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 →

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 →

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 →

Everything old is new again

I’m old enough to remember when barefoot running, Pose running, and chi running were “new” (to a lot of people in the US) and seemingly revolutionary. It was about ten years ago, and the revolution was instigated in great part by Chris McDougall’s exhilarating page-turner Born to Run – which was in great part about… Continue Reading →

Miles to go

We’re a little more than halfway through June, and I’m a little less than halfway through my Great Cycle Challenge commitment of 500 miles! Yikes! But I think I can split my rides – morning and evening – in order to catch up fairly quickly (and not be late for work every day!). While I’m… Continue Reading →

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