It’s been a while, huh? The Kilted Dad had a great year back in 2018. Amazing progress and the achievement of lofty goals were the order of the year. My training allowed me to build up to and complete the Trotternish Trek – a 57 mile circuit around the IsleRead More →

“Gaelic is Here!” A great thing happened last week. After weeks of waiting (which is actually much earlier than first announced) Scottish Gaelic was added to Duolingo. For those of you who are not familiar, Duolingo is a language app launched in 2011 that offers more than 90 language coursesRead More →

In honor of International Women’s Day 2019 I thought I would repost an article about Scotland’s most famous daughter, Flora Macdonald published for the same holiday last year. Unfortunately, too many have never heard of her or the exploits which made her famous, even though the time and events sheRead More →

Fitness First is my monthly fitness update and the first post I publish each month. Although I didn’t end December, and 2019 for that matter, where I wanted to or on a major high note for fitness accomplishments, when compared to where I was a year ago, it was stillRead More →

OK, so it won’t really be loud, but it will get louder in relation to how quiet I’ve been here the past couple months. Rather than blogging recently, I’ve been busy parenting (dealing with a school system and teachers), working, and preparing for my upcoming trip to Scotland. And ofRead More →

Today has been an interesting day of milestones. It was tough, but I’m feeling better about the preparations for my Trotternish Cycling Trek in October because I’ve finally hit a major distance milestone.   Training Milestones The ride training has been lackluster of late and in some ways has feltRead 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 →

In my last post, I talked about how to declutter your space to make room for a home gym or a dedicated fitness area (there are many other reasons you might want to do so, but for our purposes we’re making space for a home gym). You’ve done a greatRead More →