Mixing pleasure with business

Posted 6 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Exercise&Fitness, Funny asthma stuff, Funny walking stuff, lung disease and exercise, People, Places and Events, Racewalking, San Francisco

With almost 2 hours to kill in between medical appointments last week over at UCSF, I decided to put that otherwise wasted time to good use and do something Ive always wanted to…. I racewalked the Kezar stadium! That’s right…. I racewalked 5.5 miles around the track, and I did it while wearing jeans and […]

The green shoes are back.

Posted 4 CommentsPosted in Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Funny walking stuff, Marathon Training, Marathon walking, Race apparel, Racewalking, Walking, Walking shoes and apparel

Who hoo…scored! Remember the Asics Hyperspeed II and III’s that I had, but couldn’t make up my mind as to which ones to wear at last years Boston Marathon? Well, as much as I wasn’t too crazy for the lime green color, those Hyperspeed II’s were probably the most comfortable racing flats I’d ever worn. […]

Walk kind of walker are you?

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Funny walking stuff, Marathon walking, People, Places and Events, Racewalkers, Racewalking, Walking

Just as runners come in a variety of flavors (joggers, runners, sprinters, hurdlers, marathoners, ultramarathoners, etc.),not all walkers are alike. They also come in an assortment of flavors. ( Marciatori Racewalking Track… Circa 1900 ) (Italy’s Ugo Frigerio wins the 10-kilometer race walk at the 1924 Olympics) By definition, “walking” requires one foot to be […]

An ExtraTerrestrial Race Report…..Long

Posted 6 CommentsPosted in Achievements, Friends/Bloggers, Funny walking stuff, Marathon walking, People, Places and Events, Race photos, Race Reports, travel, Walking, walking events

Well, this race definitely ranks up there as one of the strangest, yet one of the funnest Ive ever done. Too bad I was sick as a dog during 90% of it. Oh, my lungs were fine. The elevation didn’t bother me at all, it was the rest of my body that was going haywire. […]

Who woulda thought

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Fitness/Training Update, Funny walking stuff, lung disease and exercise, Walking

< This morning's routine 5 miler put me over the 1000 mile mark for the total number of fitness miles walked since the first of the year. Lets see, that’s the equivalent of: 38 Marathons 76 Half Marathons 166 10Ks 334 5Ks 7 Badwaters San Francisco to Las Vegas Roundtrip Not bad for a broken […]