Health & Exercise

2014 – 1 Mile Per Day (minimum)

2014 – 1 Mile Per Day (minimum)

What would happen to me if I committed to at least 1 mile per day for the remaining 331 days of the year? Well, at the very least, I will have run 331 miles. Rain, snow, sleet or shine – cold or heat – injury, pain, wellness, flu, or whatever –  I’ll lace up my shoes and hit the streets, track, or trails. That is my commitment, beginning today, February…

New Year’s Resolutions #1 For 2014

New Year’s Resolutions #1 For 2014

Well, I may be a bit behind, seeing that today is January 23rd, but, better late than never. I have made New Year’s Resolutions since the early 80’s. I enjoy the time. I do take it seriously, and I use this time to focus on where I want to go as this year moves forward. After all, there are only 342 days left in this year, so let’s get started….

2 Weeks Down, 20 To Go

2 Weeks Down, 20 To Go

I have 2 weeks of my training under my belt now, and I’m down to the 20 week countdown before my marathon.  Lots of stuff to adjust. I actually am following a hybrid of the Runner’s World 20-week training schedule.  I added 2 weeks to it to help as an intro to get me back into a schedule of running.  The Runner’s World also has a 2 week intro, so…

7 Tips For Running Your First Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon

7 Tips For Running Your First Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon

So you’re getting ready to run your first Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon!! Woo-Hoo! Let me give you a few tips to make it a great weekend for you. Before I give you the tips, let me tell you who I am and who these tips are for. My name is Rich, I’m 48, and I’ve only been running for 2 1/2 years at the time I’m writing this. I’m not writing…

Bucket List Item #1 – Run A Marathon

Bucket List Item #1 – Run A Marathon

Today is day #1 of a 22-week training to run my first marathon. It’s been a bucket list item of mine for several years. There is no better time like the present to begin. Date:  November 17, 2013 Event: San Antonio Rock-n-Roll Marathon Millions of others have run this distance before me, so it isn’t a big feat in and of itself. But, it will be MY biggest physical challenge…

Running My Race

Running My Race

Yesterday I ran the Dallas Rock n Roll Half Marathon.  It was my 3rd time to run a half. I knew a bit about what to expect, but things changed in two ways leading up to the race: 1) I injured, and then re-injured by back in the 3 weeks leading up to the race. It’s hard to run with a bad back. I missed several of my practice runs…

10 Days Into 2013

10 Days Into 2013

Alright, just thought I would check in and see how I was doing with these resolutions I made back on January 1st. Spiritual Resolutions – so far so good.  Through the first ten days of 2013 I have been reading one book of the Bible per day. Going to read cover to cover. I just finished 2 Samuel today. I’m also reading 3 Psalms per day. I have really, really…

Rich’s 2013 New Year’s Resolutions

Rich’s 2013 New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve made quite a few New Year’s Resolutions over the years. I like to make them. I’m not horrible at keeping them, although I’ve blown quite a few of them along the way. So let me get started here on January 1, 2013. Spiritual Resolutions 1. I’ve always wanted to read a book of the Bible per day, plus 3 Psalms per day, for 65 straight days. Since there’s 66…