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Ducks In A Row:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      7 comments

I know what I'll be doing this October. So now the question is: How well will I be doing it. I will be running three marathons. Race registrations are paid; hotel reservations are made; day after adventures are planned; and Judith is on board. ... Read more

Get Outside

Sunday, March 15, 2015      5 comments

I got this one from Christine Luff's Running & Jogging column on and the way this season has been across the country, it struck a chord. "Whether the weather is fine, or whether the weather is not; whether the weather is cold, ... Read more

A Helping hand. (video blog)

Saturday, March 07, 2015      9 comments

There are all kinds of reasons for interrupting a workout, but this one takes the cake. Less than a fifth of a mile into my run, I see a deer's headil sticking out of a snow bank. I think it must have been hit by a plow. When I got closer I saw ... Read more

Charmed Life:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      4 comments

I really am grateful that I can say February has been the worst month of my life since the week preceding my father's death from cancer thirty-five years ago. Compared to other people's recent tribulations, mine haven't been all that bad, but I'... Read more

Snowed In!

Monday, February 02, 2015      3 comments

Judith had a an appointment with the surgeon who fused her toe scheduled for 11:00 this morning. We woke up to howling winds and driving snow. At 8:00 A.M. I put a shovel in the car and so I could get rid of any snow drifts that might block us f... Read more

Things Were Rolling Along Nicely Until...

Friday, January 30, 2015      4 comments

They weren't. I haven't done much blogging lately because there wasn't much new to talk about. We were keeping out heads above water financially. I was doing reasonably well at maintenance. I was running consistently if not aggressively, a... Read more

Funny Thing...

Thursday, January 08, 2015      7 comments

When I joined Spark People over three years ago, I set my notifications for most of the comments and activities of my Spark Friends but I didn't request email notifications about comments and likes on my own statuses. I have seen all the commen... Read more

Try Something New

Thursday, June 12, 2014      5 comments

SparkFriend, KRISZTA11 mentioned in her June 8th blog entry that she was working on the Yoga Crow Pose and posted this picture as an example of her goal: I don't real... Read more

Polar Bear Run

Sunday, February 23, 2014      7 comments

I ran in my first organized shirtless winter run yesterday with the Triple Cities Runners Club which I have belonged to for over a year and Confluence Running, a new local running store. It really didn't take much bravado because the day turned ... Read more

Saved by the Snow...

Friday, February 14, 2014      5 comments

It's been over a month since I blogged. We had a slew of small problems, that wouldn't have interested anyone else, but together took up all my free time. I'm not as prolific as some of my Spark-Friends, but I'm going to try for at least a blog ... Read more

Chasing My Tail

Monday, January 13, 2014      6 comments

I promised Judith that I would go for a walk with her Sunday as R&R after Saturday's race. But high winds and a touch of DOMS for me discouraged both of us. I opted for some stretching, self massage and a long hot bath. Judith did her stint on t... Read more

I'm Stoked!

Saturday, January 11, 2014      3 comments

This December I decided to take a chance and do something that is generally considered a rookie mistake for runners. I ran at least six miles every day alternating between two routes for thirty consecutive days. Every run was downhill out uph... Read more

The Ugly And The Good...

Monday, December 09, 2013      2 comments

We were away three days for Thanksgiving and I ate and ran. Literally!!! After having a salad at IHOP en-route to my sister-in-law's, I was offered some really delicious bread pudding when we arrived. I knew I'd be up early in the morning for a ... Read more

If not fast, then maybe far:

Friday, November 22, 2013      6 comments

The 2013 running season is winding down. I have one more race that I'm committed to, a 5 mile turkey trot Thanksgiving morning. I'm thinking about next year and I have a bunch of stuff lined up. A couple weeks ago I read about one of the "Mainly... Read more

Taking it in stride -followup

Monday, November 18, 2013      2 comments

Last week, I mentioned runner Michael Wardian's plan to run marathons in both San Antonio and Las Vegas yesterday. Well although he didn't meet his goal to run each in under two-and-a-half hours, he won the San Antonio Rock and Roll Marathon fir... Read more

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