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DATE TRAIL DATE TRAIL
2017 May 01 Walking (work)   2017 May 17 Ride of Silence + Gloucester Township (2nd Ride)
2017 May 02 Walking (work)   2017 May 18 Blackwood + Lawn Mowing + Walking
2017 May 03 Washington TWP + Walking (work)   2017 May 19 Walking (work)
2017 May 04 Atlantic County & Monroe TWP Bikeway + Walking   2017 May 20 Walking (work)
2017 May 05 Swimming + Walking (work)   2017 May 21 Walking (work)
2017 May 06 GTWP H&W Trail, Grenloch, Blackwood + Walking   2017 May 22 Walking (work)
2017 May 07 Walking (work)   2017 May 23 Walking (work)
2017 May 08 Walking (work)   2017 May 24 Walking (work)
2017 May 09 Walking (work)   2017 May 25 Swimming + Walking
2017 May 10 Greenwood Park, Washington Lake Park, Washington Twp   2017 May 26 Walking (work)
2017 May 11 Grenloch, Grenloch Terrace, Grenloch Park Manor   2017 May 27 Walking (work)
2017 May 12 GTWP H&W Trail, Grenloch + Walking   2017 May 28 Walking (work)
2017 May 13 Walking (work)   2017 May 29 Recumbent Bike + Walking (work)
2017 May 14 Swimming + Walking (work)   2017 May 30 Recumbent Bike + Walking (work)
2017 May 15 Walking (work)   2017 May 31 Swimming
2017 May 16 Sea Gull Century Registration   2017 May 31 GTWP H&W Trail + GTWP Community Park
2017 May 16 Grenloch, Grenloch Terrace, Grenloch Park Manor + Walking   May Stats  

 

 

 

 

May 03, 2017

Instagram Post: Today I bumped into and old friend today @stacy_e_simons Haven't seen each other in years but the social media support over the past few years has been invaluable. Our conversation motivated me to ride after work tonight. You find inspiration in all sorts of crazy places. At any rate, 20+ miles on the #biking adventure and I kinda went all over. Mostly Washington Township. I felt great! Had good speed at times, sought at inclines, biked in higher gears, didn't even mind the 13mph wind at times, overall an excellent ride. First ride of the month was a success. #10000steps #seagullcenturytraining #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Just a solid ride. Felt great at times. I explored and sought out long rodes. It was a good training ride to say the least.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Grenloch Terrace, Grenlynne Dr, Krista Lane, Gren Court, Winchester Farms, Pine Ridge Court, The Greens, Wedgewood, Wedgewood Forest

 

May 04, 2017

Instagram Post: #MayThe4ThBeWithYou throwing it back a few years to that time I encountered a Stormtrooper (only in L.A.). Anyway 2 epic #biking adventures on the day. Up early and drove down to the #AtlanticCountyBikeway Up and Back is 15 miles and change. I then headed to the #MonroeTownshipBikeway and biked that trail along with some neighborhoods for an additional 37.5 miles. Almost 44 miles on the day. Cool temperatures, wind not terrible, a little sore and by the end the legs were dead but overall a good ride. #seagullcenturytraining #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Two trails, some wind, some neighbordhoods. Its all good. Got to explore two trails I haven't been on in a while. That was long over due. Feeling good about riding again. Its all mental.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Atlantic County Bikeway, Monroe Township Bikeway, Angela R Estates, Ruth London Homes at Lifelink, Moore Ave, The Ridings, Neighborhoods at Fries Mills, Tall Oaks, Hunter Woods, Carriage Glen, Federal Hill, Williamstown Middle School, Chestnut Greene, Blue Bell Farms

 

 

May 05, 2017

Instagram Post: It's raining outside so no #biking before work, instead I did some laps in the pool. 3000 yards not a bad way to kick start the day. Happy #cincodemayo & #revengeofthe5th day to you all. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

 

 

May 06, 2017

Instagram Post: It's my Friday! 26 miles of #biking adventure after work tonight. I did the #gloucestertownshiphealthandwellnesstrail plus some neighborhoods and I felt so good that I did it TWICE!! The sky was crazy. Looked like it would pour any minute but luckily it did not rain. The wind sucked. The wind always sucks. All in all a great ride. My season is starting #RideOfSilence in 2 weeks, LBI in 6 weeks, a few other events this summer leading up to #TourDePines #OCMD & concluding in October with #SeaGullCentury2017 Im getting excited again. Keep on Keeping on! Until next time #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: There are days when you just feel great and inspired. This was one of those rides. Everything was clicking. It was awesome. The potential poor weather kept me close to home but the poor weather made it comfortable to bike in. Always finding a silver lining. I'm noticing more and more people on the home trail which is great that people are out but at the same time, I miss when I basically had the trail to myself.

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

 

 

 

 

May 10, 2017

Instagram Post: Off today so that means #biking adventure day. There was a "lake" theme as I first went out to #BellsLake and then headed over to #WashingtonLakePark I was determined to find nice scenery amongst all this road work. 23 miles on the day. The conditions were about as perfect as could be for a ride. I'm feeling really good about #biking again recently (probably because the winter depression has passed). #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: Good ride, felt great. Headed through Washington Township. I wanted to go out to Bells Lake fir a few days since I was close to it the other night but choose not to go because of the time of day. Once there I definietly felt like I could make it to Washington Lake Park pretty easily so I headed over. I like biking around there as long as there's not a ton of people. There's enough road and trails to make the trip worth while.

