Here's the skinny: I've been near 300 lbs. for years and need to lose weight. I'm married to a wonderful lady, and we have a family. One of our boys often asks if I'll run with him. I've always had to tell him, "No." In August of '09, my wife learned about a couch-to-5k running program, and I agreed to try it with her. This blog chronicles our progress on that training program. I hope I'll soon be able to surprise my son by telling him, "Yes, I'll go running with you!"

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Finally, a break

This past weekend, Mrs. F and I got our first alone-by-ourselves (no family or friends to visit) getaway in more than 10 years.  We went past Ely, Minnesota into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness  (affectionately know simply as the BWCA) inside Superior National Forest. We paddled more than 15 miles in to our campsite, carrying everything we needed on our backs as we portaged between lakes.  That included a 65+ lb. canoe and three packs ranging from 35 to 45 lbs.  We made camp on Lake Insual, about eight or nine miles from a lake with native American pictographs, so that was our primary day trip.  All in all, we paddled between 45 and 50 miles, and carried our gear around three miles! It was great fun, and quite a workout!


  1. That is awesome!! What a great way to spend time together :)

  2. I'm new to your blog, but I like it. I'm in week two of c25k.

    Glad you enjoyed your trip.


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