So this weekend is the big Fight Gone Bad 5 fundraising workout to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation. I had to do my WOD on my own a day early, and my goal was to break 300, after scoring 283 last April. I was successful in hitting 313! Here’s what … More How to break 300 on Fight Gone Bad
So my wife told me she wanted to start to learn to stand-up paddle, so I went to check out the conditions at the newly-opened Overpeck Park in Teaneck, NJ, which has a lake that looks perfect for a 2000m buoyed rowing course if USRowing ever got the urge for a regatta within sight of … More Conditions for SUP – Overpeck Park Lake, NJ
After reading No Impact Man, my family and I are trying to take a few simple actions to become more conscious about consumption, waste, and local food. Things like disconnecting the TV, trying to buy direct from local farms, and trying to reduce overall consumption and waste. One of the things that has struck me … More Crossfit and sustainability
So I finally broke down and bought Vibram Five Fingers. I had been using an old pair of Teva Proton water shoes for WODs at Crossfit Ignite, rowing, and stand-up paddling, but these are not appropriate for running, and I wanted to give the barefoot running thing a try because my knees are bad and … More Vibram Five Fingers: First Impressions
Here’s why: It’s day 5 after the storm last weekend, and the Passaic River is still flooded and too swift to risk small boats, so I’ve been hitting the Crossfit box hard this week and finding myself sore and with cabin fever! Here’s a video from the Nereid Boat Club docks in the evening. The … More It’s 70 degrees in New Jersey, why are we still rowing indoors?
Well we finally got the word that the crew would be putting our docks back in at Nereid Boat Club as the Passaic River ice is gone and we are expecting warmer temperatures. At this point after 90 days of indoor rowing, I was relishing any opportunity to workout on the water. As part of … More The docks are in on the Passaic (and it was a great stand-up paddling workout, too!)
So this weekend I decided to go for a deep snow run in Saddle River Park, which is a 6-mile Bergen County park near my town. It’s not often we get enough snow to actually do this. There was an average of about 14 inches on the ground, although in drifts it was over my … More The Abominable Snowman of New Jersey