Category Archives: Dr. Laubenthal

Fall seven times, stand up eight: Adventures in Mountain Biking

Fall seven times, stand up eight – Japanese proverb This afternoon I was back at Sokol Trails on my new mountain bike. I only fell four times today, including running into a tree. Riding trails is much different than riding on … Continue reading

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What is your fitness age?

I missed this article in the New York Times when it appeared at the end of October but noticed it when I was catching up on some blog reading this week. What is your “Fitness Age”? discusses a study conducted … Continue reading

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Racing to stop diabetes: a 70.30 goal

Over the last few months I have mentioned that I plan on doing a half Ironman in 2013.  I am actually registered for two:  Raleigh on June 2 and Augusta on September 29.  I have also decided to devote my … Continue reading

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Opportunity, a year later

Last summer after I tore my hamstring two people told me that I would find opportunities in my injury. I don’t remember who told me that but I can narrow it down to the likely candidates. A month after that … Continue reading

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Measuring progress, gaining perspective

Progress can be measured in several ways.  Some of them involve numbers, charts, and standards or benchmarks while others involve accomplishments.  This morning I willingly faced a measure that involved a number – percent of body fat.  We had not … Continue reading

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Part 2: A few more reflections

One of the things I have been thinking about since yesterday is something Kelli said to me.  (Kelli, if I don’t get it quite right feel free to correct me.)  In essence, she said race day is the fun part, … Continue reading

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Full weight bearing … for real

Today started week 11 post-op. I have made some progress over the past few days.  This morning at physical therapy we finally decided that I can put away the crutches unless I really, really need them. That means that in … Continue reading

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