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Administrative Note. Building an Empire!

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Well, not really…but buildingI’ve been more present online for awhile, a bit introspective for a bit and then more outward focused and things have really changed over the years. It was a lot to figure out, from school, to career, to what I wanted to do with running. It takes time and I’ve learned to be patient. Dreams don’t happen overnight. I’ve gotten through a lot and I’d like to keep my projects growing and share them. Since I want to grow this into an overall fitness blog, I’m moving some things and this week is just going to be organizing some stuff. Next week, it’s hopefully back to normally scheduled programming. I find that recording my progress keeps me organized and focused. For this reason, I want to put some more effort into my blog and portfolio. My main focus is my degree and career. I find that by having this base, everything else falls into place. I’ve always done my best when I have school and work to focus on. It keeps me scheduled and busy. Anyway, I’m in the midd…

Recap: 1.30.17 – 2.5.17 (G.O.A.T edition)

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I may or may not have promised to go to church next week for this win. That was the best comeback ever. Seriously some crazy sports history. Being the only Pats fan in the room, I was sitting in shame for most of that game. That was just silly. Of course Pats would win! This is one happy Masshole now. You bet your booty I binged on chips, salsa and guac…and then couldn’t say no to some veggie and chicken Mac&Cheese. …preview for next week’s update – I ran with the bloat and I don’t care because it was worth it! Go Pats! ____ Gonna be a quick recap this week because I’m swamped with reviewing stuff for school and the game took up some time of course. Plus, 2 goals going on in my free time: Doing every program in my C++ book just to really get a super in-depth grasp on my favorite language and build a portfolio.  I’m also doing every math lesson on Khan Academy. I just like the way math makes me think and doing problems daily is really resharpening my problem-solving skills after t…

Recap: Week of 1.23.17 – 1.29.17

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HQW – High Quality Week. Anybody else catch that phrase on Rob & Bigback in the day? I’ve been saying HQsomething for like a decade. I am totally a TV junkie. No shame. Rob&Big POSITIVITY MOTHERLOAD. Clearly. Anyway, finally taking lunch with some time to update: To kick off this recap, let’s make a note on how my world works when I’m trying to accomplish something out of my comfort zone. Right now, I’m trying to be all turbo-healthy and stuff. That means I have temporarily shut down the beer and pizza departments (Dying here. It’s awful. 0/10 Do not recommend.) I gotta drop a few LBs so my poor Dragon Spikes don’t snap under the pressure. Well, really with tasty beer, it’s more about dehydration for me at this point. Even coffee is a bad idea for me at altitude. I keep it to a light cocktail or two if our group goes out on the weekend because ya gotta live a little! And with pizza, it’s about my body’s general habit to bloat when digesting cheese. Running with the bloat is th…

Recap: Week of 1.16.17 – 1.22.17

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It’s Tuesday. How about I go with, “Ima update this thang at whatever random day and time I think of it.” Boom. Scheduling problem solved. I win. Definitely a confident running week to report on. It doesn’t take long at all before I start to feel the fitness come back. It’s been pretty interesting watching my heart rate creep downward a bit too. Before coach’s reset after a pretty hectic year, I wasn’t being too consistent and got distracted a lot. It was just too busy with stuff that needed to get done. But, now that I’m settling into a routine and running like clockwork again, I feel it. I’m not thinking “Ugh this run is going to be slow and painful” and dreading the result of feeling worse than when I started. It’s now that mindset of “Hey, yo! You’re going to feel so much better after you get this run done. And you’ll feel like freekin’ rainbows and sunshine during it too.” Much better and so much more normal. Being out of shape really made me understand why people hate running t…