Posts by Ron "Commish" Swanson

 

Is It Spring Yet?

February 19, 2014 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

Last time I wrote, I was talking about the virtues of a new yoga class I had started to attend. This was particularly surprising since I am not usually attracted to attend exercise classes, preferring to go my own way and at my own pace. By the beginning of spring, I was looking forward to…

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How to Paint a Target on your Back

November 8, 2013 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

First order of business, this blog is to thank Corinne Williams for her suggestion to try yoga in order to increase flexibility. I have just completed my second class and, without exaggeration, I am more aware than ever before of the fact that I think I am so very much closer to being a statue…

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Time to Set New Goals

October 11, 2013 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

When it comes to exercising, I have not consciously set goals. I reasoned that sometimes I want to exercise more and sometimes I don’t, so why artificially “force” myself to do it? That’s what I have been telling myself anyway. Thinking back on the last few years, I had been setting goals for myself and…

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No Left Turns

September 13, 2013 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

This is a story of an aging couple told by their son who was President of NBC NEWS. This is a wonderful piece by Michael Gartner, editor of newspapers large and small and president of NBC News. In 1997, he won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. It is well worth reading, and a few…

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Loose Threads

August 23, 2013 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

Several months ago, I started to write about losing 30 pounds easily. Of course, it was a little tongue-in-cheek, but my intent was to show the long-term payoff to losing any excess poundage as I worked towards having to tighten my belt another notch or two. That thread of a blog-line got pushed aside the…

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Oh, My Aching Back

July 19, 2013 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

Have you ever had that pain in your lower back? You know, the one that jumps out of nowhere and gets your full attention. Recently, I was reminded about that kind of problem. Long ago, I used to have such back problems that I quit playing golf for almost 10 years. During my golfing hiatus,…

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Interval Training

June 14, 2013 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

What the heck is interval training? Well, until recently, it was just another term that I knew the definition of, but didn’t practice. Don’t let that happen to you. A couple of years ago, Victor and Lynne did a video on the benefits of interval training and it really made sense. So the next time…

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How I lost 30 pounds Without Any Effort

May 17, 2013 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

I’ll bet the headline got your attention, didn’t it? Believe me, I wish I could tell you how to do something like that. However, since we still live in the real world, that is not likely to happen. There are some things that can give you comfort, however. With a program of regular exercise, even…

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Why am I doing this?

April 9, 2013 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

After this past month, I am no longer asking myself that question. My initial thought was to continue last month’s blog with a recap of my progress and setbacks, but something unexpected happened. The unexpected very pointedly showed why we all act like gerbils, racing to nowhere on the treadmills and act like little ants,…

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Something’s happening here…

March 8, 2013 By: Ron "Commish" Swanson

“…what it is ain’t exactly clear.” So begins a favorite song of mine from just after the age of the dinosaurs. Anyway, I felt it apropos to the condition I am finding myself in these days. Last month, I wrote about starting all over again at the gym. The fact is, that it is perhaps…

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