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Down 16 lbs!
Monday, September 17, 2018      3 comments

By the grace of God, I lost another pound this week and met my other goals as well. Since today is my one day off per week, I decided to take a bit of a longer bike ride, 30 miles, which will set me up well to reach my goal of putting in 85 mile... Read more
Hit 28,000 all-time-miles on my road bike today!
Saturday, September 15, 2018      7 comments

I bought my road bike in 2001, after riding a mountain bike for a year and a half. I so fell in love with road riding that I've hardly touched a mountain bike ever since. Over the years, I've put in 1,000 miles one year and 2,500 or more another... Read more
Down 15 lbs!
Monday, September 10, 2018      8 comments

It's been a great week. I completed my 15th 100-mile bike ride on a very difficult course in a decent time, I coached my wife (who has Multiple Scle... Read more
Down 14 lbs!
Monday, September 03, 2018      8 comments

As I get older, I find it harder to lose weight. This year has been particularly hard, but I finally found the right combination of daily calorie intake and exercise, and over the last twelve weeks I have lost fourteen pounds! Feels good, especi... Read more
My Back is Improving
Thursday, June 22, 2017      3 comments

About every year-and-one-half or so, my lower back goes out. It starts with feeling slight muscular discomfort, and then within days gets so bad that I can hardly walk and find it hard to function day to day. Yesterday I woke up with the back fe... Read more
Lower Back Pain - Any Suggestions?
Monday, June 19, 2017      3 comments

I just got over a cold, and now my lower back hurting and making it hard to walk or function. This is the third time this has happened over the last few years, and I'm wondering if any of you all have suggestions as to how to get through this, a... Read more
When skipping exercise is the right thing to do
Thursday, June 15, 2017      4 comments

I'm usually pretty disciplined about doing my exercise everyday, and I planned to go out to the golf range, strike some balls, and then go for a walk. But I have been struggling with a summer cold and I'm very weak and dizzy, and I thought it be... Read more
The Tour of France is Coming!
Wednesday, June 14, 2017      0 comments

J'aime Le Tour de France! July 1-23 - the best in the world compete in the greatest bike race in the world! ... Read more
My View at Breakfast
Tuesday, June 13, 2017      5 comments

Every morning is I sit to eat the first meal of the day, I get to look out my window and see this. I feel so grateful to live in this place, and get to... Read more
Golfing Today
Monday, June 12, 2017      7 comments

Today I got to go play a round of golf with a good friend of mine. While I hit some good shots here and there, I also had some horrible holes and there... Read more
Awesome Walk Today
Wednesday, June 07, 2017      3 comments

I had the privilege today of walking for about an hour while meditating on John 6:1-15, the story of Jesus feeding 5000 plus with only Five Loaves and two fish. I'll leave the details for another time, but it was such a great time of faith stret... Read more
Tilling and Planting Today
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      5 comments

We have a fairly big yard but two areas are completed shaded and the grass has given way to bare ground. So later today I plan to till up the ground, prepare it for seeds, and then plant those seeds this evening or tomorrow. I'm eager to do this... Read more
Day Off...Probably Going to Golf
Monday, June 05, 2017      2 comments

Today is my one day off per week, and oh am I tempted to go golfing! There's a little executive course near my house that's very challenging but not very busy so that I basically get the course to myself. I just love going for a long stroll, tak... Read more
I'm Sleepy
Sunday, June 04, 2017      2 comments

It's been a long day, a good day, and I'm sleepy! Time to crash, night-night, ya'll.... Read more
Day of Meditation
Saturday, June 03, 2017      0 comments

I am the preaching pastor of a church near Minneapolis and since I was behind in my normal message preparation, I had to devote my entire day to that. This means that I had the privilege of meditating on and writing about the words of Jesus in J... Read more

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