Monthly Archives: December 2017

Jubilation all around us

Sue and I trained at the Vaughn Center this morning. Her workout was rotating set of 2 X 200s and 1 X 400 times three circuits with 30 seconds rest. she rocked it. After the initial 200s, the first 400 … Continue reading

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Why counting calories makes me nuts

Yesterday at Home Depot while buying hardboard for my next painting project, I tossed a pack of Mixed Nuts on the counter to take back for a snack during work. I figured nuts are pretty harmless. Not many calories and … Continue reading

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“Man, you’re the only one still runnin'”…

Basketball was once my favorite game to play. I grew up playing hoops from the time I was six years old. My scholastic career lasted until my senior year. That’s when I opted out of playing hoops in order to … Continue reading

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The inside scoop on running (inside)

Yesterday the temps were in the single digits and the wind chill ungodly. Had Jesus been born into this kind of weather, he’d have crawled back inside Mary and waited for the Holy Spirit to warm things up a little. … Continue reading

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The magic in a better wave of swimmers

    This morning the Master’s Swim program at Marmion Academy convened for a session at 5:30 a.m. We had plans afterward to head out after breakfast at the Double Yolk, a yummy spot for omelets and an annual congregation … Continue reading

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Please tread on me: a shared look at what’s best in the world of treadmills

Here at We Run and Ride, we received an invitation to share information about a study done on treadmills. So I skimmed through the material and right away found information that intrigued me. The comparison between outdoor running and training … Continue reading

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We all need something to build upon

Yesterday was a strength day at the gym. I can feel when I have not been there enough. Things get loose at the joints and my hips ache from weak connections. It is amazing how much better I feel running … Continue reading

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Some reflections on give and take with a PROVIZ 360 cycling jacket

When I was out riding my mountain bike on Sunday morning a calamitous thing happened. I was coming through a narrow section of trail where tree branches stuck out. One of them caught the right shoulder of my brand new … Continue reading

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Running and riding away from the Christmas cookies

Yesterday my wife gathered family members for an afternoon of cookie-baking. I was out of the house finishing up a commissioned painting for a friend, so the merriment and smells did not rope me in. When present during a cookie-baking … Continue reading

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Fighting fires with unarmed truth

This morning a short headline appeared in my feed describing the fact that a firefighter had been killed battling forest fires in California. Perhaps you’ve seen video of that entire hillside in California pulsing with flames. Someone filmed it while … Continue reading

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