almost there

After the short run I did today, I have only two more days of running in January — yippee!  I’m still a bit sore in the abs from boot camp Friday, but I feel pretty good.  I walked to yoga — about 2.3 miles — which felt great…  Maxine is my favorite instructor.  Coincidentally, she had us working on our abs!  She wondered out loud during class why a number of people seemed tired and willing to spend a lot of time in child’s pose!  I explained afterward that boot camp was my excuse. 😉  With the walking, yoga, and running, I would say I got plenty of exercise today, and I had done a 40-mile bike ride and a run yesterday, so it was a productive weekend.  Tomorrow is running club at SB, and that nearly rounds out a whole month of running at least a mile every day.  Not only that, it will be a tough day, because I have a meeting with a trainer at Forma  first thing in the morning….

Done with FAFSA for Erik!  Ugh!  What is FAFSA?  For the uninitiated, it stands for “Free Application for Federal Student Aid”.  Truth be told, it was not as bad as I thought it would be — took about an hour.  Nevertheless, the bottom line is that was one hour of my life completely wasted, because there is not a snowball’s chance in hell our kids will ever qualify for federal financial student aid.  The universities simply require the application be completed….

On the other hand, I’m trying to persuade Erik to spend some time searching and applying for potential scholarships.  No harm looking.  Even if he were to get only a small one, every bit counts.

I’ve been having fun looking around at music videos the last few days.  If I find any more really good ones, I’ll do more posts about them.  I did find some really cool old ones of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band from a concert in 1975.  Man, he was never cooler than in those first few years.  He has always been great, but he seemed grittier and had more of an edge up to the Born to Run album.  My FB page has a ling to Jungleland, and I also saw terrific performances of Tenth Avenue Freeze Out and Rosalita from around the same time.  Those three songs are right up there among my very favorites of his.  Here’s another video link:





About goldenbearflyer

Robert Martz is a writer who doesn't make any money writing, so he keeps a day job in finance. He lives and works in Walnut Creek, CA. He began blogging in 2011 as a way of taking responsibility for and finding a place to put his thoughts and feelings. He loves to eat, cook, and travel. He volunteers, practices yoga, runs, bicycles, hikes, and explores nature with passion and a child-like sense of wonder. He is inspired by his amazing friends, doers and other writers. Check out another of his blogs at
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