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Summer 5% Challenge Exercise Plan
Sunday, June 15, 2014      7 comments

Ahh, summer. When the sun is shining and the days are long. Plenty of time to get in some exercise! My weekly exercise plan for this challenge is 1. Walk 30-40 minutes twice a week before work 2. One upper and one lower body strengt... Read more
Plateaus: They're Good for You
Friday, May 16, 2014      6 comments

Plateaus. You know what those are. Those flat places where nothing seems to be happening. There are all kind of plateaus: Sometimes they are a speed bump--you just can't break a 10-minute mile pace on your runs or you can't quite move up in... Read more
RiP, Daisy
Monday, May 05, 2014      15 comments

Today we put our beloved dog, Daisy, to rest. I remember the day I first laid eyes on her at the Humane Society. She was 9 weeks old and was the smallest and quietest of a litter of 7. The entire litter was in the middle of the room crawling... Read more
SparkPeople . . .
Tuesday, April 22, 2014      5 comments

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A Letter to the Bathroom Scale
Saturday, April 12, 2014      11 comments

Dear Mr. Scale: It's time we had a little talk. Or rather, it's time I talk and you listen. For years now, you've ruled my life. It's been a long and unhealthy relationship. I let you control my emotions, my sense of value and worth, a... Read more
Spring 5% Challenge
Monday, March 31, 2014      4 comments

I hereby pledge to: 1. Workout for a minimum of 30 minutes 3 x a week before starting my day 2. Track my exercise and nutrition 3. Support team mates by reading and commenting on their blogs and participating in track talk 4. Fo... Read more
The Scale Will Not Defeat Me
Friday, March 07, 2014      5 comments

Tomorrow is weigh in day. The past couple of weeks I have been facing Saturday mornings with dread. Last week was especially bad--just one of those weeks when I had an overwhelming compulsion to eat, even when I wasn't hungry. It's frustratin... Read more
First Backpacking Trip
Wednesday, October 23, 2013      10 comments

This past weekend a friend and I took a 2-day backpacking trip on the West Rim of Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon http://pacanyon.com/ which overlooks the the Pine Creek Gorge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi
ne_Creek_Gorge . Along the... Read more
A Small Weekend Adventure
Thursday, August 15, 2013      3 comments

Tomorrow I start a small, mostly solo, adventure--touring 3 state parks over 4 days on my bike. The weather should be perfect--mid-70s, partly sunny, with very cool nights--in the 40s. That means I'll be packing a bit more clothing than I want... Read more
Remarkable Raymond
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      7 comments

He went flying by on his bright blue bicycle without even a glance my way. All of his attention was focused on the road ahead. Who was that man on the beautiful blue bicycle? There was something strange or different about the bike; I couldn'... Read more
Three Cheers for Bike Camp
Friday, July 26, 2013      6 comments

Bike Camp is a 3-day event held at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. It’s organized by Brian and his wife from the Southern Tier Biking Club out of the Binghamton area (I hope I got this right). We arrived early Thursday afternoon eager to g... Read more
The Big Climb
Sunday, June 23, 2013      5 comments

For a long time, I've wanted to ride up a mountain just outside of town that seemed so intimidating. Over the years, I've attempted it only to turn back because of the annoying, nagging PITA voice that said I couldn't do it. As soon as the ... Read more
Feeling Strong
Thursday, June 20, 2013      4 comments

I've been riding my bike home on Wednesdays, a 30 mile trip along beautiful country roads with low traffic. It's a fabulous way to decompress. Since my goal is to do more bike camping, most weeks I ride my Trek 730 and carry 20 extra pound... Read more
Inaugural Bike Camping Trip: June 1, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      4 comments

For years I’ve been dreaming about riding my bike across the U.S.A. Truth told, I’m not sure if it’s a fantastic dream or a nightmare. The thought of heading off into the unknown is both exhilarating and frightening. The goal is so huge and ... Read more
No Worries; Be Happy; Run Far
Sunday, April 14, 2013      5 comments

Plans fell through for a bike ride today, so I took advantage of this fabulous spring day to try one more long run before the Flying Pig in May. With my Garmin strapped on and set to 5:1 intervals, I headed out the door with a general route in ... Read more

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