Catching up with Coach and Ultrarunner Loretta Tobolske-Horn

I had another inspiring Zoom conversation with ultrarunner and coach Loretta Tobolske-Horn. She's 50 years old, now, so a legitimate "50+" role model 😉 (we made her an honorary role model when we last talked). In this chat, my chronology was all messed up; I think I correctly remembered when we last talked, but I... Continue Reading →

The longest month…

There's something about February... It just seems to go on forever, and at least here in the midwest, is pretty relentlessly frigid and gray. Compared to last year, my activity days on Strava are way down. The biggest, most active of our dogs and I are doing shorter, less frequent hikes than we did last... Continue Reading →

On your mark, get set, MOVE!

I’ve said before that I don’t do New Year’s resolutions, but this is going to sound like one. Image borrowed from Lifespan Fitness. For the last three months, I have been inhabiting a new vocation as a full-time church pastor. I’ve also been a part-time college instructor, teaching on Zoom. My pastoral call is 45... Continue Reading →

Suddenly, last summer

I know summer is not over, yet. Technically, we're barely halfway through. But so much of it has zipped past me, and so many Fall things are looming, that I feel like I've already missed it! Last year's work and school "shut-down" - challenging in so many unpleasant ways - at least created more opportunities... Continue Reading →

A random act of blogging

(That image above is Lucas Cranach's "The Fountain of Youth.") (Yosemite Sam, for you youngsters.) First, a little rant. After encountering the umpteenth reference to an "anti-aging" expert, or vitamin, or diet, or serum, or face cream, or pill, or mask, or… WHATEVER… I found myself sputtering like Yosemite Sam. AGING IS A BIOLOGICAL THING.... Continue Reading →

How’s that chin-up challenge going?

The one I committed to in my last post? Don't ask. Don't ask about my 50 squat/day challenge, either. Or the 22 push-ups/day. It's November 23, and I've probably executed the exercises one day out of every three since launching those efforts on November 1. For that matter, don't ask about the carb-cutting I started... Continue Reading →

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