Category Archives: Fitness

Summer’s End: Fall Comes On Stage

It’s finally happened.  The heat and humidity that have been making me lazy are gone. It was 45 degrees here in Maine this morning, and the sticky wet thickness in the air went vamoose. I want to move again. Before … Continue reading

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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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