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Coming Attractions

  So I abandoned this blog for six months. It was one of the casualties of my decision to go back to school for another Masters degree. Also among the casualties were Tuesday night basketball, reading books for pleasure, and keeping a clean office. But…
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September 5, 2012
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What I’m Reading: June 2011

1) The Modern Scholar: Philosophy of Religion by Peter Kreeft.  I am teaching a class this summer on philosophy of religion at my church, and this is my primary text.  Kreeft is a philosopher (at Boston College) whose favorite thinkers are Jesus, Socrates, Aquinas, Lewis…
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June 9, 2011
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Mudder Training: Day Twenty-Two

Today was my short mileage day, so I created a fun interval workout with some weight work mixed in. Ran 1 mile (about 6:50) 10 power cleans 10 pullups 20 pushups Ran 800 meters (about 4:00) 10 power cleans 10 pullups 20 pushups Ran 400…
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May 23, 2011
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Mudder Training: Day Twenty

Went into my CrossFit box today to do the Saturday WOD. It was a 20 min. AMRAP (as many rounds/reps as possible): 1 Rope Climb 10 Push Ups (hand release at the bottom) 20 Wall Ball Shots (20) My goal was 8 rounds, and I…
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May 21, 2011
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Mudder Training: Day 19

I was in Kansas for a couple of days, so my training fell off this week.  I decided to make up for it with a 5 mile run followed by a CrossFit WOD.  It was a perfect day for a run, about 75 degrees and…
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May 20, 2011
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Mudder Training: Day Twelve

Just a quick post.  I woke up and ran 4 miles in my Vibrams (barefoot shoes). Man, my calves are sore.  Without cushioning, running has become an incredible calf workout (as my calf muscles adjust for the added distance cushioning on the way down -…
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May 13, 2011
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Mudder Training: Day Ten

The Tough Mudder is a 10-mile course broken up with 20 military grade obstacles.  This means that simply being able to run for 90 minutes won't be enough.  More realistically, I am expecting shorter intervals of at most a mile at a time in between…
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May 11, 2011