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Time to Start Over
Having just returned from the United States, I got a scare that made me realize just how much I have let my Spark lifestyle 'slip'.
I was so sick while I was in Colorado, I ended up in the Emergency Room (because I was not able to 'keep any... Read more
Recovering from a bad cycling accident (that could have taken my life).
I haven't been very active on SparkPeople and the blogs, because on July 18th of this year I was involved in something that all active cyclists dread - a high speed bike crash.
How bad was it? Well, as soon as I hit pavement, I blacked ou... Read more
'60 for 60' - in the bag!
On Saturday, May 31, I turned 60 years old. In America, this is not a big deal, but here in Korea, it's a VERY big deal.
So as I approached my 60th birthday, I wondered what to do to make it special. Then I hit on a great idea - why not ... Read more
Getting my cycling groove back on!
Today is March 7th.
I already have 16 rides logged in for the year. At an average of about 30 KM per ride, I have already logged in about 480 KM (about 250 miles) this year.
The weather here has been incredibly co-operative here for F... Read more
Can't believe I got in a 25 KM ride on Jan 2, 2014!
Happy New Year everyone. Time to get re-sparked!
I have been really slacking on both exercise and nutrition lately, and of course, that caused a serious relapse in conditioning and weight. But it's a new year and time to get re-energized ... Read more
While I had to work today (not enough vacation time built up), I did manage to sneak one last warm weather ride in on the holiday.
Tomorrow, the spandex is gone until next spring - no more bike shorts. Our local forecast predicts 49 degree... Read more
One more day closer to September!
The good news - the rains are over.
Now comes the intense heat - not as hot as California, but up in the upper 90's, with 80+ percent humidity. Hot by almost any standard.
So the biking shifts to 5 - 6:30 AM - too hot to do it anytime... Read more
Back to a lifestyle of fitness - and Sparking!
Last month, I earned 1000 Spark Points, and I logged over 1500 fitness minutes.
It has been a long, long time since I've posted a 'double 1000' month - probably at least two years. Anytime I can do both, I feel that I've made remarkable pr... Read more
The Joy of Cycling - The Pure Joy.
Now I know why some dogs just can't wait to go for a car ride and stick their head out the window.
At least I kind of felt that way today. Today, I experienced what I can best describe as 'the pure joy of cycling'.
For a change, I ... Read more
OK, I give up - but I'm not going all this rain ruin my exercise routine.
Let's just say I gave in, but did't give up.
With the rain here in Korea entering it's sixth straight day, I was having a real bad case of a 'bicycle jones' (you have to be pretty old to remember where that came from :-). I needed to ride... Read more
All this rain forces me to change my exercise routine - and that's a good thing.
Last week there was so much rain here in Seoul that I could only get out on my bike for two days.
This week promises to be more of the same (sigh).
But looking for the silver lining in the clouds, all this rain has forced me into alter... Read more
Been a Long time since the last blog.
Gosh, how time flies - I realize that I haven't added a single blog in over two months.
There are a lot of reasons (and excuses) for the lack of blogs - too many things to do, to much time spent on the bike, too lazy, etc.
But anyway... Read more
Getting back to fitness.
I logged in over 1000 fitness minutes for the month of April. It has been almost 9 months since I have been able to work out this much.
I've had many distractors on my fitness and weight loss journey. No more! Time to get back in shape! ... Read more
It's been a great cycling week!
170 KM (about 103 miles) of cycling.
546 Fitness Minutes on the bike (over 9 hours).
6 out of 7 days where the weather was good enough to get out and ride.
All in all, a wonderful cycling week! Every week of the year should be so... Read more
Riding 4 days in a row!
The weather has finally forced me off the bike for a day. Actually, it's kind of a relief - I have been riding really hard lately - which is a GREAT thing!
With the short Wednesday evening ride yesterday, I have logged over 110 KM (about... Read more