Introducing the Walking Faster Club

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My racewalking friend, Vickie, came up with a new message board.We’re calling it the “WalkingFasterClub” For more information just click the purple icon and enter your Yahoo ID or sign up directly from the link on my sidebar. Related Posts:Mixing pleasure with businessThe green shoes are back.When the Cows come homeUniversity of Pittsburgh Newsletter May […]

Worse leg cramps ever

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Wow……I’m on a roll. I’m excelling in the stupidity category this week. Seems I’ve been doing one crazy thing after another lately. I had just finished posting about yesterday’s walk from hell , when out of the blue, I developed the worse leg cramps EVER !!! I mean the kind where your whole lower body […]

Racewalking in Carmel by-the-sea

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My plan was to go to Carmel and learn to racewalk, but what I got……was much more!Not only did I actually get to racewalk, but I got the opportunity to spend time with some of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. People just like me ,who have a passion for walking . […]

Why I walk

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One of the UCSF Clinical Research Fellows, ( my favorite one actually ), called me last night as part of my monthly research follow up. After we got done with the question and answers, I mentioned to her that I was thinking of take racewalking lessons. At first I don’t think she understood what I […]

I look too Healthy

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I get this all the time……… “You look so healthy” “You don’t look like you have a disability” “You can walk farther then I can” “You look amazingly fit for someone with severe asthma” “You make marathon walking look so easy”, and so on, and so on…. I usually take it as a compliment, but […]

Got the Medal !

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After 3 and a half long months of complaining to everyone on the planet, the race promoter of the US HALF Marathon in San Francisco, finally made good on his promise to send me ( us) our medals. We earned the symbol of accomplishment just like everyone else who received theirs at the finish line. […]