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Running with the Pack 149: Volunteering, MyFitnessPal, Beck’s Knees, and More

Stevie and I give some fueling advice to someone planning her first half marathon.  I talk about my switch to running before going to work.  Stevie talks about learning to accept walking as part of her running.  We also talk about McDonalds and their healthier Happy Meals.
Stevie and I give some fueling advice to someone planning her first half marathon.  I talk about my switch to running before going to work.  Stevie talks about learning to accept walking as part of her running.  We also talk about McDonalds and their healthier Happy Meals.
Stevie and I talk about protecting yourself from the summer sun, sanitary Stevie’s recent run of the Komen 5K, grip and then we focus on some guidelines for race reports before playing a bunch of calls. Here are the guidelines:

  • Keep the call under 3 minutes since that’s the limit with Google Voice
  • Focus on the highs and lows
  • Mention anything that makes this race unique

Stevie and I give some fueling advice to someone planning her first half marathon.  I talk about my switch to running before going to work.  Stevie talks about learning to accept walking as part of her running.  We also talk about McDonalds and their healthier Happy Meals.
Stevie and I talk about protecting yourself from the summer sun, sanitary Stevie’s recent run of the Komen 5K, grip and then we focus on some guidelines for race reports before playing a bunch of calls. Here are the guidelines:

  • Keep the call under 3 minutes since that’s the limit with Google Voice
  • Focus on the highs and lows
  • Mention anything that makes this race unique

It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
Stevie and I give some fueling advice to someone planning her first half marathon.  I talk about my switch to running before going to work.  Stevie talks about learning to accept walking as part of her running.  We also talk about McDonalds and their healthier Happy Meals.
Stevie and I talk about protecting yourself from the summer sun, sanitary Stevie’s recent run of the Komen 5K, grip and then we focus on some guidelines for race reports before playing a bunch of calls. Here are the guidelines:

  • Keep the call under 3 minutes since that’s the limit with Google Voice
  • Focus on the highs and lows
  • Mention anything that makes this race unique

It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
This week, order
Stevie talks about her plans to run three 5K races in one weekend and her thoughts about going gluten-free.  I have the Johnstown Half-Marathon this weekend.  We also talk about some reviews of the Tower of Terror 10-miler and take some calls.
Stevie and I give some fueling advice to someone planning her first half marathon.  I talk about my switch to running before going to work.  Stevie talks about learning to accept walking as part of her running.  We also talk about McDonalds and their healthier Happy Meals.
Stevie and I talk about protecting yourself from the summer sun, sanitary Stevie’s recent run of the Komen 5K, grip and then we focus on some guidelines for race reports before playing a bunch of calls. Here are the guidelines:

  • Keep the call under 3 minutes since that’s the limit with Google Voice
  • Focus on the highs and lows
  • Mention anything that makes this race unique

It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
This week, order
Stevie talks about her plans to run three 5K races in one weekend and her thoughts about going gluten-free.  I have the Johnstown Half-Marathon this weekend.  We also talk about some reviews of the Tower of Terror 10-miler and take some calls.
It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
This week, order
Stevie talks about her plans to run three 5K races in one weekend and her thoughts about going gluten-free.  I have the Johnstown Half-Marathon this weekend.  We also talk about some reviews of the Tower of Terror 10-miler and take some calls.
Stevie and I talk about getting out of a running funk, refractionist
the release of Zombies, Run! on Android, and Stevie jumping back on the Weight Watchers bandwagon.  Of course some wonderful calls at the end!
Stevie and I give some fueling advice to someone planning her first half marathon.  I talk about my switch to running before going to work.  Stevie talks about learning to accept walking as part of her running.  We also talk about McDonalds and their healthier Happy Meals.
Stevie and I talk about protecting yourself from the summer sun, sanitary Stevie’s recent run of the Komen 5K, grip and then we focus on some guidelines for race reports before playing a bunch of calls. Here are the guidelines:

  • Keep the call under 3 minutes since that’s the limit with Google Voice
  • Focus on the highs and lows
  • Mention anything that makes this race unique

