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6 September 2010 · 10 comments

Before Kris and I left for the jungles of Belize last February, we made a trip to REI to buy travel clothes. This was a big step for me. For the past decade (or two), I’ve purchased most of my clothes from Costco and Goodwill. As you all know well, I’m not one for fashion. [...]


This probably of little interest to anyone other than me (and perhaps Paul Jolstead), but I wanted to bookmark this video for future reference: Double Unders from Patrick Cummings on Vimeo. This video describes how to “double-unders”, which is a jump-roping technique common in Crossfit. Instead of jumping and letting the rope pass under your [...]


Stuck in a Moment

11 August 2010 · 7 comments

I’ve been stuck in a strange mental place for the past month, and I can’t seem to get out of it. During the second weekend of July, I traveled to Breckenridge, Colorado to be a speaker at a blogging conference. I had a great time and I learned a lot, but was relieved when the [...]


All my life, I’ve been the proverbial 98-pound weakling. I’m still no great shakes (something like a 185-pound weakling, I guess), but Crossfit has made me stronger than I’ve ever been in my life. Just now, as I was outside mowing the lawn, I decided to do some push-ups. Usually when I try to do [...]


On January 1st, I set just one goal for 2010. (I don’t do resolutions.) I vowed to lose 50 pounds by the end of the year. To that end, I dubbed 2010 The Year of Fitness. Losing fifty pounds in 52 weeks is ambitious but doable. Nutrition and fitness experts suggest that losing a pound [...]


You know what? I think I have the old foldedspace groove back. All week long, I’ve been wanting to write stuff here for all my friends and family. Cool, huh? First up, I want to complain about how old and fat and clumsy I am. As I’ve already written, I conked myself on the head [...]

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I walked the Portland Marathon today, though the last few miles almost killed me.


Walk With Me

29 September 2009 · 8 comments

I plan to walk the Portland Marathon this weekend. Anyone care to join me for part of the way?