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Still Making Progress...in Alaska
Saturday, August 01, 2015      2 comments

I'm a week into a 4-week stint in Alaska for work. Pretty cool to get a chance to be here (at least during the Summer), but I was afraid it would disrupt my training schedule. On the contrary, I actually have more time and freedom to workout; no... Read more
Third of the Way There
Monday, July 20, 2015      4 comments

Normally, not blogging or logging would be an indicator that I'd dropped out of the training routine; but this time it's not so. I'm still plugging along, reaching the 9-mile "long-slow distance" mark this past weekend. I'm actually going m... Read more
Modest Gains
Monday, June 29, 2015      3 comments

I didn't know what was going on last week when I logged in and found my last blog entry had an unusual number of comments and replies. It was an unexpected honor to see that "Featured Blog" ribbon up in the corner, and that explained the sudden ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Another Week Complete; Another Week Closer
Tuesday, June 23, 2015      58 comments

I can tell the fire is catching when I wake up and the first thing I think about is what's on the training agenda and when can I get to it. When exercise become recreation rather than something to dread, the journey becomes so much more enjoyabl... Read more
Monday, June 08, 2015      3 comments

I think I've got an exercise routine going again and though I'm not yet logging food with Sparkpeople again, I've got a better handle on diet. A week into my training plan; the training wheels are still on. I'm not trying to be all competit... Read more
Reality Check
Thursday, June 04, 2015      1 comments

NYC marathon is 5 months away. Yesterday's workout was a 20-minute elliptical "warm up," then an upper body circuit on the fixed weight machines, followed by a timed mile treadmill test. It was not pretty. But at least it's a start. I... Read more
Day 3
Wednesday, June 03, 2015      3 comments

Hah. So, "Day 2" was way back on January 16th. Okay, back to Day 1 ..."Starting NOW!" ... Read more
Day 2
Friday, January 16, 2015      3 comments

Made it through the first 24 hours. Accurately tracked food, and knowing that I was accountable helped me to resist the typical evening, post-dinner snacking. This time it was the Oreos calling my name. Lately, I would have indulged. But last ni... Read more
Day 1
Thursday, January 15, 2015      2 comments

I have 30 days to decide if I'm going to enter the 2015 NYC marathon. Going to add Sparkpeople resources as part of this 30 day jump start and assessment phase. I was in decent shape last September, but after deciding to defer on the 2014... Read more
Zombie Run
Sunday, October 28, 2012      4 comments

Nice, Dad. Saving yourself and leaving your son behind in the blurry distance. Good thing he came through smiling... ... Read more
Gait Inspection (video blog)
Friday, July 06, 2012      4 comments

Risked a short run on Wednesday. Felt great while running, but Thursday the foot was pretty sore. That's the way with a navicular bone stress fracture. Feels better and so you try to run again, only to relapse. Becomes a vicious cycle. Mig... Read more
Saturday, June 02, 2012      6 comments

No Rock 'n' Roll marathon for me. emoticon Foot just won't cooperate. Might need a couple months brea... Read more
Final Long "Run" before Marathon
Sunday, May 27, 2012      1 comments

Date: 27 May 2012 (Sunday) Start time: 8:30AM Course: LA Fitness Weather: Indoors Distance: 10-11 "miles" Time: 1:30:00 Shoe: K-Ona S Ironman Heart rate: 147 avg; 160 max Notes: 90 minutes on the LifeTrainer elliptical machine in... Read more
Tarsal Navicular Stress Fracture?
Sunday, May 27, 2012      3 comments

fracture-physioadvisor.htm Has to be. I'll find out in the next two weeks.... Read more
Cautious Easy Run
Tuesday, May 22, 2012      1 comments

Date: 22 May 2012 (Tuesday) Start time: 5:30PM Course: Lake Miramar CCW Weather: Clear, cooling from about 70F Distance: 6.25 Time: 1 hour Shoe: K-Ona S Ironman Heart rate: 138 avg; 166 max Notes: 4 miles in quarter mile incremen... Read more

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