The website earthday.org recently published an article on actions you can take for the planet even while practicing good social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here is a slightly-edited version of the list. I hope this list inspires you with at least one great idea: Go plant-based. More than likely you have extraContinue reading “Taking Care of the Planet during the Pandemic”
Category Archives: Fitness
White River 50 Mile Endurance Run 2018
I somehow faked a smile for Glenn’s photo of me summiting the final climb of the race: Sun Top. That is, right after my true self was revealed to the camera in a less flattering shot. A few hundred feet later, I saw the white tent that indicated I had reached the Sun Top aidContinue reading “White River 50 Mile Endurance Run 2018”
North Olympic Discovery Marathon
This past April was my birthday and one of the few advantages of aging is that every 5 years you enter a new age qualification bracket for entry into the Boston Marathon. Suffice it to say, I have been wanting to qualify for Boston since forever. I missed qualifying by a mere 15 seconds 10Continue reading “North Olympic Discovery Marathon”
Mendocino Coast 50K
The Mendocino Coast 50K is a beautiful and moderately easy course as far as 50Ks go (except for the fact that it might be a couple of miles long).
Kicking Off Obliteride 2015 Training and Fundraising
A couple of days ago I decided to join Obilteride 2015. I also participated in this fundraiser for the amazing place where I work back in 2013. This year, I am riding the 50 mile ride with my wife, Suzanna. Unlike many charity events, 100% of the money raised for Obliteride goes to fund the awesome workContinue reading “Kicking Off Obliteride 2015 Training and Fundraising”
My Dinner with Mike
A couple of weeks ago we were supposed to meet out contractor, Mike the Plumber, as he likes to call himself, at a restaurant and pub for a drink to discuss the finishing our basement. At one point, the conversation shifted to cyclists and Mike became quite adamant about how cyclists were unsafe and didn’tContinue reading “My Dinner with Mike”
Cancer Gets Personal
It seems like not too long ago when I didn’t know anyone with cancer and then it seemed to hit, like summer here in Seattle…One day it’s 50 degrees and raining, and the next, boom, it’s hot and sticky summer weather. All of a sudden all around us, just like, for me, cancer. In 2011Continue reading “Cancer Gets Personal”
Why Obliteride and Fred Hutch?
It’s been over nine years since I started working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, or as we like to call it “Fred Hutch” or just “The Hutch”. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center was established in 1975 by Dr. William Hutchinson in honor of his brother, Fred, who died of lung cancer inContinue reading “Why Obliteride and Fred Hutch?”
Ending My Sounds of Silence
Like many bloggers out there, I started with a bunch of ideas that I wanted to get out into the blogspace last year, and then got distracted and this blog has suffered. Let’s see if I can restart this thing and put out something that others may be able to benefit from. Catching Up SinceContinue reading “Ending My Sounds of Silence”
My New Goal: Eugene Marathon in April!
New goal: training for Eugene Marathon on April 28th and using it to qualify for Boston next April. Post Script I did it! I qualified for Boston with a time of 3:39:22.