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Lead Is Heavier Than Styrofoam.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013      16 comments

If someone said "Lead is heavier than styrofoam" to you, you'd just accept it and move on, right? Why then, are so many folks compelled to correct someone when they say "muscle is heavier than fat"? Usually in the context of why they're ga... Read more

My Mind Wanders During Long Runs.

Saturday, May 04, 2013      22 comments

I don't know what it is about running that make my mind wander so. Today I was doing a 7 mile run, which became 7.5 miles by its end. It was drizzling rain and not too hot. I felt good. Around mile 5 or so, my mind starts drifting. I'm loo... Read more

Alien Spacecraft Abducts Female Runner at local 5K.

Friday, May 03, 2013      25 comments

OK, so my sparkfriend Brooklyn_born wrote a blog about attention grabbing headlines and how the goal is to reel readers in, regardless of connection to content. I got a chuckle out of her blog. So here is mine. Did it work for you? Tha... Read more

We are home. You asked for more pictures, so here are some more.

Monday, April 29, 2013      12 comments

St Andrews CG Me, Barney and Bitsy at the lake at Camel Lake. Yes, we got caught not having the dogs on a leash. We were the only campers there, so I took a chance. <... Read more

Too many pictures, too little time.

Sunday, April 28, 2013      14 comments

I have lots of pictures, but will only post a few. I didn't remember to take a picture of the forest trail than I ran on. I did 2.5 miles running on soft sand and ruts. Kind of fun, but my knees didn't like it. St Andrews State Park Read more

Poor Internet, but here are 2 pictures.

Friday, April 26, 2013      16 comments

We have a gorgeous site this morning. Today is day 9 - were moving to a different site later today. We'l... Read more

West Florida road trip - lots of pictures, and a little commentary.

Sunday, April 21, 2013      17 comments

Left home on Wednesday the 17th. We are working our way north on the west coast of FL heading to the gulf coast. We stayed 2 days at Manatee State Park. Read more

Getting Old Is Not For Sissies

Saturday, April 13, 2013      29 comments

I really need to get serious about shedding my last few pounds. I work out/ST pretty hard 3 times or so a week, depending on my race schedules. When I have races pending soon, I try to run hard in them, so I need to back off on hard ST, so... Read more

Old Guys Rule

Tuesday, April 09, 2013      24 comments

Hugh Campbell is 88 years old. Like me, he started running later in life. In my case I was 65 years old when I did my first race. Hugh did his first race at the remarkable... Read more

Science Supports The Boilham Lifestyle.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013      18 comments

You sparkers who are familiar with me know that I am a "good enough is good enough" kind of guy. You needn't push yourself to the limits all the time to improve your health or well being. You just need to get out there and exercise more than you... Read more

How I Did My First Hill Repeats. (Beware, Boring training report)

Sunday, March 24, 2013      16 comments

I got a lot of comments on my status the other day, when I mentioned I had done 3 miles of hill repeats. I thought I'd talk about it here. I warmed up with the foam roller and did some slow jogging/walking for just over 1/2 mile to get to ... Read more

No Such Thing As Coincidence?

Saturday, March 16, 2013      18 comments

This morning I was going through my Facebook picture albums, because one of my FB friends had 'liked' several of them. I came across these two pictures I had taken near the end of May 2011. Read more

Relaxing and Building Endurance.

Thursday, March 14, 2013      16 comments

It's been less than 2 weeks since my last race, and the first time in quite a while since I haven't been in training for an upcoming event. While I do enjoy the official pre-race training, this is good too. I am officially in 'recovery' mo... Read more

You needn't be obsessive about weight control.

Monday, March 11, 2013      16 comments

My friend Joe, rode his bike in from Phoenix for Bikeweek. We got together yesterday to spend the day in Daytona Beach and reunite. I've known him since childhood and we try and see each other once in a while. While we were there, we took ... Read more

Florida Runners Don't Like the Cold Weather.

Sunday, March 03, 2013      33 comments

Today it was 36 degrees when my half marathon race started! After living in Florida's warm climate for 26 years, 36 degrees feels a lot colder than I remember it. The race was to start at 7:00 AM. When I walked out to check the start line... Read more


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