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Throwing my cap over the wall…

Posted by Jason

May 9, 2012 The Future  No comments

I first heard this expression from President Bartlett on an episode of West Wing:
"My father was very fond of the analogy of the Irish lads whose journey was blocked by a brick wall, seemingly too high to scale. Throwing their caps over the wall, the lads had no choice but to follow. How many times in the great history of our country have we come to a wall seemingly too high to scale only to throw our caps to the other side?"
Today, I have thrown my cap over the wall.  Some of you who know me are probably aware that I've been going to the gym over the past few months in an effort to get into better shape.  I'm grateful for the support Tracy has given me on this, and thankful to have my friend Dan as a training partner.   It's not easy to convince someone to meet you at the gym

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On the road to fitness…

Posted by Jason

January 25, 2011 The Present  No comments

Well, getting in shape at new year's is a little bit cliche... and I have certainly started (and abandoned) my share of get fit resolutions to ring in the new year.

As Tracy mentioned in her last post, this year I tried something a little bit different - instead of coming up with a single resolution, I came up with a "challenge list" of 100 things that we were going to try to accomplish this year.  And one of them is to set weight loss goals and achieve them.

My weight has been pretty steady around 210 lbs for the past 3 or 4 years, which is considered "obese".   I am setting my weight goal to be 180lbs.   It's certainly achievable, but not trivial.

Do I think I'll be able to hit this goal this year?  Yes.   Why do I think so, if I've failed in the past?

Well, there are a

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