Fond Memories Of An Expat AAA-Ironman Triathlete As A Young Veterinarian In Wellington Somerset

  Hi folks, Many years ago I lived in Wellington, Somerset, England, where I worked as a young veterinarian. In fact, one of my latest Veterinary Tales, 'Pride Cometh Before A Fall,' was based upon an experience on a farm whilst I was working in the Wellington practice. It seems such a long time ago, so I looked on the Internet for a photograph of the Wellington of Today, and it looks to be just the ... Read more

Work Out And Race With Your Kids For As Long As You Can

  Hi folks, Life is a great journey, with all of its vicissitudes. When my first child was born I felt as though I had been thrown into prison with a squalling guard who would never let me escape. All of my old habits of going to the movies, reading a book, or eating out whenever I liked, were thrown into disarray. Then two more sons and twenty years later, this screaming but delightful child, Nick, ... Read more

Find Your Personal Motivator Whatever That Happens To Be And Exploit It To The Max

  Hi folks, I was struggling with my workout philosophy, which became the FitOldDog Training Wheel, when it occurred to me that motivation is a key aspect of exercise. So I chose motivation as the second spoke of my wheel, after mind and body awareness. Let's face it, if you don't know why you are doing something, why are you doing it? You then might say, "Well, isn't it obvious, because I want to?" ... Read more

My Favorite Training Information Site: Joe Friel’s Blog

Hi Folks, There are plenty of good exercise-related blogs out there. My favorite Internet training resource is Joe Friel's Blog. It has lots of information going back several years, with regular posts that can be followed on Twitter. What more do you want? Searching this site will take you to some excellent information on workouts, injuries, races, nutrition, aging and so forth. Take a look. -k Your ... Read more

Book “Your Medical Mind” By Groopman And Hartzband Is Highly Recommended By FitOldDog

Hi folks, I was listening to National Public Radio (NPR) the other day, when I heard some comments by Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband that jibed with my point of view when it comes to doctors and the things that they say. The speakers were discussing a book that they had recently published, called 'Your Your Medical Mind: How To Decide What Is Right For You.' It sounded interesting so I downloaded it to my ... Read more

Accidents Happen When You Are Tired Or Distracted

  Hi folks, Have you ever had a serious training accident? I have experienced several, and each one was at least to some extent my own fault. I was tired or lost my focus every time. These accidents included the following: (1) A severely injured knee at the end of a long day's skiing (mistake - full day ski pass on the first day of the season), which resulted in surgery. (2) A bad bike wreck that ... Read more

Train to Race or Race to Train, Lazy Bum, And Dropped By An 81-Year Old

  Hi folks, Well! My son and I finished the Eagleman race this weekend. It was one of those races where you wonder why you are doing this to yourself, as it was very hot, lots of people had cramps, and both of our runs were a mess due to cramping. This is when I have to remind myself that I race to train, not the other way around. I enjoy the races, but I don't enjoy quad cramps during a run. This has only ... Read more

Tennis-Induced Wrist Pain – Every Injury Is An Opportunity To Learn And To Improve In Your Sport

Tennis-Induced Wrist Pain - Every Injury Is An Opportunity To Learn And To Improve In Your Sport

This post is about tennis-induced wrist pain. However, the ideas expressed here extend to any sports injury. Body-awareness is the real key to staying fit and active into old age. Don't let a chronic injury hold you back from having fun. Work out what is going on, and fix it, before it gets to be serious. I'm still doing Ironman training as of today (February, 2016), at age 72. It's fun! But I have to be ... 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.