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Retirement, 65 and such
Tuesday, November 29, 2016      2 comments

At the end of June I retired from job as a school social worker. It had been a very fulfilling 30 years and I, pretty much loved every minute of it. It was a job that was never boring and filled with unique challenges. However, the time was righ... Read more
New Beginnings
Monday, July 13, 2015      1 comments

There is no time like the present. It seems that while I have been on this weight/health journey the only times I have been consistent have been when I was using the Spark site. It is time to start again. I came back from vacation Up North... Read more
New Year
Friday, January 03, 2014      0 comments

I am finally feeling better. What a long mixed up journey 2013 was. I started the year recovering from a bum foot. Ran the Donna Half in Jax Beach and felt decent. Ran the Rock CF Half on Grosse Ile (Mich) and injured my hip. After 7 months of h... Read more
Return from the North Country
Sunday, July 28, 2013      0 comments

I survived the GLR. I had 5 runs in 3 days ... none were easy.... none were fast .... but I survived in one piece with relatively little hip pain. We had a great time. Our team was a fun blend of young and old, veterans and newbies. I was the sl... Read more
Wednesday, July 17, 2013      0 comments

The Great Lakes Relay starts on Friday (7/19) at 6am outside of Rogers City Michigan. This is the 22nd annual run across northern Michigan. The race is a 3 day affair run on state forest trails, two tracks and back roads. We will finish on the b... Read more
Sunday, July 07, 2013      3 comments

Recovering from my bad hip has been a long, slow, painful process but .... it is getting there. As I slug through this injury it has become very clear that most of my injuries and physical problems over the last year are weight related. I h... Read more
Summer's here and ...
Thursday, June 13, 2013      2 comments

the time is right for .... getting in shape. The last official day of school was yesterday. However, I have a few loose ends to tie up. I won't let that get in the way of my summer training plan. I have been nursing a sore hip for sev... Read more
Returning to the Run
Monday, February 04, 2013      0 comments

In November, on my 61st birthday, I began to notice I was limping to compensate for some discomfort I was feeling in my foot. It was a great day! We went to watch UM trounce Iowa and then went to dinner in Ann Arbor with the family. The limp got... Read more
Resolutions and Reflections
Monday, January 02, 2012      2 comments

It is January 2nd and we have ushered in a new year. 2011 was an outstanding year in most ways. Our oldest daughter was married in July and is now expecting our first grandchild (we just learned it is a baby boy) in May. Our other daughter is he... Read more
State Meet
Saturday, November 05, 2011      1 comments

Today my cross country kids will run in the State Championship Meet. I have been coaching cross country and track for the last 25 years. The young people that participate in these sports never cease to amaze and inspire me! To those who describe... Read more
Here We Go !!!!!
Monday, October 31, 2011      1 comments

Last spring I made the decision that it was time to tackle another marathon. The one I chose was the Houston Marathon. Three reasons for this were: 1 - It was far enough away that it was not real, 2 - that gave me plenty of time to prepare (run,... Read more
A thought or 2 about...
Wednesday, October 19, 2011      2 comments

being in a rut. It has been a week since the blahs hit full force and I decided that I needed to take some action. I have managed to change things around a bit and I am feeling much better today than I was last Thursday. I have focused on some h... Read more
In a Rut!!
Thursday, October 13, 2011      3 comments

Something is going on and I'm not sure what it is. My energy is down and so is my mood. I'm tired a lot of the time and things just aren't the way they used to be. I had a check up recently and everything is ok physically. I'm turning 60 in a m... Read more
Hard Core Running (Part 2)
Monday, July 18, 2011      2 comments

This weekend I participated in the Great Lakes Relay. This was the 20th year and I've done 12 or 13 of them. It's 3 days, 270 miles (mostly trail - sandy trail) with 90 - 10 person teams. It is run across Northern Michigan, starting near Lake Hu... Read more
The Return of the Marathoner
Monday, June 27, 2011      0 comments

Well it has been a few years since I have run a marathon. I decided I needed a goal and the Houston Marathon is it. They will be hosting the Olympic Trials Marathon that same weekend. I have 6 months to get ready. It is going to be an interestin... Read more

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