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Canoeing in Colorado. 20 lbs and 1 mustache heavier.



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65! A new way of life awaits.

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 ...
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
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Member Since: 9/15/2009

SparkPoints: 109,447

Fitness Minutes: 130,958

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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RENIESSPARKIN
10/10/2013 10:42:10 PM

Hmmm? I'm not sure which would be the best way to display your story. Have you tried going to FanStory or other places like that to have your work read and suggestions made as to how to improve it?

I believe you could put it all in one BLOG on SP as well.

Good luck. If I think of anything else, I'll let you know.

Renie



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RENIESSPARKIN
10/6/2013 1:39:49 AM

Howdy:

I'd love to read your short mystery. Get busy. emoticon

Renie



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LIGHTNINGRUNNER
10/3/2013 4:19:01 PM

I have so missed reading about you. Glad you are back.



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RENIESSPARKIN
10/2/2013 4:18:37 PM

Wow! I didn't think anyone wanted to come to Utah as a dream.
Then I Looked at the picture. I could see you are a runner. Your a good man for keeping in shape for YOURSELF! And then I saw you like to read mysteries and I said double WOW!

I haven't progressed much lately, but I'm still working on it.

emoticon I see your favorite color is Green.

Take care, IPA-Ray (what does that signify?)

Renie



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RUNNINDOG
8/9/2013 8:26:52 AM

The Tigers are providing us with a nice distraction. How many times have you been to the Canyon?



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