Tag Archives: Oak Ridge Tennessee

Research: ‘The Sweat Spectrum’

The recent competitive bodybuilding event we staged here, and the ‘awards’ which followed (see previous post!) put me in mind of some thoughts on sweating (! – if that’s not a turn off…). I have sometimes been puzzled by why … Continue reading

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Soon To Be Three

An opening ‘scowl’ for you. He doesn’t look too happy to be enjoying the ocean! Actually, we’re all a little bit grumpy today. Despite the unbroken sun here (currently 19C (66F)) when it was freezing at home in UK this … Continue reading

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Been Going Soft?

  Our  long term friends Zach and Gary, working here with us in the Algarve for a while, have jokingly accused us (that’s Dave and I) of ‘going soft on your training’. That’s absolutely not true (we have to maintain … Continue reading

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‘Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow’

Forget the basketball. Otherwise, that’s how a well-fit young man should look after a great training session. Bathed in sweat, to the extent that it is soaking into his pants. Lean and mean. OK, we’d appreciate a bit more muscle, … Continue reading

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A Summer Night

Day out today, so here’s a post I prepared earlier and timed to appear in the evening while we’re still having time across the water in Spain with the kids (short train ride to Vila Real, ferry and bingo, early … Continue reading

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Droning On… Passing Through… Flying Off…

‘Droning On’ is what I tend to do here, to avoid just posting just fitness pix and book adverts (proofs of Let The Future Find Me have arrived for checking, by the way, as if I didn’t have enough to … Continue reading

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Changeover Time

Summer camp half over for us, and some changes at the weekend. The two teen lads who have been teaching wrestling (and teaching Leo and Chris some wayward stuff in their tent!) have left us and, for this week only, their … Continue reading

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Reunions

Gyms and their changing rooms – places where good friends meet up to share their common fitness interests. So it is for us – re-engaging with all our fitness mates hereabouts in TN. There are, of course, eight other special … Continue reading

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In Denial

Well, it is strange to be back in the country which has been our home for the past 17 years. ‘Back home’ after sampling life in southern Europe, and rather liking it. Liking it so much, in fact, that after … Continue reading

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Still Counting Down: The ‘Core Four’

It is now 17 years since Dave and I first realised that we were gay, and probably in love. It took a while for the implications of that to sink in for both of us, as I recount in Loving … Continue reading

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