It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
This week, order
Stevie talks about her plans to run three 5K races in one weekend and her thoughts about going gluten-free.  I have the Johnstown Half-Marathon this weekend.  We also talk about some reviews of the Tower of Terror 10-miler and take some calls.
It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
This week, order
Stevie talks about her plans to run three 5K races in one weekend and her thoughts about going gluten-free.  I have the Johnstown Half-Marathon this weekend.  We also talk about some reviews of the Tower of Terror 10-miler and take some calls.
Stevie and I talk about getting out of a running funk, refractionist
the release of Zombies, Run! on Android, and Stevie jumping back on the Weight Watchers bandwagon.  Of course some wonderful calls at the end!
This week, sovaldi we talk about using a run/walk as a strategy, drugs especially in the heat, Stevie’s cruise, and more about Zombies, Run on Android.  Lots of listener calls as well.
Stevie and I give some fueling advice to someone planning her first half marathon.  I talk about my switch to running before going to work.  Stevie talks about learning to accept walking as part of her running.  We also talk about McDonalds and their healthier Happy Meals.
Stevie and I talk about protecting yourself from the summer sun, sanitary Stevie’s recent run of the Komen 5K, grip and then we focus on some guidelines for race reports before playing a bunch of calls. Here are the guidelines:

  • Keep the call under 3 minutes since that’s the limit with Google Voice
  • Focus on the highs and lows
  • Mention anything that makes this race unique

It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
This week, order
Stevie talks about her plans to run three 5K races in one weekend and her thoughts about going gluten-free.  I have the Johnstown Half-Marathon this weekend.  We also talk about some reviews of the Tower of Terror 10-miler and take some calls.
It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
This week, order
Stevie talks about her plans to run three 5K races in one weekend and her thoughts about going gluten-free.  I have the Johnstown Half-Marathon this weekend.  We also talk about some reviews of the Tower of Terror 10-miler and take some calls.
Stevie and I talk about getting out of a running funk, refractionist
the release of Zombies, Run! on Android, and Stevie jumping back on the Weight Watchers bandwagon.  Of course some wonderful calls at the end!
This week, sovaldi we talk about using a run/walk as a strategy, drugs especially in the heat, Stevie’s cruise, and more about Zombies, Run on Android.  Lots of listener calls as well.
This week, sovaldi we talk about using a run/walk as a strategy, drugs especially in the heat, Stevie’s cruise, and more about Zombies, Run on Android.  Lots of listener calls as well.
We discuss my recent return to the swimming pool, treatment
Stevie running on the beach while on vacation, public health
and enjoying the Summer Olympics.  Then we get caught up with some listener calls including a question about running two marathons two weeks apart.
Stevie and I give some fueling advice to someone planning her first half marathon.  I talk about my switch to running before going to work.  Stevie talks about learning to accept walking as part of her running.  We also talk about McDonalds and their healthier Happy Meals.
Stevie and I talk about protecting yourself from the summer sun, sanitary Stevie’s recent run of the Komen 5K, grip and then we focus on some guidelines for race reports before playing a bunch of calls. Here are the guidelines:

  • Keep the call under 3 minutes since that’s the limit with Google Voice
  • Focus on the highs and lows
  • Mention anything that makes this race unique

It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
This week, order
Stevie talks about her plans to run three 5K races in one weekend and her thoughts about going gluten-free.  I have the Johnstown Half-Marathon this weekend.  We also talk about some reviews of the Tower of Terror 10-miler and take some calls.
It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
This week, order
Stevie talks about her plans to run three 5K races in one weekend and her thoughts about going gluten-free.  I have the Johnstown Half-Marathon this weekend.  We also talk about some reviews of the Tower of Terror 10-miler and take some calls.
Stevie and I talk about getting out of a running funk, refractionist
the release of Zombies, Run! on Android, and Stevie jumping back on the Weight Watchers bandwagon.  Of course some wonderful calls at the end!
This week, sovaldi we talk about using a run/walk as a strategy, drugs especially in the heat, Stevie’s cruise, and more about Zombies, Run on Android.  Lots of listener calls as well.
This week, sovaldi we talk about using a run/walk as a strategy, drugs especially in the heat, Stevie’s cruise, and more about Zombies, Run on Android.  Lots of listener calls as well.
We discuss my recent return to the swimming pool, treatment
Stevie running on the beach while on vacation, public health
and enjoying the Summer Olympics.  Then we get caught up with some listener calls including a question about running two marathons two weeks apart.
This week, approved Stevie and I talk about a break in the summer heat, health the 20th anniversary medal for the Disney Marathon, Stevie’s injury, the summer Olympics, a package from Simon, and calls from listeners.
Stevie and I give some fueling advice to someone planning her first half marathon.  I talk about my switch to running before going to work.  Stevie talks about learning to accept walking as part of her running.  We also talk about McDonalds and their healthier Happy Meals.
Stevie and I talk about protecting yourself from the summer sun, sanitary Stevie’s recent run of the Komen 5K, grip and then we focus on some guidelines for race reports before playing a bunch of calls. Here are the guidelines:

