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A Running Life (Part 1)
Monday, February 20, 2017      4 comments

I ran track one year in high school (Spring track 1966) but gave it up after that. In 1976, I took up jogging as way to get in shape (and eventually quit smoking my 2 packs a day in January 1977). It took awhile but I got hooked. I began runnin... Read more
A Life Well Lived
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      8 comments

He was born to Russian immigrant parents on February 13, 1924. He contracted polio as a small child and it left one of his legs damaged from the knee to the ankle. He grew up on the city streets of Hamtramack Michigan during the Great Depression... Read more
Exercising vs Getting In Shape
Monday, January 30, 2017      3 comments

Over the last week I have decided to ramp things up. I want to run again. I had hip replacement surgery in April 2015. My hip had steadily deteriorated for the several years prior to that. My doc said post surgery I could do any activity EXCEPT ... Read more
What A Weekend
Monday, January 23, 2017      8 comments

This weekend my wife and I travelled to Washington DC for the Women's March. It was an amazing experience. I will state up front that I am not a fan of our newly inaugurated president (this goes beyond politics and is related to his behavi... Read more
2017 goals and such
Thursday, January 12, 2017      6 comments

2016 was amazing in so many ways ... accepted new coaching challenges (and had fun with it), retired from my day job (as a School Social Worker), travelled to the Great Northwest to see the Olympic Track & Field Trials, enjoyed the extra time wi... Read more
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      1 comments

I been fight this damn cold for a week and it appears I am finally winning. However, my misery has allowed me to finish an excellent book, "Sometimes Brilliant" by Dr. Larry Brilliant. We had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Brilliant speak at our da... Read more
Monday, December 26, 2016      3 comments

The year has been filled with joy. It is beautiful that Christmas arrives at the end of the year because it allows us a time of reflection on all that is good. The joy of two children on Christmas morning, the sparkle in their eyes, reminds me ... Read more
A Reading Life
Thursday, December 15, 2016      2 comments

Yesterday I was doing some Christmas shopping at Barnes and Noble. Something drew me to the Dickens section (perhaps it was Marley's ghost). It stru... Read more
On a Winter's Day
Monday, December 12, 2016      5 comments

After an 8 inch snowfall my wife took an hour walk at a local park on the river. Whenever we get a snowfall like this I am reminded of my favorite p... Read more
Retirement, 65 and such
Tuesday, November 29, 2016      2 comments

At the end of June I retired from job as a school social worker. It had been a very fulfilling 30 years and I, pretty much loved every minute of it. It was a job that was never boring and filled with unique challenges. However, the time was righ... Read more
New Beginnings
Monday, July 13, 2015      1 comments

There is no time like the present. It seems that while I have been on this weight/health journey the only times I have been consistent have been when I was using the Spark site. It is time to start again. I came back from vacation Up North... Read more
New Year
Friday, January 03, 2014      0 comments

I am finally feeling better. What a long mixed up journey 2013 was. I started the year recovering from a bum foot. Ran the Donna Half in Jax Beach and felt decent. Ran the Rock CF Half on Grosse Ile (Mich) and injured my hip. After 7 months of h... Read more
Return from the North Country
Sunday, July 28, 2013      0 comments

I survived the GLR. I had 5 runs in 3 days ... none were easy.... none were fast .... but I survived in one piece with relatively little hip pain. We had a great time. Our team was a fun blend of young and old, veterans and newbies. I was the sl... Read more
Wednesday, July 17, 2013      0 comments

The Great Lakes Relay starts on Friday (7/19) at 6am outside of Rogers City Michigan. This is the 22nd annual run across northern Michigan. The race is a 3 day affair run on state forest trails, two tracks and back roads. We will finish on the b... Read more
Sunday, July 07, 2013      3 comments

Recovering from my bad hip has been a long, slow, painful process but .... it is getting there. As I slug through this injury it has become very clear that most of my injuries and physical problems over the last year are weight related. I h... Read more

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