Friday, April 4, 2014

Overdue Snow Video and Animated Gifs!

I finally finished my New Years day run video... It was warmer that day than it was YESTERDAY! Crazy.

Tons of crusty snow to chew up our ankles that day - hope you enjoy it!

The other night I took my gopro with me on a run and followed the example of my bro-in-law.

Set the gopro on a 2 second interval timer and run by!

Lots of great pictures like these:

In some cases I think the 1 second interval would be better...

I also uploaded them to Google +, which has a cool feature of putting together similar pictures into a gif.

Everybody loves animated gifs!!

My favorite is the one where I move a tree...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

How To Be An Ultra Runner and 2014 Biometrics

Let's start off with the most awesome video EVER MADE!!! (from

SO Much fun to make that.

Okay so it's again time to update my Biometrics!

I've included the past 2 years for comparison, it's interesting to see how things change. With a family/genetic history of heart disease - I think it is important that I stay aware of what is happening with me and try to do what I can through diet, exercise, and overall lifestyle to completely avoid problems!
  • September 2012 Results 
  • Blood Pressure: 117/65
  • Total Cholesterol:213
  • HDL: 44
  • Triglycerides:125
  • LDL: 144
  • Glucose: 100
  • Heart Rate: 59 beats/minute
  • May 2013 Results
  • Blood Pressure: 119/63
  • Total Cholesterol:209
  • HDL: 50
  • Triglycerides:112
  • LDL: 137
  • Glucose: 94
  • Heart Rate: 68 beats/minute
  • April 2014 Results  (Today!)
  • Blood Pressure: 129/74
  • Total Cholesterol:203
  • HDL: 50
  • Triglycerides: 89
  • Cholesterol Ratio: 4.1
  • LDL: 135
  • Glucose: 85
  • Heart Rate: 46 beats/minute (!)
  • BF %: 11.9%
Blood pressure has gone up some... but so has my caffeine intake due to the increased running! I also think the practice of taking BP after poking the finger in a painful spot doesn't help! I may try to retake my blood pressure sometime in the next few weeks to check that out. Other than that, I'm happy with the direction things are going, ESPECIALLY glucose and Triglycerides! Both well below 100. Nice. I added the cholesterol ratio and the Body Fat percentage. Body Fat was taken holding a thing with sensors like you see on treadmills for heart rate. They are often inaccurate. I am fine with that BF%, but I might be +/- 2 %. Someday I'll have to do the BodPod or a water displacement bodyfat measurement!

Okay. That's that. Now to figure out what race I'm paying for next.

I'm looking to improve so I'll be trying some new things!

The NEXT race I'm doing is the BoSho Marathon - a bandit fun run 10 days from now! Should be fun, and it will be the first time actually shooting for Marathon distance as a goal!