Tag: 40

Oct 22

Race Recap: Detroit Marathon 2013

So often when I’m working through an idea for a post here, I lock into a concept and then try to find clever ways to slowly unwrap it for you.  Kind of a verbal striptease with my excessive use of ellipses being the grammatical pasties that cover up my real intentions.  It’s a little verbal …

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Oct 02

Fat Trainer: My Parenting Hypocrisy

fat trainer

The Kindle sat on the end table in the family room mocking me. It didn’t move or make a sound. It just laid there ominously. Taunting me from just inside my peripheral vision. I knew what was waiting for me inside the faux-leather case that covered the gadget. I remembered, not only the task to …

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Jul 18

When I Grow Up

When you ask a kid what they want to be when they grow up, you can get a wide array of responses. While today you may hear some era specific answers like Video Gamer Designer, Computer Animator or, sadly, Reality TV Show Star, in my day, you had the usual suspects like Doctor, Lawyer, Fireman, …

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Jul 16

Running Through My Mind

Long before I decided to run this marathon… Long before I ran my first 5K… Long before I used running as my chief form of exercise… Long before I even owned a pair of running shoes… …I had friends who were runners.  Crazy, crazy friends who were runners. The concept of finding pleasure in running …

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Jul 15

Eight Is Enough?: Field Testing The 8 Hour Diet — Week 2

8 Hour Diet

At the risk of pulling something while trying to pat myself on the back, I did something that most Americans who start a diet never do – I finished the second week.  Depending on what you read and how much weight you put into statistics, most studies and reports agree that simply making it to …

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Jul 08

Eight Is Enough?: Field Testing The 8 Hour Diet — Week 1

8 Hour Diet

Most accepted statistics show that approximately 50 million people each year go on a diet. While that number at first blush seems astounding, most “experts” agree that this is just a fraction of the actual number of people who are trying to implement some type of method for controlling their weight through their eating plan. …

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Jul 02

Catching Forty Winks

When I was seven years old, my little Brother and I shared a room and a very 70’s set of bunk beds.  They were big, bulky and solid wood.  They had the straight vertical ladder that didn’t actually attach to the bed, it just kind of leaned on the frame.  And, because in the 70’s …

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Jun 05

National Running Day

Before Facebook, I really had no idea how many “National Days” there were.  I knew the big ones.  Not the fringe holidays like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, but the more specialized ones like “National Bosses Day”, “National Talk Like Pirate Day” (my personal favorite) or “Star Wars Day”.  Pretty much every day out of …

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May 16

Picture That

When GiGi finished Elementary School a couple of years ago, I spent a few hours over the course of a couple of weekends putting together a little slide show video to give her on her last day of 5th Grade.  From Pre-School through the final days before making the move to the land of hormones …

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Apr 17

Imaginary Friends

At 40, I’m in the position of having been someone who was born and spent the majority of my youth without the Internet as it exists today.  In fact, it wasn’t until my early high school days that I was even introduced to my earliest forms of the web in places like Prodigy and, later …

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