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Hi. I'm Brian and this is where I post my goals and accomplishments on I love to hike, bike, run and be outdoors. I am on a journey towards health and happiness. I'm always making plans, setting new goals and challenging myself. I recently took up running and mountain biking. Stop by often to see what I'm up to. Leave comments or suggestions below.

*I borrowed this from MAGGIE805

Member Since: 3/8/2006

Fitness Minutes: 129,012

My Goals:
~ Live a healthy and active life
~ Maintain my running program
~ Daily strength training and yoga
~ Daily mindfulness and meditation
~ Loose 70 pounds

My Program:
~ Start the day with yoga
~ End the day with loving kindness
~ Take mindful moments on the back porch

Workout plan:
~ Darebee every day! (
~ Tuesday, Friday- Run (40 - 60 minutes)
~ Monday, Wednesday - Strength & mobility workout
~ Wednesday, Saturday - Cross (hiking/biking/walking)
~ Thursday - Rest
~ Sunday - Long slow run

Meal plan:
~ Eat a mainly plant-based diet
~ Weekly meal plans
~ Daily journalling

~ Participate in the seasonal 5% Challenge
~ 100 Days of Weight Loss
~ Stay connected to my Spark Friends
~ Change my program regularly to stay engaged

Personal Information:
I'm a 50-something technical writer, mountaineer, bicycler, hiker, illustrator, gardener, runner and father of one. I live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle. I lost my wife in 2014 after an 11 year battle with cancer. I love dogs, but I live with a cat. We don't seem to mind.

Other Information:
Life's operating instructions:
1) Love yourself for who you are right now.

2) Live the life you want to live. Start right now!

3) Live with loving kindness to yourself and others.

4) Dance.

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    Went for walk. emoticon Wore raincoat. It soaked through. emoticon Don't care, sneakers are still waterproof and socks stayed dry.

    emoticon Why am I craving Kale?
    2 days ago
    I wanna go for at least a walk in the rain. Let's see if my LL Bean hiking sneakers are still waterproof. Of course, if I melt I am blaming Dorothy and that Scarecrow!

    One of the Alzeimer patients brought Herc for a walk around the secure wing. Herc made her so happy! He kept looking back to make sure I was 'in view' though. IT's the first time he didn't try to leave through the hidden stairs-- he didn't know the magic code.

    This week has been crazy! I am trying to wrap up the semester for my students, get ready for the wedding, wrap up my classes, get ready for graduation, write cover letters, personalize my resume, apply for jobs, have time for interviews, and conquer day THREE of the 30 day challenge!
    3 days ago
    It's rainy, emoticon I have to cancel my hike with Hercules. We'll get wet. emoticon What am I saying! The sun can be shining and Hercules and I will get drenched on a hike!
    3 days ago
    Don't worry, Brian, I wasn't feeling sad, perhaps a bit helpless amidst that jungle - the grassy plants are as high as me! I've got a downward-turned mouth unless I remember to smile (my mum used to say it was a 'coal-scuttle mouth' which runs in the family)
    and I'm glad you noticed the t-shirt - it's very old and now used only for garden work.
    4 days ago
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    Yep, we are getting hit and miss Sun. One minute bright and sunny, and then the sun is still out and it sprinkles. One VERY wet spring. If I ever get tired of it all, I just look at my beautiful ornamental plum. It is definitely one of the biggest you've seen. I need to post a picture of it on my spark page. Soon, because it already is losing the blooms and turning to the purplish leaves. Love that too tho. Looks like the weather doesn't stop you! In the clouds and wearing shorts? REALLY? Ha
    7 days ago
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