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20th Annual Jenny Kuzma Memorial Bergen 5K

It takes almost as long to say the name of this race as it did for many of the runners to finish. Bergen is a small village/town southwest of Rochester, NY with a population of about 5,000 people. Somehow this small town manages to put on a race each year that is a throwback to […]

Watching the Pine Needles Fall

The picture is the view from my rocking chair on the front porch. As you can see, there are lots of pine trees. I've developed a new favorite pastime, one that's very relaxing and great for meditating. I sit in the rocking chair and watch for pine needles to fall from the trees. Sometimes a […]

Updates and Technology

Just in case you were wondering – I still haven't run. The plantar fasciits seems to be a little better. Most of the time now I can walk without a limp. This week has been a little down on the biking mileage, but up on the quality of a couple of the rides. We did […]

Making the Best Out of It

Instead of feeling sorry for myself (I'm doing some of that anyway) I've decided to make the best out of the plantar fasciitis situation that I can. My bike is getting a great workout. I've ridden over 120 miles in the last four days. The best part is, some of the rides have included some […]

Support a John Jay Alumnus

Former John Jay track and cross country runner, Eric Schwark, and his wife, Dana will be running the Marine Corps Marathon this fall. Because of recent events in their lives they have joined the Leukemia and Lymphoma Team in Training Program to help in the fight against cancer. To read about why they are doing […]

Why 5-year Age Groups

OK, be prepared for a grumpy old man post. Yesterday I went up to Wilmington with a friend to keep him company on his way to and from running a race. He has a house here, but still lives and works in NY. He gets down every couple of months for a few days and […]

Not Happy

For the first time in longer than I can remember, I had to walk most of the last two miles of my run today. I've been dealing with plantar fasciits for a few months. In the beginning it tended to come and go, which allowed me to run without taking any proactive measures to cure […]

A Few More Pictures

Marlene got close enough to get a good picture, but wasn't watching where she was walking and ended up with sneakers covered with elk poop. His winter coat is almost gone. The Yellowstone River. Pronghorn antelope. We saw a couple of black bears and grizzly mama and three cubs. They were too far away to […]

More Pictures

Tetons across a bay on Jackson Lake We couldn't go to Yellowstone without checking out Old Faithful.

Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks

We got back today from a visit to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. What amazing places. So much to see and do, with not nearly enough time. I'm not sure a whole summer would be enough time. Like last year, Marlene got a little carried away with taking pictures. We spent the first couple […]