Hiking, Meats, and Running

Our normal bi-weekly Hike Club hike was canceled due to a variety of reasons, but I still managed to get outside and get a hike done. I met up with one of our Club’s members (even though her last day at work was on Friday, she’s still a member –…

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Eighteen Days Down; 348 To Go

Halfway through January, and I’m beginning to feel a bit more tired than usual which could probably be attributed to the fact that I have now worked out every day for eighteen straight days. I finished off my last pair of “old” shoes this week, and am now running full-time…

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From the Summit to Summit Council

This past Saturday was the latest hike in our hiking club’s winter season. A little before 8am, we headed out to Evergreen to hike Chief Mountain. This peak is out by Indian Springs where we’ve done a few other hikes, both the summer and winter versions. During the drive, I…

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Eleven Days In . . .

Even though it’s only been eleven days, I’m still feeling pretty confident in my running goal for 2020: Run at least one mile a day Run 1,000 miles in the year After 11 days, here’s where I’m at: Week Total: 21.20 miles January Total: 37.65 miles 2020 Total: 37.65 miles…

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Lone Pine

I’m not exactly sure why, but every now and then I find myself looking at location tags on Instagram. And sometimes I find some surprises. It is how I found my dentist and the local caterer where I got our last Thanksgiving’s turkey from, so it does work. But over…

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Hiking At Elevation

In a previous life, many years ago, I would have considered myself a hiker. I mean, I went on hikes. I owned trekking poles, and occasionally wandered the wilderness around the Pacific Northwest. I even owned a fancy hiking hat! During this original hiking phase was when I went on…

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2019 – A Year In Review

A friend of mine on LiveJournal used to post these great yearly recaps that I always wanted to do on my own, but never managed to. I had LJ, and FB, and my photos app on my phone to remind me of what I had done the year before. But…

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Three Hundred Miles

Today I ran 3.17 miles. It’s a milestone of sorts since those three miles put me over 300 miles on this pair of shoes. 300.41 to be exact. These shoes are now retired. The first time I wore these shoes was back July 18th, 2008. In fact, the first run…

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I’m Back

So writing was supposed to be a release of sorts for me, and right when I was beginning again, I stopped. I recognized that I stopped and really needed to start back up again. The original plan was to wait until the first of the year, but it was suggested…

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Little Black Dog

This is Olive. Olive the Little Black Dog. She just turned 12 a month ago. It’s really hard to believe that she’s been part of my life that long. She’s been through so much with me, and me with her. After my run today (she can’t go with me anymore)…

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