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I Fret Like Woody Allen Sometimes.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013      16 comments

I've run 3 half marathons and 2 marathons within the past 4 months. A rather aggressive race schedule for a man of my advanced years and limited experience. This coming Sunday, I have another half marathon scheduled. The following week, ... Read more

Have Fun Or Go For It.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013      18 comments

That is my question. I have been running longer races lately, and closer together. I love doing them, and seem to enjoy pushing myself this way. But, there is a price to pay. It's called recovery, and my training runs are mostly reco... Read more

Have Fun Get Strong Your Own Way.

Sunday, February 10, 2013      20 comments

One size never fits all. One size fits many is much more like it. We are all different. Have our own strengths and weaknesses. Advice on physical fitness does not suit us all. Attitudes, like body strengths and weaknesses are variable... Read more

Not Advisable, But I Did It Anyway.

Saturday, February 09, 2013      31 comments

Today I ran a half marathon race. Exactly 6 days after doing a full marathon last Sunday. This is not advisable. You need to rest up after the herculean effort of running a full marathon. Different advise is given on how much to rest, but e... Read more

The Almost Perfect Marathon - A Race Report

Monday, February 04, 2013      45 comments

You know how once in a while everything falls into perfect alignment? Today the weather was great, beautiful flat course, crowd support, food and water on the course. Beforehand, good training, lots of rest, good attitude, everything fell ... Read more

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 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

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