June 2009

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I’m Having My Cake & Eating It Too

I’m Having My Cake & Eating It Too

[This is Post 4 about my mid-life training program. For backstory, see Post 1,
Post 2 and Post 3.]
Today, I’m going to have my cake and eat it too. It’s my birthday. I deserve it.
This seems reasonable, don’t you think? The thing is I’m a little hard on myself. I’m not a recovering alcoholic but I [...]

Ray Zahab inspires in this short clip

Take 5 minutes and watch this. It’s a fantastic, short presentation that gave me goosebumps and inspired me.
It’s a TED presentation by Ray Zahab treks to the South Pole about his record-breaking trek on foot to the South Pole — a 33-day sprint through the snow. Enjoy!

Trump Tower: Good Start, Bad Ending

Trump Tower: Good Start, Bad Ending

NOTE: This may look like a rant, smell like a rant and seem like a rant. But it’s not a rant. But it could be… and that’s the point of this post.

Our family went on a 2,200-mile road trip adventure over our Spring Break last April that involved camping and touring 6 states in 7 [...]

Have Workout Will Travel

Have Workout Will Travel

(I owe the clever title to my personal trainer, Steve Bechtel, who referenced my recent travel workout with the aforementioned title. It’s perfect, given my blog’s title)
This is Post 3 of my reporting on my mid-life training program. (For backstory, see Post 1 and Post 2)
So, those of you who know me, or who read [...]

Bears, wolves, elk and more in Yellowstone.

Bears, wolves, elk and more in Yellowstone.

Yellowstone National Park is my favorite place in the world. It is home to 60% of the world’s active geysers, more small and large animals than anywhere in the Lower 48 states, striking, big country views, and seemingly infinite outdoor recreation opportunities. It’s a large, unspoiled, natural wonder, and it’s in my backyard.
I have been [...]

My fitness journey, switchback #2

My fitness journey, switchback #2

Hi there. This is post #2 of my reporting on, and sharing of my personal training program. I will be posting every week or two about my progress and learnings.
In case you missed it, here is Post 1, “A Mid-Life Training Program.”, which provides backstory.
So, if you’ve been following along, or know me, [...]

Air travel: Overpriced then, cheap now?

Air travel: Overpriced then, cheap now?

We all bellyache about the airlines. I had a terrible lost luggage experience with American Airlines last week, and ranted about it. I’m still upset about all the cab fares and late night shopping and money-spending I had to do because they couldn’t find and deliver my bag in time for my keynote presentation to [...]

Country bumpkin visits Miami Beach

Country bumpkin visits Miami Beach

Greetings from Miami Beach!
Been having a blast on this trip. Was a keynote presenter today at Eye For Travel’s Online Travel Marketing conference at the Fontainebleau.
(Here’s the Twitter thread on Day 1 of the conference)
Well, yesterday I arrived. Made all connections and flights and had feet in sand by 2 pm EST. Bad news: Suitcase [...]