  • Keep the call under 3 minutes since that’s the limit with Google Voice
  • Focus on the highs and lows
  • Mention anything that makes this race unique

It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
This week, order
Stevie talks about her plans to run three 5K races in one weekend and her thoughts about going gluten-free.  I have the Johnstown Half-Marathon this weekend.  We also talk about some reviews of the Tower of Terror 10-miler and take some calls.
It’s a call-in show! This week we got caught up with all of the race reports: two about the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, see two first-time triathletes, a 100 mile ultramarathon, a touching story from a race voluneteer, and more. We actually got a question this time!
This week, order
Stevie talks about her plans to run three 5K races in one weekend and her thoughts about going gluten-free.  I have the Johnstown Half-Marathon this weekend.  We also talk about some reviews of the Tower of Terror 10-miler and take some calls.
Stevie and I talk about getting out of a running funk, refractionist
the release of Zombies, Run! on Android, and Stevie jumping back on the Weight Watchers bandwagon.  Of course some wonderful calls at the end!
This week, sovaldi we talk about using a run/walk as a strategy, drugs especially in the heat, Stevie’s cruise, and more about Zombies, Run on Android.  Lots of listener calls as well.
This week, sovaldi we talk about using a run/walk as a strategy, drugs especially in the heat, Stevie’s cruise, and more about Zombies, Run on Android.  Lots of listener calls as well.
We discuss my recent return to the swimming pool, treatment
Stevie running on the beach while on vacation, public health
and enjoying the Summer Olympics.  Then we get caught up with some listener calls including a question about running two marathons two weeks apart.
This week, approved Stevie and I talk about a break in the summer heat, health the 20th anniversary medal for the Disney Marathon, Stevie’s injury, the summer Olympics, a package from Simon, and calls from listeners.
This week, herpes Stevie and I talk about a break in the summer heat, the 20th anniversary medal for the Disney Marathon, Stevie’s injury, the summer Olympics, a package from Simon, and calls from listeners.
Stevie is back from her cruise.  This week, this unhealthy we talk about that as well as my recent long runs and an update on the Disney Marathon.  After that’ we take a chunk out of the backlog of listener calls.  Enjoy!
Stevie is back from her cruise.  This week, this unhealthy we talk about that as well as my recent long runs and an update on the Disney Marathon.  After that’ we take a chunk out of the backlog of listener calls.  Enjoy!
The days are getting shorter.  It’s harder to get out of bed and easier to sit at home and eat pie.  This week, neurologist Stevie and I talk about holiday stress, dealing with darker days, my preparations for the Disney Marathon, and many listener calls.
Stevie is back from her cruise.  This week, this unhealthy we talk about that as well as my recent long runs and an update on the Disney Marathon.  After that’ we take a chunk out of the backlog of listener calls.  Enjoy!
The days are getting shorter.  It’s harder to get out of bed and easier to sit at home and eat pie.  This week, neurologist Stevie and I talk about holiday stress, dealing with darker days, my preparations for the Disney Marathon, and many listener calls.
Stevie and I talk about Beck’s minor injury, this site preparing for the Johnstown Half-Marathon, getting some extra use out of old running shoes, and group fitness.  Then we get caught up on a bunch of listener calls.
Stevie is back from her cruise.  This week, this unhealthy we talk about that as well as my recent long runs and an update on the Disney Marathon.  After that’ we take a chunk out of the backlog of listener calls.  Enjoy!
The days are getting shorter.  It’s harder to get out of bed and easier to sit at home and eat pie.  This week, neurologist Stevie and I talk about holiday stress, dealing with darker days, my preparations for the Disney Marathon, and many listener calls.
Stevie and I talk about Beck’s minor injury, this site preparing for the Johnstown Half-Marathon, getting some extra use out of old running shoes, and group fitness.  Then we get caught up on a bunch of listener calls.
