Category Archives: Physical

Ambushed by my mother-in-law!

One of the signs that you are starting to get a little “long in the tooth” is that you and your friends spend a great deal of time conversing about your various ailments. I hope this post is not a sign of … Continue reading

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No pain, no gain!

I thought I should talk about goals today… Well, really about setbacks… I started taking my first steps toward my physical goals this week. I have told you that I have worked out an exercise schedule that is short and … Continue reading

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The pain of accountability

Everything was going so well when I went to bed last night… My goals were loaded into my new jazzy software. I was going to bed on time. In just a few short hours, I would wake up, do some … Continue reading

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Not acting my age

Something fun happened to me yesterday… two different times… As I approached a 69 year old co-worker, I said, “What’s up old man?” Lest he be offended, I followed up with, “I call you that because I can…The number of … Continue reading

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How many more boxes do we have?

Several months ago, I decided to stop lifting weights. I was at a juncture where I had to commit to seriously training or to stop. The thought of being “muscular” doesn’t hold the appeal it once did when I was younger. … Continue reading

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My self-induced Sisyphean challenge

I know why people don’t exercise: it’s hard! and discouraging! In January,  I was running a little better than an 8 minute mile pace for almost 4 miles. Now, just 3 1/2 months later, I can’t barely run 3 miles… AT … Continue reading

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How can you forget?

If you have been reading for awhile, you know that I have been making a prolonged effort to get in shape (click the exercise tag if you are interested). I had been saying for years that after I finished remodeling … Continue reading

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It’s just not fair

I regularly run 4 miles and do not lose any weight. But I have no room to complain. My wife ran a marathon a few years ago and didn’t lose any weight! But my son ran three miles to school this … Continue reading

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Just too dang easy!

This morning, I remembered why I don’t like working out on machines. If you read my recent posts (click the ‘exercise’ tag button), you are familiar with my challenges in continuing my quest to fight off old age, keep my … Continue reading

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Can I go outside?

I am determined to continue exercising. However, these past few weeks have presented my biggest external challenge so far. (For the internal challenges, read “It’s Just Jogging”) First, it is cold here. You say, “Duh! It’s winter!” I realize that YOU … Continue reading

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