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2017 June 01 Off Road Track Camden County College + Walking   2017 June 17 LBI - Arrival & Skipper Dipper Run
2017 June 02 Recumbent Cycling + Walking (work)   2017 June 18 LBI - The Entire Island
2017 June 03 GTWP H&F Trail, Neighborhoods + Walking   2017 June 19 LBI - Surf City (Bridge) to Holgate - Bay Side
2017 June 04 Walking (work)   2017 June 20 LBI - South Side Bike Path x2 + Fudge run (on the 19th)
2017 June 05 Walking (work)   2017 June 21 LBI - South Side Bike Path x2
2017 June 06 Swimming + Walking (work)   2017 June 22 LBI - The Entire Island + South Side Bike Path
2017 June 07 Grenloch + Walking (work)   2017 June 23 LBI - Donut Run + Bridge and back
2017 June 08 GTWP, Deptford (Neighborhoods) + Walking   2017 June 24 Walking
2017 June 09 Blackwood + Walking (Work)   2017 June 25 GTWP H&F Trail + Walking
2017 June 10 GTWP H&F Trail, Grenloch Terrace   2017 June 26 GTWP H&F Trail + Grenloch + Pine Run + Walking (work)
2017 June 11 GTWP H&F Trail + Walking (work)   2017 June 27 Walking (work)
2017 June 12 GTWP H&F Trail + Walking (work)   2017 June 28 Blackwood Estates + Highland Loop + Walking (work)
2017 June 13 Washington Township Neighborhoods + Walking   2017 June 29 GTWP Community Park, Camden County College, Outlets + Walking (work)
2017 June 14 Off Road Track CCC + Walking + Lawn Care   2017 June 30 Walking (work)
2017 June 15 Walking (work)      
2017 June 16 GTWP H&F Trail + Grenloch + Walking (work)   June Stats  
2017 June 17 Challenger Mountain Bike Race      

 

June 01, 2017

Instagram Post: Found out that there will be another sponsored #biking event in my town. This one the #challengermtb So today a busted out the #mountainbike and hit the trails. It's only a mile from my house and I ride them a lot so I downloaded the course and gave it a shot. I've never done a race before but I've rode these trails many times. Still I don't think I'll have any type of a home field advantage. Met a guy from Phoenixville on the trails doing the same thing, testing the course. Looks like a fun event. So my ride, not terrible. I'm still not at full strength from being sick but I felt better today. Mountain biking is a lot more strenuous so I felt tired faster but I still managed 15.4 miles out there. It was a good day #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: Tired. Not in good shape. Being sick is like starting over. I'll get there. 2 days in a row on a bike felt fabulous. This off road stuff is intense.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Off Road Gloucester Township Community Park

 

June 02, 2017

Instagram Post: Worked tonight so I hit the #recumbentbike this morning. 22 miles in a hour. It's good for muscle memory, but not the same as actual #biking I'm just happy to have done an activity 3 straight days now. I'm finally feeling like my old self again #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

 

June 03, 2017

Instagram Post: After work #biking adventure 20+ miles covering the trails and adjacent neighborhoods. The only time all day I didn't feel slightly off/sick was while riding. I'm not sure why? At any rate I'm happy to be biking a lot more these days. I felt really good on the bike tonight. #YouVsYou #FitDontQuit #FightForIt #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: I struggled a bit but felt good. It was tough getting on the bike but its always good to ride. Stayed close to home, road areas I know well. I hit a few neighborhoods I haven't been in for a while so that was a nice change of pace.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Pine Run, Lakeview Appartments, Hiltop, Timber Cove, Blenheim, GTWP Midget Football, Liberty Park, Grenloch Park Manor, Grenloch, GTPW Health & Fitness Trail

 

 

 

June 06, 2017

Instagram Post: It's rainy and wet outside so if I'm gonna get wet, I may as well do laps. Plus I try to go #swimming once a week anyway so today was as good a day as any. Still doing my 3000 yards in an hour. It's a challenging enough workout to continuously swim but manageable enough to get on with my day. I think if I did this more my time would improve or I'll hit 3000 before an hour. I'll work on this. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

 

June 07, 2017

Instagram Post: Early morning #biking adventure today. 18 miles around the lake. Still a little wet out there but its always a good day when it's a bike day. Now off to work. #seagullcenturytraining #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Morning rides always have a calm feeling to them. No traffic to contend with, weather was good, just a very peaceful morning. The bike feels good, fast, safe. Thats about all I can ask for.

