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Why I don't go out to eat ...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010      13 comments

The other day my wife and I went shopping. After the shopping we did not feel like going home and cook. We stopped by the 'cheescake factory' for dinner. My wife had a salad as an appetizer, a pasta dish and a glass of wine. I had a beet salad a... Read more

Happy new you ... or happy new year.

Sunday, December 13, 2009      5 comments

If you are like most people, you are more than likely beginning to look at New Years resolutions. STOP!!! Don't do that!!! They don't work. What, is this dude completely nuts. Nope. How did you get to where you are now. You got here by mak... Read more


Tuesday, November 24, 2009      12 comments

Dear SP friends. Thanksgiving for me is very important. It is the time of the year where I reflect - reflecting on the year past. This year a special group of friends will be in my thoughts and reflections. They are called my SP friend... Read more

End of the 2009 race season

Sunday, November 22, 2009      7 comments

Today I did my last scheduled event. A flat half marathon in a suburb of Cleveland, which I have done twice before. This was my 4th half in 8 weeks. I can't decide if I am just bragging or I have reasons to be proud, but it is behind me. I ... Read more

Last planned 13.1 for 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009      6 comments

This weekend I drove to Pittsburgh to run the inaugural 'spirit of Pittsburgh'. It has been in the making for some time, and it got to be a great - albeit a little hectic weekend. Two friends from my time in the Biggest Loser Club, and my ... Read more

The countdown has begun

Saturday, October 24, 2009      8 comments

Friends - I got myself a date in May ... the date is the Avia Wildflower Triathlon, and as of now I will be doing the olympic distance. I am very excited about it, but also somewhat apprehensive. Lots of hard training is ahead.... The... Read more

Detroit marathon/half marathon

Monday, October 19, 2009      10 comments

As I was in the waiting room today for my physical, I was pondering what I would write in this blog. As excited I am by my PB in Detroit, I am also sad because three runners lost their lives, and I want to put some perspective on this tragedy wi... Read more


Sunday, October 11, 2009      7 comments

Earlier this summer I went down to ride with Bill (BILLALEX70) Anne (AMCG2002), Nancy (ROOKIERIDER) and Bill's buddy Ed (not a sparker). We had a blast and you can read my version in the blog titled 'Sparks flying in Mansfield (Ohio)'. Bill... Read more

Akron marathon/half marathon

Saturday, September 26, 2009      7 comments

Today I ran the Akron half ... I sent out a little report to my friends - I am copying and pasting it to you: -- I have had a couple of people ask me for a race report from Akron half marathon, so I am sending out a bulk mail to a bunch o... Read more

Read your labels

Thursday, September 24, 2009      4 comments

For some reason I started to gain weight last week. The gain was at a rate which made me puzzled. Today I reached approximately (for my eyes only) lbs, and I started looking at what I ate, what I had changed, until I reached an ah - ha moment. ... Read more

It is not about the bike ... or

Saturday, September 19, 2009      5 comments

I am going to come with some musings I thought of after todays bike ride. I realize not everyone have the luxury of having health insurance, but that is for a different blog entry. A couple of years ago I was friendly with one of our e... Read more

Spokes of hope

Sunday, September 13, 2009      8 comments

In my previous blog - I talked about the bike ride 'spokes of hope'. The first spokes of hope is currently taking place. Because of my planned vacation to Europe I cold not be part of it. However, next year I will be. Spokes of hope was ... Read more

Looking at 2010.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009      9 comments

Friends, we are only about 4 months away from new year, and it is 2010, and I am beginning to look into goals for next year. First, I have been fortunate to have raised $7000 for the leukemia and lymphoma society to date. The money has been... Read more


Sunday, August 16, 2009      7 comments

Today was the "perfect 10 miler". I ran it last year for the first time and was joined by two friends. The weather was great, and I felt I did OK - plus - we had a good time. Lunch afterwards. This year one of those friends were on (a well ... Read more

Thank you!!!

Friday, August 07, 2009      8 comments

I am not sure how many are behind this (I know of one), but I am incredibly humbled and honored to have receive the email that I am being named a 'spark motivator'. I don't think you realize what it feels like to be recognized like this. I ... Read more

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