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Minor Disappointment...
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      3 comments

I ran the third 10K race in the January Freeze series on Saturday and didn't stop my timer until I had been walking around a bit after the finish. I wanted to get my official time so I checked the results on the Club site and I wasn't listed and... Read more
Just a Little Thing...
Friday, January 18, 2013      2 comments

Over the past few years, I have graduated from mindlessly eating whatever was available to planning meals, avoiding temptation, and exercising restraint when it comes to food. Anyway, Thursday afternoon, we ate lunch at Panera Bread. I knew what... Read more
What I might be able to chew ...Again.
Monday, January 14, 2013      1 comments

A couple of my SparkBlog entries have referenced "biting off more than I can chew". I've announced commitments to achieve some things when I had doubts about my ability to come through. So far the strategy of locking myself in with public announ... Read more
A Bit Off The Reservation But...
Sunday, January 13, 2013      0 comments

Jorge Selarón, the artist who is responsible for the Selarón Steps in Lapa died today. May he rest in peace. View this masterwork captured as I was running up those steps this September. (Minute 6:42 of this clip) ww... Read more
Saturday, January 12, 2013      3 comments

OK, BEESPARKLE, First, the belt is not called a Hippie Pouch. My bad! I bought it from a place called Hippie Running. It is actually a "Go Belt". I wasn't able to find a Canadian retailer, but here is its link on Amazon in the US: ... Read more
January Freeze 10K Series Follow-up
Saturday, January 12, 2013      1 comments

I ran the second Saturday 10K race of the set today. We had record warm temps for this area. It was in the 40's and I dressed appropriately. I probably did not eat appropriately. I had a Cliff Bar and PowerAde about an hour and a half before the... Read more
Running With A Camera (video blog)
Saturday, January 12, 2013      4 comments

Just get moving. You don't have to be a superstar. Here's a P.O.V. clip of the warm-up mile of my 10K run on Thursday. I was trying to see if I could use my point-and-shoot digital camera like a Hero-Cam by carrying it in the pouch of my ru... Read more
January Freeze 10K Series.
Saturday, January 05, 2013      5 comments

I ran my first Saturday 10K race of the set today. I arrived early because I thought I might be put in the early start group, but when I said I expected run it in about an hour, I was told that was was a good enough pace to run with the crowd. S... Read more
Peace on Earth
Tuesday, December 25, 2012      1 comments

Whatever your celebration this time of year, may you celebrate it in peace and with love for your fellow humans.... Read more
Winter is Here
Saturday, December 22, 2012      6 comments

I took up the challenge to run 30 minutes a day for 20 days during the month of December. Today was the first day I planned to run and thought twice about i... Read more
Catching Up...
Saturday, December 08, 2012      2 comments

DECEMBER 3rd: …Another bite that I think I can chew. I thought I had the Thanksgiving hosting pressures under control but I was wrong and Christmas is about three weeks off with more entertaining. In addition to a renewed effort at sel... Read more
Home Again
Thursday, November 15, 2012      2 comments

I've been back more than a week. I've been keeping up with with SP although I haven't contributed much. I gained a few pounds too, but I don't think they are going to stay with me. They are mostly from Brahma beer and I'm not normally a big beer... Read more
A bunch of sentences that start with "I"…
Monday, October 22, 2012      2 comments

I wanted to get back to 160 #s before I left for Rio but the trip starts tomorrow and I weighed in at 174 today. I ran a half marathon yesterday and beat my best previous time by twelve minutes. I felt good about not taking advantage of t... Read more
Good Week And a Surprise Ending:
Monday, October 15, 2012      3 comments

Last Tuesday, I finished my blog entry with a list of running related stuff I was going to accomplish during the week. Done! Except for one deviation. Saturday's 10K was brisk (32°F) and fast. I was happy with my time. I thought the X-Country ra... Read more
Catching Up:
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      0 comments

I was registered to run in a 5K in Cortland on Saturday, but I was asked to join a "5K fun run" by someone who's cause I have an affinity for (childhood obesity education). I couldn't be in two places at once so I skipped the chip timed certifie... Read more

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