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Too Many Books, Not Enough Time

Earlier this year, I had signed up for a GoodReads campaign and set a goal to read 10 books by the end of the year. I’m a pretty slow reader, so I thought this was roughly a book a month.

To my surprise, I found that I’ve already reached that mark and might have a few more under my belt by year end! To my dismay, I found that I have only completed one of the books in my goal to go through the list of 10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them). To be fair, I did read the entire Foundation trilogy when they only mention one. I’m also finding the “urban fantasy” genre to be a rather fun read at times.

[:: sigh ::] Too many books, not enough time…

What’s on your nightstand?

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Texas Vacation 2016 Highlights

Another fabulous vacation has been road tripped, tractored, ran, ridden, faired, spidered, and so much more. I wouldn’t trade these trips for the world. It provides a great getaway from the normal (and digital) day to day life that can sometimes overwhelm you. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the trip. You can view the full album of highlights here.

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Texas Beauty

I take a brief hiatus from my internet abandonment to indicate how much I love the beauty of the Texas countryside. Now off to the fair! There is Dr. Pepper ice cream and a “fried quesadilliO” with my name on it!


Farewell Interwebz…

This is a laterblog (is that a word?) but by now I’ve abandoned the internet (and a fair amount of connectivity) for a week and a half or so for vacation. You’d be surprised at what a good disconnect can do for the mind and soul and what kind of perspectives  it can provide. You should try it sometime. I’ll be somewhere in Texas for a while… Peace out!


Quick Tip – Hydrate Before You Run

One thing I noticed early in my RAGNAR training was that I was getting some severe headaches after my runs, as well as some irritation around my eyes. We found out that the irritation was due to really high salt levels in my sweat. It turns out that it didn’t matter that I was hydrating well and replacing electrolytes after my run. I was running on a “dry engine” and to some extent overheating my body.

So I started having a glass or two of water before I went out on my runs. I was concerned at first about this since it was an early morning run (soon after waking) and that too much fluid in my stomach would give me stomach cramps during my run. I’ve had that problem before and I think it is worse than the problem I was facing.

It turns out the average body can handle a glass or two of fluid shortly before a run with no problems. I found that my “overheating” issue went away immediately, and I haven’t had any headaches since!

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