Stretching my legs
Seems I need an 'event' towards which to work if I'm to be even vaguely strict about fitness. Latest event was the Labour Day Classic Road Race in Prince George, BC, held today. I ran in the 8.5 mile (13.5 km) race, Mens 60+ category. Took me... Read more
Like a teenager putting on too-tight jeans,
I had to lie on the floor and suck in my gut in order to do up the buckles on my kilt when I put it on to "Wear Plaid for Dad" day on June 19th. If that doesn't shock me into getting rid of these extra 20 lbs, I'm not sure what will. Been runn... Read more
OK. I'm not in a hopeless situation after all.
A big THANK YOU to SparkPeople's Dean Anderson, who writes in 3 Weight Loss Tips for Men, ". . . you don’t need a six pack to greatly reduce your health risk. What you want is to lose your keg—to be able to lay down flat on your back without yo... Read more
Picking up the pace . . .
. . . barely.
My last blog was five months after it's immediate precursor. This entry is 2-and-a-half months since the last. Does that mean I'm moving twice as fast as I was? Gotta love statistics ; )
Pathetic record, eh wot? I've... Read more
Here we go again.
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
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?
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 . . .
. . . 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
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?
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
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.
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
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 . . .
. . . to the SuperHero Challenge 2013.
Back in November of 2012, a number of us 50+ Males started... Read more
I went down to the woods today . . .
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
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