Stevie and I talk about Beck’s minor injury, this site preparing for the Johnstown Half-Marathon, getting some extra use out of old running shoes, and group fitness.  Then we get caught up on a bunch of listener calls.
This week, price
buy Stevie talks about her plans to run three 5K races in one weekend and her thoughts about going gluten-free.  I have the Johnstown Half-Marathon this weekend.  We also talk about some reviews of the Tower of Terror 10-miler and take some calls.
Stevie is back from her cruise.  This week, this unhealthy we talk about that as well as my recent long runs and an update on the Disney Marathon.  After that’ we take a chunk out of the backlog of listener calls.  Enjoy!
The days are getting shorter.  It’s harder to get out of bed and easier to sit at home and eat pie.  This week, neurologist Stevie and I talk about holiday stress, dealing with darker days, my preparations for the Disney Marathon, and many listener calls.
Stevie and I talk about Beck’s minor injury, this site preparing for the Johnstown Half-Marathon, getting some extra use out of old running shoes, and group fitness.  Then we get caught up on a bunch of listener calls.
Stevie and I talk about Beck’s minor injury, this site preparing for the Johnstown Half-Marathon, getting some extra use out of old running shoes, and group fitness.  Then we get caught up on a bunch of listener calls.
This week, price
buy Stevie talks about her plans to run three 5K races in one weekend and her thoughts about going gluten-free.  I have the Johnstown Half-Marathon this weekend.  We also talk about some reviews of the Tower of Terror 10-miler and take some calls.
This week, ophthalmologist Stevie talks about running three 5K races in two days.  I talk about the Johnstown Half-Marathon and Beck’s IT Band Issue.  Then we talk a bit about the Mount Nittany Marathon that’s coming to town next years and some listener calls.
Stevie is back from her cruise.  This week, this unhealthy we talk about that as well as my recent long runs and an update on the Disney Marathon.  After that’ we take a chunk out of the backlog of listener calls.  Enjoy!
The days are getting shorter.  It’s harder to get out of bed and easier to sit at home and eat pie.  This week, neurologist Stevie and I talk about holiday stress, dealing with darker days, my preparations for the Disney Marathon, and many listener calls.
Stevie and I talk about Beck’s minor injury, this site preparing for the Johnstown Half-Marathon, getting some extra use out of old running shoes, and group fitness.  Then we get caught up on a bunch of listener calls.
Stevie and I talk about Beck’s minor injury, this site preparing for the Johnstown Half-Marathon, getting some extra use out of old running shoes, and group fitness.  Then we get caught up on a bunch of listener calls.
This week, price
buy Stevie talks about her plans to run three 5K races in one weekend and her thoughts about going gluten-free.  I have the Johnstown Half-Marathon this weekend.  We also talk about some reviews of the Tower of Terror 10-miler and take some calls.
This week, ophthalmologist Stevie talks about running three 5K races in two days.  I talk about the Johnstown Half-Marathon and Beck’s IT Band Issue.  Then we talk a bit about the Mount Nittany Marathon that’s coming to town next years and some listener calls.
This week, cardiologist we talk about post-race blues, the appeal of an ultramarathon, knee pain when it isn’t the shoes, an update about the Mountainback, and several listener calls, especially about the Chicago Marathon.
Stevie and I talk about what we have done when we’ve had disappointing races and how to get over them, clinic prescription how our Thankgiving holidays went, different weight loss systems, and several listener calls.
Stevie and I talk about what we have done when we’ve had disappointing races and how to get over them, clinic prescription how our Thankgiving holidays went, different weight loss systems, and several listener calls.
On this episode, treat we talk about Stevie volunteering at a local half-marathon, information pills the MyFitnessPal app, an update on Beck’s visit to the orthopedic surgeon and physical therapy, and calls from listeners.

