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by Dstew
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

There was a pretty young woman who made a terrible mistake on a facebook hiking group. She posted a photo of her looking more like she was off for a coffee than a hike staring at the mountains in an instragram type photo. The caption was cannot wait for summer so she could take in the gorgeous scene...
by Dstew
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

Near the very end of shovelling after a light snow fall, I felt a twinge in my back. Went for a business meeting and on the way home, stopped at an outdoor golf driving range. Heated stalls, etc, etc. First time I had swung a club in about six months. I was doing pretty well and even though I only b...
by Dstew
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

All this week I was going to sneak away and do a 3 + hour hike. However, every time I was ready to go, something urgent came up at work. Or when I was going to go, I was so stiff and sore I did not believe I would enjoy it. I did get in a nice 20 K ride and a 7 K walk. I had thought that I may have ...
by Dstew
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

Looking back, I now wish I had listened to my body, my gut and the universe, the last marathon I had run was back in 2006, my 4th and had not run four more. That when training in general whether that be for a marathon, a trail race series or a Fondo that when my body was screaming for me to take a b...
by Dstew
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

It is amazing just how easily social media can suck one in. Or at least suck me in. I had a headache and was sore so did not have much ability to do much but casually surf the net. I was looking for idea and conditions for some potential hikes. A great site to find this is a mountain bike trail face...
by Dstew
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

Before the recent cold snap, I went for a couple of snow shoe hikes. The last one was around 12 K and about 360 m in elevation. I was breaking the trial and thought I may die in attempt. The cold snap hits and I am on the elliptical at an easy to moderate effort watching an hour long show. So today,...
by Dstew
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

I have to ask, what is wrong with people. Back before I started to run in races, I would go for hikes with my day that could total 40 K or so. There was one hike in July we took where we were so high up and so isolated, half of the lake was still frozen. So this facebook site would allow me to conne...
by Dstew
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

Although I never did run one of the MEC road or trail race events, I was nevertheless saddened to see that option has been extinguished. This along with the bike ride event I did do. I rode 100 K, 100 miles and 100 K for $45. That included well stocked aid stations and a wonderful post ride pasta di...
by Dstew
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

Recent events has really hit home a theme or theory I have read by an author I have recently read and over several books. That is the idea that Limitations are good. As I had written before, there is a thought that the Danes tend to be the happiest people on earth because they do not brag about pers...
by Dstew
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

I finally had an epiphany that altered my behavior. I had read about the Fear of Missing Out, Continuous Improvement modern culture that when combined with social media has one chasing the horizon in a fruitless effort to achieve [fill in the blank or blanks]. Happiness, meaning, purpose or somethin...
by Dstew
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

Went for a very little walk today and then got ready for a day of football. But my entire body then started to feel tired and sore. My left calf has been especially bothersome. I have no doubt that I am paying the price for pushing my body too hard for all of 2019. I just recovered from my shoulder ...
by Dstew
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

A nice day for a snow shoe and I was able to take advantage of that: The plan was go up Sulphur Springs, better known as Suffer Springs to mountain bikers. Then up a downhill trail known as 727 and back down Race of Spades. The day was just warm enough, the snow just soft and deep enough to justify ...
by Dstew
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

There was literally no transition from being super busy at work - had an important meeting on the 23rd to family functions. Clean the house, make food for the 24th and 25th when we visit and prepare for a brunch for my mom on the morning. I had hoped to sneak out and do some snow shoeing on the 24th...
by Dstew
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

Out of a walk with my wife. There was one small patch of ice about 500M from our home. My wife slipped and fell but did it in such a slow motion way, she escaped any major harm. But in helping her up, I lost my house key. I did not know that until we got home. It was at night so I ran to the stop wh...
by Dstew
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

I am going through withdrawal and a weird, almost double grief. As the dear reader may recall, I accidentally became the voice of old, fat and slow fat bikers on an Facegroup site. I had a small but loyal following more because I loved to write and take a ton of photos. And more so, because most of ...
by Dstew
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

Saturday morning and I had some work to do. No big deal as it was rather chilly and I had some time limits as off for dinner with my mom later in the day. Also did not want to tire myself out too much. Ended up doing some weights, 20 minutes on the elliptical and a nice sauna. I thought to myself, a...
by Dstew
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

I was a little depressed today. Still too busy with work to sneak out and go for a snow shoe adventure, instead I was "forced" to walk around 10 minutes to a wonderful natural area where one could easily forget they were inside the city limits. I took my camera and got a few nice shots but...
by Dstew
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

Work and family functions have limited my "work outs" to several walks and one ride on my mountain bike, now equipped with $30 worth of fenders, to run an errand. The walks have been between 15 - 120 minutes. Had hoped to get out and snow shoe but work and weather conspired to prevent that...
by Dstew
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

It has been another crazy and long week at work. Due to my age, it was not quite as long as it could be. The long story short is I was to attend a business meeting in Vancouver on Wednesday and then have a nice dinner and drinks to follow. That got changed to dinner and drink Tuesday night and meeti...
by Dstew
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

Although my system is not quite back to normal, the day after my too long by at least an hour snow shoe adventure, I was neither stiff nor sore the next day. I lacked some energy when going for a walk but was pretty good. By contrast, had I gone too far running or cycling, it could be days of recove...
by Dstew
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

I have been very productive and successful at work. Acknowledged by the management team and even my peers. The problem is that I have been pushing way too hard so yesterday, I decided to take today off. The problem with snowshoeing within 60 minutes of Calgary is that if you wait too long, the snow ...
by Dstew
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

Dear Reader: I was feeling down after my walk. But the day did improve. I had a nice bacon sandwich. I am playing fantasy football on Draftkings but decided more for fun and I won $2 on a $1 entry. I then went for a nice afternoon ride on my city bike. I was able to ride where my road bike could not...
by Dstew
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

What they do not tell you in our continuous improvement, you can do anything you put your mind to is the price one pays in even just pursuing those concepts. I had a streak of 4 consecutive days of riding in a row with a good dump on snow after the second ride. And then work hit hard. Two 12 hour da...
by Dstew
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

City bike Friday. Mountain bike Saturday, Sunday and as it turns out, today. The studded tires are working great and even had someone ask where I got them. The nice thing is that when I had the fat bike, I might have ridden today and then required several days rest to recover from a 60 - 90 minute r...
by Dstew
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Getting Old sucks
Replies: 117
Views: 14490

Re: Getting Old sucks

You know you getting older when: On a walk, I felt a certain urge to find a bathroom. It was not too bad and my walk was not going to be long so I ignored it. The feeling started to go stronger but with a 2 minute detour, I could get my mail and I have full control over my bodily functions. But then...

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