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How to Add Mile Splits in a Spreadsheet

I’m preparing for the Ojai Half Marathon on April 27 and it’s a hilly course so I’m setting up target mile splits for race day. When I ran my first half marathon this past December it was a very flat course and my main goal was just to finish while keeping an eye on my heart rate.

But once you set up your goal mile splits, you’re going to want to figure out your total time and that’s where I ran into a problem. I’m fairly proficient with Excel but I fumbled around for a good 20 minutes before I started Googling easier ways to accomplish the task without doing it manually.

The solution was Google Drive spreadsheets. To add up mile splits in a spreadsheet: Continue reading

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Rich Roll’s ‘Finding Ultra’ and Second Chances

It was September of last year and I had just met with my doctor. After a few months of exercise and completely shifting my diet, I had controlled my diabetes and had lost 30 pounds. Continue reading

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Just Ran the Santa To The Sea Half Marathon

After 5 weeks of intense training, I ran in the Santa To The Sea Half Marathon race in Oxnard, California. When I found out that some friends were going to run the race I was very interested. I initially signed up for the 5K run but then chose to go for the half marathon. Continue reading

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Training For My First Half Marathon #getfit

After losing 40 pounds, controlling my diabetes and running/cycling in a sprint duathlon, all in a few months time period, I ran and finished my first half marathon this past Sunday. Continue reading

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The “D” Word #GetFit

Since my diabetes diagnosis three months ago I have lost 28 pounds. I feel great.

A few months ago I drove up to Sacramento and felt crappy during the long drive there and back. When I got back home I set up an appointment with my doctor and took a blood test. My glucose levels were high and I was called in to take an expanded set of tests after fasting.

Once again, my glucose level was high. I have diabetes. Continue reading

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LikeALittle.com – Where Campuses Flirt Anonymously

likealittleLikeALittle.com allows users to post tweet-like flirtatious updates about nearby people. The site is already posting updates from users at over 450 college campuses, has over 25,000 Facebook “Likes,” and has brought in millions of page views. Continue reading

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“Conocimientos” – Energy Boosters For Your Meetings

The first time I took a snowboarding lesson, I was taught one useful tip – point in the direction where you want the board to go.  This physical and directional trick actually helps steer you.  However, focus on the trees and the same thing will happen.

Author and marketing guru Seth Godin recently wrote a post about doing “checkins” just before a meeting.  He suggests each team member speak up and talk about their fears.  I understand where Seth is coming from but would offer a more holistic approach.

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