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Running With The Pack 123: New York Marathon, Back to Running, and Zombie App

Stevie and I talk about different kinds of endurance events for those who may be looking for a change from just running. Examples include Zombie races, human enhancement
urbanathalons, cardiology
triathlons, tadalafil
costumed runs, naked runs, ultra races, relays, and being a pacer for someone else. We also talk about the THON 5K, shoe blindness (from my new Newtons), and a bunch of listener calls.
Stevie and I talk about different kinds of endurance events for those who may be looking for a change from just running. Examples include Zombie races, human enhancement
urbanathalons, cardiology
triathlons, tadalafil
costumed runs, naked runs, ultra races, relays, and being a pacer for someone else. We also talk about the THON 5K, shoe blindness (from my new Newtons), and a bunch of listener calls.
Stevie and I talk about different kinds of endurance events for those who may be looking for a change from just running. Examples include Zombie races, human enhancement
urbanathalons, cardiology
triathlons, tadalafil
costumed runs, naked runs, ultra races, relays, and being a pacer for someone else. We also talk about the THON 5K, shoe blindness (from my new Newtons), and a bunch of listener calls.
This week, pharm
Stevie and I talk a bit about combining a little strength training with cardio workouts. We also do an interview with my friend Chris, who just completed a Tough Mudder event last week. Then we have a few listener race reports.
Stevie and I talk about different kinds of endurance events for those who may be looking for a change from just running. Examples include Zombie races, human enhancement
urbanathalons, cardiology
triathlons, tadalafil
costumed runs, naked runs, ultra races, relays, and being a pacer for someone else. We also talk about the THON 5K, shoe blindness (from my new Newtons), and a bunch of listener calls.
Stevie and I talk about different kinds of endurance events for those who may be looking for a change from just running. Examples include Zombie races, human enhancement
urbanathalons, cardiology
triathlons, tadalafil
costumed runs, naked runs, ultra races, relays, and being a pacer for someone else. We also talk about the THON 5K, shoe blindness (from my new Newtons), and a bunch of listener calls.
This week, pharm
Stevie and I talk a bit about combining a little strength training with cardio workouts. We also do an interview with my friend Chris, who just completed a Tough Mudder event last week. Then we have a few listener race reports.
This week, tooth we primarily focus on the New York Marathon that I ran last weekend. It’s a truly great racing experience through an amazing city. It’s actually an experience that is difficult to describe. We also talk about Stevie’s return to running after a while off and a zombie running app that Stevie found.

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Twittering Away

The Nike + iPod graph from my first run.
The Nike + iPod graph from my first run.
I went to the doctor this week and my cholesterol is not too great. I don’t get how that happens. I exercise and I’m a vegetarian. Andrew, gerontologist who eats the same stuff as I do, recipe has a cholesterol level around 150 and I’m above 200. Bad genes? You bet. Both of my parents are on cholesterol-lowering drugs. Maybe Lipitor is on the horizon, but I’m still going to try to manage it with diet and exercise. My doctor suggested flax oil and niacin-rich foods or a supplement, so I’ve started taking both niacin and flax daily to see if it helps. Andrew started taking them too. With my luck, my cholesterol will keep getting worse while Andrew will be able to bend space and time.
The Nike + iPod graph from my first run.
I went to the doctor this week and my cholesterol is not too great. I don’t get how that happens. I exercise and I’m a vegetarian. Andrew, gerontologist who eats the same stuff as I do, recipe has a cholesterol level around 150 and I’m above 200. Bad genes? You bet. Both of my parents are on cholesterol-lowering drugs. Maybe Lipitor is on the horizon, but I’m still going to try to manage it with diet and exercise. My doctor suggested flax oil and niacin-rich foods or a supplement, so I’ve started taking both niacin and flax daily to see if it helps. Andrew started taking them too. With my luck, my cholesterol will keep getting worse while Andrew will be able to bend space and time.
Today was just my second day with the Nike+ system and after I was done running 4 miles, remedy I got the normal “workout complete” message, more about but then Lance Armstrong’s voice came on and said something along the lines of “Congratulations, that was your longest run ever”. I don’t idolize Lance or anything, but I thought it was a nice touch. It’s good to recognize a new personal record because, frankly, I’m only competing with myself. A few limitations of the system:

