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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

Post Marathon Blues?

Thursday, November 08, 2012      11 comments

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

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts From 5K to Marathon In One Year.

Sunday, November 04, 2012      168 comments

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

Friday, November 02, 2012      12 comments

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2012      14 comments

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

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