Running for the Right Reasons

Headed to the trail for a run this morning. I needed a bit of a reprieve from running in the 'hood, as I was a bit traumatized last week, after crossing paths with a couple of 'buff' looking dogs. (You know, the ones with the super thick chests and tiny little butts.) Now I'm not…

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A Lack of Intelligence

I thought it would only be fair to follow up my 'words of wisdom' post with a 'lack of intelligence' post. I'm aiming for full disclosure here. I'd hate for you to get the wrong idea. I frequently preach about the importance of listening to your body.  (Actually I do this ad nauseam. Ask anybody who…

The Daniel Plan: Take 3

This past week's chapter? Fitness. I'll be 50 in a few months. Four to be precise. And I am telling you this for three two reasons. One, I'm old. (Thought I should put that out there. It does, however, mean I have a lot of experience.) Two, memory issues may be a factor in what I am…

A Different Mindset (And a recipe involving chocolate and peanut butter!)

Last spring, at the ripe old age of 48, I experienced a "first". I ran the Green Bay Marathon as part of a relay team. I hadn't been part of the marathon environment since September 2014. (You can read about that experience here. It wasn't pretty. Actually, it was pretty ugly. I only wrote about it because I teach ELA…

Waiting for Wisdom

"With age comes wisdom..." Not sure who said it, but since I'll be 50 next year, I kinda like this quote (or at least the first four words). I simply cannot wait to be wise. Now don't get me wrong, I have figured out a few things along the way: marriage, child rearing, teaching, nutrition. (Not saying I'm…