Category Archives: we run and ride

Taking a spin through the recovery zone

Yesterday a nurse from the orthopedic office called to follow up on my recovery progress after surgery. They actually called a couple times immediately following the surgery, but I missed those calls. So the nurse sounded a little surprised when … Continue reading

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Infectious ideas

Back in the fall of 2013, I picked up a sliver in my middle finger while doing work in my back yard. It didn’t seem like anything to worry about in the moment. I’d had many slivers in my lifetime. … Continue reading

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Will that be donuts or doughnuts for you?

To read this blog in all its glory on WeRunandRide, please click through from email.¬† This morning I stopped by Dunkin’ Donuts to buy a dozen tasty treats in celebration of a work anniversary. At the counter I was asked … Continue reading

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We all shine on

It has been five years to the day since the woman to whom I was married for 28 years passed away. On March 26, 2013 she died quietly in the living room of our home where over the last couple … Continue reading

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Have you ever been poisoned?

The weird tale coming out of Great Britain is that a former Russian spy¬†Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia remain hospitalized Tuesday and in critical condition after being subjected to some kind of nerve gas. That was obviously … 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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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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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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Thinking triathlon thoughts

As we look ahead to the new year, we should ask ourselves what sorts of thinking should be taking place when it comes to training for the next season’s triathlons. Short stuff Well, that depends in part on the length … Continue reading

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