Thank You!!!

Thanks to everyone who donated – We’ve exceeded all the financial goals. I’m not saying if you came here to donate that you can’t – please do in fact – but thank you to everyone who has! It is awesome. I’m working on a few things, including a video of tonight’s shenanigans with the clippers, […]

ACS Status Report

We’ve got one week to go until Race Day!  As the Czar (an old football coach) said in a letter to us, “I can’t wait!” – honestly that’s all his letter said and honestly, I can’t wait.

Here’s the break down of the money for ACS.  As of 10:30 PM on Sunday, 9/26/10:

$1,554.69 – […]

2010 Twin Cities Marathon Training Update (Week 12 of 13)

40 miles of running – I was scheduled for 30, but with missing so much last week, I needed to get more in. 1 – 14 mile of bike ride, two sessions on the bike trainer for 40 and 45 minutes and I lifted weights once

Notes – Hammy is feeling good. I don’t […]

The Skullet

I’ve made some promises that I have to keep.  I told my fellow co-workers that if they could come up with $400 for ACS, I’d shave my head.  Then half out loud, not thinking, I said, “Or what ever you want me to do with my hair.”  Note – I haven’t had a haircut since […]

Icing Tips

I thought I’d be cutting edge and post about icing tips.  Then I Googled it – and everything is out there.  Check out this article for good suggestions:

From sports-injury-info.com – a good write up on all types of icing, ice packs, etc 

That pretty much that covers it except two things:

1.  Some suggestions […]

I’m Falling Apart

I’ve been battling my left hamstring for the last week and a half, thus I cut my miles down last week.  In theory, it might sound like a nice break, a time to recover, etc, but what it really means to me is that I’ve got a heckuva a lot of energy to burn – […]

2010 Twin Cities Marathon Training Update (Week 11 of 13)

15 miles of running – I was scheduled for 56, hoping for 60 3 Swim sessions and I lifted weights once

Notes – I attempted to run Tuesday morning, made it 4 miles slowly, but I my hamstring wasn’t ready to run. I spent the week on ice. I swam Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, […]

Donated Hockey Stick Chairs up for auction!

Two chairs made out of used hockey sticks have been donated to my cause! They are up for auction to the highest bidder. Use the widget on the left side of the site to place your bid.

About the Chairs: The frame is made out of used hockey sticks A canvas sling for sitting They […]

2010 Twin Cities Marathon Training Update (Week 10 of 13)

41 miles of running – I had to take Sunday off 1 Bike Ride this week and I lifted weights once

Notes – Temperatures were good, I was getting into a good rhythm, hamstring was tight after Tuesday, Wednesday it was like a charlie horse, but didn’t slow me down – then Friday I […]

Beginner’s Running Tip #6 – Treat small injuries while they are still small

Injuries happen.  I can’t sugar coat it for you.  Sometimes things hurt.  Sometimes things don’t work right. 

One key I learned about dealing with injuries was when I was playing football.  Our coach would always tell us – know the difference between being hurt and being injured.  It holds true more with football than […]