Back On The Roller Plus A Great Review Of Our Plantar Fasciitis Product, Which Says It Like It Is!

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." Ralph Waldo Emerson Hi folks, welcome! The lean startup taught us to build an initial product and test it in the market, before attempting to make it perfect. This is equally important when making changes to your exercise routine or fixing a sports injury! Rebecca and I are working on making our treatment for plantar fasciitis ... Read more

FitOldDog’s Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent Graft Extension Has Survived Ironman Training And The Aneurysm Is Shrinking Again! Good News!

Hi folks, welcome! After completing (not wonderfully, but finishing anyway, though I lost my bet of a crab dinner to Greg who had a great race) the Eagleman Half Ironman last weekend, I went to the Cleveland Clinic for my 6 month checkup. All is well, in spite of concerns about cycling adversely affecting the stent graft extension that was installed about 6 months ago - so now to prepare for the 2014 ... Read more

We Learn More From Setbacks Than Successes, And Even Mr. Miyagi Had To Learn To Suck It Up!

Hi folks, welcome! Do you remember Mr. Miyagi, the all-wise mentor of the Karate Kid, who still had trouble being outdone by the neophyte, Daniel? There are great lessons to be learned from that movie, which I enjoyed a lot. You're never too old to make the same mistakes over and over and over again, until you don't. Yesterday I finished the 2014 Eagleman Half Ironman, walking the last 7 miles of the run - ... Read more

Older Athletes Say Ironman Training Is Good For Their Health – Just Look At Those Old Guys Who Don’t Exercise!

Hi folks, welcome. I'm here again, at the Eagleman Half Ironman, about 6 months after having my abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft repaired at the Cleveland clinic. At these races I see a few familiar faces, guys in my age group, and a small group it is. There are more at this race than any, as it is one of the few half ironman races that award slots for the big race, the Hawaii Ironman. As I was ... Read more

FitOldDog Teaches His Young Pup A New Trick At The 2014 Texas Ironman, Finally!

Hi folks, welcome! They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but I think that it is harder to teach a young dog, so when I found out that my youngest son, Nigel, 6-times Hawaii Ironman, (and soon to be 7, whereas I still struggle to qualify) didn't know something that I did, it was exhilarating - how odd? My youngest son, Nigel, great Dad, dentist and Ironman Triathlete, got me into triathlons, and ... Read more

Constructive Criticism, With Respect To Safe Exercise, Ironman Training Or Business Success, Is A Gift Not To Be Wasted.

Hi folks, welcome! Constructive criticism is a gift not to be wasted. Safe exercise, endurance training and business success, depend upon some careful experimentation and calculated risk taking. Boy, I have a lot to learn about business, but isn't learning fascinating? It makes life so much fun. Having read The Lean Startup, we started with an experimental product, a downloadable video, with linked pdf. ... Read more

Plantar Fasciitis And Rollers Revisited – Correlation Does Not Prove Cause And Effect, But If It Works Use It.

If you're an older athlete (which I am), you'll be forced to carefully explore your biomechanics (body movement processes) in order to head off injuries, if you hope to stay in the game into your 80s and beyond (which I do). A good conversation depends more upon listening than it does on talking, and this is as true for a conversation with your body as it is whilst chatting with a friend. Learning to listen came ... Read more

How Lucky I Am To Be A 70-Year Old Ironman-Distance Triathlete In Spite Of My Aortic Disease – Not Dead Yet!

Hi folks, welcome! Life is fragile, live it while you can! I was sitting here having a glass of wine, with two dogs (Willbe and Scooter) and one cat (Cat), enjoying a glass of wine, and it occurred to me how lucky I am to be alive. Not just because I have an abdominal aortic aneurysm and progressive aortic disease (hell, we all have something), from which I have been rescued by modern technology. It's ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.