You Make Heaven A Place On Earth

Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth? Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth They say in Heaven, love comes first We’ll make Heaven a place on Earth Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth Belinda Carlisle immortalized these lines in her eternally catchy 80’s anthem “Heaven Is A Place On Earth.” You’re welcomeContinue reading “You Make Heaven A Place On Earth”

Roadies Suck! (a confession)

I ran my first trail race on February 2, 2021. After a lifetime of participation in various road races, I was astounded by how friendly and supportive all the runners were. In road running, the only conversations pre and post race seem to be between runners that already know one another – often clustering inContinue reading “Roadies Suck! (a confession)”

Mobility, Complacency, Resources

I started this blog in November 2020 with a retrospective of my November 2019-November 2020 weight loss and fitness journey. You can read that post here. If you prefer the short version, here it is: As a result of meticulous research and implementation of diet and exercise plans I lost 70 pounds over the spanContinue reading “Mobility, Complacency, Resources”

Goals, Failure, Success

I’ve been thinking lately about the effects that goal attainment and failure have on performance, results, and tenacity. A few months ago, I chronicled my November 2019-November 2020 journey with weight loss and fitness. https://woundedwonders.com/2020/11/06/a-year-of-losses-and-gains/ To be honest, since achieving my target weight goal back in March of 2020, I’ve been living with a lowContinue reading “Goals, Failure, Success”

The Gospel of Rhythm Part Two: Motivation

Today is January 15, 2021. We are about halfway through the typical life expectancy for New Year’s Resolutions so it seems like an appropriate time to write about motivation. While I have found great enjoyment in approaching weekly newsletter updates in a very eclectic and random fashion, I’m not sure if it’s been very usefulContinue reading “The Gospel of Rhythm Part Two: Motivation”

Real Fake Riding

I participated in my first Zwift event today, and I’m completely smitten with everything about it. While the video game aspect of riding in an online peloton of fellow riders was certainly enjoyable, I think the instant camaraderie was what really hooked me. Before the event began, the 100+ racers bantered through the app’s chatContinue reading “Real Fake Riding”

The Gospel of Rhythm (part 1)

When I wrote these goals on January 1 or 2020, they felt audacious. My mindset at the time was one of “journey before destination*” and thus, even though it seemed highly unlikely I’d be able to achieve and maintain these goals, I felt the act of setting such ambitious targets would inspire me to makeContinue reading “The Gospel of Rhythm (part 1)”

a year of losses and gains

For just over a year now, I’ve been working to improve my health and fitness. I’ve been pretty public about my weight loss and about the improvements to my overall fitness levels, often measured by how fast I can run and for how long. Because I believe my journey may be of encouraging assistance toContinue reading “a year of losses and gains”