Fish Tank – Episode 7: The Fish Fry

And then there were babies! That's right, apparently, overnight (the night of December 29th) Noire gave birth to a new group of Fry. At the moment we're counting seven baby fish floating around in our tank. We were really hoping to be able to isolate her before birthing and catch the fry in a breeder, … Continue reading Fish Tank – Episode 7: The Fish Fry

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Spartan Race 2019 Training: 1/15 Run & Burpee Workout

Hello all! The first real test of my abilities has come and gone and... man, do I have a long way to go. As mentioned in a prior post, when all calculations are done, The Spartan Sprint will be nearly five miles long and, if all events are failed, will contain nearly 750 burpees. I … Continue reading Spartan Race 2019 Training: 1/15 Run & Burpee Workout

Spartan Race 2019 Training: 1/14 Carry & Jump Workout

Hello all! Today's workout was interesting as I was testing out a new 24 Hour Fitness location. Much of my start up time was getting used to the new layout and, unfortunately the treadmills were a good distance from the plyometric gear and some of the weights. This added trabel time between activities and reduced … Continue reading Spartan Race 2019 Training: 1/14 Carry & Jump Workout

Spartan Race – Meal Planning

Hello all! Man, are the next few weeks going to be a trial. Not only am I going to be studying for my CPCU designation most mornings, but I'm also going to be training harder than I have in years. After a good few hours looking at scheduling, we now have a training regimen in … Continue reading Spartan Race – Meal Planning

Spartan Race 2019 Training: Mild Plantar Fascitis

The first challenge to my goal has arrived! Barely days back into training, I've come down with some light to mild plantar fasciitis in my left foot. Thankfully, it's not painful enough to prevent training, but it's definitely a pain (pardon the pun). In some ways, it's a good turn of events, because I've gotten … Continue reading Spartan Race 2019 Training: Mild Plantar Fascitis

Fish Tank – Episode 6: Ich Attack

DUN DUN DUN! Only hours after completing our water change and medicating the tank, a new complication arose. The fish have Ich! As noted in the last entry, we'd seen the fish flashing a bit, especially around feeding time. We'd been chalking much of that behavior up to environmental sensitivity, but now that we've started … Continue reading Fish Tank – Episode 6: Ich Attack

Fish Tank – Episode 5: Water Change and a Fish Fight

Hello all! Well, the clouded water has not cleared up, so measure must be taken. After a quick trip to Petsmart, we've gotten a hose and new startup/water change materials. The actual water change and terrestrial cleaning process actually weren't too challenging. The most difficult part was the math determining how much water to actually … Continue reading Fish Tank – Episode 5: Water Change and a Fish Fight

2019 Spartan Race Training: Workout 1

Hello all and happy 2019! We're back at the training but a little out of practice. Today's workout wasn't my best, but also not my worst. I'm imposing a new rule as well. The full workout, including steam, cant take over an hour. I have to be time- efficient. Post-workout weight and body fat were … Continue reading 2019 Spartan Race Training: Workout 1

Fish Tank – Episode 4: An Impromptu Water Test

Hey all! We noticed a few worries this morning. Xena has taken to hanging out by the heater and Cookie appears to have flashed a couple of times. After some research, we decided not to jump to any conclusions of infection and test the water. Our results were shocking. The ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels … Continue reading Fish Tank – Episode 4: An Impromptu Water Test

Fish Tank – Episode 3: The New Trio

Hello everyone! Our new fish tank adventure is moving at neck-breaking speed. Just a few days in and we're ready for our second round of Mollies, completing the group. However, before we get to that, we've noticed a few things about our first three fish. After our initial night of worry, Cookie quickly recovered and … Continue reading Fish Tank – Episode 3: The New Trio