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Sticks and stones

Thursday, April 23, 2015      13 comments

Kids all know the rhyme that "sticks and stones may break my bones bones, but words can never hurt me." They may say that, but as INXS sang in their song Devil Inside, "words are weapons, sharper than knives..." I recently heard that a d... Read more

Semi annual fitness test

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      14 comments

I had my semi annual fitness test today. It consists of 2 minutes of push-ups, 2 minutes of sit-ups and a 2 mile run. I did 66 push-ups and 72 sit ups, enough to get maximum points for my age group. For the run, it has been a long winter and ... Read more

Race Report - West Point NY half marathon

Monday, March 30, 2015      15 comments

On Sunday, I ran in the West Point, NY half marathon, which is my first half marathon in about 10 years. I probably have done about 6 or so, I think my PR is about 1:42. This one comes up at the end of March, which is a tough time here (Winter... Read more

Positive transformation

Sunday, March 01, 2015      19 comments

We have a guy who runs our IM sports program. I have known him off and on for about ten years. During that time, he was over weight and getting bigger. His office is in a really nice fitness center and he works with our department of physical... Read more

Soup and bread day

Sunday, November 23, 2014      11 comments

A crisp fall day, a great day to make French bread and split pea soup! Also, a lot of fall and pre winter chores such as stowing the boat stuff, getting out the ski ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What's inside?

Sunday, November 23, 2014      85 comments

I live in an older neighborhood, solid brick houses built in the 1930s on a residential street lined with white oaks. The trees were planted when the houses were built. Off the main street, there are a variety of other trees that were planted ... Read more

Halloween at work

Friday, October 31, 2014      10 comments

I was psyched to see the teaching schedule, because I get to teach on Halloween. We have a fun program, it isn't unusual to see folks dressed up for class (usually related to the lesson) or on Halloween. Last year, I was dressed in scrubs as ... Read more

Semi-annual fitness test success

Friday, October 24, 2014      15 comments

It is that time of year again, time for the semi-annual army physical fitness test. We have been having some cold, windy, wet weather lately. Today wasn't too bad: cool and windy, but no rain. We opted to take the test in the indoor field hou... Read more

rearranging the house

Tuesday, October 14, 2014      14 comments

So, while I was gone for 5 days in Panama, my DW was home scheming on how to rearrange the house. We have a 4BR and had the girls doubled up in one small BR, the boys doubled up in another, and the 3rd BR was set up as a library with a couch fo... Read more

Best food for runners

Wednesday, September 24, 2014      15 comments

Mark Remy from runners world gave his top 7 foods for runners: www.runnersworld.com/fun
/the-real-best-foods-for-r
unners?page=single I have to admit, I have a particular weakness for number 7. I bought apples ... Read more

Best compliment/NSV lately

Wednesday, September 17, 2014      16 comments

I had a routine doctors appointment recently. Before meeting with the doctor, the nurse asked some questions about prior medical history and took my vitals. When he looked up to see my pulse and blood pressure (mid 50's BPM and 106/70), he sai... Read more

Kids say the funniest things...

Sunday, September 07, 2014      14 comments

My daughter, age 3 and 1/2, was in the car singing away. My DW and I paused to listen to what she was singing and this is her song: Jesus is so strong Jesus is so powerful Jesus can step in the poisin ivy And not get all itchy H... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Missed some August goals, made some others

Wednesday, September 03, 2014      16 comments

I think most folks know about SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely). Well, even if they are attainable, we don't always hit them. I had four goals for August and was 50% on successfully meeting them. Goa... Read more

Storm King 10k run report

Monday, August 25, 2014      19 comments

It was a great morning for a 10k, not too hot or muggy, but comfortable. I brought most of the family today, except for DD1 who had a sleepover at a friends house. Last year she and DS1 ran the kids 1 miler before the bigger race and they both... Read more

Passed out after a full day (with new pics)

Friday, August 22, 2014      13 comments

My DS2 is a small dynamo and will keep on going, well at least until he can't anymore. My DW took our DS1 to swimming practice and I stayed home with the kids playing at the park and making pizza. While I was making pizza, his little motor mus... Read more


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