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

 

June 08, 2017

Instagram Post: A big day on this off day, 26 miles of #biking all around the place. Smooth ride. I feel like I'm completely over my sickness and that I'm getting back to bike shape. Legs are tired but that's understandable. Prior to biking I did the lawn care thing. That's an extra mile of steps today. All in all a good day #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: I went through a lot of neighborhoods that I haven't been through in a while. Although I'm fighting to get back in shape after being sick, the one thing that has made a world of difference is slightly skinnier tires. I have not struggled as much with inclines but that doesn't mean that my quads and hamsstrings aren't getting a workout because they are. The weather was overcast, cool, no wind. This is perfect Century weather. I just want it to heat up as the beach vacation is in a week.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Grenloch Park Manor, Swayers Creek, Millstream Appartments, Willow Ridge, Hunters Gate, Heritage Woods, Valley Green Estates, Nob Hill, Washington Way Appartments, Lakeland Complex

 

June 09, 2017

Instagram Post: (1) When your GPS switches to "night view" #biking problems. Still a few miles to home. #LightsOn #seagullcenturytraining #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit (2) 23 miles of #biking tonight after work. It got dark fast! I did the Blackwood Estates, Highland loop. A good ride. Felt stronger today than I have recently. Happy with the ride. Cruised past the old high school on this journey. I got up to a decent speed on a downhill so that was scary good. Finally the sky was majestic tonight. Love being outdoors. #FitDontQuit #FightForIt #YouVsYou #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: Strong ride. A lot miles. I went through Blackwood and hit neighborhoods that I haven't been through in a while. My legs were tired but that tired feeling where I knew it wouldn't get worse. My biggest obstacle was fighting the sunset. It got dark in a hurry and I was still about three miles from being finished. The bike is feeling good. I think I'm finally back my my sickness.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Blackwood Estates, Highland Park, Highland Village, Chestnut Glen, Debroah Court, Highland High School, Luther Memorial Lutheran Church.

 

June 10, 2017

Instagram Post: A quick morning ride before work. Not far, not hard. Hit the #gloucestertownshiphealthandfitnesstrail a couple times and a quick loop around Grenloch. Just enough to get the blood pumping a bit. Honestly I was a little sore from last night and thought this might loosen me up a bit. Time will time as I have to work all night there. #biking #seagullcenturytraining #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Just a simple ride, no frills, nothing exciting to report. It was simple to get going this morning.

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

 

 

June 11, 2017

Instagram Post: Holy Gnats Batman! 1) yes a ton of gnats on the #gloucestertownshiphealthandfitnesstrail tonight. 2) Did my due diligence in honor the passing of Adam West one last time by wearing my #Batman #biking jersey tonight. 3x up and back on the trail + a little extra got me over 20 miles tonight. They finished the last section of the trail which is nice. The sunset made some of the scenery look great tonight. Until tomorrow #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: Not bad, bike felt good. Same old same old. No frills just a workout on the trail. Its nice having a trail so close.

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

 

June 12, 2017

Instagram Post: I give you the good and the bad. I'm mentally & physically beat down and exhausted from work. A couple other things are not great. I'm actually very depressed today. I had no intention of #biking but when I got home the power was out in my neighborhood so rather then sit in a dark, hot house, I went for a ride. I did not enjoy one second of it. The thing I love to do more then anything else and I disliked it a lot tonight. When I got near my home I saw the power on so I simply called it quits. I didn't even go 10 miles. Hopefully tomorrow is better because today sucked all around.

The Ride: I had a bad day. They happen. Everything compounded my mood. I let one negative thing snowball into a lot of negative things. In the end, the thing I enjoy the most, biking, felt like a chore and not a fun activity. I quit before 10 miles. Bad day.

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

 

June 13, 2017

Instagram Post: Spent part of my day volunteering at Cradles to Crayons. Helping others shows me no matter how bad I have it at times, others have it worse. It got up to 102 today and I still went #biking What a difference a day makes. I felt like my old self today. 30+ miles was a great sense of accomplishment. Just glad I had a better mental day today #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: It was so hot. I felt really good though. Went to places I haven't been in a while. Not intentionally but I hit neighborhoods that have a lot of elevation change. Thats a good leg workout. Better mental day today. I felt good for the first time in a while.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Grenloch Park Manor, Grenloch Terrace, Spring Mill, Wedgewood at Bateman Farms, Mackenzie Court, Winsor Forrest, Samantha Court, Surrey lake

 

 

June 14, 2017

Instagram Post: It's been a highly productive day off. Last one off before vacation on Saturday. Speaking off Saturday, the #challengermtb race is Saturday so I #biked over to #camdencountycollege for my last training workout before the race. I did my race loop and more. I was on trails I didn't know existed. Just about 19 miles of mountain #biking wore me out! It was a great workout though. Oh yeah, this was after doing last minute errands for vacation and cutting the grass. BUSY.ASS.DAY!! #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: Rough Ride. Off road workout getting ready for Saturday. Discovered new trails back there. I'm getting better at the off road. More confidence going downhill. Making more of the inclines. Still a work in progress though.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Off Road at GTWP Community Park

 

June 15, 2017

Instagram Post: I biked 6 straight days. Yesterday I did a lot on my day off including biking 30+ miles. I slept for almost 12 hours. I guess I really needed the sleep. 9100 steps at work isn't to bad though. One more work day before my race and vacation. I can do this!

