Hey SKINNY, Yer Ribs Are Showing!
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
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.
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!
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.
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?
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?
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!
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
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