Thursday, October 05, 2006

Travelin' Man

Since the vacation in Chicago, I've been to Petoskey and Traverse City MI, Kansas City, MO, Rochester, MN, Denver, CO, Youngstown, OH, and Myrtle Beach, SC. This is why I have not been posting. I am hardly able to keep up with email and paperwork fast enough, let alone do a drawing and post!

Monday night, after doing my work in Florence, SC, I returned to Myrtle Beach, checked into the hotel, and went running for 5 miles on the beach during sunset. I love the ocean. It makes it a lot easier to dog those 5 miles when you have the sunset and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. The lobster dinner and key lime pie for desert were fabulous as well. Unfortunatly, this trip was just a quick overnighter, so I had to squeeze any fun into just a few hours.

As some of you may already know, I have been on a health kick since April, and have dropped 40 pounds. I went from 215 to 175 and am feeling much healthier and fit. I just turned 45, so I figured that if I didn't do something now it would just be harder every year I waited. I'm still not finished, but am very close. I'd like to knock off another 5 or 10 and then I will be what I was when I was in high school and the Guard. I feel great, except for a few aches and pains (getting old is highly overrated), I feel like I did 25 years ago. Captain America was just getting too fat!

I clicked a few shots from Myrtle Beach, so have a look:
Myrtle Beach from the air















Jimmy B's (is this where the CUG spends his winters?)














This was my "jogging track", taken the following morning

4 comments:

O' Tim said...

Jogging in sand? You are an inspiration, Cap'n!

Tim said...

I must confess that running in the wet sand is much easier than the dry sand. It is a great running surface for old guys because it protects our creaky knees, ankles and withering disks!

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Images like this inspire me. It tells me that there is a world out there. It's sometimes so easy to live in one's little world and not realise that there is a world out there. It's these simple images. Thanks Tim!

Joe the Troll said...

"Captain America was just getting too fat!"

Like the country he represents???

I'm in the same boat. I was doing well up until about 1 1/2 years ago. I'm goig to hit the gym again as soon as I get a paycheck. Gotta drop at least 30!