Posts Categorized: Fitness

Personal Training

Excuses, excuses. No more.

Starting personal training again. Need to get back to it after a very unpredictable year and a half.

Finally, went jogging for the first time in months!

First day back doing personal training. Going to be sore tomorrow. Feels great to be back at the gym though.

Another 2 mile jog completed this morning. Felt easier physically, but a little more taxing mentally. Not sure why.

Commuter Bike

My mountain bike, which I’ve used as a commuter bike for years, has worn out its welcome.  Looking for a replacement, something light, durable, fast, and fun.  That removes a lot of so-called commuter/city bikes, as the components seem cheap, and the geometry uninspiring.  I tested the Kona Dew and the Giant Seek 2 tonight.  The Dew was terrible.  Shifting the bike it seemed like something would break a few months down the road.  The Seek was better, but hydraulic disk brakes are overkill, and the SRAM shifters were really weird/uncomfortable.

I had thought about trying the Specialized Sirrus, but now am leaning toward a cyclocross bike instead.

Goals: Stay Active

People always have goals to get in shape or be healthy.  I’m usually pretty good about exercising, but need to recommit to a plan.  The MS150 was a great goal for 2009.  I don’t have an activity to train for, but would like to keep riding my bike, go back to the boxing gym, start jogging and continue weight lifting.