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2014 Challenge: June – Bike to Work

2014 Challenge Health & Fitness

June was another physical endeavor in the year of the 2014 Challenge. With a new job and new apartment under my belt, I decided to check out a new mode of transportation – bicycle. I dusted the cobwebs off my grandma’s old Schwinn, had the “bike doctor” come over and fix up the tires, somehow managed to fit her in the back of my little Toyota Corolla and transferred the red beauty back to the city. My goal was to…

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2014 Challenge: May – Tough Mudder

2014 Challenge Health & Fitness

We’re chugging right along with the 2014 Challenge! (Note to self: Next year post these in real time, lesson learned.) May came with a lot of new challenges, but the most physically challenging was definitely the Tough Mudder. My cousins, brother and I geared up and decided to run eleven miles of grueling, torturous (but fun!) hell. On top of that, dozens of obstacles stood in our way,  including jumping into a pit of freezing water, climbing “Mount Everest,” and…

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Go for the Gold

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It’s here people! The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are in full-swing and I have been watching pretty much non-stop. Speed skating? You bet. Luge? Yes, please. Alpine skiing? Terrifyingly good. Moguls? Mmhmm. Curling? Of course. I’ve particularly enjoyed watching the debut of slopestyle and not just because the United States’ Jamie Anderson (23) and Sage Kotsenburg (20) took home the gold. So, if at any time in the next week or so you can’t find me, just check in front…

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Time Flies

Catch All Health & Fitness

You might think since my day revolves around creating and meeting deadlines I would have figured out a system now to make this blog more consistent. Well, I haven’t. I’ve been so busy I am literally looking at my planner to remind me of what I have been doing for the past few weeks as they have flown by. Here’s what you’ve missed and what I owe the blogosphere. I promise* to be better. In the meantime, this brief round-up…

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Stay Thirsty My Friends

Catch All Health & Fitness

Almost everyone has seen the famous Dos Equis “Stay thirsty, my friends” commercials but this year, that phrase has more than one meaning for our Ragnar Relay team. In short, a Ragnar Relay is a 200 mile non-stop 12-person relay race, in our case, starting in Madison, Wis. and ending in Chicago June 7-8. (Still confused? See the video from last year at the bottom of this post.) Our team “Drinking Club with a Running Problem” survived last year and…

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