Fitness Update

I returned to Erin Long‘s open training session Monday evening after two weeks off. The first week of absence was due to vacation. The second week was due to a bad cold. During my two weeks away, I unfortunately didn’t do much to maintain my muscle tone. I did manage to get three pretty decent […]

Hard Workout

Brian Carpenter conducted our open training session Monday evening at Kachmann Mind Body Institute at Lutheran Hospital. Brian was filling in for Erin Long, who is in California attending a seminar. The session was set up in modules of 8 repetitions. There must have been 15 or so individual modules. At least it seemed like […]

Fitness Update

I would have thought I’d be fit by now. Biking, physical training, and now yoga. Not to speak of the daily walks. Just how much does a person have to do to KEEP FROM GETTING SORE MUSCLES!? I wonder if there’s any exercise regimen that keeps all muscles toned to the point where they no […]


I attended a yoga class Thursday evening. It was my first time at an organized yoga session. I held up fairly well under the circumstances. By the end of the hour, though, I had worked up a good sweat. I think I might have been the only one of the eight attendees who was sweating. […]

Fitness Update

I attended my weekly session of open training at the Kachmann Mind Body Institute on the campus of Lutheran Hospital yesterday at 5:30 p.m. The traffic jam inside the hospital complex was unbelievable. I sat in my car for 10 minutes waiting for someone ahead of me to get permission to turn left into the […]

Bird Legs

Pat drove over from Valparaiso on Saturday morning. We drove to Rockhill Park, unloaded our bikes, and spent the next hour and a half riding the Greenway through Fort Wayne. Strong winds made our ride pretty challenging. Pat made my ride particularly grueling because I tried to keep up with him. I should know better […]

Fitness Update

I tried to get ready for my Monday session at Kachmann Mind Body by biking 18 miles on Sunday, then riding 5.5 miles to work on Monday morning. Since Kachmann Mind Body is within the Lutheran Hospital complex, my ride there after work was short and sweet. By the end of Monday’s session, I was […]

Sore Fingers

I biked to work today for the first time this year. Temperature outside was 30 degrees F when I left the house. I drove the car, with my bike stuffed inside, to the Scott’s parking lot at 14 and Scott. I parked there, got the bike out, strapped my backpack on, and headed out. Within […]

Fair Weather Biking

My elliptical trainer is temporarily out of commission. The last few times I used it, I couldn’t increase the resistance enough to get a really good workout. I sent an email to the manufacturer and found out that I have to partially disassemble it in order to find out what’s wrong. That chore requires the […]

Fitness Update

I was feeling pretty awful Monday night when I arrived at the Kachmann Mind Body Institute. I had slept only a few hours the night before. I had spent part of the afternoon standing outside in the cold and rain. I was suffering from a bruised hand obtained when I tried to close a metal […]

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