Despite that I am a graduate of Michigan State University and that I will always consider myself a Spartan, this post has (almost) nothing to do with that university, the famous 300 Spartans led by King Leonidas at the Battle of Thermopylae, the movie of the same name, nor anyRead More →

It had been a while since my last post, but I have been busy cycling.  I can say that I have made some great progress in the preparations for my Trotternish Cycling Trek during my trip to Scotland this October. I’ve hit two different distance milestones the past week, andRead More →

It’s been more than a month since I first announced my proposed Trotternish Cycling Trek during my trip to Scotland this October. I figure it’s about time to give an update on the progress of my training for this trek.   Training Update So far, I have achieved my suggestedRead More →

  Question: What do you get when No Pants Day (traditionally observed on the first Friday in May) falls on May the Fourth (International Start Wars Day)? Answer: You get the Kilted Stormtrooper Brigade!   Other than falling on the same day this year, both holidays are unofficial and wereRead More →

Fitness First is my monthly fitness update published on the first of each month. May, 2018 has been a busy month, and although not as productive as I had hoped for, offered a few surprises for me as I compiled the data for this report.   By the Numbers HereRead More →