BOILHAM   24,050
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Long time fitness buff. While never being truly overweight, I have a hard time keeping my body fat percentage under control. I continue to strength train a few times a week. I've added swimming and bike riding into my fitness plan recently. Trying to do twice a week on each.

I started running at age 64, now 3 years later I've logged a few miles, including 6 marathons.

I completed my first Sprint Triathlon at age 66. My goal now is to complete an Olympic Triathlon, ...
Long time fitness buff. While never being truly overweight, I have a hard time keeping my body fat percentage under control. I continue to strength train a few times a week. I've added swimming and bike riding into my fitness plan recently. Trying to do twice a week on each.

I started running at age 64, now 3 years later I've logged a few miles, including 6 marathons.

I completed my first Sprint Triathlon at age 66. My goal now is to complete an Olympic Triathlon, (done: 8/17/14) then a 70.3 if I can get my bike speed/endurance up.
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Member Since: 1/7/2012

SparkPoints: 24,050

Fitness Minutes: 25,955

My Goals:
Run a 5K - Done.
Run a 10K - Done.
Run a Half Marathon. - Done.
Run a Marathon - Done.
Complete a Sprint Triathlon. - Done.
Complete an Olympic Triathlon. - Done
And a Half Ironman!

My Program:
Marathon PR 2/2/14 4:39:48
Half Marathon PR 3/11/12 2:08:57
10K PR 2/25/12 59:46
5K PR 5/13/12 26:05
2Mi 3/24/12 17:21

Running 3 or 4 times a week.
I do ST at least 2 times a week. Cycling and swimming more lately, training for triathlons.

Personal Information:
Married to my childhood sweetheart.
Retired, living in Maitland, FL
US Navy Vietnam Era Vet.
Long time fitness buff, about 35 years of continuous ST. I call myself "A short ectomorph" as an excuse for not having gained muscle mass over the years. :) Lousy body building genetics, (native american genes) but fair amount of desire to be the best I can be.

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The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses, it is won behind the scenes, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. - Muhammad Ali

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. - Henry Van Dyke

"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." - Napoleon Hill




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ROXYZMOM
12/21/2014 8:07:43 AM

Thank you for your kind words. It's been four weeks since my son passed away, I go through the motions of the day and am trying to stay strong for my hubby, son, extended family and friends. Every morning I feel like I was hit by a Mack truck.



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1CRAZYDOG
12/20/2014 4:32:26 PM

Sishing you a happy, healthy holiday and new year.



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HOBBESIS49
12/19/2014 2:32:31 AM

This time of the year it's a plethora of food temptations.
Sending some Extra SPARK to get through it all.

Happy Holidays!

Thank you for being my Spark Friend and for your continued support in the up-coming year ahead.

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HOLIERTHANTHOU
12/15/2014 7:51:42 AM

THank-you for adding me as a friend. I have added you as well. Looking forward to hearing more about your fitness adventures!



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SPEEDYDOG
12/14/2014 9:29:29 AM

Hi Vic,

Thanks for your nice comment on my “Lost Blog: Beer and Bikes”. I wonder if we are being too critical regarding those blogs that don’t quite feel right. My spark friends seem to like my clumsy rambling lost blogs. I did do a little grammar and spelling clean-up on the lost blog; and tried to remove any text that could be construed as insulting. I left in the Coors Light tirade, which I thought smacked of beer snobbery.

I did not support legalization of recreational marijuana because I could see no social benefit. Here is a link to a pretty balanced article in the NY Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/us/aft
er-5-months-of-sales-colorado-sees-the
-downside-of-a-legal-high.html

Currently, 12.5% of intoxicated driving stops in Colorado are related to marijuana abuse. Unlike alcohol, that has nutritional value and well known side-effects, marijuana is a pure intoxicant. I had a couple of slices of great pizza last night and a good beer. The pale ale that I drank was recommended as accompaniment to spicy tomato dishes.

Recreational marijuana users want to feel the effect of THC. Stoners may argue that they just want to relax by smoking some weed. The proponents of recreational marijuana cite that alcohol is the most widely abused drug in the world. I can’t see how these issues are connected. Since alcohol is abused, should we legalize heroin, cocaine and meth?

A big issue is the marijuana that is sold in Colorado is not an organic plant-based strain that takes a carload to cop a buzz. The weed being sold is genetically modified super pot. A single hit of this GMO death-wish weed can make a person high as a kite. Emergency rooms all over the state are treating people with cannabis overdoses with growing frequency.

The other issue is that Denver’s homeless population level has exploded as untreated mentally ill people have flocked to Colorado to self-medicate with legal marijuana. Bordering states are stopping cars with Colorado plates as “probable cause” to search for drug trafficking.

Banks and credit card companies won’t take money from marijuana stores due to Federal anti-drug money laundering laws. Right now, growing, distribution and using marijuana is against Federal law. The Obama Administration has not cracked-down on Washington State or Colorado. What about the next Administration?

The people of Colorado voted to succeed from the Union in 2012. The rest of the country took little notice because we still like all the tourist dollars and have kept a low profile on our independence! The point I am making is that we should be very careful when a local popular vote runs counter to Federal law.

Many Thanks, Bruce

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