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DATE TRAIL DATE TRAIL
2017 August 01 Blackwood + Walking (work)   2017 August 17 Walking (work)
2017 August 02 Swimming + Walking (work)   2017 August 18 Walking (work)
2017 August 03 Monroe Township Bikeway + Walking (work)   2017 August 19 Walking (work)
2017 August 04 Walking (work)   2017 August 20 Swimming + Walking (work)
2017 August 05 GTH&FT, Blackwood + Lawn Care + Walking (work)   2017 August 21 GTH&FT, Blackwood + Walking (work)
2017 August 06 Walking (work)   2017 August 22 GTH&FT, Blackwood + Grenloch + Walking (work)
2017 August 07 Walking (work)   2017 August 23 GTH&FT, Hilltop, Lakeview Appartments, Pine Run
2017 August 08 Walking (work)   2017 August 24 Walking (work)
2017 August 09 Blackwood + Walking (work)   2017 August 25 Gloucester Township
2017 August 10 Walking (work)   2017 August 26 Lawn Care
2017 August 11 GTH&FT, Pine Run, Hiltop, Grenloch + Walking (work)   2017 August 27 GTH&FT + Grenloch + Walking (work)
2017 August 12 GTH&FT + Walking   2017 August 28 Walking (work)
2017 August 13 Grenloch   2017 August 29 Swimming + Walking (work)
2017 August 14 Swimming + Walking (work)   2017 August 30 Monroe Township Bikeway + Walking (work)
2017 August 15 Walking (work)   2017 August 31 GTH&FT + Grenloch + Walking (work)
2017 August 16 Washington Township + Walking   STATS  

 

August 01, 2017

Instagram Post: After work #biking as usual. Stayed in the hometown tonight. I biked the adjacent neighborhoods and swung by the old high school. 25 miles tonight to kick off August. It was 90 degrees when I started my ride. That's ridiculously hot for 6pm. Felt good. This ride really cleared my head. Rough day at work. Until tomorrow #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: A very typical ride. No suprises to report. Felt good.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Blackwood Estates, Grenloch Park Manor, Highland High School, Chestnut Glen, Brooklyn Court, Highland Park, Highland Village

 

August 02, 2017

Instagram Post: It's raining so no #biking tonight instead it was off to the pool for some #swimming 4000 yards, hour and a half later, tired but feeling great. Good to get back in the pool. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

 

 

August 03, 2017

Instagram Post: Needed a change from #biking the same old stuff around me. I hit the #MonroeTownshipBikeway 2x 25 miles for the first time in ages. I was focused on getting done before the rain and riding hard. This trail has much longer straightaways then mine with less cross streets so it makes for faster riding. I even found a friend out there. A few actually. Deer was all over the place. As far as the ride, I felt good. Maintained a decent speed and had no real issues. A pleasant night on the bike. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: This felt good. Great speed, fresh legs, open road. This was just the change I was looking for. It really got me excited about biking again.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Monroe Township Bikeway

 

 

August 06, 2017

Instagram Post: I got up today and said I feel worn down, I'm not #biking today. I heard my neighbor cutting the grass and knew I had to do that as well. After trimming bushes and mowing the lawn I was sweaty and dirty. For some unknown reason I was like, yeah grab a bike! I broke out the mountain bike because the ground was wet so I knew the trail would have some issues with puddles and went for a ride. Even with more resistance because the tires are 5x wider, this was the best ride I've had since LBI. Honestly, I probably could have done the century today, I felt that good. A couple trips on the #gloucestertownshiphealthandfitnesstrail and some neighborhoods later I feel a great sense of accomplishment today. Even hanging on my stoop talking to neighbors. It's a really great day! Get out there and enjoy it. P.S. it looks like @glotwp just about has the shared bike kiosk ready to go so no excuses to come out and join in for a ride. #seagullcenturytraining #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Best day on a bike in a long time. I was in a great mental place it made my entire ride that much more enjoyable.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail, Liberty Park, Lakeland Terrace, Grenloch Park Manor.

