It's All About Me!
I might need some help with my attitude. I am feeling I might be destined to be a slow runner and I am not happy with that.
I recovered (see, I, I, I, all about me. There will be lots of "I's" to follow) from my recent marathon just fine... Read more
Savannah Rock N Roll posted runners results wrong.
I have been checking on my 3rd place win every couple of days, because I know sometimes errors can be made. It seems someone got left out of the marathon race results, and has since been added. That runner knocked me down to 4th place!! Kind of ... Read more
Your Mileage May Vary
I've been reading a lot about post marathon recovery expectations. From what I have found, it seems to vary from 5 days to 5 weeks. Depends on how well you trained before, how many marathons you've done before, and a myriad of other consideratio... Read more
Post Marathon Blues?
I have read that many first time marathoners get something called post marathon blues. Runners train hard, often for many months, to achieve a goal that few have accomplished. Then the goal is completed on marathon day. Naturally, you get the hu... Read more
From 5K to Marathon In One Year.
On December 3, 2011 I ran my first race, a 5K in Orlando, FL. I had just turned 65 years old. This was after about 10 weeks of training, which started quite innocently as a way to lose a few pounds. I enjoyed it so much I thought I'd try to do a... Read more
Ready to Rock N Roll
Got to Savannah yesterday afternoon. I wanted to make sure to get a good parking place at the Savannah Visitors Center. They allow RV parking overnight, and it's less than a mile from the starting line!
We got to the Expo Center at 2PM - s... Read more
Short Progress Update
A strong cold weather front brought temps of 51 degrees way down here in Florida this morning! Perfect weather for running.
Today will be my last training run until my marathon this Saturday. My back was injured recently, so I've been havin... Read more
Marathon day should be interesting.
My back/rib pain had been improving all week. I was able to run up to 6 miles without too much discomfort. Then yesterday, since all my repair parts had arrived, I decided to work on the motorcycle. Not a big job, just replacing clutch perch... Read more
You weigh the odds and take your chances.
That's what you do when you live. You weigh the odds and take your chances.
Being a natural born genius, I am aware that riding a motorcycle is both a dangerous and fun thing to do. So, I went to Biketoberfest. My friends would be there, my... Read more
We were 'GREEN' long before you youngers were.
The Green Thing
Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't... Read more
If you are going to run 22 miles, stay off the hills.
It turned out that the longest training run before my upcoming marathon came on a day we would be visiting my daughter and the grandkids. We take our RV, park on her covered RV pad and sleep there during our visits. I wasn't too eager to do m... Read more
Longest Run Ever Today. 19 Miles +
Even though I've been careful about what I ingest, I deliberately ate a lot of carbs yesterday. Today would be my longest run - ever. I was scheduled for 19 miles today, and I wanted to ensure I had fueled up on both food and water.
My str... Read more
Hot and humid, but lots of fun.
Grandson and I had a great time this morning.
We got up way early for the race. Took this picture after we got our numbers pinned on.
The race was only 10 minute... Read more
Wake Up Call From My Grandson
I'm an hour and a half away from home, visiting my daughter and grandkids today.
I had to pick up Joe, my 16 year old GS today because we'll be running a 5K together tomorrow. He drives (a cool looking Mustang, too) but just started, and Mom ... Read more
My Wife Says I'm Duplicitous.
She says I used to complain about complaining oldsters when I was a young guy, and have now that I've graduated, I've become one with them.
I don't remember it that way - but I'll take her word for it. Supposedly, I used to say things like ... Read more
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