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 →

May madness

I seem to have misplaced the last three weeks. Has anyone seen them? I was certain my April streak would carry me right into May, marching along with focus and discipline. Instead, I’ve been completely out of control of my days, and sometimes not even sure which day it actually is. My longest walk was… Continue Reading →

Streaking

There she be. Proof that I completed the “spring streak” challenge, albeit with some mighty short walks – sometimes the bare minimum of 1 mile and “change”! When I couldn’t get out to walk during the day, I hopped on my rower or my stationary bike for 20 to 30 minutes. Those intervals are recorded… Continue Reading →

Here comes the sun

Actually, I don’t really believe spring is here, yet – where I live, we’re guaranteed to get another blast of cold and snow in April – but in theory, we’ll be seeing a bit more of the sun for the next few months. (The pretty picture above is not mine; it’s a Creative Commons image… Continue Reading →

Climbing the walls

February turned into a pretty good month. For the last five years, during the weeks leading up to my annual mammogram, I get a little bit crazy. My sleep – which is never good – gets horrible: a series of short, light naps interspersed with a dozen or more full-wake-ups every night. I become forgetful,… Continue Reading →

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