Treadmill running
Friday, January 13, 2012      4 comments

Having trumpeted how I ran through the slush on Tuesday, yesterday the temps had fallen into the teens, and I have to admit, I did my running on the treadmill at the gym rather than pushing through the cold. I did 3.25 miles, which was less tha... Read more
Running through the slush
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      3 comments

This morning I ran 4.5 miles. This is remarkable mostly because I ran outdoors at 8 a.m., after it had snowed last night and the streets were still muddy and slushy. In the past years - heck, most of my life - I've always deferred running unde... Read more
A different sort of anniversary celebration
Saturday, January 07, 2012      2 comments

Today my wife and I celebrate our 23rd (!!!) anniversary. We began a new tradition today, which is to take a long run together. We ran together on a trail on a former railroad bed; I ran nine miles, my longest training run to date. There were... Read more
Lessons from a warhorse
Thursday, January 05, 2012      0 comments

Last Sunday my family celebrated the New Year by going to see the film "War Horse." It follows the path of a horse, "Joey," from being the unlikely savior of a struggling tenant farm family in pre-WWI England, through his adventures and trials ... Read more
Becoming one with my study
Thursday, January 05, 2012      0 comments

I haven't posted much the past two days. The reason is that at the friendly encouragement of my wife, I spent the past 48 hours cleaning out my home study - which was desperately overcrowded with accumulated magazines, books, "stuff," and more ... Read more
And a last word about New Year's Eve
Sunday, January 01, 2012      1 comments

In my excitement about the new year's breakfast I just described I forgot to share that we went to a very fun and lifegiving New Year's Eve party last night. We don't go out that much so it was a bit of a treat anyhow. There was a really nice ... Read more
A new year - a new diet
Sunday, January 01, 2012      1 comments

One of my New Year's resolutions is to try a gluten-free diet since I suspect I might have some grain allergies. Fortunately my wife is being very encouraging and supportive of this move. Today for our New Year's breakfast we had a veggie omel... Read more
Ringing out the Old Year: running through the wheatfields
Saturday, December 31, 2011      3 comments

This is my first SparkPeople blog. Grace to all who are kind enough to read on! I ran nearly 8 miles today - my wife and I are starting a tradition of ending the old year/starting the new one with a long run. This is Year 2 so now it actu... Read more

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