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I'm going on a 7 day cruise.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017      7 comments

I am a bit concerned that the cruise will lead to gaining some weight when I am struggling to lose. Everyone I know who has taken a cruise talks about the endless food available. Some have also mentioned getting drink packages so that they could... Read more
I'm an Uber driver.
Thursday, January 05, 2017      3 comments

Being mostly retired, I found myself with some spare time. A friend suggested I consider being an Uber driver. I signed up and I love it! After 3 weeks, here are some thoughts: 1. Unless you plan to drive until 3:00 a.m. on Friday and Satur... Read more
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is the best book I read this year!
Tuesday, October 18, 2016      5 comments

emoticon I read a lot of books. Prior to my retirement from full time work, I was reading about 75 books a year. T... Read more
Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon
Monday, October 10, 2016      2 comments

On October 2, I ran the Smuttynose Rockfest half marathon in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. I had heard that the course is flat and scenic, that there is a rock band that plays during and after the race, and that there would be beer, chowder, and... Read more
I turned 66 today.
Sunday, October 09, 2016      9 comments

Happy birthday to me! emoticon I am mostly retired, working about a day and a half a week. I am in dece... Read more
Sunday, May 15, 2016      2 comments

I did the virtual Walk Across America a couple times before that site shut down. That government site is back up but I joined this team which links to a number of virtual walks all over the world. It looks like a great team so I'm getting the wo... Read more
After 9 months, a new blog. So much has happened.
Monday, March 07, 2016      4 comments

While I have checked in on Spark, I have really not been active. That may explain why my weight is up and not budging. Six of the main events: 1. My father died. ... Read more
Lucky day today!
Saturday, June 06, 2015      8 comments

emoticon Good 9.4 mile run today and my Mullins Saturday group decided that I could choose the route. The loo... Read more
So I ran a 10K Saturday.
Monday, June 01, 2015      5 comments

In Beaver, PA. Race started at 9:00 and it was cloudy at the start. Only at the start. emoticon By mile 1, it was ... Read more
5 observations from my Pittsburgh Marathon aid station.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015      8 comments

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Good day running and biking today!
Sunday, April 26, 2015      4 comments

emoticon I ran 5.2 miles this morning which is not very far but I finished strong and my legs, which felt stiff f... Read more
"Obesity runs in my family"
Friday, April 17, 2015      5 comments

When I was looking at the scale this morning (of course, no change after 1 day), I was thinking of a cartoon I saw last year. A woman is in a doctor's office and she says to the doctor, "The problem is that obesity runs in my family." The doctor... Read more
"You don't need to lose any weight."
Thursday, April 16, 2015      5 comments

emoticon This is my least favorite quote right now. And I hear it a lot now that I am trying to lose weight. My ... Read more
Dream big. Work hard.
Thursday, May 29, 2014      5 comments

That is my motto for my training for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 19. emoticon ... Read more
I can't believe I haven't blogged in 2 months!
Monday, April 14, 2014      2 comments

emoticon I guess that is because of how busy I have been at work. I'm in a transition phase. Only 1 race pl... Read more

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