 

June 16, 2017

Instagram Post: Well today was interesting, but now I'm officially on vacation. 10 miles tonight on the trail and around the lake. Just wanted to pump the blood a bit. Tomorrow morning is my mountain bike race then off to the beach. Spent some time at the old ball field. Still have my team hat from 30+ years ago. Then there was this crazy ass bird! Those that know me well know I have Ornithophobia. I blame Alfred Hitchcock for my irrational fear of birds. This crazy bird flew directly at me and hit my helmet. Then it just sat in the tree and taunted me. WTF? Yes it freaked me out, then I moved on. #seagullcenturytraining #biking #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #Wolves #Ornithophobia

The Ride: Just a ride to stay in the biking mode. A bird hit me in the head. That freaked me out. A new section of the trail is now complete (or at least open). Just a typical ride.

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

 

June 17, 2017

Instagram Post: It's race day!! So I competed in my first mountain bike race. There was 47 people in my age and class group. I finished 21st. It was a good experience. I had fun. Attached is pictures of the course from a couple days ago as well as the map. Vacation has officially started. #biking #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: It rained a little, but overall it was a cool experience. I did what I expected. Not the best, not the worst. I had a lot a familiarity with the course but riding it and racing are completely different things. I'm glad I did it though.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Off Road Track Gloucester Township Community Park

 

June 17, 2017

Instagram Post: (1) We're here! #LBI VACATION next 8 days. Bring on the #biking (2) First #biking adventure on #LBI complete even if it was 4 miles to @skipperdipper to get ice cream! #vacation

The Ride: Nothing like starting vacation with the first ride to Skipper Dipper to get ice cream. There will be fun adventures as well as training adventures this week and this was definitely a fun adventure.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: LBI - Brant Beach, Spray Beach

 

 

June 18, 2017

Instagram Post: (1) 6 am. It's humid. Sun barely out. Let's do this! #biking #LBI #vacation #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining (2) This morning's #biking adventure on #LBI is now complete. 40 miles which covered the entire island. For half of the ride I had an 11mph wind blowing directly in my face (yeah good times.) The tourist part of the ride took me to the #barnagatelighthouse and then the movie buff in me went over to the #EnglesideInn where back in 1916 one of the shark attacks that inspire the book and film 'Jaws' took place. Overall it was a good ride. Sore quads but I pushed myself to go in higher gears. Happy with the results #FitDontQuit #FightForIt #YouVsYou #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: I love how flat the island is, I hate how much wind there is. Its always good to start the week off biking the entire island. That gives you a good sense of accomplishment and kickstarts the mileage. A nice start to the week.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Long Beach Island

 

June 19, 2017

Instagram Post: Today's #LBI #biking adventure was just over 33 miles. First I'm really digging the sun rise on the beach thing. Second, the wind was 15mph (yesterday was only 11.) Wind, yeah it sucks. I biked over the bridge as much as I could. The remainder of my journey was exploring the southern part of the island, specifically the bay side. I stopped at a lot of our favorite spots (some pictured here (love that Ferris Wheel)) as I worked my way towards #Holgate Once there, another beach photo picture and then, finally I had the wind at my back for the finally 9 miles home. A good, fun ride today. #vacation #seagullcenturytraining #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: The wind sucked today my friends. It honestly makes you go about 5 mph slower. I pushed but you can only push so hard. I did hit the bridege and stop by many favorite spots along the way.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Long Beach Island - South Side, Bridge (Surf City) to Holgate

 

June 20, 2017

Instagram Post: Today's #LBI #biking adventure was 40+ miles. It was so overcast and dark this morning that there wasn't a sunrise on the beach picture. Instead for your viewing pleasure I present palm trees! Palm trees in NJ WTF? Brought to us by the #seashellresortandbeachclub I biked the South side of the island twice. On the way back the second time I ran into my sister so I joined her for her ride as well. The sky looked crazy at times today. Also attached is yesterday's adventure with my nephew to get fudge because you know FUDGE!! I'm now over 120 miles biked so far on #vacation #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: The intent was 30-35 miles. I was going to do the south side bike path twice. I then saw my sister so I joined her for her trip to Holgate and back. It was nice change biking with her and it forced me to have a cool down period which was nice. Also nice was biking with another nephew on a fudge run.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Long Beach Island - South Side bike path

