Work Out With Your Dog [VIDEO]

I mean, really, who wants to work out when you can be playing with a cute, fluffy puppy? [ Read More ]

An Insincere Suggestion Box

Suggestion Box

July 26th, 2014– My Dear Secret Diary, the photo accompanying this entry is of the “Suggestion Box” at a golf club. [ Read More ]

Why I Did Hot Yoga and Why I’ll (Probably) Do It Again

Born and raised in the suburbs, my parents tried to expose my brothers and me to new things.  They took us to places including the Netherlands, Mexico, and Canada.  Granted, it was Aruba, Cancun, and I’m from Buffalo, so Canada was about 30 minutes away.  But nonetheless, I considered myself quite “worldly”. [ Read More ]

The Marathon Hog

marathon

In the fall of 2011, I opted to run my first marathon. I was prepared for fatigue, dehydration, and muscle aches, but not for what I [thought I] saw at mile 20… [ Read More ]

Getting Ripped: Day One

weight lifting

When I was fourteen I decided, like so many budding athletes, to take up weight lifting. [ Read More ]

Sports Terminology

sports

Sports can take on another language, and if you’re new to sports, certain phrases and sayings may leave you confused. Let me help break some of these down for you. [ Read More ]

Where Can I get Muscles Like That?

Muscles

June 7, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, the other day I looked in the mirror and asked, “Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, whose got the fairest muscles of them all?” [ Read More ]

Country Baseball

country

Growing up on the West Side of Chicago in the early 40’s was an adventure in itself. Being the children of parents who lived through the Great Depression, we didn’t have the niceties or advantages of the children of today, but we had a closeness of family and friends that bring back warm memories that can never be … [ Read More ]

How Not To Make A Good Impression At Your Karate Class

I didn't make a Good Impression At My Karate Class

June 8th, 2013– Dear Secret Diary, I can’t believe what you let me do at my Karate class today.  It was only my second class, I felt like a fish out of water, and my legs spent much of the class hour burning.  While this might be OK (or not) on a weekday, it was … [ Read More ]

The Bench Warmer

basketball

When I began my first year of Junior college, I was surprised to learn that my high school gym teacher had become the college’s basketball coach. [ Read More ]

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