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Here we go again.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014      4 comments

So. My last blog was May 4th. Five--that's *FIVE* months ago. I'm now at my all-time heaviest. Coincident? I THINK NOT! To explain, after a lazy summer, we're just back from two weeks in England. Wonderful trip, awesome--and I mean A... Read more

I Ran

Sunday, May 04, 2014      3 comments

On April 27th. In Vancouver. For the Vancouver Sun Run. 10k. Well, I should say I walk-ran. Well, maybe I should say I shuffled. But I did do the course. *And*. Get this: I bettered my last year's time by a few seconds! Go f... Read more

How many people did *not* run today?

Friday, March 28, 2014      12 comments

That's what I have to ask myself when I run but am not satisfied with my efforts. Remember, Self, you did more today to achieve fitness than millions in this country did. Give yourself a little credit! So anyway, I did run. On the Dreadm... Read more

As sexy as . . .

Saturday, March 15, 2014      10 comments

. . . Usain Bolt. That's how I felt on my run today, wearing my Sun Run running tights. No one else knew of course, as I wore windbreaker pants over them--it's still late winter here. But the tights did what I needed them to do. Wearing... Read more

It's Time.

Monday, January 27, 2014      9 comments

This is it. The Wall. I can't procrastinate any longer. Training for the Vancouver Sun Run, the April 10K event I've registered for, starts today. So I started. On the dread mill. Warm-up walk for 5 minutes, then run one minute, walk two; ... Read more

A wolf in sheep's clothing?

Monday, January 13, 2014      7 comments

So. Great day today. Church this morning. Nap this afternoon. Snowshoeing after nap. I broke trail through the woods--should have had my handsaw along, the heavy snow has bent too many trees over the trail--then around the perimeter of ... Read more

Looking the Trackers in the eye

Saturday, December 07, 2013      6 comments

OK. Thank you, SparkFriends, for your encouragement following my last blog "Facing Facts . . . ." The Fitness Tracker and the Nutrition Tracker hold no fear for me today. Fitness tracker: die, you demon! I shovelled snow for a good ho... Read more

Facing facts and dealing with them.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013      7 comments

Fact: I now weigh 165 lb. That's up significantly from 2 months ago, not down. I'm going the wrong way! Facing it: I've had to, in all Spark honesty, re-set my weight ticker. Dealing with it: Dig my heels into the slippery slope... Read more

It's Movember. Men, time for your DREaded

Monday, November 04, 2013      7 comments

Digital Rectal Exam, your PSA test and, perhaps, your colonscopy. Movember is a world-wide program focusing on prostate cancer and men's mental health. Check out www.movember.com My new profile pic shows my gone moustache as I join th... Read more

Conan did not make it . . .

Thursday, October 31, 2013      3 comments

. . . to the SuperHero Challenge 2013. emoticon Back in November of 2012, a number of us 50+ Males started... Read more

I went down to the woods today . . .

Wednesday, October 23, 2013      10 comments

My wife's a Girl from the Coast. Douglas Fir grow *everywhere* on our coast, but don't do well here in the interior. For our 25th wedding anniversary, 13 years ago, I planted 5 Douglas Firs, one for each 5 years of our marriage, so my wife cou... Read more

The Fort With no Walls

Friday, October 11, 2013      8 comments

So, no carpentry work today. I had to do my civic duty and attend Regional District (sort of BC's equivalent to county) meetings. I'm the Alternate for our elected rep, who wasn't able to attend. It's always interesting to go and see local go... Read more

Am I ever having fun!

Thursday, October 10, 2013      6 comments

Last spring I started a tree fort for Johnny (GS, 4-yrs-old) by putting 2 x 6's from tree-to-tree-to-tree and planning like fury what to do next. Johnny doesn't visit all that often and in high summer he was happy with the pool, no thought of t... Read more

well, well, well

Monday, September 30, 2013      5 comments

I must be a hibernating mammal. That's the only rational excuse I can come up with for not having lost my pound-and-a-half a week since the beginning of August. Not only have I *not* lost weight, depending on how forgiving my scale is on... Read more

The best day in a lonnnnngggggg time : )

Sunday, September 15, 2013      5 comments

Went for a hike Saturday. A pretty long hike, considering the hiker mix. There were me (the eldest hiker, at a month short of 67), two of my sisters, two of my nieces, one of my nephews, my grandson (the youngest hiker, at 4-and-a-half), ... Read more


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