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December 2011 Blog Posts (10)

Viva VIVOBAREFOOT! Neo Trail Review

As you know, I have spent a bit of time researching a good cold weather, minimalist trail shoe for those times (like now) that I am not able to run in my huaraches.  After a lot of research and agonizing, I decided on the VIVOBAREFOOT Neo Trails.  Well, they arrived yesterday, and I've never been more excited about getting new shoes! And my wife reminded me of the "new shoes" song (which is posted below)…


Added by Jeff Gallup on December 30, 2011 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Jeff 2.0 and more Contest info!!

So today I had a check up with my Dr, primarily as a follow up to my initial appointment a year ago.  What a difference a year makes! Moving to a healthier lifestyle by focusing on whole foods, avoiding processed foods, exercising regularly have all…


Added by Jeff Gallup on December 28, 2011 at 5:09pm — 2 Comments

Ask the Coach - You pull your motivation from where?

I made a quick post on my personal facebook page about finishing a spin. One of my friends replied:

I've taken ten or so long breaks from exercise since I have known you and you've taken maybe one day off. How the heck do you stay so motivated!?

Instead of writing…


Added by Nicole Odell on December 28, 2011 at 7:47am — No Comments

Merry Christmas! And a Happy and Healthy 2012!

Just a quick note to wish everyone one a very Merry Christmas!  Take time to be thankful for all the blessings we have, and enjoy the precious time with family and friends near and far.

Looks like a white Christmas in Colorado!  Below are a few pics that I took on the way back down from the Incline on Thursday.. 

Also, stay tuned for a Happy and Healthy 2012 contest that I'll be running the first week of the New Year...  I've enjoyed participating in a number of…


Added by Jeff Gallup on December 24, 2011 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Woodmen Hill

Woodmen Hill west of I-25. Last July, my attempt to run up the SOB depleted every energy in my body, thus leaving me in submission under a pine tree in a person's yard. I couldn't continue. Luckily I had a phone with me to call a ride. Today was my day to settle the score with the old nemesis, and that I did. My method of attack was to shoot for various targets along the stretch (streetlights, trees, mailboxes, etc.) a few hundred yards away. I used that target shooting strategy until I made…


Added by Keeler North on December 22, 2011 at 8:46am — 1 Comment

Shop Local, Run Local

For those of you that have been following along, you know that I am a bit addicted to climbing the Manitou Incline, followed by a run down the Barr Trail.  I run it 2 or 3 times per week, and its around a 30 mile round trip drive up and down Ute Pass to get there.

For a change of pace, I decided to stick around home, but get a good trail run in today since it was so beautiful. Believe it or not, a really…


Added by Jeff Gallup on December 18, 2011 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Meteor Shower - 0, Snow Shower - 1

I knew that last night and tonight were the best times to view the Geminid meteor shower, so I was really hoping to see some if it before dawn this morning from the Incline.... however when I left home this morning around 5am, it was just starting to snow.  So, no meteors, but I was looking forward to climbing and running in the snow this morning.

Unfortunately, it…


Added by Jeff Gallup on December 14, 2011 at 10:02am — No Comments

Pikes Peak Region Race, Run & Ride Coordinators' Expo - Thursday January 19th

Are you a bicycle or running event planner, coordinator? Do you already have an event planned for 2012 or are you or your organization considering putting one on?

Come out to join the Pikes Peak Region Race, Run & Ride Coordinators Expo, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mr. Biggs, 5825 Mark Dabbling Blvd., to engage in an evening of networking, best-practice sharing and to hear experts in the field of event promotion and execution detail out some of the things you need to know and…


Added by Allen Beauchamp on December 12, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

We know that the holidays can be the ruin of an exercise regimen.

With all that food, no time to go to the gym, days of travelling, all mean that it’s pretty easy to find yourself in early January feeling like you’re starting over from scratch.  Luckily, there are strategies for getting through the holidays in good shape.  In this article, I give you five great exercises to keep up your six-pack abs anytime, anywhere, and some tips for getting through holiday gatherings unscathed (physically, that is – dealing with your family is up to…


Added by Wanda McCormick on December 10, 2011 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Injinji Outdoor Series Toe Socks Review

As promised, here is a follow up to the review I did on the Injinji Performance Series Toe Socks in mid November.

As you know, I love trail running and climbing the Manitou Incline in my huaraches from Invisible Shoes.  As winter has arrived, I've been looking at ways to keep running in them, but trying to…


Added by Jeff Gallup on December 3, 2011 at 10:27pm — No Comments

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