Category Archives: healthy aging

Age 60 going on 200

This morning’s track workout consisted of 8 X 200 all out with a 100 meter walk-jog between. It was an experiment to see how much torque the internal engine could take. The test went well enough, but also revealed a … Continue reading

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No grumping allowed

Last night around 2:00 am I awoke thinking about yesterday’s blog and a passage to which I referred to the feeling of loss one can accumulate with age. This is what I wrote the feelings I had while lining up … Continue reading

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Fireball rally

In the never-ending battle to tame my gut at both the appetite and girth level, I’ve lately engaged in a test on the ingestion front. Thanks to my brother-in-law Paul, who likes what he likes and that’s that, I am … Continue reading

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How our national symbol ran out of trouble and what it means to you

Forty years ago in our area, the sight of a bald eagle was a rare thing indeed. How rare were bald eagles then? One was lucky to see one of the birds once a year. I specifically recall watching a … Continue reading

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Knowing what’s really “good for you”

I suppose we all go through a weepy teenage stage of sorts. That period in life when we feel like wounded birds bleeding complaint and laziness from our ears. Then we retreat into music of one type or another, and … Continue reading

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Far from washed up as a runner

I well remember the first time I thought I was washed up as a runner. During vacation I was running slowly down a long incline at Glacier National Park. My left hip felt sore. It really hurt. I was in … Continue reading

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Keeping our wits about Cheerios and cancer

A couple weeks ago the story broke that the breakfast cereal CheeriosĀ® from General Mills is one of the products in which glyphosate was found in trace amounts. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in a Monsanto herbicide called RoundUp used … Continue reading

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Living by the rulers

I’ve been perfectly square for the last 15 years or so. By that, I mean that my inseam exactly matches my waist size, which is 34″. Being 34″ X 34″ all these years has been a product of some hard … Continue reading

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Making waves at the pool

This summer unlike many summers before, I purchased a pool pass to get in some swim practice. Last year I faked it through the only Sprint Triathlon I did, which required only a 400-meter swim before letting you emerge to … Continue reading

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The sweet music of a summer run

It’s been a bit chaotic the last couple days. My girlfriend’s beautiful little cat Bennie got out of the house and hasn’t come back in. Last night I had him in my hands for a second but he’s a feisty … Continue reading

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