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Just Touching Base:
Monday, October 01, 2012      2 comments

My weigh-in today was an encouraging 174+ pounds. Still ten pounds higher than my recent lowest, but I may have broken free of a five week stagnancy. I did my LiveFit Revolution Quarterly Virtual 10K Saturday and mashed too hard on the downhills... Read more
Sunday, September 30, 2012      0 comments

I spent some time today trying to figure out what I am going to take to Rio when we leave in about three weeks. I decided not to worry about fashion and go ultra light. I'll wear polyester and nylon. I can wash them in the shower and they will ... Read more
Continuing the Blog Within a Blog
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      6 comments

My mother emailed me about our upcoming visit to Rio last night. Among other things she said: "…I'm looking for races for you. There were several in August, but I haven't seen any since. Probably something will turn up before you come. I... Read more
Another Fun Race...
Saturday, September 15, 2012      4 comments

...So far today has been pretty great. The weather was fantastic for the Chobani Chamber Challenge 5K in Norwich. It was a steady 55 degrees with a slight breeze and cloudy but not humid. I got a good eight hours of sleep, and left for Norwich i... Read more
Blog Within A Blog...
Saturday, September 01, 2012      2 comments

A couple hours ago I started a blog on the Forum. Since the entry pretty much covers what's on my mind right now, I'm going to take the lazy way out and paste it here. The "somebody" that I'm referring to is Jason Lily, a c... Read more
Saturday, August 25, 2012      5 comments

So I'm coming back from my morning run today and halfway up my driveway is a giant puffball mushroom that seems to have grown overnight. Sliced and eaten raw, the taste, texture, and appearance are very similar to that of fresh mozzarella cheese... Read more
It Was Still Raining...
Friday, August 10, 2012      4 comments the time the race started, but it stopped within a half hour and the sun tried to come out. After the race people were saying they wished it had continued to rain because it was so hot and humid for the balance of the run. This race ... Read more
It's Pouring...
Thursday, August 09, 2012      6 comments

...with thunder and lightning and I'm about to drive 160 miles round trip to run in a half marathon where it is also pouring because I don't want to waste the registration fee. If they cancel the event, I'll have wasted eight gallons of gas on t... Read more
Another Good Day...
Saturday, July 21, 2012      6 comments

...not because I ran in in a 5K in great weather in my own small town; not because we spent the day at the local fair afterward; not because I was happy with my time, which was just shy of my best; but because, as far as my five year old grandda... Read more
Not Blaming Anyone But Myself...
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      5 comments

...but I gained 11 lbs. between Thursday morning and Monday night. Last week I weighed in with new low of 164 lbs. I got careless and dipped into a few things that were not meant for me and they did a lot more damage than I allowed for. I have ... Read more
My Better Half...
Saturday, July 14, 2012      3 comments

I'm frequently mentioning Judith in one context or another and I posted a photo of her right foot once. Judith somewhat camera shy, but our son took a picture of us at the beach yesterday and I convinced her to let me post it here so my Spark Fr... Read more
Tomorrow... (which is now yesterday) Continued...
Friday, July 13, 2012      3 comments

Maya's parents have taught her to choose appropriate foods. She gets most of her sugars from fresh fruit, but Friday is considered the desert day and things are relaxed a bit. So after a day at the beach today the kids were treated to ice c... Read more
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      3 comments

...we pick up our granddaughter, her parents, and her cousin Skyla at the bus station in Binghamton. Ben, Heyrling (That's spelled correctly. Blame her parents. She does.), and Skyla will leave Sunday but Maya will remain with us for at least th... Read more
Slowly But Surely Improving
Saturday, July 07, 2012      3 comments

Since I decided to start entering races this year, I've brought my 5K race time down from 30:46 min on March 24th to 27:36 in today's Parlor City 5K Run in Binghamton. True, by competition standards, that is not a tremendous achievement, but by ... Read more
A Great Weekend...
Monday, July 02, 2012      5 comments

Saturday morning started with my friend Alan's 1st triathlon. He's 67 years old and I now suspect, in better condition than me. His goal was to finish. He thought he might be able to manage to do it in two hours and thirty minutes. He came ... Read more

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