Health & Fitness

Warrior Dash 2011

May 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Current Topics of Interest, Health & Fitness

My good friend Lisa talked me into doing our first running event together. It is called the Warrior Dash. It is a 3.4 mile run with about 12 obstacles along the way. Our only goal for this event was to finish. Here is a recap of the event.

Superstition Hike 4/10/11

Apr 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Current Topics of Interest, Health & Fitness

We decided to go on a longer, more challenging, superstitions hike. Over 1/3 of this hike involved climbing over and scrambling around river boulders. The total hike length was around 14 miles and it was a 9 hour hiking day.

Superstitions Hike 3/27/11

Mar 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Current Topics of Interest, Health & Fitness

Went on a hike in the superstitions today with my friends Donna, Greg, and Steve. It was a lot of fun but also very challenging. We had to swim about 100 yards in the end to finish the hike. The swimming part was a surprise to all of us and I am definitely not a […]

Picacho Peak Hike 2010

Jan 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Current Topics of Interest, Health & Fitness

I have lived in Arizona since 1994 and I have never hiked Picacho Peak – that is until now. Picacho peak is just west of I-10 about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson. The summit sits at 3374 feet above sea level. It appears to be partly a debris flow overlain by lava flows. Picacho means […]

First Walk in Germany

Jun 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Health & Fitness

This morning I went for an exploration walk around Stephan’s village. Just a few steps out the door and I am in the country. It’s hard to describe just how beautiful the landscape is here. The weather so far has been perfect! Stephan’s village is in the background. Checkout my map below to see […]

New Hiking Program: RunKeeper

Jun 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Health & Fitness

Today I started using a new program to track my hiking. It’s called My Runkeeper. I hiked South Mountain Preserve and was really happy with the results. Below is the route map I hiked. You can also see statistical data on start and end time, how far we hiked, our pace, and how high we […]

Hiking South Mountain Area

Mar 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Health & Fitness

For the past couple of weeks I have been hiking South Mountain Preserve. The preserve consists of over 16,000 acres and is considered the largest municipal park in the country. There are over 51 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. For the past month I have been hiking the Mormon and […]


Nov 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Health & Fitness

My friends have decided to utter their spirits (Wine, Beer, and any other alcohol). Since I am not a big drinker I probably won’t have a lot of utterz. However, I think you will enjoy my friends unique tastes!

Health and Fitness

Oct 8th, 2008 | By | Category: Health & Fitness

Trying to achieve or maintain good health and fitness seems to be a recurring theme in most people’s lives. I am no exceptions. I have found that my 20 year old, track running body, no longer exists. I miss the days of being able to eat anything I could imagine and not have one ounce […]