 

June 21, 2017

Instagram Post: Today's #LBI #biking adventure was #BrantBeach to #Holgate and back x2. It was my best performance ever on my bike. With a 7mph at my back I put my bike in its highest gears and went faster and smoother for a longer distance of continuous peddling then I ever had before. Crushing personal bests for mile times and feeling great. Today's ride was 32 miles which brings the weekly total to 155.65 out of the 202 mile goal. Another haze covered sunrise but that hasn't dampened my spirits at all. #vacation #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: Something really awesome about setting personal bests. As sore as I have been, this made it all worth it. I also challenge myself in higher gears and that paid off well. So happy with this ride.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Long Beach Island - South Side bike path

 

June 22, 2017

Instagram Post: The sky is still brilliant at sunrise over #LBI today and this was the backdrop for today's epic #biking adventure. The weather was perfect 70 degrees and only a 2mph wind. No wind equals no excuses for not biking the entire island. I did as well as the bridge and I did the south side of the island #BrantBeach to #Holgate and back a second time. In all 56.6 miles today which brings the weekly total to 212.25 miles breaking my own goal/record of 201 last year. I pretty much stayed right on LBI Boulevard the entire way. That's something new as well. There is some great scenery down at the #barnagatelighthouse early in the morning which makes for nice photo opportunities. I included a couple here. More on the blog later #vacation #seagullcenturytraining #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: I always try to ride the entire island twice. No wind today made the decision to do this easy. I then felt inspired to ride a little more so I hit the south island bike path again as well as the bridge. An epic day. Tired. Feel great though.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Long Beach Island - Entire Island & South Side bike path

 

June 23, 2017

Instagram Post: After a long week of #biking my body needed a rest. No epic adventure today so instead a couple short trips with the family. The first was to get donuts because donuts! The second was a bit more serious my nephew wanted to go to the bridge so my sister and I took him down there. About six miles total today. The weather forecast looks ugly so this may have been the biking finale but we shall see. Either way a fun week of training mixed with a few family biking adventures made for an excellent week of peddling #vacation #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: Some family rides to end the week. I completed my goal and I was able to bike everyday so that's a great thing.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Long Beach Island

 

 

June 25, 2017

Instagram Post: Back on the home #gloucestertownshiphealthandfitnesstrail for today's #biking adventure. The restored caboose was open to the public today. Found out was interesting facts about the town including Blackwood had an airport in the early 1950's. Who knew? So I biked the trail twice then cut the grass. Going to enjoy what's left of the last day of #vacation #FitDontQuit #FightForIt #seagullcenturytraining #YouVsYou

The Ride: What started as a normal ride turned into a historical trip through my hometown. Stopped off and visited the caboose and learned about the railroad. The ride itself was nothing spectacular.

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

 

June 26, 2017

Instagram Post: First day back at work and it was actually pretty good. A 17 mile #biking adventure after work on the #gloucestertownshiphealthandfitnesstrail plus Pine Run & Grenloch. Still riding in higher gears. I'm finding it to be a much smoother ride. It's been a great day. Best wishes everyone #YouVsYou #FitDontQuit #FightForIt #SeaGullCentury2017 #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: Feeling better about biking riding in higher gears. Also learned that a better mental state makes for a better ride. A good day.

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

 

 

June 28, 2017

Instagram Post: 25 miles around #Blackwood for today's #biking adventure. I hit the Blackwood Eatates / Highland loop. Best part of the 25 miles was that I was never more than 2 miles from home. I've been having great mental health days ever since vacation. I'm just going to tell myself everyday to be positive! Speaking of vacation, wishing it was still last week so I busted out the new #LBI shirt for tonight's ride. Feeling great! #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining #SeaGullCentury2017

The Ride: Hot day. Good ride. My legs definitely feel the extra resisitance by riding in higher gears but I am getting used to it. This was a hard ride but it built character.

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

 

June 29, 2017

Instagram Post: I did something today I have done in a while.... I crashed. Slipped on the pavement & couldn't get out of the clip fast enough. Small scraped on the knee and elbow. I landed directly on my elbow and it is killing me. Full range of motion so it's probably just bruised. So I got back on my bike and finished my workout. 24 miles through #gloucestertownshipcommunitypark #camdencountycollege & #gloucesterpremiumoutlets A bit of wind but other wise beautiful day. #biking #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #SeaGullCentury2017 #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: Very tired today. Legs felt like sand bags. Then I crashed. All in all though I had a good workout. Good mileage. Bike still feels good in the higher gears.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Gloucester Township Community Park, Camden County College, Gloucester Premium Outlets