Category Archives: Fitness

Strava and Suffer Scores, at Six Months

Goals matter.  At least they do to me! We’re half way through 2015. I have the data to prove it.  With an ever-present computer not far from our reach, it is relatively easy to get numbers.  For me, numbers count. … Continue reading

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Exercising inadequately, excessively, or just right ?

Two recent articles leave this reader confused about the answer to a vital question. Just three days ago, National Public Radio ran a piece entitled Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good. This was a study of … Continue reading

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What’s The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life ?

“…the ideal dose of exercise for a long life is a bit more than many of us currently believe we should get, but less than many of us might expect”- NY Times Where’s the sweet spot? Last December, my son … Continue reading

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Local Adventures Way Down South

I’m known as Opie here in Austin. Opie is known for slinging a fishing pole over his shoulder, hopping on his bike, waving bye-bye to Aunt Bea, and heading off into the Mayberry’s countryside for local adventures. Ever since I … Continue reading

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Hiker tip #2- Set a hiking goal

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” ― Bruce Lee Goals are there to assist us when motivation fades. Last year, I organized my hiking and backpacking in order … Continue reading

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Pleased but pissed about my cholestersol blood test results

I’m pleased and also pissed with my cholesterol (lipid profile) results that came in just yesterday. I have a family history of cardiac disease. My father, Chester, died at age 72 from heart failure after several cardiac attacks severely compromised … Continue reading

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Go pho it! Will Vietnamese soup keep me lean and avoid statins ?

Pho. I’m still unsure about how to pronounce this Vietnamese soup, but I am getting pretty good at whipping up a big bowl at lunchtime. My cholesterol numbers from blood work done last October are a concern, specifically my LDL … Continue reading

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