Author: Peter

Personal trainer specializing in functional strength and weight loss, serving northern NJ. Husband, father, cross-country ski racer, trail runner, road rider, writer, gardener.

May Training Compendium

Rather than a blow by blow account of each day, herewith, a short post and a picture gallery of what I’ve done for the last month.  It’s been a productive month.    My personal trainer classes started the week preceding…

The Awesome OXF Sticker Giveaway

If you’re schwag-starved, here’s your chance to pick up a freebie.  There are three invasive plants in the photo below.  Send one email to info@oxygenfedsport.com, identifying all three plants, and you’ll win an Oxygen Fed Sport Euro sticker.  First  10…

Spring Roller Skiing

Holy wheel bearings, Batman! I just realized I haven’t written here in a month.  That’s inexcusable, even though I’ve got a raft of legit excuses: at present, I’m working on a new article for FasterSkier.  I spent a good bit of…

Rambling NJ’s Four Birds Trail

My sports medicine doctor still says, “No running” while I deal with this fracture.  But as long as it’s moderate, I’m allowed to go for a walk in the woods.  No big days in the Adirondacks over Memorial Day weekend.…

Whither Mount van Hoevenberg?

Mount van Hoevenberg, the historic venue that hosted the cross-country events of the 1980 Winter Olympics, is at a crossroads.  While the trail system remains one of the most challenging in the U.S, it hasn’t been updated to accommodate modern…

Cycling in North New Jersey

There I was in the doctor’s office as he held forth about injuries on the fracture spectrum.  It’s not a stress fracture and not quite a hairline fracture.   With the fractured cuboid bone in my foot, my sports medicine guy…

Cross-Country Skiing in New York

The first time I happened on the New York Ski Blog  might have been an internet search for Plattekill, as my alpine skiing friends extol the virtues of that Catskills mountain.  So I browsed through it and moved on.  Months…

Adirondack Links of the Moment

She’s not running in the Adirondacks.  Verily, when she wrote this fine essay, Lindsay Crouse was running on pavement in the big city.  No worries, it’s well worth reading.  Be sure to check out her other stories while you’re at The Bygone…