Getting Ripped

Blogger’s note: I no longer use the term “Redskins,” but am leaving my prior references intact in the spirit of learning. This morning I had a BodPod body composition test that yielded my lowest body fat percentage ever. As someone seeking constant improvement in all areas of my life, both professional and personal, I’ve oftenContinue reading “Getting Ripped”

Another weekend at The SHOP

Last weekend I underwent an epic 36 hours of working out at The SHOP in Dallas. As you might recall from my previous post about my first SHOP experience, it is not for the faint of heart. The SHOP is run by Drew Skaggs (S.H.O.P. stands for the Skaggs House Of Pain), a member ofContinue reading “Another weekend at The SHOP”

Texas Med Center 5k 2011 Race Report 1/3: Preparation

This post is the first of three that detail my running of a 5k last weekend. Saturday I ran my first competitive race of the year, the Texas Med Center 5k. Last year I PRed in this race with a time of 21:43, thus meeting my 2010 goal of running a 5k race under 22:00.Continue reading “Texas Med Center 5k 2011 Race Report 1/3: Preparation”

Intense Workout at The SHOP

This morning I had one of my most intense workouts in recent memory, courtesy of The SHOP. The SHOP is an awesome gym in Dallas. It is a no-frills, high-intensity gym with lots of heavy equipment – it’s basically what Rocky‘s gym would be like. It is owned and run by a good friend ofContinue reading “Intense Workout at The SHOP”

2010 Wrap-Up

Wow, 2010 was a hell of a year! I got engaged, got a dog, started up a company, lived in Switzerland for the summer, and really advanced a number of my personal and professional goals. A year ago I posted my resolutions for 2010 and periodically I have posted status updates (one week, one month,Continue reading “2010 Wrap-Up”


Having looked back at 2009 in my last post, now it is time to look ahead to 2010. Following are my New Year’s resolutions laid out by category. I would like to publish these online and report on regular progress to maintain accountability. Can anyone recommend any good tools for this? Relationships   1. WeeklyContinue reading “2010”

GoWear fit

Having completed one week with the GoWear fit on my arm nearly 24 hours/day, I now have enough data to begin drawing conclusions about its usefulness. I’ll break down my review into nutrition, exercise energy expenditure, non-exercise energy expenditure, and sleep. Nutrition GoWear Fit’s nutrition functionality is hardly unique. It provides a web-based mechanism forContinue reading “GoWear fit”