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Race Report: 2016 Race with Grace (10K)
Thanksgiving Day, time for my 6th annual running of Race with Grace ("RwG"), which is the 26th annual running of this 10K. It was a few degrees warmer than the forecast, 34 F (1 C) when I got up this morning. Revised forecast called for shower... Read more
Transition to cold weather
As promised by the forecast, winter arrived today. Yesterday, I ran in shorts and a singlet. Today I got out on the roads right after I got home from church. It was 32 F (0 C), with 19 mph WNW winds and snow in the air. The snow was beginnin... Read more
Recovery Update: Ran 5 miles today
It's been 10 days since my last blog, and a couple of people have expressed interest in how I'm doing, with varying levels of intensity to the hint that I should blog more.
On November 9, I ran a continual 3 miles for the first time since t... Read more
It's been over a month since I blogged here. Retirement has changed things, sometimes in ways I wouldn't have predicted. First, a summary of what happened when I wasn't writing.
Weight maintenance: I left off the saga concerned about mai... Read more
Five Year Maintenance Musings
In July 2011, I reluctantly admitted I needed to track what I eat, and joined Spark People. I set what I thought was a stretch goal, get my weight down 21 pounds to 175. I didn't really believe I could get my weight that low, having bounced of... Read more
End of Month Miscellaneous Stuff
Today is September 30, the end of a month. This happens to be the end of my first month of retired life. It hasn't so much been a month of new beginnings as a month of transitions and noticing things.
Running: I ran a half marathon in ea... Read more
Sunday I ran most of a marathon, failing to earn the medal or bragging rights. The race ended for me at 25.2 miles, with severe calf cramps. That's disappointing, to say the least; but life goes on. After the marathon comes recovery.
Mon... Read more
Race Report: 2016 Rochester Marathon
It was a totally messed up training cycle getting ready for Rochester. I started the training cycle recovering from injury, just training to get healthy enough to run. By the time I was health enough to run regularly, I was way behind on weekl... Read more
Yesterday was a rest day. It was necessary, after running 9 days in a row including a very good effort at Oak Tree Half. After Oak Tree, I had watered down the training plan for recovery, seeking advice from my coach on how much to water down ... Read more
Race Report: 2016 Oak Tree Half Marathon
I signed up for Oak Tree because it's traditionally hot and humid, and I didn't want waste the training I'd done in heat and humidity; because it's been kind of a minor bucket list race for a year or so; because it's a Rochester Runner of the Ye... Read more
Running for 30 Minutes
Today is a five year anniversary of sorts. On August 21, 2011, I set out to see whether I could turn myself into a runner. I found that I was not in shape for Week 1, Day 1 of the 5K Your Way program, so I built a two-week remedial course and ... Read more
Race Report: 2016 Bergen Road Race 5K - Jenny Kuzma Memorial
All I know about Jenny Kuzma is what's published in connection with the race: She was diagnosed with leukemia at age 4, and lived to age 13. The race was organized in her honor, with proceeds going to a scholarship for an 8th grader in the Byr... Read more
Race Report: 2016 Shoreline Half Marathon
The race report is a few days late. I'll plead being incredibly busy in my non-working hours due to multiple priorities, and blogging didn't make the cut. On the plus side, taking this long to get the blog written means I have race pictures.
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Independence Day Musings
Today is July 4, 2016. It's Independence Day in the United States of America. It's the last paid holiday of my career. On my personal schedule, it's a rest day (from running) and a day of contemplation and analysis.
I see I haven't blogg... Read more
Time and Money
Today's blog is a departure from the usual Spark People fare of diet, exercise, and promotion of health and fitness. It touches some of those areas, but mostly it's about time and money.
Don't worry, I won't ask for donations.
Most of... Read more