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After running the Daytona 100...

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2022-12-05 Bib Name Place Gender Place ChipTime 137 Matthew Rensberry 72. 50. 29:12:54 more

Daytona 100

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2022-12-02

Tomorrow, I will run my longest run of my life (so far)! I will be running the Daytona 100 race from Jacksonville to Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. Here is my pace plan: Plan: Goal overall pace: 14:20 Run Time: 90 sec Run Pace: 13:45 Walk Time: 30 sec W... more

You are what you consume

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2022-12-01

Watch your thoughts, they become your words; Watch your words, they become your actions; Watch your actions, they become your habits; Watch your habits, they become your character; Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.” ― Lao Tzu You are... more

For Good Health

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2022-11-27

General recommendations for good health: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Be active/exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase th... more


written by Matthew Rensberry on 2022-11-11

Gas prices Today, the price of gas in the USA is: $3.794. Here in Florida, it is $3.575. How does this break down? Federal Excise Tax: 18.3 cents/gal Leaking Underground Storage Tank cost of 0.1 cents per gallon Florida Taxes: Excise (8th highest... more

How to be successful

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2022-10-30

What is takes to be successful Three things: Talent Focus Endurance I read this recently in a book stating these were the most important things for a novelist. Talent is inherint or developed. Focus takes practice, devotion, and passion. Enduance... more

The uniqueness of our time

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2022-10-11

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9) more

Hurricane Ian

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2022-09-29

Making landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, Ian moved across the state with high winds and lots of rain. I created this gif combining multiple gifs from the National Weather Service over the course of the storm: Almost every neighborhood in Orland... more

2022 PTC Run

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2022-09-19

I finished! I ran the 2022 Pinellas Trail Challenge, a 46 mile run along this beautiful path along the west side of Florida. Thank you, to my outstanding crew and support who got me through this thing smiling. Special shout-outs go out to Erica f... more

Weight loss

written by Matthew Rensberry on 2022-09-07

Successful Dieters (From the National Weight Control Registry): Often have an emotional trigger or life event that provokes them to start and stay on a diet Most don't go off diets even on holidays or weekends and demonstrate a high level of cogn... more