Posts tagged "Heart Of A Cyclist"

30 Days of Biking: Maintaining Momentum

30 Days of Biking: Maintaining Momentum
It’s cold out there today. The temperature has yet to crack forty and it may hit forty five in time for a lunchtime loop.  That’s also when the wind will increase to twenty four miles per hour.  I’m no meteorologist, but I’m guessing there’s a windchill factor that will make it feel pretty damn cold... Read more »

This Sunday, Donate Your Fitness to Saving Tiny Hearts

This Sunday, Donate Your Fitness to Saving Tiny Hearts
Although American Heart Month has come and gone, it’s never far from the hearts and minds of all the people affected by heart ailments. While I tend to focus on heart disease and preventing your loved ones from suffering the effects of it, there exists an entire group of loved ones who would gladly suffer... Read more »

Quitting Sugary Snacks: It's Not Just a Matter of Strong Will

Quitting Sugary Snacks: It's Not Just a Matter of Strong Will
I read a great post on Chicago Now yesterday morning entitled “Indulging in common sense when it comes to healthy eating…” As one who tries to eat healthily – I was enjoying a bowl of whole grain cereal topped with strawberries, blueberries, and almond milk, sipping a glass of pomegranate kefir while reading Arkie Lad‘s... Read more »
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One Celebrity (and 1,099 others) Killed by Heart Attack Yesterday

One Celebrity (and 1,099 others) Killed by Heart Attack Yesterday
Like nearly everyone else, I was surprised to hear that Davy Jones died of a heart attack yesterday at the age of 66. My mind instantly returned to childhood days happily watching reruns of The Monkees and the occasional Marsha-Brady-has-a-crush-on-Davy-Jones episode that was recreated in the Brady Bunch movie 25 years later.  I hadn’t paid... Read more »

Heart Month Ends, Personal Campaign Continues

Heart Month Ends, Personal Campaign Continues
14 Hours and 14 Aspirin Part Five (continued from part four) While the official campaign for American Heart Month may be drawing to an end, my personal campaign has but one expiration date – my own. I can’t look at the calendar and conveniently say “Thank God I won’t have to deal with this unpleasant... Read more »

Heart Month: 14 Hours and 14 Aspirin Part 4

Heart Month: 14 Hours and 14 Aspirin Part 4
This is the fourth in a five-part post.  Click here for parts one, two, and three… When I woke up in the intensive care unit, it didn’t take long for me to realize that the path of my life had been forever altered.  I had several questions that I really needed answers for.  How bad... Read more »
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Heart Month: A Tale of 14 Hours and 14 Aspirin Part Two

Heart Month: A Tale of 14 Hours and 14 Aspirin Part Two
Continued from Part One… So there I was, exactly two and a half years ago today, lying flat on my back on a gurney in the triage bay of the emergency room, my life completely in the hands of a group of complete strangers. Are you a smoker?  No.  Do you drink?  No.  Use drugs? ... Read more »

Heart Month: A Tale of 14 Hours and 14 Aspirin

Heart Month: A Tale of 14 Hours and 14 Aspirin
Tomorrow I will celebrate my third birthday. Yes, you read that right. T-h-i-r-d.  I didn’t mean to type thirty (but it sure would be nice to return to those days of relative youth).  Nor is it a typo for forty third.  February 8th marks the third birthday I will celebrate since suffering a near-fatal heart... Read more »

Important Cycling Advocacy News for Today, February 1st

Important Cycling Advocacy News for Today, February 1st
One year ago today we were hunkering down for Snowmageddon.  On this February 1st, we can enjoy a nice bike ride! The City Needs Your Input.  Tonight marks another public meeting for Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 at Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln from 6-8pm.  If you can’t attend, there are webinars planned for... Read more »
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It's Not Spring, But I'll Take It!

It's Not Spring, But I'll Take It!
I don’t think I’ve ever ridden my bike in January. Once the temperature drops below forty or the first snowflakes hit the ground (whether they stick or not), my bikes are cleaned, lubed, spit-polished and hung on the wall like the fine pieces of art that they are. I never expected a fifty degree day... Read more »