Health/Running

Today’s Hot and Exploratory New Hike through Rome

July 15, 2012

I had no plan when setting out in 90+ degrees in Rome. It was the road that determined my direction. I took a 2 1/2 hour power walk around new areas of Rome following the interesting sites ahead of me. I started up Via Fornaci. I found a new – for me – ancient church […]

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Another Fun Hike thru Rome Documented with my iPhone

July 14, 2012

Again hot and humid – glad I know where a the water drinking fountains around the city. Had to drink a lot. I headed first to St. Peter’s Square since from there you can head off in many fun directions. On my way then to Piazza Navona I visited some newly discovered churches. Discovering new […]

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Brisk Walk thru Rome

July 12, 2012

It is hot and humid in Rome. We arrived at 10 AM and promptly fell asleep until 4 PM. The best way to beat jet lag is to run (briskly walking until my knee is ready to run again). Took off walking from our Aurelia Residence apartment and visited Cicerone Hotel where our Holy Cross […]

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Hiking in Arizona Desert Mountains

July 7, 2012

Doing video work in Phoenix and had Saturday morning free for an adventure before flying home this afternoon. I also wanted to get some exercise. I drove to Papago Park outside Phoenix in nearly 100 degrees for a good mountain, desert hike. Though I only hiked 3 miles, a lot of it was rough going […]

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Physical and Blood Test: I’m Very Happy

June 7, 2012

Three years ago the doctor told me I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and I was pre-diabetic – with a few other problems as well. He gave me pills. I told him I didn’t need his pills, I knew what to do… …lose 40 pounds, cut my food intake in half and eliminate unhealthy […]

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Surgery on my Knee on Wednesday

May 22, 2012

UPDATE: Surgery complete and successful. Doctor said my running days are over. Rats! Now bikes, elliptical, swimming and brisk walking. I love to run and I must have twisted or jerked my knee the wrong way last September when I could feel the pain and swelling. An MRI revealed a torn meniscus which is the […]

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My Run-Walk Around Ave Maria University in Florida – Obama HSS Mandate Update too

May 20, 2012

Today I ran-walked around Ave Maria Town in Florida (surgery on my knee Wednesday and then no run-walk, just run!). I spoke on Mary twice yesterday at the university conference on Mary. There were about 300 people attending which was not bad since it was their first every Marian Conference and had very little prep […]

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My Run North and South thru All Jerusalem on the Sabbath

May 12, 2012

It was a beautiful Sabbath. No traffic. Jews, Muslims, Christians all out walking. Children everywhere. I walked briskly (until my knee surgery later this month) for 9 miles from north to south. I followed the light rail train track through the city. I started at Notre Dame near the Old City and the Tomb of […]

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Is it Safe to Travel to the Holy Land? Real Comments and Experiences

May 10, 2012

I have two things here to inform, entertain and instruct. Many Americans think it is unsafe and dangerous to come to the Holy Land. However, 3.5 million people are walking the streets, praying at holy sites and following the footprints of Jesus and his Mother. In the first you will hear the testimony of pilgrims […]

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Walking with Jesus East of the Sea of Galilee

May 2, 2012

Today I took off for 8.7 miles along the eastern coast of the Sea of Galilee. I have only a few segments left to complete my run around the whole sea. However, since I have a torn meniscus in my knee (operation on May 23) I had to refrain from running on this segment and […]

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My Run-Walk Around the Walls of Jerusalem

May 1, 2012

My goal is to run between 1,000 to 1,200 miles a year. As my wife and I get older we consider it our “medicine.” Today I am right on track even though I have a torn meniscus in my knee. I have an appointment on May 23 (when I return from Israel) to get orthopedic […]

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Day Three: Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Golan, Tabgha, Great Dinner

April 25, 2012

Video of today’s pilgrimage is now here. But I did put up my morning run/walk below. A great new day with perfect weather. All the lost suitcases have been found and delivered. Everyone is thrilled and doing great. I put up my exercise route here with pictures, videos and a map along the shore of […]

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Running Along Shore of Galilee; Morning Fishermen

January 29, 2012

Check out my running trip with a map, pictures and video on EveryTrail.com: Fishermen and Galilee Shoreline. Picture 1: Looking across Galilee to the Golan Heights, visited by Jesus; Picture 2) Hills (mountains by Israel’s standards) along the Sea of Galilee. Jesus went up to mountains to pray. Was this one of them? 3) Fisherman […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Succeeded and Failed

December 31, 2011

Last Year’s Two Resolutions: 1) Run 1,000 miles and 2) read the Bible thru. Only got 1/2 way thru the Bible – but continuing into 2012! Ran 1,180 miles. Now I start running all over again in 2012. Old men need to stay healthy for God, Church, family and friends. Join me in exercising – […]

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Why a Torn Meniscus in my Knew Made Me Happy!

November 22, 2011

UPDATE: After good news – replacing bad news – about my knees earlier this week I ran four miles today with no pain. What a great Thanksgiving Day! The meniscus is cartilage in the knee that acts as a shock absorber. Without it we have bone on bone. A torn meniscus is damage to the […]

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My Sunday Morning Run Around the Vatican

November 6, 2011

To see the map, pictures and videos, click on the image below.

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