On Saturday June 13th I cycled 60 miles for the Tour De Cure. I started in Parma and cycled thru the metro parks to Brecksville, I then worked my way down to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I rode another 25 miles in the valley finally ending up at the Winking Lizard in Peninsula. I would like to thank everyone who supported the American Diabetes Association by sponsoring me


Two hours at the gym this morning. I did my first spin class in around a year. It was tough. My legs are still burning. I the did twenty five minutes on the arc trainer then walked the track for tlthirty five minutes. I got to work and on my desk was a bag of candy. I am going to be strong and not eat it. My ankle is still bothering me.

Introducing the Shape Up & Go Challenge!

I received this at work today.. Obviously I already threw my hat into the ring..

Introducing the Shape Up & Go Challenge!

Please see the attached flier for more information. If you’re interested in signing up for this challenge. Include in your email whether you’d be interested in being the team captain for our division. The team captain should be willing to encourage a team of 5-11 employees to stay on track for this 12 week challenge. Also, include which challenge you are interested in: weight loss, walk the most steps, or exercise the most hours (you may select more than 1).

What is it?

Shape Up & Go! is a fun 12 week, team based fitness, pedometer steps, and/or weight loss competition.

Who is it for?

Employees are invited to form a team of coworkers and compete with other teams to exercise the most hours, lose the most weight, and/or walk the most steps. Shape Up & Go! is designed for employees of all fitness levels. We’ll provide you with tools and resources to easily set goals, track your progress, and motivate your colleagues.

01/01/2005 WO#1 (Work Out #1)

I didn't go to the gym today for my spin class so I could do the ABCDEFGHIJ  Ride .. I rode my single bike. It started at 12:00 at the Medina Square. It was 42 degrees and sunny. The route was 3, 12 or 24 miles. I planned on doing the 12 miles. I wasn't really paying attention to the map so I decided just to follow a group of cyclist. After hitting 13 miles I realize they were doing the 24 miles so apparently so was I. . They were from the Akron Bicycling Club. They were really nice, so I think I will look into joining their club. It took 2 hours to complete this ride.. I felt good because I didn't need to go in to my smallest chain ring at all. I have ridden some of these roads before and I know that I used it in the past.. At the end of the ride my feet were a little cold but everything else was nice and warm.. If you go to the Akron Bicycling Club  you will see a picture of me with the people that I was riding with.. I am hoping to get a legit copy so I can post it..