Archive for November, 2008

Jogging Recap

Posted: November 10, 2008 by jgrantmarshall in fitness, health, jogging
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In September and October, I focused 3 days per week jogging for my morning workout.  I then posted the results to, which sent the training log entry to Twitter… so, you probably noticed the updates in the right hand column of this blog.

…on to my point…  On mapmyrun, I found an overview of what I’ve done thus far and was somewhat amazed at what I found (click this text to download the PDF).  I found that, including 1 run in August and 1 run today in November, I have run 79.8 miles!

Wow, huh?

Another Allie Video

Posted: November 10, 2008 by jgrantmarshall in Uncategorized

In this video, Allison shows off her new skill of rolling over.


Posted: November 10, 2008 by jgrantmarshall in fitness, health, sports
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With the rainy weather starting, I have had to bring my runs inside. The decision was made, not because I am worried about getting wet/cold, but because I don’t want to run without my MP3’s. I know that it probably sounds silly, but it just isn’t the same without my tunes! Well, my next “woe is me” is that I *really* dislike the treadmill now.

So, where does that leave me for working out?

I have known about CrossFit for about 5 months and have even completed a program that Men’s Health ripped off from CrossFit. CrossFit is a high intensity, semi short duration workout that focuses on total body conditioning. OK, my description really sounds crummy, so perhaps an example would be better.

Each evening, I go to to see what the following day’s workout will be. A new workout is posted each day.  The next morning, I follow the prescribed workout and “scale” or modify the workout, as needed.  So far, I have only modified workouts due to not having the correct equipment and not because I could not do the prescribed workout.  In various workouts last week, I found myself doing over 50 pullups and running over 10 MPH.  I’m already impressing myself after only 1 week and can’t wait to see where I am at the end of December.  I plan on sticking with CrossFit for 6 weeks, 5 days a week, and then evaluating how I feel.

I am Iron Man.  🙂

Allie Sits Up… Unassisted

Posted: November 9, 2008 by jgrantmarshall in family
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Here is a quick video of Allie sitting up. Isn’t she the cutest?

Kickers Win Convincingly

Posted: November 1, 2008 by jgrantmarshall in family, sports
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The final score of the final game for the Fall 2008 season was 4 – 0, Kickers! The team played well despite the rain and despite being without Coach Ken. I helped out Coach Heather today by assisting the defense. Zero points allowed… I’m sure it was due to my coaching skills, right? I think all of the kids had a good time and enjoyed the BBQ afterward.

For anyone counting, the Kickers did not lose any games this season, although there were a few ties at the beginning.

Good Season, Kickers!