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TheTrailJogger

Greetings! My name is Thomas Kennedy. I am overweight, out of shape, and I've decided to do something about it. This blog captures my transformation from fat to fit as I train for my first ultramarathon. Please stop by and cheer me on!
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Excuse The Mess! by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon It's been over a year since I've worked on my blog. Time to get it back up and running! Please excuse the mess while I go through posts and update URL's. If you've come ... Read on »
I'M BACK!!! by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon I have finally reached a place where I think my foot has recovered to the point that it can handle some mileage. I've been going out for occasional walks on the stree ... Read on »
Waiting by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon I haven't posted in a while. Why? Because I haven't had much to say. I am in a waiting mode. Each time I try to run my plantar fasciitis flairs up. So I decided to jus ... Read on »
Suggestions for Gaining Fitness While Fighting Cancer by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon By  David Haas . As patients battle cancer; they might wonder how they can increase their levels of exercise.  In fact, while many doctors advise mesothelioma and ot ... Read on »
Thank You DORBA! by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon I have been running a new portion of the Northshore trail. The new section was recently cut by DORBA with volunteers from some of the local running and riding clubs. Work li ... Read on »
SNAKE!!! by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon I am no snake expert, but I think I came across my first copperhead on the trail this year. I can say it startled me big time, just about had a heart attack! I basicall ... Read on »
Inspiring Marathon Story by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon Have you ever thought about running a marathon? Yea, no problem. How about a muddy, dirty, trail marathon? Yea, piece of cake. How about a muddy, dirty, trail mara ... Read on »
Discipline by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon I am finally over my little pity party and I am back to training. I went to the grocery store this morning and stocked up on fruits, vegetables, and lean meats, basically ... Read on »
Excuses, excuses by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon That is all I really have... excuses, excuses. I would like to think of them as reasons... reasons why I haven't been blogging regularly, reasons I haven't been running reg ... Read on »
Beating Cancer through Exercise by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon By Liz Davies The benefits of exercise on physical and mental well-being have been extensively studied in clinical trials. Regular exercise has been shown to promot ... Read on »
Sports Bras vs Speedos by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon Who is better at running? Men or women? Check out this comparison... What do you think? Read on »
Fat Ass 50K Training Plan by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon After six months of recovery from plantar fasciitis . I am finally healed and have decided to resume training for my first 50K trail event . I am calling this an "event" ins ... Read on »
Beating Cancer through Exercise by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon By Liz Davies The benefits of exercise on physical and mental well-being have been extensively studied in clinical trials. Regular exercise has been shown to promote ... Read on »
Week R1--Weight A Minute by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon I'll admit it. I haven't been keeping track of my weight nor paying any attention to what I have been eating over the last few months. I was blaming it on my foot injury ... Read on »
Thankful by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon I can think of many things to be thankful for on this special day. I have been blessed over the years. But I will limit my thoughts to the context of my Three In Three C ... Read on »
Feeling Good by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon What can I say... I am running again and it feels really good. I know I need to be careful not to overdue it and to ramp up my mileage base slowly, but it feels good to be b ... Read on »
Missed by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon Being away from the trail caused me to forget how beautiful it is out here. I remember now. Read on »
I'm Back!!! by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon Over the last three months I've gone through a slow and often painful recovery from plantar fasciitis. I've been following the tips for treating plantar fasciitis and I can ... Read on »
Love This Quote by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have ... Read on »
Not Giving Up by TheTrailJogger Posted in: Blog Posts in Ultrathon I feel a little defeated as I write this. I have not been able to recover from my bout of plantar fasciitis  and I've had to totally stop my running to let my foot heal. ... Read on »