 

 

 

 

 

August 09, 2017

Instagram Post: It's been a great day off. After some adulting this morning, Chip 'N' Putt with friends and then finally an opportunity to do some #biking for the first time in a few days. Stayed local. Did the #blackwoodestates #highland loop. 25 miles and feeling great. Weather was perfect. Onto the rest of the day. Best wishes my friends an as always thanks for the support. #seagullcenturytraining #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Had not done this ride in a while so it was time. Nice trip through town. Didnt go for speed or distance, just a nice enjoyable ride to stay focused as biking has been hit or miss so far this month. A good ride though.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Grenloch Park Manor, Blackwood Estates, Highand High School, Highland Village, Highland Park, Chestnut Glen, Brooklyn Court.

 

 

August 11, 2017

Instagram Post: It's been a very long day. Up early and hit the #gloucestertownshiphealthandfitnesstrail for 17 miles. Then a long day at work. Back to school is the busy season. Lots of steps. Work was more tiring then the workout. Tired! Off tomorrow so let's hope the weather holds off long enough to do some more #biking #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: A typical trail ride with the normal caps on either end. Something to get yo going in the morning. It felt good but also felt like a chore today. Not the most enjoyable but something that had to be done.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail. Lakeviw Appartments, Pine Run, Hilltop, Grenloch Park Manor, Grenloch, Grenloch Terrace, Grenloch Leashed Dog Park

 

August 12, 2017

Instagram Post: A little afternoon ride before the rain kicks in. 2x on the #gloucestertownshiphealthandfitnesstrail was today's #biking activity. Not the longest ride but nonetheless it was still a ride. I appreciate everyday that I'm physically capable of doing this. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: Still mentally having a tough time riding. I'm doing it but its more chore then enjoyment. I'm sure I'll snap out of it at some point. Just need to keep pushing.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail

 

August 13, 2017

Instagram Post: Took the mountain bike out for a spin. Went around Grenloch Lake and through the park. Nice day, good ride. It was a change of pace I needed. Still feeling like #biking is a chore more then enjoyment recently, but I'm still doing it. I'll get through mental struggle. I'm stealing @aubernutter hashtag #baddaysbuildbetterdays here because it's been a string of bad mental days but these days build character and I will be better for it. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: Just trying to shake things up and get out of my funk. It wa a ride, nothing special. Good to use different bikes though.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of todays featured areas: Grenloch Park Manor, Grenloch, Grenloch Terrace, Grenloch Leashed Dog Park

 

August 14, 2017

Instagram Post: It was raining when I got out of work so no #biking tonight instead #swimming It's been a couple weeks since I've been in the pool so this was a nice change of pace. If you've followed my posts, you know it's been a rough couple weeks mentally. I don't usually post inspirational quotes but this one is simple and deep. I still try every day. I'm still working to improve myself. I'll get my head straight soon enough. Point is, I realize my faults and I'm working to improve them. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

 

 

 

August 16, 2017

Instagram Post: Today's lesson is be kind to each other and be grateful for the kindness of strangers. To start, my legs were fresh, I felt great and was gearing up for an epic ride when disaster occurred. I picked up a screw in my tire. It actually went in the tread, through the tube and out the sidewall. Tire and tube destroyed. The worst part was I was about 5 miles from home. After walking (bike in tow) about four miles, a kind stranger actually stopped to see if I needed help. At this point I was hot, tired, sweaty and sore but said thanks but no thanks. This stranger told me he was a cyclist (true a bike and equipment was in his vehicle) and we've all been there before so it's not about pride it's about being considerate. Eventually I realized he was right so he helped me get the final mile home. While talking to him, it turns out he works with someone from the old neighborhood that I grew up with so now I'm back in touch with someone I haven't seen in 25 years. Bonus he is also a physical therapist so now I know one of the situation should ever arise. Finally it looks like I'll have someone to ride and train with from time to time as well. A bad moment turned into a very positive experience. Cyclists are a great community and generally look out for each other. I'll need to take this karma and pay it forward #YouVsYou #biking #seagullcenturytraining #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: The above says it all

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August 20, 2017

Instagram Post: I've found myself drawn more to the pool recently than the bike. I need to get back on the bike because I have a couple big rides scheduled soon. Anyway, 3000 yards #swimming before work then 13k steps at work. These are crazy days! #FitDontQuit #FightForIt #YouVsYou

 

 

August 21, 2017

Instagram Post: Back on the bike this morning for some #eclipse2017 inspired #biking okay it was to early for the eclipse. In fact I'm not in an area where you could really see it anyway (as seen by my picture) so I "borrowed" this eclipse photo from the internet. Back to the important stuff though, I biked the #gloucestertownshiphealthandfitnesstrail a couple times. Felt good to ride but I realize I have work to do to be ready for mid October and #SeaGullCentury2017 Happy I got out there though #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Just getting back into the flow. A slow and steady ride

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail.

