“You can’t turn back the clock but you can wind it up again!” – Joan MacDonald, #rolemodel

At 70 years of age, Joan MacDonald was overweight, badly out of shape, in pain, and on blood pressure medication. Her daughter Michelle was deeply concerned, and challenged her to start working out, and to join an online group of women trying to develop healthy habits. I'm now three years into my journey and I... 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 →

Lights Out

On the MyFitnessPal blog a couple of months ago: "the surprising connection between obesity and artificial light." Years ago I convinced the spouse that we needed to kick the TV out of the bedroom, but we still keep substantial "night-lights" on in the bedroom and hallway for the elderly dog, There are also glowing LEDs... Continue Reading →

Exercising priorities

A little play on words, there. I have been thinking again about how easily I boot exercise off my to-do list when the schedule gets tight. I treat it like a luxury I can’t afford to indulge in, instead of treating it like an essential I can’t afford to skip. That’s especially been the case... Continue Reading →

Day of Reckoning

OK, that sounds a little melodramatic. But my half-marathon walk at the US Air Force Marathon event last weekend was kind of a reckoning, when I was forced to admit that not only is running way, way, way out of the picture, but until I go forward with knee replacement, distance walking probably is, too.... Continue Reading →

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