Cooking for 7 hours
Monday, August 08, 2011 4 comments
Friday, August 05, 2011 7 comments
The big hike
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 7 comments
Hi Sparkfriends! I'm back to civilization now. It's a big adjustment after 8 days in the woods mostly on my own. My trip was fantastic. I hiked 70 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in the Sierra Nevada mountains. I carried a 30-lb backpack w... Read more
Friday, July 22, 2011 4 comments
Hi Sparkfriends. Sorry I've been absent so much lately. I've been crazy busy finishing up work and packing/planning for a week's vacation. Today I leave for a 7-day solo backpacking trip. I plan to cover over 70 miles in Yosemite and nearby... Read more
Pride goeth before a fall?
Saturday, July 09, 2011 3 comments
I was out running yesterday and feeling pretty full of myself. I was running along so easily, I thought "I'll just turn this 2-mile run into a 3-miler". Cruising along, head in the air, proud of my fitness, I failed to watch the trail ahead of m... Read more
Darn, back to reality
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 6 comments
I just spent 4 days backpacking in Yosemite. Besides getting outdoors, taking in the amazing scenery, and making new friends, I got to eat anything I wanted. What fun!!! I was hiking so many miles up and down hills carrying a 30-lb pack, th... Read more
Nachos, garlic fries and hot dogs, oh my!
Saturday, June 18, 2011 5 comments
I survived a harrowing journey through the land of temptation. I spent the afternoon at the ballpark. The stench of the garlic fries was enough to put me off them, but the mini pizzas smelled heavenly as they walked past me in the hands of ... Read more
Wow, I used to carry around that much more weight?
Monday, June 13, 2011 7 comments
At a camping/hiking trip this past weekend, I helped out the group by taking our big 5-gallon water dispenser over to the spigot a hundred feet away and refilling it. Filling it was easy, but it was a real struggle to haul the thing back to our ... Read more
My latest workout trick
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 7 comments
I've been doing interval workouts based loosely on the C25K plan. I'd worked my way up to 3.5 minutes jogging and 1.5 minutes walking. But I found myself barely moving on the jogging portion. Just trying to eke it out until the timer went off. N... Read more
What to do on a rainy weekend?
Friday, June 03, 2011 6 comments
We searched for anywhere within 200 miles where we could find some sun this weekend. No luck. So, how to be active this weekend? Option 1: go for a hike anyways. Our club has a hike that's mostly in the woods, so maybe it wouldn't be t... Read more
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