Xmas Eve Workout at Bonebreaker Barbell

Had a fun work out on Christmas Eve day down at Bonebreaker Barbell.  We caught a bunch of it on video, here it is for your enjoyment:

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Run Like the Wind 3-hour Race

A couple weeks ago I ran a 3-hour race with some of my friends.  This was the first distance I had done over a half marathon.  It was a trail run on a 1-km loop through the woods in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Austin, TX.  I ended up running 29 loops / 18 miles which is the farthest I’ve ever run in 1 shot.  This was a essentially a stepping stone for me to go from half marathon to full marathon.  I’ll be running my first full marathon in February.

While I came in 9th, my friends and Robert and Austin (both vegans as well) dominated their time slots.    Robert won the 3-hour and set the course record.  Austin won the 24-hour.  You can read his account of it here: http://solidpt.wordpress.com/2012/12/22/the-run-like-the-wind-2012-outcome/

Here’s a video that Austin’s girlfriend Christy filmed and put together for it:

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Update From Big Bald Mike

Hung out with my buddy Big Bald Mike today.  Here’s a little update on how he’s doing with his fitness and weightloss:

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Farmer’s Market Workout

Hit up the farmer’s market today for some tomatoes, green onions, basil, red peppers and kombucha.  My friend Janna and I decided on a whim to climb a nearby tree.  While I was up there I noticed some of the limbs were conducive to dips, so I did a few exercises and dismounted.  Just wanted to remind y’all that you can get in a workout anywhere, any time.

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Been Too Long

Been too long since I’ve done a post here.  Currently training for a 3-hour timed race (will be about 3/4 marathon for me).  Ran 14.5 miles last weekend which is the most I’ve ever done.  Lately I’ve been doing mostly running with a little yoga, some weightlifting and bar work here and there.  Been enjoying life a lot but not training super hard or eating very big.  I armwrestled Robert Cheeke a while back.  Here’s a picture.  I didn’t win though.  Be well.

Armwrestling Robert Cheeke

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Animal Sanctuary Speech – Big Bald Mike

My friend Big Bald Mike gave a speech at an Animal Sanctuary event this past weekend and I was there to get it on film.  This is his story of going from drug addict to vegan athlete and animal rights advocate.

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Calisthenics Progress Sept 2012

Here’s a new video I made of some clips from a couple recent sessions:

Compare to 10 months ago and you’ll see I’ve made some decent progress:

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