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Kitties on the Mend

Thursday, August 01, 2013      6 comments

Sigh. How come when you finally start getting back on track, something happens to throw you off kilter? And then when that crisis is over, you get hit with another one? In late June my boy kitty, Shadow, had a bladder infection that wouldn... Read more

FitBit Stairs Mission

Friday, May 03, 2013      4 comments

I've only had my FitBit a few days now, but the one thing I like is that it tells you an equivalent for how many floors you've climbed, such as climbing the Hollywood Sign, the Statue of Liberty, or my favorite so far - Godzilla! I wish it... Read more

AWOL Excuses

Sunday, April 28, 2013      9 comments

I have been AWOL the past few months thanks to old man winter, in various forms. First it was the freezing rain that turned to ice, which I slipped on while shoveling the driveway. In the process I twisted my knee, which made walking painful, so... Read more

TransAmerica Walk - December 2013

Monday, December 31, 2012      8 comments

I only walked/cycled 47.0 miles in December. I ended the month at mile marker 1217.3, about 10 miles from St. Mary, Missouri. It appears that Iím on the outskirts of a city, so Iím curious to see what the road ahead looks like. Read more

Snowy Day at the Zoo

Saturday, December 29, 2012      8 comments

I decided to get some fresh air and sunshine and went for a walk at the Detroit Zoo today. I love the zoo in the winter. It's very peaceful and not at all crowded, and the animals are a lot more active as well. The entire landscape of the ... Read more

Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin

Friday, December 28, 2012      9 comments

I went to a new doctor last September and she wanted to run a few basic blood tests as part of my ďnew patientĒ exam. I also asked her to check my vitamin D levels, but she was reluctant and said they were probably fine. I told her that I keep h... Read more

Off Kilter

Tuesday, December 04, 2012      11 comments

Sigh... I'm totally emotionally off-kilter this afternoon and I'm annoyed with myself for feeling this way. Too many questions running through my head, which would fuel a great workout if only I didn't have a meeting to go to tonight instead. I... Read more

TransAmerica Walk - November 2012 Update

Sunday, December 02, 2012      9 comments

I walked/cycled 126.5 miles in November. I ended the month at mile marker 1170.3, about 9.8 miles from Murphysboro, Illinois. The area seems pretty rural, but at least there are a lot of trees to look at, unlike the barren landscape from last mo... Read more

Homeless Week

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      11 comments

I have totally fallen off the wagon this week, but I promise to pick myself back up on Friday. It's not like I haven't gotten any exercise, or have totally pigged out, but my life has had no structure this week because it's homeless week. ... Read more

TransAmerica Walk - October 2012 Update

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      6 comments

I walked/cycled 194.6 miles in October Ė my best ever and well exceeding my goal of 120 miles. Looks like itís time to increase that monthly goal! As of today I am at mile marker 1043.8, about 4.7 miles from Clay, Kentucky. Itís pretty flat and... Read more

Detox

Sunday, October 21, 2012      9 comments

I've decided that I need to re-focus this week and put myself through a detox of sorts. I've been stuck on a bit of a platueau for the past month or two and I have lots of justifications for it (e.g. I was sick, I injured my hamstring, I h... Read more

Are You Identifiable?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012      14 comments

If something happened to you while you are out on a walk or a jog, and you were incapacitated in some way, would a stranger be able to identify you? Would they know your name, where you live, or who to contact? Do you carry identification with y... Read more

One Pound-Year at a Time

Monday, October 15, 2012      13 comments

I once read that your odds of maintaining a weight loss go up dramatically once you've kept the weight off for one year. And the odds are even more in your favor once you reach your three-year weight-loss anniversary. But who says we have to rea... Read more

Hamstring Owie

Tuesday, October 02, 2012      5 comments

My right hamstring had been bothering me quite a bit lately and I was always aware of the tight feeling and massaging it absent-mindedly, even when standing and chatting with a co-worker. It was particularly troublesome deep in my right cheek, w... Read more


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