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Friday, January 20, 2017      11 comments

On SparkPeople, there is a lot of attention given to moderation. Usually this is focused on nutrition. We have to eat, but most of us got here by eating too much. Learning to eat appropriately and moderately turns out to be quite a challenge ... Read more
Race Report: 2017 Winter Warrior Half Marathon
Monday, January 09, 2017      30 comments

I ran the Winter Warrior Half Marathon Saturday afternoon/evening. What with one thing and another, it's Monday evening before I have time to describe it; but as a result of the delay, I have some race pictures. There is no race shirt for ... Read more
The Other New Year's Day Run
Monday, January 02, 2017      7 comments

Yesterday I ran a 7.5 mile race with the unimaginative name of "Resolution Run." It was fun, and I blogged about it yesterday. That wasn't the only running event going on yesterday. I started the race at 10 AM, ran for a bit over 50 minutes, ... Read more
Race Report: 2017 Resolution Run (Freezeroo #2)
Sunday, January 01, 2017      9 comments

The 7.5 mile Resolution Run has become a New Year's Day tradition for me. Where else am I going to find a crowd of people who are happy and cheerful before 10 AM on New Year's Day? 2017 is the third year I've run this race, though this is the ... Read more
Revisiting the Food Challenges
Friday, December 30, 2016      6 comments

I've been thinking off and on about something my sister ONEKIDSMOM said in a comment on my last blog: "We each have our own challenges... social eating seems to be one of yours, and awareness on the fly is essential to managing it." Ye... Read more
Getting the food back on track
Saturday, December 24, 2016      6 comments

As predicted in my last blog, I overdid things at the running club celebration. Baked brie with walnuts and cranberries. Russian tea cakes. M&Ms. Assorted cheeses, and perhaps 2 ounces of red wine to see what the whole wine and cheese meme i... Read more
Challenging Food Week
Thursday, December 22, 2016      9 comments

I reached my initial weight goal in October 2011, and reached what I now regard as my long term point goal along about April or May 2012. Since then, I've mostly been making the weight trend sideways, with occasional blips up that got corrected... Read more
Race Report: 2016 Reindeer Run 5K
Saturday, December 17, 2016      10 comments

It was a late decision to sign up for this one. I wanted to wait until after Club Nationals and see if I felt healthy enough to run a race on my fourth consecutive weekend (assuming Thanksgiving Day counts as the start of a long weekend). Went... Read more
Race Report: 2016 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships
Sunday, December 11, 2016      6 comments

I had to look up the title. Informally, everyone refers to this event as "Club Nationals." This was my first cross country race, and the first time I flew somewhere to run. There were a lot of opportunities to learn things. Got into Tamp... Read more
Impulse buy, minor race, recovery, and looking forward
Monday, December 05, 2016      6 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

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