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Short half marathon report.

Sunday, January 06, 2013      31 comments

Had a pretty good Half Marathon this morning. I decided to push a little harder on this race, but was careful to walk some intervals in the beginning, to warm up slowly and not get injured. I'm always cautious about getting injured. It just... Read more

Making New Year's resolutions is for suckers.

Monday, December 31, 2012      19 comments

New Year's resolutions are stupid. Who ever started this ridiculous concept? The idea is one is to vow to do something good next year. To start a good behavior or eliminate a bad behavior - because it is, after all, a NEW year coming up. S... Read more

Just what I needed, more competition!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012      23 comments

Did you know there is an ongoing surge in older runners participating in Marathons? According to BostonGlobe.com there was a record surge in registration of older marathon runners in the 2012 Boston Marathon! Over the past decade, the... Read more

How to Tie Your Shoes With One Hand. (short video)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012      7 comments

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Moderation in All Things.

Sunday, December 23, 2012      21 comments

We (DW, me and the dogs) are heading out later today to see the kids and grandkids for Christmas. Yesterday, DW was cooking! She made a huge pan of lasagna. Baked two different kind of cookies. Okay, the kind that are premixed and you plop ... Read more

Hey SKINNY, Yer Ribs Are Showing!

Monday, December 17, 2012      24 comments

I was a really skinny kid. My best friend was fat. The kids next door were all solid muscle, and I noticed it. Even then I was aware of my body. My chubby friend told me I was "lucky" to be so thin. I didn't feel so lucky. That was th... Read more

15 mile LR report

Saturday, December 15, 2012      15 comments

Seems like old times again. Today was my first longish run since I did my first marathon in November. Took it easy for a while just to rest the old bones and make sure I was ready to do another. I had a half marathon last week as a training run ... Read more

Ya say ya want inspiration? Okay, read on.

Saturday, December 08, 2012      29 comments

I was in the hospital when my nephew Nick Newell was born. His Dad, Errol, I have known since birth also. Errol was a champion High School wrestler when he was a teen, and a local legend in wrist wrestling in Milford, CT. I was friends wit... Read more

Boilham - you are such a sap!

Sunday, December 02, 2012      21 comments

I'm not generally a sappy kind of guy. But this will be a kind of mushy blog. If you spent time with me, you might be surprised that I am fairly quiet, and introspective guy. I might have an occasionaly burst of enthusiasm, but I settle dow... Read more

OUC Half Marathon in the books.

Saturday, December 01, 2012      23 comments

This morning I did the OUC Half Marathon and had a nice run. Weather could not have been better. nice and cool. I had intended to not race hard but rather use it as ... Read more

Have we gone insane?

Sunday, November 25, 2012      27 comments

Our local Hostess distributor is going out of business today. They are having a final sale of Hostess products at their Bakery Outlet. Twinkies and HoHos will be disappearing from store shelves. I am watching the local TV news station, on ... Read more

"Spirit of the Marathon", Have you heard of it?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012      27 comments

You might be one of those sparkers who are curious as to why we runners aspire to do a full Marathon race. Or perhaps you are a runner yourself, but believe that the 26.2 mile race is just too much for you. The movie "Spirit of the Marathon... Read more

It's All About Me!

Saturday, November 17, 2012      20 comments

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.

Sunday, November 11, 2012      10 comments

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

Friday, November 09, 2012      11 comments

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


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