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Dad update

Thursday, May 28, 2015      3 comments

A few weeks ago, things were looking up for my dad. He was out of the hospital, seemed in good spirits, and he was ready to take on his cancer. Then another fall occurred. On May 18, he was visiting with some friends and went to s... Read more

Latest dad update

Saturday, May 16, 2015      6 comments

Let's get right to the good news -- dad was discharged yesterday (Friday) afternoon! The only issue with that was the length of time it took from when the doctor said "you're free to go" and the time the wheelchair came to bring dad down was ove... Read more

Dad update

Wednesday, May 13, 2015      5 comments

Lots of updates after seeing my dad for the first time yesterday and speaking with the doctors. In addition to a stroke, which was caused by a blocked carotid artery, they have also found a mass above one of his lungs and one on the opposit... Read more

Farewell trip

Monday, May 11, 2015      11 comments

Hitting the road later today to head to Tucson, but this will not be a happy trip. After not hearing from my dad yesterday morning (he calls me every Sunday morning), I called the front desk of his retirement village and was told that they had ... Read more

Looking ahead...

Thursday, March 26, 2015      4 comments

Still in recovery mode from last Sunday's HM. I had a spa pedicure appointment last evening, and my nail tech really did a nice job of massaging the kinks out of my feet! Today is another recovery run day -- 30 minutes. Hoping to run outside,... Read more

Recovery week...then back to work!

Monday, March 23, 2015      4 comments

Not too sore after yesterday's half marathon. This week I will follow the recover week plan from my Jeff Galloway training plan -- 30 minute runs on Tuesday and Thursday, and a 5-6 mile run on Saturday. I have a blood donation appointment on ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts HM #1 is under my belt!

Sunday, March 22, 2015      42 comments

Today (Sunday) was a day I had been looking forward to, and maybe just a little frightened of, for several months. 03/22/15: The date of my first half marathon. Sure, I have followed a great training plan (thanks Jeff Galloway!), made sure I a... Read more

15 miles!

Saturday, March 07, 2015      8 comments

Today's training run plan, in preparation for my my first half marathon, was 15 miles! Never been that far running in my life, period. Not sure I've ever even walked that far in a single session. And I have to admit it woke me up a few times ... Read more

Spa Pedicure

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      2 comments

One of my indulgences is to get a pedicure pretty much monthly, and I usually get a spa pedicure, which just means I get lots of special treatment! one of the best benefits is a fantastic foot and calf massage, which after the miles I have been... Read more

ALMOST got there...

Monday, February 23, 2015      4 comments

Last Saturday, my goal for my long run was 14 miles. had never run that far. EVER! The bad part was that the weather was not cooperating and it was going to be an indoor run on the treadmill at the YMCA. So let's get right to it -- 13.2... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 12 mile run? Eh, no big deal! ;-)

Sunday, February 08, 2015      32 comments

Oh yes it was a big deal!! And while I was confident that I could achieve the training goal for yesterday, until you do it, there is always a little nagging doubt (at least for me). Thankfully, it was a reasonably nice day (40's), very l... Read more

Big training run on Saturday

Friday, February 06, 2015      5 comments

Two weeks ago I crossed into the double digit mileage run for the first time (10 miles). Big moment in my running career. Fast forward to tomorrow (Saturday, 02/07/2015), when I am scheduled for a 12 mile training run! The weather looks to be... Read more

One more week to go...

Monday, December 15, 2014      4 comments

Today starts my last full work week of the year, and even though we are not going any place special, I am looking forward to no alarms for an extended period of time (11 days to be precise!). Plenty to do around the house, plus I have a 5K race... Read more

GULP!

Monday, December 08, 2014      7 comments

Over the past few years I've done some pretty "interesting" things, many related to a healthy lifestyle. But I have to admit my latest decision is clearly encroaching on my comfort zone -- running my first half marathon! The facts: 52n... Read more

Thanksgiving leftovers are FINISHED!

Tuesday, December 02, 2014      1 comments

Even though we bought just a turkey breast and cooked for 5 people last Thursday, we did end up with a fair amount of Thanksgiving leftovers, so my wife and I decided we'd be vigilant and not waste them. We achieved that, but I am sure tired of... Read more


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