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Ironman? How about marshmallow man?
Sunday, November 15, 2009      1 comments

Back from Hurricane Ida and the Ironman Florida at Panama City Beach. Ida became a tropical storm, and stole a lot of sand from in front of our condo and many others. There was no damage or flooding, just some real waves and churn that would h... Read more
I'm back in the battle again, out where a friend is a friend...
Thursday, September 10, 2009      2 comments

And "where seldom is heard a discouraging word.." Gene Autry I believe. I am back in Spark soaking up encouragement and giving some, hopefully. I am visiting some old friend's pages and a couple new ones. Tracked my food the last two days. ... Read more
For the record, one year on Spark
Monday, June 08, 2009      2 comments

June 8, 2009. One year on Spark. I am setting up goals again for fitness. Other goals in this year? Retire! Look good enough at my 50th HS reunion. Vanity raises it's head slightly. I still have my hair, but there's not enough Grecian Form... Read more
Flat in the dark...
Thursday, June 04, 2009      0 comments

My trusty 37 year old Peugeot flatted two nights ago. i was doing my one mile loop in my neighborhood after 9 p,m. A side wall blow out is the culprit and I suspect neglecting to keep proper inflation is the cause. No worry, mate. Stop past ... Read more
Tastes too good? Spit it out....
Tuesday, May 19, 2009      3 comments

I pulled into a McDonalds for a senior (cheap) cup of coffee about 11:00 a.m. I decided to have one (1) oatmeal raisin cookie. The garbled feedback became 3 for a buck. Oh well. I drove off with three and my coffee. I enjoyed the first one ... Read more
Encouragement from BEFITNHAPPY
Sunday, May 10, 2009      1 comments

I blogged this on BEFITNHAPPY's page. I put it here because she was expressing being down and needing to refocus. How can a "down" blog encourage? Read on: I am nowhere close to your level, but I understand the burned out and bummed out ... Read more
My goals run faster than me....
Monday, May 04, 2009      0 comments

My weight and fitness goals are elusive and move quickly into the future. Next month will be one year on Spark, one year since I made that decision, "I've had it with fat and poor energy." I am not where I wanted to be, but I'm not where I was... Read more
My first medal anywhere, ever,
Wednesday, April 29, 2009      1 comments

The St. Anthony's Meek and Mighty triathlon in St. Petersburg, FL is mine! A 1000 triathletes and I was only 996th or so. The 84 year old guy (I beat him) was tremendous fun and got a standing "O" at the awards. In cycling you pass on the lef... Read more
"This little light of mine, let it shine.."
Wednesday, April 22, 2009      0 comments

From an old Sunday school song. 3 days until the Meek and Mighty triathlon. I just became a USA Triathon member, so I have a year's worth of tri left to get my money's worth. My little light is on the front (and rear) of my bike. I have been... Read more
We have girl raccoons....
Monday, April 13, 2009      0 comments

In the evening before Easter Sunday morning we put out plastic eggs with goodies in them around our back yard for our grand kids. Sunday morning egg hunting was on! Oops! Raccoons had found most of the eggs. In each place, the shells were ap... Read more
Strugglesville to Fatsville, ten lane toll way to death....
Sunday, April 12, 2009      1 comments

Strugglesville is where I live. I have been babying my calf, not exercising sufficiently, have picked up about 6 pounds, and I have to do a mini-triathlon in 13 days. Aside from my calf, people and things have been crowding out exercise, and m... Read more
Limping into cholesterol heaven.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009      0 comments

In our amazing "instant" world, I did a physical blood lab yesterday at noon and viewed the results online this morning. My last one was 2 years and 25 pounds and a lot of exercise miles ago. Every measurement was good or better. All the "lip... Read more
4 weeks until the Meek and Mighty
Saturday, March 28, 2009      1 comments

I took the last week off and ate too much. My calf really did get compromised, it is an old injury from 1993 that shows up once in while, I tore the upper Achilles attachment. I only got back in the water yesterday. It was pure procrastinatio... Read more
5 Weeks until my first triathlon. Glub, Crash, Oww!
Friday, March 20, 2009      0 comments

Last Sunday, I went swimming in the morning and it was a lousy work out, In the afternoon, I was riding my bike and my wheel got caught in a crack and I ate a hedge. I got home and immediately started to run. My knees were complaining and I w... Read more
Forest Run in the Florida Moonlight, Impossible!
Monday, February 09, 2009      2 comments

I am in Gainesville, FL visiting my daughter and family. I went for a 5 a.m. bright moonlight jog for about 4 1/2 miles. I delighted in seeing my stretched out shadow moving along the ground and wiggling along the fence. I turned on to the po... Read more

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