Apple Cider Century
Monday, September 27, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday our family did the Apple Cider Century bicycle ride in Three Oaks, MI. We chose the 25 mile option. It was very enjoyable. I have been doing this ride since 1994. It's a tour not a race. It's a two hour car ride from our home in t... Read more
Saucony ProGrid Guide 3 running shoes, FootBalance insoles
Thursday, September 23, 2010      3 comments

I purchased a pair of Saucony ProGrid Guide 3 running shoes on 5/20/10 from Road Runner Sports in Naperville, on sale for $70. The salesperson Sarah S. also convinced me to purchase a pair of Footbalance Custom Insoles (size 46) for $62 on sale... Read more
Extension ladder workout
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      0 comments

I recently decided to clean my gutters. Out came the Werner 28' Type 1A Aluminum Extension Ladder - all 56 lbs. Now that's a workout! Raising and lowering this puppy, not to mention climbing up it, is not for the faint of heart. Every time ... Read more
Tuesday, August 17, 2010      0 comments

This free website claims that by following their free training program, consisting simply of doing pushups three times a week (5 sets per day), in 6 weeks you'll be well on your way to being able to do 100 push-ups without rest. Today I comple... Read more
Bears Training Camp in Bourbannais
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      0 comments

Went to the Chicago Bears Training Camp today in Bourbannais with my son. It was hot (90's) but enjoyable, and no rain! Got autographs from the following three players, who although not household names are key players on the Bears. Tim Shaw -... Read more
Bicycle Pump Review - Topeak Mountain Morph
Saturday, August 07, 2010      0 comments

Well after a few days of research I decided on a new bicycle pump - the Topeak Mountain Morph bicycle pump. The SKU is TPM-2. This is a portable bicycle pump that attaches to the bicycle frame via the included mounting bracket. If you ... Read more
ipods and kids, hot topic
Thursday, August 05, 2010      0 comments

The ipod for the 12 year old is becoming a real problem. I was against it from the start but allowed it, the old, everyone has it, says my wife. Great. Even if you disallow music with explicit lyrics, some lyrics that I consider explicit, the... Read more
Son will not stop talking
Thursday, July 29, 2010      1 comments

My 12 year old son will not stop talking. It is driving me nuts. I will ask him to stop talking, and he does not. He talks EVERYWHERE. At home, in the car, in the store, fights with his sister, at the in-laws, etc. If he plays videogames or... Read more
Water Bottle research and review
Friday, July 23, 2010      1 comments

Last year I did quite a bit of research on water bottles so I thought I would share what I learned. My favorite water bottle is the Thermos Intak Hydration Bottle. It is also known as the Thermos Nissan Intak Hydration Water Bottle. (Why they ... Read more
Subway has salads - a healthy fast food?
Thursday, July 22, 2010      0 comments

I learned today that subway has salads. Supposedly they cost a dollar or two more than the corresponding sandwich. Presumably they are made to order, so I can specify which vegetables and toppings I want. So for example a Veggie Delite sala... Read more
Red Apple Restaurant in Carol Stream, IL
Tuesday, July 20, 2010      0 comments

Today we had lunch at Red Apple Restaurant in Carol Stream (western suburb of Chicago) to celebrate my daughter's birthday. HUGE portions. I should have eaten 1/2 or split with my wife but I ended up eating the whole thinkg. When food is in f... Read more
Feeling Good by David Burns
Tuesday, July 20, 2010      0 comments

In my quest to better cope with stress I have come across the book "Feeling Good - The New Mood Therapy" by David D. Burns, M.D. The book describes ten common self-defeating thinking patterns (cognitive distortions) that lead to depression, an... Read more
Good-bye partially hydrogenated vegetable oils!
Sunday, July 18, 2010      0 comments

My latest family nutrition goal is I am refusing to purchase any food containing the words "partially hydgrogenated vegetable oil". My wife and children are horrified because so many delicious foods contain this ingredient. However, no less t... Read more
Basketball injury
Friday, July 09, 2010      1 comments

Injured my left ankle playing basketball today. Came down on someones foot while fighting for rebound, and rolled the ankle. Ouch. Icing and elevating it. Trying to avoid doctor visit to save money.... Read more
Sunday, June 20, 2010      0 comments

Found this website when researching avocado on the internet. claims the superfoods are: Apples, Avocado, Beans, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cinnamon, Dark Chocolate, Dried SuperFruits, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Honey, Kiwi, Lo... Read more