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 →

And, we’re back…

Three months without posting?! I was closing in on the third anniversary of this blog, with at least one post every month (a bit of a feat for me), and it all went pear-shaped at the end of June. Too many extra-curricular activities (some required for my career shift), and too much overtime at work... Continue Reading →

“Everyone starts somewhere…”

I was about to break a streak of posting at least once every month, even though I have stuff to report! But then a great interview with one of my favorite upbeat "follows" on Twitter showed up in my in-box, and I decided to get it together and share a few things. 53-year old Jo... Continue Reading →

Keep the body in motion

First up, a few role models: I'm a few years (ok, 5 years) behind the times, but Bollywood actor and ageless eye candy Milind Soman treated himself to an Ironman* Triathlon for his 50th birthday in 2015 (*that's an event featuring a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.22 mile run). He apparently... Continue Reading →

When the going gets rough…

Perspective. I'm healthy, my loved ones are healthy. My job allows me to telecommute, so I have a steady income. And my spouse works for a so-called "essential" business, so her income is secure, too. However, she is exposed on a daily basis to selfish and inconsiderate nitwits who frequent the establishment simply because they... Continue Reading →

Better living through titanium

It was starting to look like February might get past me without a post. But it's a leap year! So I get an extra day. In early January I had a little reality check with my orthopedist. He pointed out that the interval between my requests for cortisone shots was shrinking, and the gap between... Continue Reading →

“Adult Onset Running”

Oiselle makes running and exercise clothing I can't really afford, but I do love this: they are sponsoring a team of 3 runners, all over 70 years of age, called the Elite Grannies. Two of them started running at age 60 or older! (The article dubs this "adult onset running." 🙂 ) Read more about... Continue Reading →

(N)GTD: my (un)productivity method

Perhaps you've heard of "GTD" - short for "Getting Things Done" - the time-management system developed by productivity specialist David Allen. (If not, here's a nice animated summary.) I'm more of a Bullet Journal fan, myself - since I have oodles of empty journals in which I'm not doing anything creative, and they can easily... Continue Reading →

Flow State

(That awesome photo of Peggy Oki is by Kevin Steele.) This wonderful article about former Zephyr skateboarder Peggy Oki took me back a few years. When I was in the 7th, 8th, and maybe 9th grades, I fancied myself a skateboarder. I bought skateboarding magazines and cut out amazing action shots of all the cool... Continue Reading →

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