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Impulse buy, minor race, recovery, and looking forward
Monday, December 05, 2016      5 comments

I last blogged on Thanksgiving Day, a race report for Race with Grace 10K. I won $50 for being the fastest male Old Fart in that race. On Black Friday, I saw an online special. The Black Friday discount let me sign up for the Greater Roch... Read more
Race Report: 2016 Race with Grace (10K)
Thursday, November 24, 2016      8 comments

Thanksgiving Day, time for my 6th annual running of Race with Grace ("RwG"), which is the 26th annual running of this 10K. It was a few degrees warmer than the forecast, 34 F (1 C) when I got up this morning. Revised forecast called for shower... Read more
Transition to cold weather
Sunday, November 20, 2016      6 comments

As promised by the forecast, winter arrived today. Yesterday, I ran in shorts and a singlet. Today I got out on the roads right after I got home from church. It was 32 F (0 C), with 19 mph WNW winds and snow in the air. The snow was beginnin... Read more
Recovery Update: Ran 5 miles today
Saturday, November 19, 2016      8 comments

It's been 10 days since my last blog, and a couple of people have expressed interest in how I'm doing, with varying levels of intensity to the hint that I should blog more. On November 9, I ran a continual 3 miles for the first time since t... Read more
Erratic Update
Wednesday, November 09, 2016      7 comments

It's been over a month since I blogged here. Retirement has changed things, sometimes in ways I wouldn't have predicted. First, a summary of what happened when I wasn't writing. Weight maintenance: I left off the saga concerned about mai... Read more
Five Year Maintenance Musings
Friday, October 07, 2016      11 comments

In July 2011, I reluctantly admitted I needed to track what I eat, and joined Spark People. I set what I thought was a stretch goal, get my weight down 21 pounds to 175. I didn't really believe I could get my weight that low, having bounced of... Read more
End of Month Miscellaneous Stuff
Friday, September 30, 2016      11 comments

Today is September 30, the end of a month. This happens to be the end of my first month of retired life. It hasn't so much been a month of new beginnings as a month of transitions and noticing things. Running: I ran a half marathon in ea... Read more
Deja Doo-Doo
Wednesday, September 21, 2016      8 comments

Sunday I ran most of a marathon, failing to earn the medal or bragging rights. The race ended for me at 25.2 miles, with severe calf cramps. That's disappointing, to say the least; but life goes on. After the marathon comes recovery. Mon... Read more
Race Report: 2016 Rochester Marathon
Sunday, September 18, 2016      8 comments

It was a totally messed up training cycle getting ready for Rochester. I started the training cycle recovering from injury, just training to get healthy enough to run. By the time I was health enough to run regularly, I was way behind on weekl... Read more
Taper Time
Saturday, September 10, 2016      8 comments

Yesterday was a rest day. It was necessary, after running 9 days in a row including a very good effort at Oak Tree Half. After Oak Tree, I had watered down the training plan for recovery, seeking advice from my coach on how much to water down ... Read more
Race Report: 2016 Oak Tree Half Marathon
Sunday, September 04, 2016      8 comments

I signed up for Oak Tree because it's traditionally hot and humid, and I didn't want waste the training I'd done in heat and humidity; because it's been kind of a minor bucket list race for a year or so; because it's a Rochester Runner of the Ye... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Running for 30 Minutes
Sunday, August 21, 2016      18 comments

Today is a five year anniversary of sorts. On August 21, 2011, I set out to see whether I could turn myself into a runner. I found that I was not in shape for Week 1, Day 1 of the 5K Your Way program, so I built a two-week remedial course and ... Read more
Race Report: 2016 Bergen Road Race 5K - Jenny Kuzma Memorial
Saturday, August 13, 2016      4 comments

All I know about Jenny Kuzma is what's published in connection with the race: She was diagnosed with leukemia at age 4, and lived to age 13. The race was organized in her honor, with proceeds going to a scholarship for an 8th grader in the Byr... Read more
Race Report: 2016 Shoreline Half Marathon
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      8 comments

The race report is a few days late. I'll plead being incredibly busy in my non-working hours due to multiple priorities, and blogging didn't make the cut. On the plus side, taking this long to get the blog written means I have race pictures. ... Read more
Independence Day Musings
Monday, July 04, 2016      6 comments

Today is July 4, 2016. It's Independence Day in the United States of America. It's the last paid holiday of my career. On my personal schedule, it's a rest day (from running) and a day of contemplation and analysis. I see I haven't blogg... Read more

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