I recently went in for my annual checkup and nothing wrong other than my doctor left the practice, can’t compete for a year so I had to see her replacement, Dr. Jekyll. This guy and I will not meet again. He told me I am too fat, OK, I could lose a few pounds, my resting heart rate is too high (68?) and that I drink too much coffee, I knew that the caffeine issue was coming and he is on the mark with that one. So while I was having a Grande over at Starbucks, I did a little research. I had been way over the recommended intake so I have switched to decaff at home, one 16 oz regular at work and one cup of regular green tea per day. No withdrawal symptoms although I do look forward to getting in to work and having the regular coffee. It is too early to tell but I think my heart rate is a little lower on my runs so this may help my running. OK, I am off stalking my old doctor on the Internet to see where she ends up so I don't have to go 19th century medicine again.
I just got back from a 5 miler in the Parkway and after taking a shower I tried on the new team shirt FLSmidth, my employer, bought us for the relay. I am running the 4.8 mile leg. The company sponsored us at the last minute so we have not really trained for it but we are doing it to have fun and enjoy the day, wish us luck.
I took a day off today for some family business so after it was done I decided to go for a run down to the Lehigh Parkway. When I came to the Lehigh Parkway North bridge I could not get on the path because it was under water so I continued on to 15th St. and entered the Parkway there. Lots of trees down in addition to the ones from last week that the crews were not able to get to yet. I had to run on the road and even climb over a tree that had fallen accross it at one point. In all the years I have been running, walking and bicycling in the parkway I think the last two weeks have had the most damage I have seen in a long time.
Down at the Rose garden I took this picture at the bridge over Jorden creek, a large tree fell and has blocked the view of the creek.
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I am a 62 year old father of two grown children living with my wife. We try to live a healthy low stress lifestyle. I practice daily Tai Chi, run, bicycle commute and hike in my effort to stay healthy.