 

August 22, 2017

Instagram Post: A very long, very physical day at work. I felt like I needed (owed myself) to go #biking in reality I should have listened to my body because I'm physically drained. I did manage 12 miles though. Now sleep. Talk to you all tomorrow #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: Felt better today then yesterday. A lot of steps and physical work at the job today did not have me as fresh as I could have been but I did get out there and ride and thats what is important here. Getting back to the routine.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail, Grenloch.

 

August 23, 2017

Instagram Post: Finally had a good ride. Good mileage, legs felt good (still feel great 28 miles later). I needed this. It has been a very challenging day. Mentally deflated, this helped me to escape reality for a bit. I guess that's why enjoy #biking so much. #seagullcenturytraining #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #mentalhealthawareness

The Ride: Starting to get my groove back. Felt good out there. Need a change of scenery but besides that, I feel pretty good. Good conditions out there today as well.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail, Lakeview Appartments, Pine Run, Hilltop, Grenloch Park Manor

 

 

August 25, 2017

Instagram Post: I was up early and decided to go for a ride. I wasn't sure where I wanted to go. The first couple miles I was ready to go home. Then a funny thing happened. I just kept peddling. I felt really good so I kept going. In the end I took three of my training circuits and did them all at once. Almost 5 hours later, I biked 57+ miles. How the hell did that happen? Yes my legs are sore but I'm feeling great. I'm feeling good about myself. I needed this mentally for many reasons. I now know I can do the #TourdePines #OCMD & #SeaGullCentury2017 events. It did a lot for my confidence. Strange how the best workouts are the ones that you never expect to do, they just happen. #biking #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: Well this was interesting to say the least. Mentally I wasn't in this at all. It took a couple miles to get going. Then like the above states I just kept on riding. I was able to get into a few more areas that I don't normally bike through but overall, I covered a good portion of Blackwood today. A lot of parking lot mileage as well. This ride did great things for my confidence.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Blackwood Greeting, Railroad Crossings, Deborah Place, Highland High School, Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Chestnut Glen, Highland Park, Highland Village, Brooklyn Court, Blackwood Estates, Evergreen Ave, Charles W Lewis Middle School, Autum Ridge, Liberty Park, Lakeland Terrace, Grenloch Park Manor, Lakeland Complex, Grenloch, Autum Ridge, Camden County College, Grenloch Terrace, Gloucester Township Community Park

 

 

August 27, 2017

Instagram Post: Hit the #gloucestertownshiphealthandfitnesstrail before work today. Nothing special to report just a quick couple laps. Until next time #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #biking #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: Nothing to exciting

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail, Grenloch

 

 

August 29 - 30, 2017

Instagram Post: Forgot to post yesterday, #swimming before work. Tonight after work #biking on the #MonroeTownshipBikeway and an inspirational quote. It's a rough time of year at work but I'm trying to stay optimistic and dedicated to my physical and mental health (easier said then done) #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: Swimming on the 29th. Biking on the 30th with a co worker. We did the Monroe Township Bikeway. On average she bikes about 5-6 mph slower than I do so for me it was an exercise in constant motion. I didn't stop peddling (except for cross streets) the entire ride and that wa pretty cool.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Monroe Township Bikeway

 

August 31, 2017

Instagram Post: mwmoweryFinal day of the month, one last day to pad on some mileage. It's the busy season at work so any chance to ride is good right now. A couple trips on the trail. Now bed!

The Ride: Swimming on the 29th. Biking on the 30th with a co worker. We did the Monroe Township Bikeway. On average she bikes about 5-6 mph slower than I do so for me it was an exercise in constant motion. I didn't stop peddling (except for cross streets) the entire ride and that wa pretty cool.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail, Grenloch