September 20, 2020
Woohoo! I’m back on the stairs!
It’s been, oh, seven months since I’ve had a good workout on the stairs. I’ve missed it. When the pandemic first started flaring up, all my upcoming stair races got cancelled. All the gyms in my state were forced to Read the rest of this entry »
August 30, 2020
Here’s the face of a happy camper, standing in a park in Richmond, Michigan:
How did I end up in Richmond? I walked there! It as the end of a months-long pandemic challenge – a quest to hike the entire length of a trail that spans two counties. And I made it! Read the rest of this entry »
July 26, 2020
Hello, everyone! Greetings from my new home!
I moved in a few weeks ago, and between preparing for the move, and all the stuff that’s come after, it seems like I’ve been busy forever. Earlier today, my father and I removed the bathroom mirror in the above photo from the wall and rehung it ten inches higher, because that bathroom was not designed for Read the rest of this entry »
May 31, 2020
There’s some old railroads in my area that have been converted into hiking trails, and JJ and I have been hitting portions of these trails during many of our weekends over the past few months. It occurred to me recently that if JJ and I targeted a couple specific areas, than we will have cumulatively covered a continuous stretch of trail that’s 47 miles long! That became a new goal… and I reached that goal on Sunday.
Check it out: We’ve covered this entire 23.5-mile trail, twice! (There and back.)
(Click on the map to see it bigger.)
Most of the trail is called Read the rest of this entry »
May 25, 2020
All I wanted was a simple post-workout photo, and JJ photobombed it!
And then, seconds later, JJ landed a kiss right on my lips, complete with tongue! Read the rest of this entry »
May 10, 2020
It’s been a good week, and I want to share my successes. That’s right, plural! Not one success, but two!
WHOA! I need a haircut!
I’ll share one of those successes in my next post. This post is about a huge exercise win: I went running for the first time in six months! After Read the rest of this entry »
May 4, 2020
I want to get back into monthly weigh-ins. And since a new month began a couple days ago, I stepped on a scale, and was down another pound! I had weighed myself midway through April, for the first time since I began working from home, and had lost 9.2 pounds at that point. That’s now a total of 10.2 pounds lost in the seven weeks that my state has been under a Stay-at-Home order. (Here’s how I’m doing it: Part 1 and Part 2)
Getting back into monthly weigh-ins means I should Read the rest of this entry »
April 20, 2020
I’m making the most of the stay-at-home order in my state, and the scale is proof. I’m 9.2 pounds lighter since I began working from home! In Part One, I talked about my food choices. In this post, I’m tackling exercise. And to sum it up, I’m exercising a lot.
Believe it or not, that’s a selfie! I’m using Read the rest of this entry »
March 29, 2020
I’m thankful to have gym equipment at home, because with the gyms being closed due of the lockdown, I can still have a nice workout. But last week I needed a little motivation, so I gave myself a challenge to workout, all week long, with fitness icons from the ’80s!
The challenge was simple: Read the rest of this entry »
March 25, 2020
I’ve had my Bowflex Max Trainer for five and a half years. You could technically round that up to a decade! (But I won’t.) It’s an excellent piece of cardio equipment, and I love it as much now as I ever have. It’s a cross between an elliptical and a stair machine, and it really gets my heart rate going and engages all the muscles I use during my stair races.
One of my favorite Max Trainer pictures, from 2015.
Of course I brought my Max Trainer with me to Michigan when I moved last year, and Read the rest of this entry »