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Dancin’ in the Dark

We're in London today after leaving early - very early - on the train this morning. We headed out to the edge of town, then back into the city center for lunch and shopping, and then back home again to Northwood before I found a chance to get a run in. Wasn't going to...

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Morning Workout

I'm out of work at 5:00pm tonight to collect Jamie before the weekend trip to London and so, as previewed yesterday, I was up and exercising at the front end of the day instead of the back end. I figured I could get in a nice warm up walk, 45 minutes of exercise, and...

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Run

I called this run the F. Scott Fitzgerald Run, and here's why. Today was meant to be a rest day of sorts. I have had a very big week at work, I have already done a few runs and some nice workouts, and I have one more hard workout to do before I get into the office...

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No Credit

One thing I love about my Garmin is that it has an accurate altimeter. One thing I am coming to hate about my Garmin is that it doesn't count ascent on a treadmill. But I run the ascent anyway, even if I get no credit. Tonight after work I headed down to the gym...

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The Night Before

It was another big day at work with an all day training and strategy session held off site. I managed to triage my email and deal with some pressing matters early in the morning working from a Starbucks, and then triaged and shot off quick replies during the day to...

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After Work 10K

The first three days of this week are shaping up to be very busy. Today I had four major meetings planning for the week, the half, and the year, I've got an all-day session tomorrow, and then another big strategic meeting on Wednesday. While it would be easier to just...

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Empire Burlesque

Just gonna say it: Empire Burlesque is a solid album. Sure, it is no Blood on the Tracks or Highway 61 but it is solid. I had it on this morning as I headed out for the run I needed to get in before yet another big day. Jamie is spending Sunday with me and I have to...

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Saturday Morning

Cécile is working all day today but there's a bunch of work for me to do, too. I had to fit in the weekly supermarket shopping before 11am, I had to prepare some lunch after that, then try and get all the cleaning done before we head out to IKEA at 3pm for the...

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Dentist Day

Call it Dentist Day. Today was a day with a dental surgery - hopefully the last in a long series - scheduled for 10:30am. As it was right in the middle of the morning I had to take at least half a day off work, and knowing what the surgery has been like, I decided to...

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Kicking My Own Ass

I ate at my desk today and then had a late conference call in the evening so I wasn't able to make time for exercise until after 6pm. Luckily, though, this was perfect timing for me to hit the gym (I am enjoying this, as you can tell) and try out my first ever class:...

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Enjoying the Elliptical

By the time I got home yesterday I was feeling terrible. I pretty much felt dead inside and even if I ate a real dinner, I didn't feel much better afterwards. I spent the night lying half asleep on the couch before finally making it to bed and falling asleep about...

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Two Tunnels

First day back in the office after the Christmas and New Year break and it starts with a run. I was up early at 5:30am and out the door for a 5:45am start. The goal? To get in a nice 45 minutes or so and some climbing, too. I headed up the street from the Place des...

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That Was the Year That Was

First day of 2018 and the first run of the new year! 2017 was a good year for me on the sports side of things and I spent a couple of minutes this morning looking back at the events I ran and how I performed while Jamie watched an episode of Voltron. A couple of...

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Hour of Cardio

Into the gym again today for another workout, this time with the aim of seeing what I can fit into a lunch break. The lunch breaks round these parts are relatively long. If I get in early, get my work done, and leave the office at 12 noon, I really don't have to be...

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Testing the Gym

Getting it all together this year: a wedding, a challenging career, some sporting goals, and staying fit. Of course, I don't have a lot of time more than last year - indeed, it seems that 2018 is going to be composed of 24 hour days just as 2017 was...and 2016, too,...

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Snow on the Slopes

Sometimes it just doesn't feel great - that was today. I started off after dropping Jamie at fencing in the sixth arrondissement, crossed over the Rhone to the Presque Isle, and then passed over Terreaux to the Old City. The goal was to head up the stairs of the...

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Planet Money on the Pentes

Jamie was off at fencing this morning and Cécile was back to work so I had a little time free to fit in a run. As I'm still getting into things I was only looking to get in a nice 10K loop or so, and as long as I fit in a little climbing I would be happy. I had Planet...

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Rain is a Good Thing

I've been watching a couple of episodes of the Netflix series The Ranch and, as well as highlighting a little more Ashton's Kutcher's range, it also includes a string of great country music songs, few of which I have been familiar with. One from the very first episode...

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