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Short pre-race report.

Saturday, February 02, 2013      20 comments

Had a good nights rest. I'm carbed up, fat and happy. The weatherman is predicting cool weather. The course has been called "flat as a pancake". All good news for my 2nd marathon. Spark people has been a huge part of my training and racing ... Read more

Tapering for a Marathon.

Friday, January 25, 2013      18 comments

Tapering for my first marathon drove me nuts. I was new to this and wanted to run all the time. Like all new things for me, I tend to get obsessive. I wanted to run everyday, and my aging body would not allow. Now that I've been doing this... Read more

Inspirational Local News Story about my nephew, Nick Newell

Wednesday, January 23, 2013      13 comments

10 second commercial followed by video of my nephew Nick Newell, being refused entry into Ultimate Fighting Championship. The quote from UFC President, Dana White is shocking to me, but I give him points for honesty. Hoping Nick will ... Read more

I Do Other Stuff, Too.

Sunday, January 20, 2013      21 comments

One of my other hobbies is ham radio. My interest got started with radio stuff when I was a teenager. My grandmother bought me a transistor radio, which had a short wave band on it. I used to lie in bed at night and listen to the distant AM radi... Read more

How Much Is a Dollar Worth To You?

Thursday, January 10, 2013      22 comments

I had a great 8 mile run this morning. I was really surprised that it went so well, because usually, the week after a longer race, I am pretty whipped. Not so, this last race or the HM before it. I actually 'raced' last time, not full out, bu... Read more

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


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