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Category Archives: Exercise

Aching Back

Ignoring lower back pain daily getting sharper, Clyde eased into bed and next morning reached for radio alarm foot away but couldn’t lean that far, couldn’t lean at all, as if concrete encased lower back. Okay, just relax. This will pass. It better. Radio was grinding static. He reached few times before turning onto belly, […]

Also posted in Back, Health, Short Pieces - GTC

Summer Walk

summer sundown man in wheelchair cooler than fast walkers

Also posted in Health, Poetry - GTC, Walking

The Eternal Jack Lalanne

On a fall late afternoon in 1975 I was watching the news when legendary master of fitness Jack Lalanne celebrated his sixty-first birthday by performing a physical feat unimaginable to most. For the ensuing thirty-five years I recalled that he’d swum handcuffed from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s Wharf while towing a thousand-pound boat. But, reviewing […]

Also posted in Bodybuilding, Food, George Thomas Clark, Jack Lalanne, San Francisco