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"If you assess your life to see what's missing, you will find that running will correct these
deficiences. Whatever your age, it will make you a good animal; restore the child within;
liberate the artist: and give you the opportunity to go on the heroic quest."

--George Sheehan, Runner's World, August, 1995, p.24

 

 

 



NOTHING beats the feeling of finishing a triathlon!
(Hamlin Beach, August, 2001)

 

I became interested in fitness about 12 years ago (1990) at age 45, after winding up on the short end of too many "day-afters."

My fitness interest began with a desire to do a 150k bike ride to benefit the Rochester Area Multiple Sclerosis Society; continued with my daughter interesting me in aerobics; and has now blossomed into a love
of yoga, bicycling, spinning, running, swimming, working out with weights, duathlons, biathlons, and triathlons.

Anything that's rhythmic and without sharp, quick movements is my cup of tea.

Exercise offers me a new contract with life It has not only improved my physical condition, but also my mental
and spiritual outlook as well. I meet wonderful people,
travel to places I never thought of, think thoughts I delight in, and have much excellent conversation.
Exercise has become as normal and necessary to my everyday life as breathing, and I have a great hope
that everyone can experience the joy that physical activity has brought to me.

At work, as an Assistant Professor of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), I have organized
the RITeams that have participated in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge Road Race Series
since 1995.

At professional conventions I attend across the country, I have organized 5K races to heighten awarenss among my academic colleagues of the importance of fitness to professors and teachers,
people whose lives often are very sedentary. "Mens sana in corpore sano" is a philosophy I've tried to promulgate.

I also became a Certified Personal Trainer through the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research (Dallas, Texas).

So (briefly!) here the plan is for readers to find a list of my personal records (nothing world-shaking, but full of delightful memories), a list of the races in which I've competed, some of my own thoughts and articles related to exercise,
links to other good fitness sites, and a barrage of photos from the past 12 years.

Happy reading and exercising!

Race Photos/Results Home Page
Triathlons
Exercise Resume
Links
Biking
Stories
Personal Records

 

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