Category: stress

My thoughts on the Lifetime Chicago Triathlon: Sprint Triathlon relay

Sunday morning marks my entry, OK, toe dip into triathlon. I will be running the 5K as a part of a relay team comprised of myself, Phil Castello (Going the Distance) and Dave Wallach (Pace of Chicago). We’ve tossed around a couple of team names and I think we’re going with the ChicagoNow (I don’t... Read more »

Let it go...

Let it go...
This goes out to a reader or two in particular, but it’s something we can do better at. I know I can. For many years I carried anger, fear and negativity around with me from my childhood. I bottled it up, tried to keep it out of sight and out of mind. I thought and... Read more »

Weigh-in Wednesdays are going away...

Weigh-in Wednesdays are going away...
Results are in…and I’m not going to post them anymore. Wait, why? I’ll explain…read on, friend. I’m officially retiring Weigh-in Wednesdays. I’ve talked with Pam, my family, Ashley and Meredith about it a lot lately. Yesterday’s meeting with Meredith sealed the deal. We had a great conversation, and after we talked it was easy to... Read more »
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Finally feeling like I'm back in a groove...

Finally feeling like I'm back in a groove...
Typically when Pam starts a new rotation, it takes me a until the end of the second week to feel comfortable with the new family routine. Not sure if it’s because I’m getting used to things changing every 6 weeks or what, but I felt fine with the new routine pretty much from the get... Read more »

Holy crap, I'm busy...err something.

Holy crap, I'm busy...err something.
I’ve been quiet lately here on cubicle dad runs, lately. Part because I haven’t known what to blog about lately, part I’ve been really busy and part feeling run down/ bummed out/ wanting to quit. While I’ve felt like that a couple of times since the marathon, the past week or so has been the... Read more »

1:45:00

1:45:00
That’s my commute time until K hits Christmas break. If I were traveling it alone, it would suck ass and I’d consider punching myself in the face to be more fun and more productive. The fact I get to spend more than half of that time with my oldest daughter helps make it bearable. Now... Read more »
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weekend recap...

weekend recap...
Pam and I had a date night on Friday, our first I think, since our anniversary in May. We took full advantage and caught 2 movies. We saw “Due Date” (awesome/ funny) and “Skyline” (was OK/ meh). Saturday I drove Pam to work then headed home to get ready for the American Heart Association Sessions... Read more »

I'm so tired I can't think of a good blog post idea...

I'm so tired I can't think of a good blog post idea...
Let alone a catchy title for it. Seriously, I got nothing. I will say be prepared for some random stuff as I’m both physically and mentally tired. Enjoy the randomness. The light at the end of the tunnel for me is that I’m not falling apart and will apparently adjust to this new routine; at... Read more »

i don't know...

i don't know...
This is my first week back with Coach Jen and my first week with 2 days of strength training with Ashley.  This year, we’ve added in triathlon training and have changed up the routine.  So while I’m training again, it’s new.  Rationally I’m fairly certain I’ll be OK, I just need to adjust and find... Read more »
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remember to breathe...

remember to breathe...
So for a brief moment, ok since yesterday through this morning, my “get up and go”, my enthusiasm about training is in the back seat now…trying to kick open the door to get out.  Yep, it’s trying to make a break for it.  Coach Jen has my schedule in…running, strength training with Ashley at HiFi,... Read more »