell, … Continue reading

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Vegetable Stew

I’m very lucky in that I live a couple of blocks from the best Farmers’ Market in New York City – the one that most of the chefs in town send their staff to buy the freshest in-season produce (a … Continue reading

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NYC Marathon 2011

Well, the application is in for the NYC marathon next year and (unless I manage to screw something up), I should be in automatically with the 9+1 program through NY Road Runners.  I have run 6 races so far this … Continue reading

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Norway Run

And to make a change from the bitching about people like AT&T and AmEX – something positive. I finished the Norway Run last weekend in 16:07 which is a 9:28 / mile pace.  Granted that’s a short race, but I’m … Continue reading

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Sick while traveling

Always a pain.  Heading back to the US tomorrow and very much looking forward to getting home, rested and back to my usual diet, sleep habits and workouts.  I’ve been in Townsville, Cairns, back to Townsville, Melbourne, and now Sydney. … Continue reading

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Helpful sizing advice from Nike

“If your body measurement is on the borderline between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit.” Wow.  Add this to the list of things that really should never need … Continue reading

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It’s been a while

Apologies for not updating in a while.  New job, new laptop, lots of things going on.  I was in Steamboat springs skiing for a week in early April (fantastic – will definitely be back there next year), then down in … Continue reading

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Airport Food? Just carry Clif bars

It’s hardly original to criticize airline and airport food, but why not add to the voluminous literature on the subject? Well, airline food has pretty much disappeared so that rules out that area.  Except for international flights – but it’s … Continue reading

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