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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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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.



Member Since: 8/17/2011

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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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