I've been hearing reports that Ohio isn't supposed to hit the peak of this virus until mid-May, and Terry just told me Virginia's stay-at-home order was issued to last through June so... seems like this will become a recurring series for now! ***** First and foremost, Happy Birthday to my Dad today! He's turning 73. … Continue reading Life in the time of COVID-19, part 2
I read recently that historians are urging people to keep diaries/journals of what life is like right now, and surely future generations will want to read my very important thoughts about life in the time of Coronavirus. ***** I have to admit that I was not taking this seriously right away. Anyone else? I think a … Continue reading Life in the time of COVID-19, part 1
If you’ve been in the fitness world, in particular, long enough, you’ve no doubt heard the expression “If your goal doesn’t scare you, it’s not big enough” or some variation on that theme. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t need my goals to be scary at this point in my life because life can … Continue reading Do your goals really have to scare you?
No one: No one at all: Me: Okay guys, twist my arm - here’s a long explanation of why I stopped running! ***** When I first started running, whether I admitted this at that time or not, I had something to prove. Growing up a chubby kid who was always the last one to finish … Continue reading Do what you want, not what you think you should do
We spent the first three nights of our trip in Bar Harbor (or Bah Habah as all the cutesy merchandise in all the gift shops in the area calls it, although we never heard anyone actually pronounce it that way) for one reason and one reason alone: Acadia National Park. If you didn't already know, … Continue reading Acadia: Cadillac Mountain and Park Loop Road
This is one of what I imagine will be a few posts about our recent vacation to Maine, which I have officially (and accurately) dubbed "the best vacation I've ever taken and I already can't wait to go back and can we maybe just move there?" Terry and I were first in Maine back in … Continue reading Road trippin’
I didn't forget about this blog, if you, my few readers/friends/people who don't clean up their blog feed readers often, were wondering. I'm not even sure when the last time I posted on here was, which means it's been a longass time. I'm always amazed at people I know who continually post on their blogs, … Continue reading I have a blog
Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve received emails and seen sponsored ads on my social media feeds from a certain fitness studio chain with a color in their name that I used to belong to, both in Chicago and then in Cleveland, prompting me to re-join for their New Year’s weight loss competition. In … Continue reading I’d Rather Gain than Lose
If you skipped my last post thinking I was actually talking about something as boring as self-care then I'll answer the title's question for you - ME. Today marks the end of my fourth week of physical therapy for plantar fasciitis, and as of today's session I'm not allowed to run anymore. When I first … Continue reading Who has a sore heel and is no longer allowed to run?
Sometime in early September, not long after Labor Day weekend, I woke up one morning with a dull ache in my heel. I've gotten that ache before, but usually once I walk around for a few minutes it goes away. This time it wasn't going away. In fact as I continued walking on it, it … Continue reading Self-care in the literal sense