RV Fit Yet?

If you’re like us, life in lockdown has really been a disruption. Since we’ve been avoiding unnecessary travel and even outings during the pandemic, our activity levels have definitely taken a hit. Boredom, easy access to comfort/junk food, canceled running events (thus, lack of motivation),

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Adding Adventure to Our Adventures

When Sandy and I began discussing plans for our Alaska trip next summer, one of the things we really wanted to do was cross the Arctic Circle and make it all the way to the Arctic Ocean. Since we were not able to make this trip during our first Alaska/Canada adventure in 2016, it ranked high on our priority

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New Horizons (aka The Origins of dtw.life)

Many of you have followed my story at fatmanontherun.com and you may have noticed I have been AWOL for a few months on the blog. Nothing wrong here, I’ve just been thinking a lot about where that blog was headed and what expectations were for the future. I kinda feel like the transformation story 

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Trek DS8.3 Dual-Sport Bike Tire Upgrade
Trek DS 8.3 with Continental AT Ride tires and Kenda Tubes

Trek DS8.3 Dual-Sport Bike Tire Upgrade

My Trek DS (Dual-Sport) 8.3 has served me well over the last couple of years. It’s quick enough for road riding but stable enough for light trail riding. Though not a mountain bike or a road bike, it’s versatility has proven useful as a great “take one bike” ride. I could go on,…

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10 Ways to Prepare Your Body for a Disney Vacation
Walking at Disney World

10 Ways to Prepare Your Body for a Disney Vacation

So you’ve saved for a year (or more) with help from the cool app you downloaded to your mobile device, had monthly planning/budget meetings, even shared your fancy spreadsheet with family members. Tickets are purchased, resort and dining reservations are made, fast passes are booked, then …

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50 races/50 States
50 State Rv Map

50 races/50 States

Sandy and I have a decal on our motorhome that is an outline of the US (and Canada). The map starts off blank, but each time you visit a different state, you affix that state’s sticker (which are also included in the package), until you fill (hopefully) the entire map. It’s been a fun …

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Coast HL7 Pure Beam Focus Headlamp – Review
Running at the Sand Crab Beach Run with the Coast HL7 Headlamp

Coast HL7 Pure Beam Focus Headlamp – Review

Although I have had Coast HL7 Pure Beam Focus Headlamp since last Christmas, I’ve only recently used it enough to give it a good shakedown, and a qualified review. So now that I have used it on some Dopey training runs (running at night in search of bearable temperatures) and again at the Port Aransas

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