Archive for the 'Exercise' Category

Sweet Sixteen

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

This year I went skating 16 times. Why is that a big deal? Intensity. Sure I hiked nearly 1300 miles this year. But, almost all of those miles were here in North Oaks. Hiking on flat ground, which is what we have here in North Oaks, offers no chance for intensity. Some of the hikes […]

3 – 10,000 – 30

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

This morning when I got up it was 3 degrees. But, the wind was not blowing, so I decided to go down to open skating at the speed skating oval when it opened later in the morning. Did my first 10K of the season, breaking the gaffer standard of 30 minutes. All in all, a […]


Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Today Hana and I hiked around Pleasant Lake. The Pleasant Lake trail is surprisingly free of snow, given the storm we had over the weekend. We saw the usual waterfowl on the lake – coots, ducks, geese. We saw a pair of bald eagles circling over the lake and over a hundred geese on the […]

Sweating Early in the Season

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Today I went down to skate on the speed skating oval in Roseville. This is the earliest in the season I’ve ever been down there to skate – they just opened on Friday. Typically I wait until mid December before starting to skate there, but it was a nice day (i.e., no wind) that was […]

Perils of Thinking

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Today, as I was getting ready to go skating, I thought that it had been years since I had fallen skating. When I fell this afternoon, fortunately there weren’t many people on the ice and no one got hurt. Did slide for a fair distance, however.

Double Quadruple

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Since we moved to North Oaks, my exercise has tended to have a predominant focus each year. Most years it has been bicycling; there have been several years in which I have ridden more than 2000 miles. Occasionally the focus has been hiking. Two years ago I hiked more than 2000 miles, and last year […]

Up and About

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Today Pat took her biggest walk since breaking a bone in her foot nearly 6 weeks ago. She hiked the trail that goes around “the island”, technically a peninsula in Pleasant Lake. Rather impressive progress!

Lightning Strikes Thrice

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

On Saturday, August 14, my brother and Kathy got married in Kathryn Albertson Park in Boise. A week later, Doug and Kathy were back at the park, where the New Belgium Brewing Company was having an event. Wandering closer, Doug became aware that they were giving away a bike, a promotion tied to their Fat […]


Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

In both 2008 and 2009 my exercise consisted almost entirely of hiking. This approach resulted, in part, from the fact that I had been plagued by a series of aches and pains. In addition, there was a lot to suggest that Hana was a better behaved dog if she got plenty of walks. As a […]

Ice Out

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

With unseasonably warm weather, and a record no snow in March, the ice is off Pleasant Lake. As a consequence this afternoon Pat, Hana and I took Pat’s kayak over to secure a spot at the beach on Pleasant Lake.