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Caught Off Guard
Wednesday, May 11, 2016      5 comments

Last fall I heard that Mainly Marathons would give a free race entry to anyone who hadn't raced with them yet. There was a wide selection of races so I requested entry in one that was fairly close by and never received a response. So I wrote it ... Read more
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      5 comments

Wow! It's been more than a year since I added to this blog. I've been trying to be succinct and use status reports instead. This deserves a line or two more though. Tomorrow morning, Judith (DW) will be getting a right knee replacement. Tha... Read more
Ducks In A Row:
Wednesday, March 25, 2015      9 comments

I know what I'll be doing this October. So now the question is: How well will I be doing it. I will be running three marathons. Race registrations are paid; hotel reservations are made; day after adventures are planned; and Judith is on board. ... Read more
Get Outside
Sunday, March 15, 2015      5 comments

I got this one from Christine Luff's Running & Jogging column on and the way this season has been across the country, it struck a chord. "Whether the weather is fine, or whether the weather is not; whether the weather is cold, ... Read more
A Helping hand. (video blog)
Saturday, March 07, 2015      9 comments

There are all kinds of reasons for interrupting a workout, but this one takes the cake. Less than a fifth of a mile into my run, I see a deer's headil sticking out of a snow bank. I think it must have been hit by a plow. When I got closer I saw ... Read more
Charmed Life:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015      4 comments

I really am grateful that I can say February has been the worst month of my life since the week preceding my father's death from cancer thirty-five years ago. Compared to other people's recent tribulations, mine haven't been all that bad, but I'... Read more
Snowed In!
Monday, February 02, 2015      3 comments

Judith had a an appointment with the surgeon who fused her toe scheduled for 11:00 this morning. We woke up to howling winds and driving snow. At 8:00 A.M. I put a shovel in the car and so I could get rid of any snow drifts that might block us f... Read more
Things Were Rolling Along Nicely Until...
Friday, January 30, 2015      4 comments

They weren't. I haven't done much blogging lately because there wasn't much new to talk about. We were keeping out heads above water financially. I was doing reasonably well at maintenance. I was running consistently if not aggressively, a... Read more
Funny Thing...
Thursday, January 08, 2015      7 comments

When I joined Spark People over three years ago, I set my notifications for most of the comments and activities of my Spark Friends but I didn't request email notifications about comments and likes on my own statuses. I have seen all the commen... Read more
Try Something New
Thursday, June 12, 2014      5 comments

SparkFriend, KRISZTA11 mentioned in her June 8th blog entry that she was working on the Yoga Crow Pose and posted this picture as an example of her goal: I don't rea... Read more
Polar Bear Run
Sunday, February 23, 2014      7 comments

I ran in my first organized shirtless winter run yesterday with the Triple Cities Runners Club which I have belonged to for over a year and Confluence Running, a new local running store. It really didn't take much bravado because the day turned ... Read more
Saved by the Snow...
Friday, February 14, 2014      5 comments

It's been over a month since I blogged. We had a slew of small problems, that wouldn't have interested anyone else, but together took up all my free time. I'm not as prolific as some of my Spark-Friends, but I'm going to try for at least a blog ... Read more
Chasing My Tail
Monday, January 13, 2014      6 comments

I promised Judith that I would go for a walk with her Sunday as R&R after Saturday's race. But high winds and a touch of DOMS for me discouraged both of us. I opted for some stretching, self massage and a long hot bath. Judith did her stint on t... Read more
I'm Stoked!
Saturday, January 11, 2014      3 comments

This December I decided to take a chance and do something that is generally considered a rookie mistake for runners. I ran at least six miles every day alternating between two routes for thirty consecutive days. Every run was downhill out uph... Read more
The Ugly And The Good...
Monday, December 09, 2013      2 comments

We were away three days for Thanksgiving and I ate and ran. Literally!!! After having a salad at IHOP en-route to my sister-in-law's, I was offered some really delicious bread pudding when we arrived. I knew I'd be up early in the morning for a ... Read more

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