• "LAUNCH-INTO-80!" ... THE PARTY!

    September 21, 2014 | (6)
    Turned 80 last week. Extremely odd. Not creepy, exactly,  but damned  odd. I couldn't believe it had anything to do with me, but, um, it did. Then everything got real easy... JOYOUS in fact. Because two old pals threw a party for me on Thursday Read On...
  • BIG WEEK COMING DOWN...BIG LIFE

    September 15, 2014 | (4)
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      It’s Sunday in the hills, and we’re getting ready for a huge week. On Tuesday, I turn 80! (Eek). On Thursday, old pals are throwing us a huge, black-tie dinner at an elegant club in New York... 130 family and friends. And toasts and danci Read On...
  • "I DON'T FEEL GOOD"

    September 14, 2014 | (7)
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    It is not easy to work out, six days a week, for the rest of your life. And one of the things that makes it hard is waking up and saying to yourself, “I don’t feel good.” And deciding to stay home that day. Happens all the time. Here is so Read On...
  • A Fortnightly Post

    September 6, 2014 | (0)
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        LIFE IS AN ENDURANCE EVENT: TRAIN FOR IT. WITH A TRAINER IF YOU CAN.   I hate working with a trainer. Hate spending the money... hate the pressure... hate being told what to do. S Read On...
  • A nice success story...

    August 17, 2014 | (1)
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     Lourdes from Quito, Ecuador, South America Topic: when I was 51 years old I said to myself: time to relax and become an… old person?!!! Dear Chris: year after year I’ve got into a collection of kedges which were the 5 Major Marathons: Chic Read On...
  • A SUMMER VACATION FROM DUMB

    July 30, 2014 | (3)
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      Summer is no time for making drastic resolutions and whatnot... but here’s a simple,pleasant way to TAKE ADVANTAGE of a summer “natural” to begin to stop being dumb about something that’s, you know... killing you. The single dumbes Read On...
  • OUR DAUGHTER IN THE WATER

    July 12, 2014 | (2)
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    Up at 3 a.m. … go to Battery Park to drop daughter Ranie and her husband Jorge so she can SWIM AROUND MANHATTAN!! 28 miles, with the tide both ways, we hope.  Jorge rides in the control boat. SUCH a kick…. Then down to Pier A, further south to see Read On...
  • “TRUE” JOINTS AND BOILING WATER

    July 7, 2014 | (6)
    Poured a gallon of boiling water on foot ten days ago. Bad idea. Huge blisters and, in due time, infection, pain and shame. NOT POINT OF STORY, HOWEVER. Painful foot caused limp. Limp, in amazingly short time, caused very painful left knee, because wal Read On...
  • SUNDAY ROW

    July 6, 2014 | (0)
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    Over at our lake at 6:30 this fine Sunday morning... It was such a perfect day that there were already six cars in the little parking lot, up the hill and, eventually, a dozen boats on the water. Such a great day, and such a terrific sport. For once I Read On...
  • BIKE-CAMP-BONANZA

    June 23, 2014 | (1)
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    Here’s a mini-kedge that can’t be beat. Hilly and I went to 20th Bike Camp” in Old Lyme Ct this past week. Some 60 pals (of all ages and abilities from 20-year-old professional racers to me) got together for wonderful rides (40, 50 and 75 miles) Read On...