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2012 Motion Summary

I get this a lot: what happened to you? You were an overweight runner who looked like a future John Candy. What happened?

In a nutshell: I started really using my body and moving a lot. I rode a bike, ran, swam, played ultimate, rode a snowboard, etc. As often as I could I trained, raced, competed, lifted, and was able to get pretty fit.

When I started 2012 I wanted to cover 100 miles a week running, riding or swimming. I thought that was a reasonable goal and would help me continue to get more fit. At the end of the year I had covered over 7,000 miles in 572 hours. That’s 11 hours per week or about 1 1/2 hours a day on average. I started 2012 40 lbs lighter than I started 2011. I am starting 2013 another 40lbs lighter than I started 2012.

It was a good year for my body.

I just finished writing my tentative 2013 race schedule. I’ll publish a post with it tomorrow if you are interested. Needless to say I won’t be easing up much.

Keep moving forward.


p.s. Here’s the month by month summar of 2012 (click on the pic for a better view):

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I am the CEO of Blue Ocean Ideas, a creative agency in Baltimore, Maryland. My job is to clarify the strategy and take care of my team. I am married to the beautiful Elise Rittler and we have four great kids. When I’m not at Blue Ocean Ideas or with my family I am riding a bike, running, playing ultimate frisbee, eating, or sleeping. There is a little more about me here.

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