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Retirement and hiking the AT
Saturday, January 20, 2018      6 comments

I will be hiking the Appalachian Trail in April and raising money with every step for mental health. My goal is a dollar per mile. Help me out if you can and keep another person from taking there own life. Go to Hike for Mental Health htt... Read more
Hiking along and dropping the weight.
Thursday, March 31, 2016      3 comments

I have completed 51 miles of the mid-state trail in Pennsylvania and the weight is coming off. The best thing about hiking is being in nature and not thinking about anything else. It is a real stress buster for me. Hiking is a lot harder than th... Read more
Broke past 200
Saturday, February 20, 2016      3 comments

Feels good to get back under 200lbs. I had really let myself go past all my high weight records. Got 24 miles of trail under my belt and adding a few more today. Hopefully, will be in good enough shape to do some trails in California in April.... Read more
Cold thank goodness for the treadmill
Thursday, February 11, 2016      1 comments

The wind is howling and the temps are in the teens. I am glad for a treadmill to keep my walking up. Been doing about 35 miles per week including my weekend outdoor hikes. I am down 9 lbs even though I have a long way to go it is nice to see som... Read more
7.5 mile trail
Friday, January 29, 2016      1 comments

I am very happy with my progress. No trouble doing this hike with pack in 3 hours. With 3 years left to train I feel I am getting there 1 step at a time.... Read more
Training for the Appalachian Trail in 2020
Monday, January 04, 2016      2 comments

I do best when I have a goal. My long term goal is to walk the Appalachian Trail when I retire in 2020. Short term I am hiking every trail in the forest one by one. I joined the local hike club to get me motivated. Starting slow and working up t... Read more
Hard to start over
Thursday, April 24, 2014      1 comments

Shortly after my last blog entry in August of 2013 I got an upper respiratory infection that lasted two months. This set back along with getting a very sedentary job has put all the weight back on I worked so hard to lose. So I am again starting... Read more
I Made it up the mountain!
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      2 comments

I ran 4 miles today. Two miles where a 7% grade a 1000 foot climb in the 2 miles. Granted I wasn't going fast, but I still count it as running. LOL. Running down was like resting. So I should have any trouble with a flat 4 miler race in October.... Read more
Running 2 miles
Tuesday, July 23, 2013      2 comments

I can't believe I am actually able to run two miles at a nice clip. I did 1 mile in 8 min 15 sec and was quite proud of myself. Never thought I would be able to run again after breaking my back five years ago. I seem to be a bit stuck on my wei... Read more
Lightly jogging for the first time in 5 years
Friday, May 03, 2013      2 comments

I have jogged 2 miles in the last two days sprinting the last 100 yards. I didn't think I would ever be able to jog again after breaking my back, but the combination of consistent walking and Tae Chi has made me light enough and strong enough to... Read more
Spring has sprung as the weight is dropping
Saturday, April 27, 2013      3 comments

It seems I have broken my plateaus and got moving again. I will meet my first goal of 162 by my birthday in July if I can maintain my current weight loss rate. It seems bumping my calories up to about 1600 has got me moving. My previous calorie ... Read more
Plateaus Suck
Sunday, February 17, 2013      0 comments

I have been frozen at 184 for the last month and it is very discouraging. Doing a cleanse today to reset my body. No exercise today as well to rest. I have been staying wit... Read more
Blog problems (video blog)
Saturday, February 09, 2013      1 comments

For some reason I can only upload videos and not do regular blogs/ Does anyone else have this problem?... Read more
Time to rest (video blog)
Sunday, February 03, 2013      2 comments

A day to recover Sometimes you just need a chance to chill out.... Read more
Ice watching (video blog)
Saturday, February 02, 2013      0 comments

During my walk today. I got to enjoy the art work of our stream.... Read more

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