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About defpersonaltrainer

Elite Masters rower, personal trainer, a "Younger Next Year" Boomer whom advocates wellness through toe-to-temple activities like a sport well-oared.

National Bacon Day, then sunshine

Last week was pretty sad, as two larger than life figures moved on from earthly ways.  We miss ya, Scamp McCain and Queen of Soul.  Heaven’s streets have two special souls on them now. To shake out of my downer … Continue reading

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“Stress + Rest = Growth. It’s as simple and as hard as that.”

Ah – simple yet hard. This equation, per author  Brad Stulberg (@BStulberg), fits more than wellness in our lives.  For today – let’s stick with work and recovery in exercise.  And when we work out – it’s good for us … Continue reading

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Tribute to A Man in Full

I join legions of sad admirers who miss author Tom Wolfe. In earlier days, THE RIGHT STUFF got me motivated. In years past, I’ve tried to be A MAN IN FULL.  As a new Medicare and Social Security-aged ward of … Continue reading

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Late to my own Funeral?!

I hope so, though one day, reports of my demise WILL NOT be over-rated. Perhaps my telomeres are longer as result of my being well past forty.  Time and effort invested for my seven munificent steps have been worth it, whenever my … Continue reading

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Humor and Longevity linkage?

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – e. e. cummings American flags will be flown at half-mast this Saturday in honor of an amazing lady.  Barbara Bush’s demise at 92 years young is sad for admirers. … Continue reading

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Patriots Day 42K, then Tax Day

As a former clydesdale marathoner, I commend all Boston Marathoners for their “gut” performances yesterday in yucky wet race conditions.  That was a wet Patriots Day fer sure – and the Red Sox called the Fenway game off. We San Diegans … Continue reading

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National Doctor Day and us

I am honored to have a Doctor (MD) in the family- though not in the House. Our daughter is a pediatrician and active Mom. So I don’t get to reference her as a sports medicine, gerontology or internal medicine expert … Continue reading

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