  • I can’t enter historical data about myself. My actual longest-ever run was about 16 miles, back in the mid 1990’s. I might get there again some day, now that I can afford good shoes and can work out the time needed to do a 3-hour workout. But I can’t enter that personal record into the system or anything like my old high school times. Maybe that’s a good thing.
  • Warm-up and cool-down periods will mess up my data. I typically walk several laps to cool down — or I may just walk the whole time if I’ve injured something. The calories will still count, but the average-time calculations will mess up my overall averages while running. This doesn’t seem like a big deal, but one of my goals is to have several workouts under a 8:20 average mile, which would be killed with a cool-down time included. I may have to let this one go. I’m more interested in distance and calories anyway.
  • I can’t enter alternate forms of exercise. If I swim 20 laps one day, I can’t enter that workout data into my charts. Same goes for working out on exercise machines. A treadmill may work (I’m not sure and would be interested if anyone has tried it), but probably not a stair climber or elliptical machine.

When all is said and done though, it’s a great system and I’m very happy with it. Now, I need to go pick a power song.
The Nike + iPod graph from my first run.
I went to the doctor this week and my cholesterol is not too great. I don’t get how that happens. I exercise and I’m a vegetarian. Andrew, gerontologist who eats the same stuff as I do, recipe has a cholesterol level around 150 and I’m above 200. Bad genes? You bet. Both of my parents are on cholesterol-lowering drugs. Maybe Lipitor is on the horizon, but I’m still going to try to manage it with diet and exercise. My doctor suggested flax oil and niacin-rich foods or a supplement, so I’ve started taking both niacin and flax daily to see if it helps. Andrew started taking them too. With my luck, my cholesterol will keep getting worse while Andrew will be able to bend space and time.
Today was just my second day with the Nike+ system and after I was done running 4 miles, remedy I got the normal “workout complete” message, more about but then Lance Armstrong’s voice came on and said something along the lines of “Congratulations, that was your longest run ever”. I don’t idolize Lance or anything, but I thought it was a nice touch. It’s good to recognize a new personal record because, frankly, I’m only competing with myself. A few limitations of the system:

  • I can’t enter historical data about myself. My actual longest-ever run was about 16 miles, back in the mid 1990’s. I might get there again some day, now that I can afford good shoes and can work out the time needed to do a 3-hour workout. But I can’t enter that personal record into the system or anything like my old high school times. Maybe that’s a good thing.
  • Warm-up and cool-down periods will mess up my data. I typically walk several laps to cool down — or I may just walk the whole time if I’ve injured something. The calories will still count, but the average-time calculations will mess up my overall averages while running. This doesn’t seem like a big deal, but one of my goals is to have several workouts under a 8:20 average mile, which would be killed with a cool-down time included. I may have to let this one go. I’m more interested in distance and calories anyway.
  • I can’t enter alternate forms of exercise. If I swim 20 laps one day, I can’t enter that workout data into my charts. Same goes for working out on exercise machines. A treadmill may work (I’m not sure and would be interested if anyone has tried it), but probably not a stair climber or elliptical machine.

When all is said and done though, it’s a great system and I’m very happy with it. Now, I need to go pick a power song.
Okay, cialis 40mg I’m no expert, but I took one recipe and did a lot of substitutions to replace things like egg yolks and butter with more heart-friendly ingredients. The sun butter and walnuts still have fat, but supposedly a more healthy kind. if you make a batch, let me know what you think:

3 cups Oatmeal
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups applesauce
4 egg whites
1.5 cups brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1.5 cups golden raisins
2 tbsp sun butter (like peanut butter, except made from sunflower seeds – use peanut butter if you like)
1 cup chopped walnuts

