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Diet Relapse!
Monday, December 12, 2011      12 comments

Just touching base since it has been almost 3 months since my last Blog. I have had a food and fitness relapse starting last May. I went on a motorcycle road trip from Portland OR to Los Angeles to Washington DC....and back of course. I gained... Read more
Painting For Exercise
Friday, September 30, 2011      7 comments

Can you visualize painting a house for exercise? For the past 4 days I have been putting in an average of 5 hours each day painting. This calculates to: 4 days (300 min X 8 Cal per min) /3500 cal. per pound = 2.74 pounds lost. I have a renewed... Read more
Warrior-Dash Done!
Sunday, September 11, 2011      12 comments

I made it through the whole Warrior Dash course and all 10 obstacles. The obstacles were much more difficult than I had imagined or on the video clip shown on the Website. The first obstacle was the logs in the lake. Getting over those logs, 5 o... Read more
Warrior-Dash...Ready Or Not!!
Monday, September 05, 2011      11 comments

Well it is near time to get with this Warrior-Dash program next weekend 9/10/11 & 09:30 AM. It seems so long ago and a grand idea when I signed-up last Jan 2011 for the event. I was in decent running shape then. Since signing-up for the race my ... Read more
Playing With The Numbers
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      10 comments

I find myself pre-occupied sometimes figuring what could be the alternative if I exchange the cost of a "habit", in dollars, and convert it to "savings". Smoking (Quit 9 years ago): 456 packs/yr X $4.75/pack X 9 years = $19,878 Fast Food ... Read more
Heading for the Vietnam Wall Memorial
Thursday, May 12, 2011      5 comments

It is that time of year again. Once again I am riding my motorcycle on a 7000+ mile trek on the 23rd annual group ride, Run For The Wall. It is a long and grueling trip that is physically and mentally demanding . But with great payoffs by obse... Read more
How heavy is the glass
Saturday, May 07, 2011      10 comments

A good friend sent this to me about STRESS: A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience; with a raised glass of water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate que... Read more
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      6 comments

What a lucky number!!! WooHoo!!! If I were in Vegas maybe it would be worth some money?? Well no such luck but it is a number that caught my eye this morning while filling out my SparkPoints. It is the number of total cardio minutes logged in si... Read more
4 letter words!!
Monday, April 11, 2011      12 comments

I know many 4 letter words, some good and some bad. Some can be used in mixed company and some cannot. There is one 4-letter word that needs to be eliminated from my vocabulary. It can be used in mixed company but it is not an appropriate word t... Read more
Race for the Roses 2011
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      8 comments

Didn't think I was going to get this race in the books. I have been nursing an injured knee for over a month now. Two weeks ago I further aggravated my knee by running the 5K Shamrock Race in Portland. By the way is was cold and raining...all da... Read more
One Mean Squirrel!!
Friday, April 01, 2011      9 comments

I posted this story in a couple of teams I belong to. I must have re-read this several times over the years. I try to share it whenever I can find a captive audience. This is long but a great story by Daniel Meyer Neighborhood Hazard ... Read more
Winter Needs to Take A Hike!!
Thursday, March 17, 2011      5 comments

I find myself obsessing over summer. My obsessions include but are not limited to: Sunshine, warmth, morning (warm) walks, riding motorcycle, riding bicycle (soon to be purchased), gardening, wash & wax cars, relax in a lawn chair....You know su... Read more
Portland Oregon Shamrock Run In the Rain & Cold!!.
Sunday, March 13, 2011      11 comments

Well I found out how to run in the rain and used some of the information suggested by my SparkFriends. My wife Maggi went with me, bless her heart, to hold onto my dry clothes and for moral support. We were up at 5:00 AM and took the train into... Read more
All Consuming Lifestyle Thoughts.......
Saturday, March 05, 2011      12 comments

I can sympathize with people about the obsession of weight loss and nutrition consuming ones life. I have been at this lifestyle change of "Nutrition & fitness" for over a year now. I am still learning, reviewing, researching and living everyday... Read more
Pushing Myself!!
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      7 comments

Pushing myself to exercise sometimes reminds me of an old-time comedy skit with the actors Don Ameche and Francis Langford who called themselves "The Bickersons". One of their skits Langford is trying to get Don Ameche to do something, so she sa... Read more

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