Just One

Hill repeats. My favorite. Not. But there it was on my training calendar. Six 90-second intervals at effort level 8 (out of 10) on a hill with a 7 to 9 percent grade. Followed by six 45-second intervals at effort level 9. I’d already had a robust strength training session at Body Specs, so in …

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Finding the Time

I was at my usual Thursday morning workout at Body Specs, lifting and spiking medicine balls, when a fellow glutton for punishment joined me. We were both Aikido students and share the same basic attitude about training. Sure, it’s tough, but we need it to stay fit and able to do the things we like …

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Let’s Be Inclusively Pregnant

We got some exciting and amusing news recently. Our niece Catharine and her husband are expecting their first child. Exciting because they’ve been wanting to have kids. Amusing (to me, anyway), not because of the fact, but the way it was presented. I know the phrase “We’re pregnant” is pretty common these days. Yet AFAIK …

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For No Purpose Whatever

Spring, as my friend put it, arrived on Sunday afternoon. Not actual spring, but de facto, with warm temps and bright sunshine. Naturally, the weekend events I worked took place before then. Last Saturday’s Pi Day 5K and Sunday’s Shamrocks & Shenanigans 5K took place in perhaps this winter’s final fury. Both mornings started below …

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