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I turned 65 on my cross country trip. Retirement from full time employment also kicked in along the way.

How much part-time work am I willing to do? Will I really start writing seriously and finish a novel that was started and set aside? Do I dare start cooking? Do I finally get in good shape since I will have plenty of time to go to the gym or run? Stress eating should be at least diminished.

I'm still trying to establish a retirement routine. The holidays and holiday guests have slowed this process. One thing I am doing is studying French for an hour a day with the hope of being somewhat fluent by the end of 2016. I'm not starting from scratch. I have a fair amount of comprehension but am lacking in my attempts to speak fluently.

I love this quote: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is." - Albert Einstein.

And this: "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." - Carl Jung

Final quote: "Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, 'I've never seen anyone run like that before.' It's more than just a race, it's a style. It's doing something better than anyone else. It's being creative."- Steve Prefontaine


Member Since: 9/15/2009

Fitness Minutes: 139,410

My Goals:
1. Lose at least 15 pounds.
2. Be healthier and happier.
3. Run the London Marathon.
4. Spend some time in Greece and Italy.
5. Become more fluent in French.


My Program:
1. Read.
2. Write.
3. Love.
4. Laugh.
5. Run/Bike/Walk.



Personal Information:
65 years old. Born and raised in Rhode Island but moved to the Pittsburgh area in 1971 and never left.

Ran on state championship cross country team while in high school then did not run in college or for a dozen years after college. Started running again in 1984 with a goal of running in the Boston Marathon. Have run that 4 times and am now hope to run the London marathon.

Married with 3 daughters and 2 grandsons. 6 sisters and no brothers in the house while I was growing up so I am glad to have some young men in the family.


Other Information:
Love to read mystery novels.

Ever hear of my band Chronic Insomnia? And the cheery song "Put a Bullet in My Head" that I wrote for it? LOL.




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  • v HOMEBODY-GAL
    emoticon Go ahead and smile, it's good for your health. emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v INVINCIBLE-ME
    emoticon for adding me to your friends. I've done the same for you.
    13 days ago
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    emoticon to....VIRTUAL WALKING4FUN TEAM

    It's great to have you on board. Come and join us on the Forums for some fun and challenges.

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    13 days ago
  • v CASSIES
    Where are you planning to watch the marathon when you're in NYC? I have a friend who lives along the route...5th Avenue and 118th. Its right on ground level. She does a marathon gathering. Lots of fun and great people. You could also head into Central park from there if you plan on meeting your wife at the finish line.

    We'll talk, but just wanted to put this info out to you. Enjoy your xcountry trek. emoticon
    223 days ago
  • v CASSIES
    Thanks for letting me know you'll be in NYC. I want to see you for sure and toast you with an IPA. Congrats on your retirement. Have a blast cross country and I'll be cheering for you in Portland!
    261 days ago
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