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Survey #5: Favorite Things in Threes
Monday, January 24, 2011      4 comments

With thanks from nanhbh, luckydogfarm, btrthaneve, and pelesjewel The names I go by: - Sam - FooPa - TriGramps Three places I've lived in the past: - San Jose - Huntsville - Pemaquid Point ME Three sports I have play... Read more
Bike Tales #11: Why Don't You Get Some Pants On
Saturday, January 01, 2011      12 comments

Like many of my blogs, this one has a lesson to learn: you will rue the day that you made fun of your Spark Team Leader. To the story, we are in Ohio, it is January, it should be cold, it is not. I am focused on rearranging the furniture a... Read more
Tri-Tales #2: I Can Do It!
Saturday, September 04, 2010      4 comments

This is a history tale from July 2008 just before my first triathlon in August. It is a follow-on to "Tri-Tales #1: Bricks"
al.asp?blog_id=3602821 By July 2008, I wa... Read more
Tri-Tales #1: Bricks
Friday, September 03, 2010      4 comments

This is a history tale from May 2008. Hopefully, you've read about me as a Couch Potato,
al.asp?blog_id=3223199 . My first major goal was a triathlon in the fall of 2008.... Read more
Survey #4: Family Feud Questions
Friday, August 13, 2010      5 comments

You are ( not ) allowed to use my answers ... you must use different ones!!! Remember, you can't use the same answers as the person who sent it to you.... 1. Name something you use in the shower?... Water 2. Something people ha... Read more
Bike Tales #10: Buying a Bike
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      6 comments

No DW, I'm not going to buy another bike, just give advice on how to buy a bike. Types of bikes There are three major types of bikes: (1) A Mountain Bike, has wide tires, front shocks, and is best for biking off-road. See the video in ... Read more
History Tales #3: Couch Potato 601
Friday, August 06, 2010      13 comments

I made this a Graduate Course since it has pictures! Prerequisite is Couch Potato 101,
al.asp?blog_id=3223199 . As it mentioned, I was a scrawny & uncoordinated geek... Read more
Exercise #9: Fast as a Jet Plane
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      4 comments

Just as everyone has posted, it's hot here in Ohio too, and I should have gone to our basement and done a Kettlebell workout. But, I wanted to run, so I went to the Y. We are blessed here in Springfield to have a running track at the Y, just a... Read more
Race Report #6: Run for the Sun 5K
Thursday, July 29, 2010      5 comments

While DW and I were on vacation in Maine, we ran the Brunswick 5K, Run for the Sun. Ironically, it was the only day of vacation that was not sunny! It was a perfect day for running, an out and back run on a wide bike path, flat with just a 1/2... Read more
Any Spark Mainers Running the Brunswick 5K, Run for the Sun?
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      2 comments

We're headed to Maine on Thursday for two weeks! It will be so nice to get away from 97% humidity to some fresh wind & waves (and fog today)! Here's a webcam view of where we will be:
.cfm The on... Read more
Tri-Tales #3: Math is Fun!
Monday, July 05, 2010      7 comments

Given that I have a Master's in Mathematics, this should be a treatise on applying Partial Differential Equations to triathlons, but fortunately for you, the only thing that I remember about partial diff-eq is that we were allow to have one page... Read more
Need Help -- Running with an iPod
Saturday, July 03, 2010      13 comments

I've figured out some of this new-fanged gadgetry, but I have 5 questions about my new iPod nano: 1) How do I keep the ear-buds from falling out of my ears? Works OK when walking, but they quickly fall out when running. Does it help to cl... Read more
Tri-Tales #2: Could Have Been a Brick
Saturday, July 03, 2010      2 comments

Today is Saturday and my friend was speaking at the Full Gospel Businessman's Fellowship breakfast, so I decided to attend. I don't normally because it is at the local hog-trough (my designator for smorgasbords) Golden Corral. Before I wen... Read more
Mini-Fast Break, Day #14, The End
Friday, July 02, 2010      1 comments

Figured that I need to update my mini fast break of 15 minutes of morning exercise and discovered that today is day 14! the end! WooHoo! BTW, here is the Spark-Link that got me started,
ark/stage_ac... Read more
Bike Tales #9: That's Why We Have Gears
Thursday, July 01, 2010      8 comments

Haven't been on the Mt. Bike for about a month, so I decided to go out tonight. Normally, I go to John Bryan State Park, but it's a half hour drive, so I decided to revisit Melchizedek Hills. This is just a mile away in the cemetery. If you re... Read more

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