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Trail Running, Bikes and Squirrels

Tuesday, July 19, 2011      18 comments

As most of you know, I live in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Last Saturday I wanted to go to Mount Evans and run the Chicago Lakes trail. I can see Mount Evans (14,260 feet) from my house. There were serious storm clouds on the peak. Not goo... Read more

I fell off my Bike - So what else is new?

Saturday, July 16, 2011      16 comments

I am pretty banged-up. My wife told me that if I were a horse I would have to put down! My latest adventure was about a week ago. I fell off my bike. I have a Specialized Stumpjumper mountain bike I call "Stumpy". This is a pretty fast bike,... Read more

Skinny Colorado and Bicycles

Sunday, July 10, 2011      7 comments

Part 1: We Are Getting Fatter I recently read that Colorado has the lowest obesity rate all the states at 19.8%. Mississippi has the highest obesity rate at 34.4%. The study defined "obesity" as a BMI over 30. The bad news is that Colo... Read more

C25K Rehab - W3D1 - A bit of Speed

Tuesday, July 05, 2011      5 comments

I want to RUN! I want to really turn loose and a fly. I want to have miles melt behind me and feel free! I want the exhilaration of taking on high mountain trails where angels fear to tread! But I can't. I am hurt. I am working ... Read more

C25K - W2D1 - What??

Sunday, June 26, 2011      13 comments

In March I signed up to run The Mount Evans Ascent, which is one of the meanest and nastiest road races in the world. This race starts at 10,600 feet of elevation and ends at 14,260 feet. The race is 14.5 miles and is all uphill. Read more

How is the knee?

Sunday, May 29, 2011      11 comments

Since I ran the Lake George 5K I have not taken a single running step, nada not a one! I have been trying to heal my left ACL. My knee was unstable during the race and hurt really badly. I think I can start slowly working the knee. I am... Read more

Oh that hurt - Flatlander 5K Race Report

Sunday, May 08, 2011      18 comments

At 7:00AM I open the door where my oldest son is sleeping. In a hearty Foghorn Leghorn voice I shout, " Boy, I say boy!" My 30 year-old son, Ben, responds, "Dad, must you do that?" My sons universally hate my traditional wake-up method. O... Read more

SparkQuiz: You Are Almost Ready to Run! Huh?

Saturday, May 07, 2011      11 comments

Just for fun, and to earn a few spark points, I took a SparkPeople quiz, "Are You Ready to Start Running?" Here are the results: "You Are Almost Ready to Run You have the ambition and drive, but you still need a little more time t... Read more

Against doctor's orders - Long Scraggy Race report

Sunday, May 01, 2011      18 comments

Ok, I have never had an abundance of common sense. On Saturday, April 16th I step in hole on running down Webster pass. My left knee exploded in pain. I got an MRI. The orthopedic surgeon told me my left ACL was partially torn. She told me n... Read more

Wallowing in self pity - part deux

Saturday, April 23, 2011      25 comments

Recap: On April 17th I went for a run up Webster pass in Colorado. On the way back down the hill I stepped in a big hole with my left leg. My knee immediately started to hurt and didn't work well. Read more

Wallowing in self pity

Thursday, April 21, 2011      21 comments

I decided to go to the doctor about my left knee I injured while running on Webster pass on Sunday. Big mistake! I pretty much thought the knee was getting better. The swelling had gone down. The knee wasn't as a purple and I could bend it. ... Read more

Just call me gimpy

Monday, April 18, 2011      14 comments

I need to do some high-altitude training. I decided to run up Webster Pass. I decided I would run up the road until I ran into impassable snow drifts. This road is good training for the Mount Evans race. Webster Pass is relentlessly uphill. ... Read more

Cheap Fitness Equipment and Bicycles

Sunday, April 17, 2011      15 comments

I generally blog about running. I need to start hitting the weights. So this is a blog is about weight training. Or rather, how my wife, Annette, got started lifting weights. My wife is frugal to say the least. When I go to the grocery stor... Read more

The Killer Hill

Wednesday, April 13, 2011      9 comments

I did a training run on North Table Mountain. This mountain is an extinct volcano that was active when dinosaurs ruled the earth, or as my wife says, when I was a junior in high school! I like to run in new and interesting places. I like ... Read more

Trying to Get Fast Uphill

Sunday, April 10, 2011      5 comments

I have been training for the Mount Evans Ascent by running up hills - lots and lot of hills. I am getting better at hills. But I need to get way better! Read more


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