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How ya’ like the ol’ man now?

I accomplished a long held goal today and it was really satisfying. About 20 years ago, I told my wife that I wanted to be healthy enough and in good enough shape to wrestle my son when he is 18 … Continue reading

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You have a chance to change

My youngest daughter has started an exercise program this year. And like most people, she has struggled. She will get inspired, start vigorously, make a few allowances because she doesn’t “feel” like exercising, have a few small changes in her … Continue reading

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Pretty cool

I just finished my morning run. It did not feel great. From about the halfway point, I was giving myself a pep talk. “Just keep going. You can do it. You can make it. You’ve done it before.” Imagine my … Continue reading

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Adding something new

Early this morning, I walked to the gym and officially added weight lifting to my fitness regimen. Hopefully, I will run three days and lift or do calisthenics three days. We’ll see how faithful I am.

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It’s official

I think that I can say that I am officially in fairly decent shape (for a 49 year old). I just finished a so-so run and discovered that I ran an 8 minute mile pace. Amazing! It was just a … Continue reading

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This is getting to be old hat

I hope that my little posts on exercise are encouraging you. This morning, I went on my morning run and ran my best time by 36 SECONDS! The amazing thing is that I wasn’t pushing myself too hard. It was just … Continue reading

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Just a little bit farther

 I didn’t set a new record today. However, I did feel good enough to change the end of my run to make it 4.0 miles long! I must say, that I am starting to feel like a runner! I am … Continue reading

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Just like Roger Bannister

A little piece of sports history this morning… On July 1st, 1945, Gunder Hägg of Sweden set the record for a one mile run. On that day he ran the mile in 4::01.3. He held the record for the next … Continue reading

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Ladies and gentlemen, a new record!

I continued my quest to get in shape this morning and went on my morning run. Now, if you have followed my quest, you will appreciate what I am about to say. I RAN MY BEST TIME OF THE YEAR! … Continue reading

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Yo baby, yo baby, yo baby, yo!

I just finished my morning run. I only “sprinted” one time… After that first one, I didn’t feel all that confident that i could do any more and still finish the run, so I just tried to keep a good … Continue reading

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