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The book I am currently reading

Friday, March 30, 2012      6 comments

I try to read books and articles related to health and I came across a really interesting author via the podcast where the ultra runner Lucho keeps referring to the Maffetone method. Dr. Phil Maffetone is an endocrin... Read more

My friend Stephen

Sunday, March 18, 2012      5 comments

Many of you know I am involved with the Leukemia and lymphoma society for many reasons. Professionally (because I meet patients with blood cancer) - personally (my niece has leukemia) and because their charity Team in Training has been instrumen... Read more

2012 - Marine corps marathon

Sunday, March 11, 2012      12 comments

Wednesday March 7 was the day for registration to the Marine Corps Marathon. But 'you snooze you lose'. In a record 2 hrs and 41 minutes the event was sold out!!! WOW - was my expression when I found out. I was one of the fortunate people ... Read more

Looking back

Monday, March 05, 2012      42 comments

I have never really been athletic. I was never really in a good shape. I hated running. I rode my bike for commuting, and swimming was essentially non existing. Then I started smoking - and was a 1 pack a day smoker. in 1990 I stopped smoki... Read more

Green Jewel (50K).

Saturday, March 03, 2012      15 comments

So today was the 50k run. Last night was windy around here. The temperature was 39 (and falling) a little snow in the air. Before I left at 5am I had checked my email - get this - the road to the meeting place was closed until 6 because of ... Read more

My 50k - on friendship and support

Saturday, February 11, 2012      12 comments

As you know I am training with a buddy for a 50k run on March 3rd. Today was our long run. My buddy and I go back a long time. We have run, we have biked, we have done tri's as a part of a charitable organization, but this is something we want ... Read more

My 50k

Monday, January 16, 2012      24 comments

If you have followed me on SP you will know I am preparing to run a 50k run (31 and change miles) in about 6 weeks. This is the course and elevation maps.
2010GJCourseMap.pdf The friend I am runn... Read more

Critical training data

Sunday, January 01, 2012      8 comments

My friend Steve Brown posted this on his blog as his holiday wish Source "In this age of high tech training aids, mechanisms, tracking devices, and feedback, I thought I would share a few of the m... Read more

New years resolutions

Sunday, January 01, 2012      8 comments

A true sparker should not make new years resolutions. WHAT!!! am I nuts? First, there is a lot of research that shows, new years resolutions doesn't work for more than a couple of weeks, if that long. As a true sparker, you should not fa... Read more

My 2012 'campaign'

Saturday, December 31, 2011      5 comments

So we are less than 6 hrs from midnight and 2012 and I am 372 minutes from my 2011 goal. I know some people here would obsess over why they did not reach their goal for the year. Not I. That will just be a waste of positive energy. In all,... Read more

2011 Goals

Thursday, December 22, 2011      12 comments

So, I may not quite make the goal I had set in January. I will be within a few hundred minutes though. What should I do? Get angry with myself? Get frustrated? Try my best to reach the goal with the few days left. I am not going to do ... Read more

Football and hockey concussions

Wednesday, December 14, 2011      4 comments

I am glad the football and hockey concussions get as much press as they do. Currently there is the whole discussion about Colt McCoy from Cleveland and two key hockey players (Crosby and Giroux) are out with concussions. The way the sport ... Read more


Sunday, December 11, 2011      10 comments

My friend Stephen Brown is an accomplished athlete with several ironman distances to his name, he is a coach and a motivational speaker - and he has beat leukemia. On his website today he wrote something to think about: "And on the subject... Read more

Thanks giving

Wednesday, November 30, 2011      9 comments

Many of you who are reading this blog are runners and when you complete your run you are awarded a medal. You trained, you ran, you conquered ... exciting feeling isn't it. I have a colleague at work who has gone through some incredib... Read more

More from Philly

Thursday, November 24, 2011      8 comments

Friends, I know the last blog I posted had a sad angle, and I am still coping with what happened to these two young people in Philly last weekend. However, something different happened. My friend John introduced me to Stephen Brown. When ... Read more

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