Monthly Archives: October 2012

Getting Fat On Superstorm Sandy

Since 2 PM yesterday, we’ve been housebound due to Sandy.  And, we’ll probably be stuck in the house for at least another day.  (Luckily, up to now, we have not lost power.  But, I suspect it’s coming soon the way … Continue reading

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Spirulina

Starting today, I am taking a daily Spirulina supplement. I have decide to try Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica. Here’s more on it: Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica® is a unique superior strain of Spirulina with the highest known nutritional content in the world. … Continue reading

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Gee, Thanks Sandy…Not!

I was supposed to run a 5K race tomorrow. But, I just got an email that said: By order of the city, we have just been notified that all special events including the 5K are cancelled. There will be a … Continue reading

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L-Glutamine

Sort of by accident, today, I decided to start taking a L-Glutamine supplement. I got it to help with exercise recovery. Yesterday, Friday, I did not feel well. And, I think it was because I ran on Thursday and went … Continue reading

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Amino Acids To Boost HGH Levels

I saw this one today on Dr. Oz – A recent study found that by taking a special blend of amino acids you can spike your HGH levels by more than 600%, which is basically putting it back to where … Continue reading

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Age 50 InBody 520 Analyzer Test Results

This morning, I went for my annual InBody 520 Analyzer Test. Below are the results from today along with those since I started doing these back in 2008: Age Weight Body Fat % Dry Lean Mass % Intracellular Water % … Continue reading

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My New Asics

Since July of last year, I’ve been wearing a pair of ASICS GEL-3030 when I go running. But, since the bottoms of them are really worn out now, 20 days ago, I went and got a new pair of running … Continue reading

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33 Days Until I Turn 50

I pushed myself to go out for a run this morning after breakfast and before starting my workday from home.  I was in no mood to do this at 8:30 AM.  And, it would have been very easy to fold … Continue reading

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34 Days Until I Turn 50

I pushed myself after work and dinner to get to the gym tonight. I did not feel well working out or afterwards. I think it’s because I have been drinking too much Diet Coke over the last few days – … Continue reading

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Why Am I Tired All The Time?

Lately, I cannot manage to stay awake past 9:45 PM most evenings.  It seems that every night, I am falling asleep in front of the TV and my wife has to wake me up at ten and tell me to … Continue reading

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TurboCharged

I just saw a segment on The Today Show that mentioned the book “TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust” written by siblings Dian and Tom Griesel. This is … Continue reading

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My 7th 5K Race (Ever)

I got over my fears this morning and ran my 5K race today. It was hard.  I did great, for me, over the first two miles – hitting that marker at 16:00.  But, there were more hills in this one … Continue reading

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Pre Race Jitters

A little later today, I will be running in a local 5K race. I got up at 6 AM to have breakfast.  It’s now 7 AM.  And, I will be leaving in about an hour. I’ve run six other 5K … Continue reading

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Daily Multivitamin Reduces Men’s Cancer Risk?

Via NBC News – After years of research showing dietary supplements failed to prevent cancer, a new study of multivitamin use in men has a surprising message: This one worked. Turns out, a daily dose of Centrum Silver multivitamins reduced … Continue reading

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Six Years Of Weight Tracking

I can tell you what my weight has been on the first of each month over the last six years: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 1/1 175.4 167.2 165.2 171.8 176.0 175.0 2/1 174.8 166.4 169.8 170.2 171.8 175.4 … Continue reading

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39 Days Until I Turn 50

This morning, I dragged myself out of bed at 6 AM, for a change, and I got myself to the gym before starting my Friday workday from home. I had a knot in my right trapezius when I woke up … Continue reading

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41 Days Until I Turn 50 – Part II

I did it. I got off my ass today and went for a 5K run after dinner. It was dark, and I was tired, but, I did it. I even went for my “harder” route. And, it was hard in … Continue reading

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41 Days Until I Turn 50

I never did get to the gym on Monday night – since my son had a Little League game after work.  And, yesterday, I just caved after I got home from work.  There’s something about the workday in the office … Continue reading

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43 Days Until I Turn 50

I have not worked out in the last five days, including today. Last Thursday, I worked all day and then vegged on the couch that night.  And, that was not so bad since I did hit the gym on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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48 Days Until I Turn 50

I went to the gym this morning before starting my workday from home.  It would have been easy to miss this one – but, I pushed myself to get out of the house and get it done (since my son … Continue reading

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49 Days Until I Turn 50

I cannot believe that I am going to be 50-years old in seven weeks.  But, it’s true. My efforts to get some exercise everyday before I turn fifty have not been working out lately. I did get in a run … Continue reading

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Not Bad For An Old Guy & Newbie Runner

One year and seven months ago, shortly after turning age 48, I completed the C25K program.  Before that time, I never “ran” in my whole life. Eight and a half months later, I ran my first 5K race. And, since … Continue reading

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Sitting Too Much May Lead To Chronic Kidney Disease

Via Newsday – Sitting for extended periods daily can lead to chronic kidney disease, according to medical investigators who examined how the cumulative effects of remaining seated can carry long-term risks. The new research by a team of British investigators … Continue reading

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My 6th 5K Race (Ever)

The rain held up and it was a decent  morning for my 5K race today. My time for the race was 25 minutes and 22 seconds on my GPS and 25 minutes and 26 seconds on the race clock. I was … Continue reading

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6th 5K Race Tomorrow

Tomorrow will be my 6th 5K race (ever).  It’s been a long time since my last 5K race – which was 5 1/2 months ago.  (I ran my first one, ever, about 10 months ago.) The weather looks bad: Cloudy, … Continue reading

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