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Pre-Wheatbelly fun: Pizza and "Koelsch" (Cologne-area specialty beer) in Germany





Cologne, Germany -- overlooking the Rhine River, Cologne Cathedral in background





Moscow Mtn. Madness Half-Marathon 9/12 (2:17:55)



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"Bring me my chariot of fire!" - William Blake

I am 53, healthy, but (or and) deeply interested in the art and science of healthy eating. I'm convinced that getting a fix on diet and nutrition will make me not only a healthier, but also a happier, and life-giving, creative, contributing person. I also am working on making medium distance running a fixture in my life.

I have been following a gluten-free diet since Jan. 1 of 2012. Increasingly my family and I are going in a primal diet direction. I'm trying to fold this into ...
I am 53, healthy, but (or and) deeply interested in the art and science of healthy eating. I'm convinced that getting a fix on diet and nutrition will make me not only a healthier, but also a happier, and life-giving, creative, contributing person. I also am working on making medium distance running a fixture in my life.

I have been following a gluten-free diet since Jan. 1 of 2012. Increasingly my family and I are going in a primal diet direction. I'm trying to fold this into a larger perspective where healthy eating (organic, whole, and if possible locally produced foods) is not only for my personal benefit, but also a small way to help build a better society by supporting health and an ethos of sustainability on a large scale. Over time I've become more aware of and concerned/passionate about the politics of food and nutrition as well.

I truly enjoy running and have done four half-marathons between 9/11/11 (yes, really) and March 2013, as well as a sprinkling of 10ks, 5ks, and an 8-mile trail run. I run in a minimalist fashion and have been influenced by the "Chi running" approach. I hope to continue this for the rest of my life. I do enjoy trail running when I have the chance and have had some beautiful times in the hills of N. Idaho as well as along the bank of the Snake River. Mostly, though, I train on the backroads of wheat country here in E. Washington.

I have been a follower of Jesus since college, way back in the day, and am on an ever-evolving path to understand and practice my faith in real life.

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My Goals:
I am becoming a relatively proficient medium-distance runner (up to half-marathon) using minimalist running technique and am now exploring trail running. I want to learn more about strength training. Always educating myself more on diet, nutrition, and running. Get into the habit of stopping to center during the day.

My Program:
Mixing running and strength training throughout the week. Always have a nutrition or food culture book to work on. Get enough sleep!

Personal Information:
History teacher in Eastern WA state. Especially likes the history of popular religion, modern war, and collective memory and commemorations.

Homeschooling Dad, house-churching Jesus follower.

Going gluten-free and exploring low-carb and paleo diets.

Trying to become a decent distance runner. Greatly enjoying the increased fitness and vitality.

Next goal is regular meditation.





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"On a flat road runs the well-train'd runner,//He is lean and sinewy with muscular legs,//He is thinly clothed, he leans forward as he runs,//With lightly closed fists and arms partially rais'd."
-- Walt Whitman, "The Runner"

"Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!

I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In Englands green & pleasant Land."
- From the hymn "Jerusalem" based on a poem by William Blake and the inspiration for the title of the film "Chariots of Fire"


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AURORAMILLET
2/11/2013 2:02:43 PM

I love to see fellow runners out there!!

RUN!!!RUN!!!RUN!!!!



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-COURT-
2/9/2013 12:57:38 AM

Thanks for visiting my blog. You are welcome to take whatever you want. Glad you liked the idea.

Courti



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GOOSIEMOON
2/3/2013 4:11:18 PM

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog post about my son's Biochemistry presentation! Your thoughtful words made me smile and it really made my day. It's especially nice to hear from someone in the academic community.

Have a great day and best of luck in your journey towards better health and better distance running!

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WINDSURFNERD
1/16/2013 12:11:43 AM

I love the Blake quote! emoticon I friended you so I could keep tabs on your HM prep since we'll be running on the same day in March. Mine is in San Jose, California along a path called "coyote creek"...sounds fun, huh? :)
Naomi



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1/7/2013 4:52:31 PM

Happy Anniversary! emoticon emoticon



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