Za Vashe Zdorovie

Way back in 2008, I was in pretty good shape. Not at the beginning of the summer or before that — I was carrying too many pounds and was having serious troubles with my back — but toward the end of summer. I spent the summer playing soccer and riding my bike to work, and […]

Pushing It

So I signed up for a 5 kilometre race on New Years Day. 5k doesn’t feel like a lot to me. I went running with Kim and some friends and I was able to keep up with them for all 5 km. But I didn’t like how I felt after the run. My legs were …

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Goals vs. Reality

I spend a lot of time thinking of things I want to do. At the beginning of the year, I made a list of goals. I didn’t write them down or anything that anyone who has reasonable expectations of meeting their goals does, but I have a pretty good memory for things like this. So […]

Where Has Liam Been?

Good question. A post here, a post there. Lots of work. A partially-abandoned fitness goal. Radio silence. I got to the point with my fitness goal that it felt like I had no free time. It’s been crazy at work. I wrote some stuff and didn’t publish it. All of that is true. All of those are valid reasons I’ve been absent. None of them are excuses, however. So what have I been doing? Working,Continue reading the storyWhere Has Liam Been?

2012 Goals and Progress

Happy New Year! Despite the whimper that was the basically October onward, 2011 was the most post-heavy year in In The Now history. 94 posts graced this site, and while the majority of those came throughout the Summer Blog Challenge, they were words that I wrote, and you can’t take them away from me. I want to write more. I want to do a lot of things. Generally, when I’m doing one of those things,Continue reading the story2012 Goals and Progress

Flying, flying

I have come to realize that the time it takes to get to work when I’m commuting by bike is determined just as much by traffic lights as it is by how hard I’m pedaling. A couple of lights right by my house can sometimes feel like they take ten or fifteen minutes to change, and my fastest days seem to be the ones where I don’t have to stop that much. That said, IContinue reading the storyFlying, flying

Bike Commute 2011, Day 1

Yes, it is finally that time of year again. The sun, in its infinite wisdom has deigned to show itself in strength enough to eliminate the majority of the snow (a feat which I worried would take until mid-July). The grass is green (or green enough), the roads are clean (of snow, not of gravel) and my bike is once again road-worthy. I decided that this year would be a little different from last year,Continue reading the storyBike Commute 2011, Day 1