Mid Year Already…

The end of June is here - in a blink of an eye it seems, half the year has passed. With today being a rest day, it is also a good time to review goals and look forward. For June I had two races, my first sprint triathlon of the season and a ten mile... Continue Reading →


I have a clock that has a wireless connection to a thermometer outside and projects the time and temperature on my ceiling in my bedroom. It comes in handy since my eye sight, while not bad, does require contacts or glasses. The projection is big enough to see and I know what to expect when... Continue Reading →

A Hot One

This morning I ran five miles and I am glad I got it in early. We are have quite a hot spell as well as a bit of a dry spell. It was already close to 70 degrees when I started my run. Great weather for a morning swim, but it could have been a... Continue Reading →

Swim, Bike, Swim

My day today was framed by swimming. This morning I swam 3,000 meters outside in an endurance set with my training partner. Swimming outside is so invigorating. The air was cool enough to motivate me to swim as quickly as possible yet the water was warm enough I did not feel cold. The workout went... Continue Reading →

The Valiant

"Cowards die many times before their deaths, The valiant never taste of death but once." Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare This quote was used today in another blog I follow and really struck me. I have known brave people in their career but fearful to attempt to run a 5K let alone a marathon. I have... Continue Reading →

Returning Routine

There are two things I really missed while I was away. This morning I enjoyed both of them and all before 7:00 AM. First is the sound of a Keurig brewing coffee. Forget Folgers, the best part of waking up for me is a Keurig k-cup. Second is the smell of chlorine. I enjoyed swimming... Continue Reading →

Back to “Normal”

Taking time off and going away helps me rest, relax, regroup and remember how much I love my bed! Sleeping at home last night was a delight. Especially with my little stomach issue. From what I can tell I did have a very mild form of food poisoning. This morning I did sleep in a... Continue Reading →

The Best Laid Plans….

"The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." - Robert Burns This quote came to mind when I thought of what to write today. I had hoped to get a run in this morning before packing and flying home. Unfortunately my plans did go a bit awry, and it began with a... Continue Reading →

Spice It Up

Today was what ever summer vacation day should be - hot and sunny. I was able to run three good miles in the heat and humidity. When I returned I was almost as wet as I was yesterday when I got caught in the rain. Boy did it feel good. Afterward I jumped in the... Continue Reading →

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