Badassmatic (adj.): Person with severe asthma better defined by badassery. Possesses insatiable desire for growth, change and adventure.

Defining my own style of walking

I think about this everyday when I’m walking… I’m not really sure what you would call my walking style? Its a mixture of my own freestyle incorporated with the basics elements of racewalking. I use all of the racewalking techniques such as proper foot placement and strike, hip motion and leg transitioning, but I dont … Read moreDefining my own style of walking

PBS is taping a special on Manilow’s Music & Passion

Here we(I) go again…… On Dec 12th, PBS will be taping Barry Manilow’s “Music& Passion” at the Las Vegas Hilton. I’m not sure when it will air. Health permitting, I’ll be there. More to follow……….. Related Posts:Viva La Manilow………Me and MomStress Break Stephen StyleGoing to Paris this weekendBetter luck next timeTake me to your Leader!Back … Read morePBS is taping a special on Manilow’s Music & Passion

The Hunt is on for a spring time Marathon

Does anyone have any recommendations? I’m looking for a 10-20 mile,competitive walk/run event with a relatively flat course in the state of California ,sometime in March or April. ( and cheap too) There are so many smaller events out there, its hard to pick one. Id like to do one more 1/2 marathon sometime in … Read moreThe Hunt is on for a spring time Marathon

I think a break is in order.

Yesterday, I took my first walk since the race on Sunday. A total of 1.5 miles to and from the local grocery store . It was awful! Wasn’t so much the aches and pains as it was my lungs and my overall energy level. By the time I reached the half way point, I was … Read moreI think a break is in order.

The Race Results are in…….I beat my old PR by 9 minutes

Check out my race results HERE just enter my Bib# 390. Keep in mind that I WALKED this race !!!!!(I only ran accross the finish line for the photographers) Related Posts:Disappointed, but still finished faster than last year:-)Got the Medal !US Half Marathon 2005 Race ReportWe finished the race , but someone stole the medalsEXPO … Read moreThe Race Results are in…….I beat my old PR by 9 minutes

The Morning After

I’d choose a severe alcohol hangover anyday..What can I say…..I feel like I was hit by a train and lived to tell about it. Every joint in my body is aching. Like I had the shit beat out of me by a gang of racewalk hating runners. Why does it take a full day for … Read moreThe Morning After

US Half Marathon 2005 Race Report

I should start off by saying, that despite the anticlimactic ending to the race ( due to the theft of the medals),and the lack of porta-pottys, this event was the best one Ive walked in so far. You couldn’t ask for better weather ( 60 degrees at start time) and you could actually hear the … Read moreUS Half Marathon 2005 Race Report

We finished the race , but someone stole the medals

Today my friends and I crossed the finish line at the 2005 US Half Marathon, but we didn’t get our medals because someone stole them! We got to the end of the rainbow and there was no pot of gold… (Actually, there were several hundred people that didn’t receive their medals). Can you believe it? … Read moreWe finished the race , but someone stole the medals


Today I pick up my bib and race packet. They’re holding the Expo at the Hyatt at fisherman’s Wharf. Its kind of a hassle having to go down to the wharf the day before the race but, it also gives me a chance to see how many people have signed up and to scope out … Read moreEXPO DAY

It’ll be a Miracle

The past few days my lower back has really been acting up and making it very difficult for me to get any sleep. (You see, one of the side effects of chronic steroid use is Osteoporosis, ie bone deterioration.) On top of that, my legs have been unusually sore and yesterday I somehow tweaked my … Read moreIt’ll be a Miracle