WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT…

Well, I could tell you some story about my sitting here at my desk, thinking intellectual, and very serious thoughts…. when in reality I’m sitting here on the sofa watching My Cousin Vinny, drinking a glass of not so-great-wine, and eating a half a piece of pecan pie and a pumpin pie bar…. good food for thought… thoughts about the fabuloso weekend that just happened.  More about that later….. what I really wanted to get out of my system is what this whole blog thing is all about, I mean why are we choosing to inflict our (what some may call, and DO) insane, overly energetic lifestyle, along with our nutritional, medicinal, ultra, extreme, musculoskeletal, active recovery philosophy, onto the world wide web population?  Well, we see so many, and hear so much about what people think and believe about a healthy, active lifestyle…. AND we are two people who have been engaging in the acts of running, swimming, cycling, weight training, and doing all manner of extreme workouts (things others characterize as ‘crazy’) for the majority of our lives.  We have read so much, and experienced so much that we have our own unique perspective on living life, staying active, healthy, injury-free, all the while running races, experimenting with diet strategies, and having a blast at all of it, that we want to share. Hope you don’t mind.   So…… as an introduction to this whole deal, first of all, who on earth are we?!  We are Michael and Judi, just two people who met, then fell in love while doing all the stuff we love to do: biking, running, swimming (well, that’s me, not Michael, but he’s getting there).  We have spent the remainder of this year having the MOST fun running, biking, pushing the limits, and .  I’d like to summarize:    the first event – MAJOR- was the Tour de Forts, April 25, 2010, the day we met…… from there, we proceeded to get to know one another, and as Michael says, he just was trying to keep up with me: for Michael, the biggie was RATS – six days, 148 miles, from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah…. Day 1, 20 miles; Day 2, 40 miles; Day 3, 9 miles; Day 4, get up, run 52 miles in 20 hours or less; Day 6, get uo and run 26.2.  Two words – B.A. For me, my first tri’s in years- the 3 BFASTS, and the #3 Jax Tri…. all of which we did together but for the #2 BFAST, when Michael was out of town.  We then proceeded on to the (not in any particular order) a July 4th 5k, the MS 150, with a century on the first day (my first), SWAMP MAN Century, and the Outback Half Marathon on Thanksgiving Day.  These are the organized events.  To us, though, the highlights have been of another nature – the solitary runs and bikes – our Saturday bike rides, and early Sunday morning runs, where the re is just us and the road, oftentimes the bright moon, stars, and the quiet of the pre-dawn…

There was eating (Thanksgiving dinner, of course) and drinking, a second eating (Thanksgiving dinner #2)  a , and all of those delicious events are not even the best part of the whole deal.  The highlights were …. a Thanksgiving morning half marathon, a Friday

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