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  • Weekend Recap

    9/14/2015 10:15:13 AM, by PLMITCH

    The last 4 days were a whirlwind! I flew out of Baltimore on Thursday afternoon headed for Denver, drove to Colorado Springs to visit my brother... Read more

  • 9/12/2015 was a great day!

    9/13/2015 10:14:37 AM, by PLMITCH

    How do I define a nearly perfect day? Start with a 5K race at the highest altitude I've ever run at (6600 feet!), quality time with my brother a... Read more

  • "Old school" (wired) running...

    9/3/2015 4:01:37 PM, by PLMITCH

    Last month a question was posted about quality wireless bluetooth earphones, and I chimed in stating I had good luck with the yubuds Liberty wire... Read more

  • I hate to crab but...

    8/14/2015 10:33:55 PM, by PLMITCH

    So good news I've returned to the working world, but 2.5 weeks in and still dealing with what I would consider to be "red tape" kind of issues th... Read more

  • Never as easy as it sounds...

    8/11/2015 12:14:52 PM, by PLMITCH

    On my list of to-do's: Fix squeaky garage door. Solution: WD40 the wheels and hinges. Problem: The squeak is coming from track or garage doo... Read more

  • Tech Revolt Continues!

    8/3/2015 1:45:00 PM, by PLMITCH

    I was really hoping the tech revolt that started in July was going to be a one month thing, but alas, not the case! So far this month: - ... Read more

  • Tech Revolt!

    7/31/2015 10:03:03 PM, by PLMITCH

    So let me think of all the devices that revolted this week: work laptop, my wife's laptop, my running watch, my Fitbit! Let's hope next week tha... Read more

  • Almost there...

    7/28/2015 9:42:58 PM, by PLMITCH

    My start date back to work is tomorrow -- Wednesday, July 29. 182 days from when I got my notice. Thankfully that was not my last day -- that w... Read more


    7/20/2015 1:42:27 PM, by PLMITCH

    It has been a crazy last few months! It all started on May 1 when I "retired" from my previous company (not exactly by choice!). Then came my d... Read more

  • A picture is worth a thousand words - First Spartan Sprint

    7/12/2015 10:00:26 PM, by KA_JUN

    Wow, have I been remiss. Almost two years since I've blogged. In that time, I've attempted to just keep on truckin', achieved some progress, ha... Read more

  • My final dad update

    6/4/2015 6:40:54 PM, by PLMITCH

    It has taken me two days to be able to blog this -- my apologies -- so here goes: My dad passed away early Tuesday morning, June 2. While I... Read more

  • Dad update

    5/28/2015 9:37:47 AM, by PLMITCH

    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. ... Read more

  • Latest dad update

    5/16/2015 9:46:54 AM, by PLMITCH

    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... Read more

  • Dad update

    5/13/2015 9:09:35 AM, by PLMITCH

    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... Read more

  • Farewell trip

    5/11/2015 7:23:42 AM, by PLMITCH

    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 ... Read more

  • Good-bye Mom

    4/5/2015 12:41:07 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    My mom died this evening. It was hard to say good-bye, but I had encouraged her to let go for the past couple of days so the end was not a surpr... Read more

  • Challenging 6 Months

    4/4/2015 8:59:57 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I came to care for my 100 year old mother in October. She suffers from a collection of painful conditions, blindness, deafness and Alzheimer's. ... Read more

  • Looking ahead...

    3/26/2015 9:32:15 AM, by PLMITCH

    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... Read more

  • Recovery week...then back to work!

    3/23/2015 9:12:12 AM, by PLMITCH

    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 ru... Read more

  • HM #1 is under my belt!

    3/22/2015 10:16:49 PM, by PLMITCH

    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 firs... Read more

  • 15 miles!

    3/7/2015 10:08:06 PM, by PLMITCH

    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... Read more

  • Spa Pedicure

    2/25/2015 10:17:44 PM, by PLMITCH

    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 treatmen... Read more

  • ALMOST got there...

    2/23/2015 9:35:49 PM, by PLMITCH

    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... Read more

  • 12 mile run? Eh, no big deal! ;-)

    2/8/2015 6:28:34 PM, by PLMITCH

    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 li... Read more

  • Big training run on Saturday

    2/6/2015 9:45:11 PM, by PLMITCH

    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 tomor... Read more

  • Tried something new today

    1/28/2015 12:59:19 AM, by MICHEMU

    Made couscous tonight for the first time ever. Tried it right after it came out of the pot and it tasted like warm cardboard. Googled it and real... Read more

  • One more week to go...

    12/15/2014 9:45:51 AM, by PLMITCH

    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 ext... Read more

  • GULP!

    12/8/2014 10:01:00 PM, by PLMITCH

    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... Read more

  • Thanksgiving leftovers are FINISHED!

    12/2/2014 10:00:42 AM, by PLMITCH

    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 ... Read more

  • "Greyt" News!

    11/13/2014 5:21:10 PM, by PLMITCH

    Got a call from our vet this afternoon to give me the results of our greyhound Gigi's biopsy on the growth on her ear. It was benign!! She has b... Read more

  • Yes they are family...

    11/6/2014 10:17:36 PM, by PLMITCH

    Tomorrow we take our oldest greyhound, Gigi, in for two procedures. One, to remove a growth on one of her ears that blossomed up in the past few... Read more

  • Wonderful trip to Jamaica!

    11/4/2014 8:53:57 AM, by PLMITCH

    The sign of a good vacation: it went by quick! And by our standards, this was a short one -- just 4 days in Jamaica -- we usually try to go for... Read more

  • Trip with Grandson

    10/21/2014 12:12:05 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We just took a four day trip with our 10 year old grandson. Took him to celebrate his birthday with his cousins. We had such a good time in Sea... Read more

  • Day 54 - Countdown to Vacation

    10/21/2014 12:01:07 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Ouch! Another bad morning on the scale, but I do think I'm getting back on track. My fear is failure as in a few days I must drive out to care ... Read more

  • One week and counting...

    10/21/2014 10:37:26 AM, by PLMITCH

    If all goes according to plan, my wife and I will be jetting our way to Jamaica one week from now. Short vacation, but a joyous trip -- my son a... Read more

  • Day 55 - Countdown to Vacation

    10/20/2014 5:07:28 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    A bit sad today after gaining 2 pounds on trip to visit son's family. We ate out every day, usually twice each day. Had some amazing meals and ... Read more

  • Day 59 of Vacation Countdown

    10/16/2014 1:35:28 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    It may be 59 days until our tropical get away in December, but in an hour or so we leave to pick up our 10 year old grandson to board a plane for... Read more

  • Day 61 - Countdown to Vacation

    10/14/2014 7:35:28 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I walked for quite a long time today as I hunted for gifts for granddaughters and then once home I had to walk back down to find a lightweight tr... Read more

  • Day 62 - Countdown to Vacation

    10/13/2014 4:46:26 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Another week has passed and though I think I'm becoming more toned, the weight isn't budging. Perhaps this will be the week I see it drop. Mean... Read more

  • Day 69 - Countdown to Vacation Readiness

    10/6/2014 6:36:57 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I did very poorly over the past several days. Way too much celebrating of birthdays - parties, cakes, dining out. So, this week i'm back on tra... Read more

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