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2017 goals and such
Thursday, January 12, 2017      6 comments

2016 was amazing in so many ways ... accepted new coaching challenges (and had fun with it), retired from my day job (as a School Social Worker), travelled to the Great Northwest to see the Olympic Track & Field Trials, enjoyed the extra time wi... Read more
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      1 comments

I been fight this damn cold for a week and it appears I am finally winning. However, my misery has allowed me to finish an excellent book, "Sometimes Brilliant" by Dr. Larry Brilliant. We had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Brilliant speak at our da... Read more
Monday, December 26, 2016      3 comments

The year has been filled with joy. It is beautiful that Christmas arrives at the end of the year because it allows us a time of reflection on all that is good. The joy of two children on Christmas morning, the sparkle in their eyes, reminds me ... Read more
A Reading Life
Thursday, December 15, 2016      2 comments

Yesterday I was doing some Christmas shopping at Barnes and Noble. Something drew me to the Dickens section (perhaps it was Marley's ghost). It stru... Read more
On a Winter's Day
Monday, December 12, 2016      5 comments

After an 8 inch snowfall my wife took an hour walk at a local park on the river. Whenever we get a snowfall like this I am reminded of my favorite p... Read more
Retirement, 65 and such
Tuesday, November 29, 2016      2 comments

At the end of June I retired from job as a school social worker. It had been a very fulfilling 30 years and I, pretty much loved every minute of it. It was a job that was never boring and filled with unique challenges. However, the time was righ... Read more
New Beginnings
Monday, July 13, 2015      1 comments

There is no time like the present. It seems that while I have been on this weight/health journey the only times I have been consistent have been when I was using the Spark site. It is time to start again. I came back from vacation Up North... Read more
New Year
Friday, January 03, 2014      0 comments

I am finally feeling better. What a long mixed up journey 2013 was. I started the year recovering from a bum foot. Ran the Donna Half in Jax Beach and felt decent. Ran the Rock CF Half on Grosse Ile (Mich) and injured my hip. After 7 months of h... Read more
Return from the North Country
Sunday, July 28, 2013      0 comments

I survived the GLR. I had 5 runs in 3 days ... none were easy.... none were fast .... but I survived in one piece with relatively little hip pain. We had a great time. Our team was a fun blend of young and old, veterans and newbies. I was the sl... Read more
Wednesday, July 17, 2013      0 comments

The Great Lakes Relay starts on Friday (7/19) at 6am outside of Rogers City Michigan. This is the 22nd annual run across northern Michigan. The race is a 3 day affair run on state forest trails, two tracks and back roads. We will finish on the b... Read more
Sunday, July 07, 2013      3 comments

Recovering from my bad hip has been a long, slow, painful process but .... it is getting there. As I slug through this injury it has become very clear that most of my injuries and physical problems over the last year are weight related. I h... Read more
Summer's here and ...
Thursday, June 13, 2013      2 comments

the time is right for .... getting in shape. The last official day of school was yesterday. However, I have a few loose ends to tie up. I won't let that get in the way of my summer training plan. I have been nursing a sore hip for sev... Read more
Returning to the Run
Monday, February 04, 2013      0 comments

In November, on my 61st birthday, I began to notice I was limping to compensate for some discomfort I was feeling in my foot. It was a great day! We went to watch UM trounce Iowa and then went to dinner in Ann Arbor with the family. The limp got... Read more
Resolutions and Reflections
Monday, January 02, 2012      2 comments

It is January 2nd and we have ushered in a new year. 2011 was an outstanding year in most ways. Our oldest daughter was married in July and is now expecting our first grandchild (we just learned it is a baby boy) in May. Our other daughter is he... Read more
State Meet
Saturday, November 05, 2011      1 comments

Today my cross country kids will run in the State Championship Meet. I have been coaching cross country and track for the last 25 years. The young people that participate in these sports never cease to amaze and inspire me! To those who describe... Read more

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