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WAMU 88.5FM 2015 holiday programming schedule

WAMU 88.5FM 2015 holiday programming schedule

As I mentioned over on Big Broadcast WAMU Schedule for Christmas 2015, DC's NPR affiliate WAMU 88.5FM is hosting an amazing holiday schedule between Christmas Eve and January 3. You should check it out.

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Big Broadcast WAMU Schedule for Christmas 2015

Big Broadcast WAMU Schedule for Christmas 2015

If you know me, you know that I am a fan of public radio, a superfan of The Big Broadcast, and a super-duper fan of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar.

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3 days until the Holiday Challenge ends

3 days until the Holiday Challenge ends

You know how I thought it was a good idea to try out CrossFit in the middle of the Concept2 Holiday Challenge? Well, it wasn't.

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Entering the cult of CrossFit in 2016

Entering the cult of CrossFit in 2016

As of Monday, January 4, it looks like I will serve my first week in the cult of CrossFit.

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Getting my Concept2 groove on towards 200km

Getting my Concept2 groove on towards 200km

I'm just procrastinating until I have to jump back on the erg to cover another stationary 10km on my Model C Concept2 Indoor Rower en route to making it to 200km by midnight Christmas Eve.

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Fifteen-thousand meters in a go

Fifteen-thousand meters in a go

Happy to say that I was able to knock out 15,000 meters today.

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Starting the day with a spirited walk

Starting the day with a spirited walk

I would love to suggest that this morning's walk was mine but it wasn't -- though I benefited.  

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Catching up with the Concept2 Holiday Challenge

Catching up with the Concept2 Holiday Challenge

Today was a good day because I pulled harder than I usually do. Because I am getting stronger.

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Come hell or high water

Come hell or high water

This is where I should be feeling frustrated about the fact that we're half through with the 2015 Concept2 Holiday Challenge and I am only 70,983 meters in out of my goal of 200,000 meters by midnight, the end of Christmas Eve.

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Took me two weeks to get my erg on

Well, it's only taken two weeks for me to get my row on and get into the erging habit but I made a date of it.

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Slowly but don't call me Shirley

Missed a couple more days and only got in 11,275 meters just now, around midnight (so it's noted as happening on December 9th, Wednesday).

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No 2nd chance to make a 1st impression

No 2nd chance to make a 1st impression

Lynch of CrossFit South Arlington had me at hello.  If you want to reel in a new member of your CrossFit gym, it really does come down to harnessing your inner Conor Lynch.

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Slow, slow, slow I row gently on the erg

Slow, slow, slow I row gently on the erg

It's already December 5th, 2015, and I am only 36,948 meters in towards the 200 kilometers that I fully intend to collect between first thing 26 November.  

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Day 7 of my Holiday Challenge

Day 7 of my Holiday Challenge

Still working on ramping up but after a week, I have only amassed 26,622 meters so far.  I need to start doing 10,000+ days in order to make sure I'm well over 200,000 meters by midnight on Christmas Eve. Wish me luck!  

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My Day 1 of the Holiday Challenge

My Day 1 of the Holiday Challenge

While the 2015 Concept2 Holiday Challenge started at midnight the moment the calendar ticked over to November 26, I didn't get on the seat until an hour ago, then I put in a slow 10k towards the 200k I need to log between now and midnight Christmas Eve: 23:59:59.  

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My Famous Savoury Crêpe Recipe

My Famous Savoury Crêpe Recipe

I have been making crêpes probably since 1998 and it's been my signature dish ever since.

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Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Every year, John C. Dvorak and Adam Curry of the No Agenda Show share this delicious recipe with their listeners. It's considered to be John's recipe but Adam has adapted and adopted the recipe into his Thanksgiving as well. It looks delicious, though I have yet to taste it.

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Getting Psyched for Concept2's Holiday Challenge

Getting Psyched for Concept2's Holiday Challenge

Starting tomorrow, I'll endeavor to row 200,000 meters on my Concept2 between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. It's called the 2015 Concept2 Holiday Challenge. 

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Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Recipe

Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Recipe

Maybe only a handful of you have ever shared Thanksgiving with me. It's no big whoops. For a few years there, I rocked the meal, making the perfect brined and butter-basted turkey.

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Discounted Running Gear

Discounted Running Gear

I was reading reddit this morning and Jaime_Manger posted a most useful list to the /r/running subreddit,  Compilation of Discounted Running Gear.

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We live in the future (I live in Mongolia)

We live in the future (I live in Mongolia)

I keep my Gerris ​ office in a building in Columbia Heights, Arlington, Virginia. There's a huge first-generation Mongolian contingent here.

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Fighting sciatica and fascial adhesion with a massage stick

Fighting sciatica and fascial adhesion with a massage stick

When I am not on Kathe Ana's table at Heavenly Body's Clinic here in Arlington, I am using a Big Stick from The Stick to try to work out the almost debilitating tightness in both my right lumbar and the resulting tightness I have in the muscles in my shin.

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Become fit with Reddit's help

Become fit with Reddit's help

After all the brouhaha surrounding #GamerGate and the controversy surrounding the decision that SXSW made in removing some #GamerGate panels, I wanted to remind my gentle reader -- yes, you -- that there are warm hugs online and not just slaps, punches, yells, screams, and assaults online.

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Grip doesn't strengthen itself

Grip doesn't strengthen itself

Grip strength is essential for kettlebells and riding.

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Don't swing your kettlebells without stretching your body

Don't swing your kettlebells without stretching your body

If you're going to engage in 90-seconds of vigorous kettlebell swings every hour, all day long, every day, even with only a single 12kg kettlebell, then a stretching regimen is essential.

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My love affair with the kettlebell

My love affair with the kettlebell

I don't know where my obsession began. I believe I can thank James Harris of XSport Fitness on Columbia Pike in Columbia Heights, Arlington, VA.  

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New Balance Minimus 20v5 Trainer Official Shoe of National Rowing Team

I just received this press release from USRowing about a multi-year sponsorship deal with New Balance, which will include providing footwear to athletes including the “Official Training Shoe of the USRowing National Team.”

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Recovering after falling onto my back

Recovering after falling onto my back

I was so excited! I just launched this blog, posted my first couple posts, and then my feet flew out from underneath me and I made like a lucha libre and did a diving back elbow drop on myself!

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Joining the 2015 Concept2 Dogs Days of Summer challenge

Joining the 2015 Concept2 Dogs Days of Summer challenge

I own a Concept2 Indoor Rower that collects too much dust. As part of my intentional movement towards fitness and health I will be participating in the Dog Days of Summer challenge this year.

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