Featured Areas: Check out the new section Community Maps for a detailed view of toady's featured areas: Washington Lake Park, Wedgewood, Greenwood Pak / Bells Lake

 

May 11, 2017

Instagram Post: After work #biking activity and I beat the rain! WIN! I biked 21 miles and was never more than 1 mile from home. Just the Grenloch loop 3x gave me a decent workout. Good Times #seagullcenturytraining #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Just a quick couple laps around Grenloch. Decent ride, but a good ride. Trying to beat the rain actually is a good motivator for speed. Who knew?

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

 

May 12, 2017

Instagram Post: I have the late shift at work so that means the early shift on the bike. Just about 25 miles 3x up and back on #gloucestertownshiphealthandwellnesstrail with a loop around Grenloch for extra mileage. The shy again looks crazy like it'll rain at any moment but it did not. Busted the #Batman jersey out for the first time in ages just for fun. Now unfortunately I have to go to work Urggh. 5 days until the #RideOfSilence #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining #biking

The Ride: The home trail. Up and back, up and back its just a road workout. Nice day. Bike definitely needs work just trying to get through the Ride of Silence first but gears slip, breaks loose, etc. It needs work.

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

 

 

May 14, 2017

Instagram Post: Sunday Funday at the Y! Just felt like shaking up the routine today. 3000 yards, 120 laps. #swimming Good to get in the water once a week or so. #happymothersday to all the moms out there. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

 

 

 

May 16, 2017

Instagram Post: It's official #SeaGullCentury2017 Registered! I'm a gluten for punishment a guess. Haha.

 

 

May 16, 2017

Instagram Post: 18 miles of #biking after work around Grenloch tonight. Felt good being on a bike after a couple days off. #seagullcenturytraining #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Its like Deja Vu, same ride, same results

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

 

May 17, 2017

Instagram Post: Two #biking adventures tonight. Let's start with the 2nd one. It was the #RideOfSilence event. An extremely valuable cause to bring awareness to this sport and pay tribute to those that have been injured or killed while biking. 7 miles through town (my town this year) so I absolutely had to ride. The @glotwppolice did a wonderful job keeping us safe tonight. It's always nice having them on the ride. Thank you! Shout out to @glotwp in general for hosting. Such an amazing experience. I'm glad I participated. It's also the start of my cycling season. I have plenty of events planned ending with #SeaGullCentury2017 in October. Thanks for the support everyone. The first ride was also around town just a different part. 23 miles on the day. A great day. A 90 degree at 7pm day. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: Always a good ride and a great cause this Ride of Silence. The most interesting thing for me was being able to ride on a few rodes in town that in any other circumstance I wouldn't be able to be on. The ghost bike where we all laid a rose for a fallen rider was special. Great ride.

The other ride was equally as solid. Just a different side of the town and by myself. Somestimes that's best.

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

 

May 18, 2017

Instagram Post: While some of my friends and supports here are actually dealing with snow (seriously), for me it was the hottest day of the year. It broke 90 today. Humid yes but HOT is HOT regardless. I actually did the whole yard maintenance thing (which was about 2 miles of walking) then had the brilliant idea to go #biking Urghhh!! I survived though. Like I've said before, it's always a good day when it's a biking day. 25 miles on the day. I then dropped off my bike at the shop for a tun up. Need a safe and maintained bike for #vacation which is coming up fast. Until next time #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

The Ride: So damn hot. Mowing the lawn was draining. I felt compelled to ride though and that wasn't as bad. Still hot out there. Hard to stay hydrated.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 25, 2017

Instagram Post: Hello everyone, it's been a week since me last post. Post #RideOfSilence I dropped my bike off for a tune up with the intent of taking the mountain bike out a few times but then I got the worst summer cold I've ever had. Still not 100% yet but tired of doing nothing. I got my bike back (not happy with the service but that's another story), prepared to ride but it's raining all day today. Instead I got up early (slight fever still), went #swimming Rough, really rough. First exercise I've done in a week. It's like starting over. I'm just trying now to get my energy back so I can go #biking everyday on vacation. So my friends, I'm still here, still fighting, just had to battle a little sickness this past week. Tomorrow is another day. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit #seagullcenturytraining

 

 

 

 

 

May 29, 2017

Instagram Post: It was a rainy miserable day. I'm still not 100% better from my sickness & inner ear infection but it's time to get back in the horse. #recumbentbike for 26 miles was a good start. Hoping my days off this week will have better weather so I can get back on my bike but this was a good start.

 

 

May 30, 2017

Instagram Post: May has been tough. Sickness and a lot of rain. I'm trying to get back to a normal routine. Just waiting for sunshine so I can ride again. This morning I went #swimming Not a terrible workout but I know I'm worn down physically. It's like starting over just trying to get my strength back. One day at a time. I forgot to post yesterday. It was a simple #recumbentbike workout for 20 miles. Until tomorrow. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

 

 

May 31, 2017

Instagram Post: May has been tough. Sickness and a lot of rain. I'm trying to get back to a normal routine. Just waiting for sunshine so I can ride again. This morning I went #swimming Not a terrible workout but I know I'm worn down physically. It's like starting over just trying to get my strength back. One day at a time. I forgot to post yesterday. It was a simple #recumbentbike workout for 20 miles. Until tomorrow. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

 

May 31, 2017

Instagram Post: (1) It's been far to long, let's do this #biking (2) My first attempt at #biking today was a failure. Long story short, the shop didn't do their job right. The chain was replaced but not the cassette. Made for an awful ride. It's now been rectified. My second attempt was a lot better. I basically biked over to the #gloucestertownshipcommunitypark and road those trails 4x each. That ride got me to 21 miles. I felt like crap the entire time, but I did it. The hardest step is the first step and I just took it. To a better tomorrow. #YouVsYou #FightForIt #FitDontQuit

The Ride: First time on an actual bike in about two weeks. The post above really says it all, I felt terrible but I felt great because I rode.

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