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Grateful for my food
Just a short post to note my appreciation and a bit of wonder about the dinner we had tonight. It was all local and all healthy -- veggies out of our garden (zucchini, tomatoes), some locally grown organic peppers, and grass-fed beef. Homegrow... Read more
44 to 60% by 2030!?
I'm sure many of you have already seen this report but I thought it important to get it out there to as many people as possible. According to a new study (the cover story in Wednesday's USA Today) the obesity rate in the USA, currently at 36%, ... Read more
Half-Marathon: Did it, loved it!
Today I ran my third career half-marathon, my second trail-HM - one I did last 9/11, the "Moscow Mountain Madness" up and on and around our local "mountain." It was a blast! I realized during the run why I enjoy doing distance running, esp. tr... Read more
Celebrated #52 today
I turned 52 today and the celebration was fine. I ran a trail run for an hour around a local "butte" to practice for next Sunday's half-marathon which takes place on a bigger local "mountain." The weather was perfect - low 70s, clear skies. I... Read more
My Fun Fun Run and some reasons for it
Hi Again All --
Today I ran in a local 5-K fun run. It's become an annual ritual to mark th end of summer and the start of the school year. The weather was perfect, sunny and still cool at 7:30 a.m. I ran hard while keeping a controlled... Read more
I'm pleased with the main meal I cooked up today and I thought I show off a bit, since it's an example of how we are trying to eat low-carb, gluten-free, organic, local ...
Today's dinner was grass-fed beef (regionally raised) with broccol... Read more
Good Diet + Good Training = Fun 10K
I ran the first 10K (6.2 miles) race of my life today and had a blast. Not because I won - in fact I finished last among roughly a dozen runners. So why did I have so much fun?
First, the setting: a clear, sunny day, not too hot, on... Read more
Inpsiration: Chariots of Fire and Jerusalem
Two days ago our family watched the classic film "Chariots of Fire" as preparation for the London Olympics and as a housechurch activity. Hard to believe it has been 31 years since it came out (1981). I found the film still moved me. Most of ... Read more
Eat, Dance, Hike, Farm
My last blog was very serious, purposeful, and intense. So I thought I'd assure everyone I'm not always like that. This past weekend brought some much needed relaxation. I was fortunate enough to win four tickets to a local outdoors concert b... Read more
Pushing back against the shootings
Like many of you, I'm sure, I was stunned and saddened by the news of the "Dark Knight" shootings in Aurora, CO early today. It struck a bit closer to home since we had prevented our daughter from attending a midnight premier with members of he... Read more
One small victory for clean eating
I thought I'd share a short example from tonight's dinner preparations of the decisions that we (and everyone who is trying to eat healthily) confront on a daily basis. My wife was preparing a meal of chicken breast and salad from our garden. ... Read more
Finding grace at a swim meet
Yesterday I had a moment of insight that really helped me. As I've written earlier in the year, I grew up having the Penn State football coach, Joe Paterno, as one of the real heroes in my life due to his efforts to have his players also be rea... Read more
A fun evening run
As my spark page now states, over the past month I've started (re)training for a half marathon on Sept. 9 - a trail run up and around a local mountain. Tonight I got to run on a (paved) trail I usually don't get to run on during the week. I rea... Read more
What's the larger point of it? Thoughts about a crisis
Here's something I have been pondering. How would I -- and how would we all -- act in a sudden crisis? I live in the Pacific NW. This past week there was a terrible shooting in Seattle where a mentally disturbed man killed 3 people at a cafe,... Read more
what are you reading this week?
I'm wondering what folks out there are reading right now to become more informed about diet-nutrition exercise. I thought it might be interesting to get a "core sample" or snapshot of where folks are on these issues at the moment.
Me, I'm ... Read more