Don’t measure precisely — I never do. Mix it all up and use a tablespoon to scoop the mix onto a cookie sheet (I use parchment paper to prevent sticking). Cook for about 12 minutes at 350F. You know they’re done when they’re a little toasted on the surface and they should hold their shape after begin cooled for about 5 minutes.

edit: I reduced the cups of oatmeal from 4 to 3. The last batch came out a little too oaty.
The Nike + iPod graph from my first run.
I went to the doctor this week and my cholesterol is not too great. I don’t get how that happens. I exercise and I’m a vegetarian. Andrew, gerontologist who eats the same stuff as I do, recipe has a cholesterol level around 150 and I’m above 200. Bad genes? You bet. Both of my parents are on cholesterol-lowering drugs. Maybe Lipitor is on the horizon, but I’m still going to try to manage it with diet and exercise. My doctor suggested flax oil and niacin-rich foods or a supplement, so I’ve started taking both niacin and flax daily to see if it helps. Andrew started taking them too. With my luck, my cholesterol will keep getting worse while Andrew will be able to bend space and time.
Today was just my second day with the Nike+ system and after I was done running 4 miles, remedy I got the normal “workout complete” message, more about but then Lance Armstrong’s voice came on and said something along the lines of “Congratulations, that was your longest run ever”. I don’t idolize Lance or anything, but I thought it was a nice touch. It’s good to recognize a new personal record because, frankly, I’m only competing with myself. A few limitations of the system:

  • I can’t enter historical data about myself. My actual longest-ever run was about 16 miles, back in the mid 1990’s. I might get there again some day, now that I can afford good shoes and can work out the time needed to do a 3-hour workout. But I can’t enter that personal record into the system or anything like my old high school times. Maybe that’s a good thing.
  • Warm-up and cool-down periods will mess up my data. I typically walk several laps to cool down — or I may just walk the whole time if I’ve injured something. The calories will still count, but the average-time calculations will mess up my overall averages while running. This doesn’t seem like a big deal, but one of my goals is to have several workouts under a 8:20 average mile, which would be killed with a cool-down time included. I may have to let this one go. I’m more interested in distance and calories anyway.
  • I can’t enter alternate forms of exercise. If I swim 20 laps one day, I can’t enter that workout data into my charts. Same goes for working out on exercise machines. A treadmill may work (I’m not sure and would be interested if anyone has tried it), but probably not a stair climber or elliptical machine.

When all is said and done though, it’s a great system and I’m very happy with it. Now, I need to go pick a power song.
Okay, cialis 40mg I’m no expert, but I took one recipe and did a lot of substitutions to replace things like egg yolks and butter with more heart-friendly ingredients. The sun butter and walnuts still have fat, but supposedly a more healthy kind. if you make a batch, let me know what you think:

3 cups Oatmeal
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups applesauce
4 egg whites
1.5 cups brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1.5 cups golden raisins
2 tbsp sun butter (like peanut butter, except made from sunflower seeds – use peanut butter if you like)
1 cup chopped walnuts

Don’t measure precisely — I never do. Mix it all up and use a tablespoon to scoop the mix onto a cookie sheet (I use parchment paper to prevent sticking). Cook for about 12 minutes at 350F. You know they’re done when they’re a little toasted on the surface and they should hold their shape after begin cooled for about 5 minutes.

edit: I reduced the cups of oatmeal from 4 to 3. The last batch came out a little too oaty.
A little over a week ago (January 27th), population health I joined Twitter along with a bunch of people from work. Basically, online it lets you answer the question “What are you doing now?” throughout the day. People post about breakfast, migraine the weather, server problems, and such, but I find that the most interesting posts are about thoughts or recent discoveries. In that sense, it’s more like a 10-second blog or nanoblog than simply a stream of what a bunch of people are doing. It’s a stream of human activity in its more broad sense.

Anyway, it’s coming up on two weeks and I have found that Twitter helps to organize my thoughts, I have a better sense of the people at the office, my boss and the CIO know what I’m doing with my time, and I have a hundred opportunities a day to talk to one of my colleagues based on something they find interesting and post as a tweet. I have a feeling that the same people who blog will be the ones that Twitter the most, which is a shame really, because I have no idea what the other people in my office are thinking on a daily basis. Overall, good stuff.

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