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Suwannee River SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Expedition

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022
A long time goal finally accomplished by paddling the Suwannee river over a 6 day span.
What a great adventure! So fortunate to be able to get out and do things like this!

Mileages were…

Day 1 – 32 miles 8:03 hours
Day 2 – 49 miles 10:38 hours
Day 3 – 28 miles 6:17 hours
Day 4 – 29 miles 6:47 hours
Day 5 – 46 miles 9:58 hours
Day 6 – 37 miles 9:10 hours

Oh, if you’re ever asked how many paddle strokes it takes to paddle the 221 miles of Suwannee River from Fargo, Georgia to the Gulf on a stand up paddle board, I’ve done the research for you and the answer is 85,167 paddle strokes.


Top100 Orlando Sentinel 2011 Corporate Champion – Tupperware Brands Corporation

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Pretty cool, Tupperware  Brands won first place in the Orlando Sentinel’s 2011 Top 100 Companies for Working Families.     I’m not sure how I ended up all over the video, but I’m at 0:14, 1:04, 1:38, 2:06 ( doing pushups), and 2:46 (running).     Cool!

Top 100 Working Families




Cheaha 50k trail run

Friday, February 24th, 2012


On my way to cheaha 50k trail run. 200 miles down, the rain is starting. Glad I have good gear! Supposed to be low 30’s when we start running tomorrow!

Tough Mudder Sunday!

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

This Sunday is going to be fun!

Death Waiver has been signed and we’re ready to go!

Tough Mudder Trailer


2010 CCC100 Motorcycle Ride

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Only took me almost a year to get this posted, but here is Jim’s very detailed ride report of our CCC100 last April.  ( Coast to Coast to Coast in under 100 hours).

Jim and Dave Coast to Coast to Coast Adventure

Along with his excellent write-up, I added some of my own comments along the way when I had something to add.

It was a great time and hard to believe it was almost a full year ago.


Thursday, October 21st, 2010

One of the Personal Trainers from the Tupperfit Weight Loss Challenge  asked me for a ‘testimonial’.  So I gave her a card like this…

Before I met Olga…

2nd place Team Tupperware’s Tupperfit Challenge

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

For the 12 weeks of March/April/May, I was in a company sponsored weight loss challenge  (think biggest loser).  The Tupperware Tupperfit Challenge consisted of six 3 person teams, seeing who could lose the most % of weight in the 12 week period.I’m proud to say, my team, Team Weight Crashers, took second place.   Each team worked out twice a week with an assigned trainer, plus one other on-site activity on our own.   Olga was our trainer, and yes, she LOVES to make people suffer.  Tough workouts, twice a week with her, then we did at least one other workout together or in a class.  Of course, I did quite a bit of other stuff on my own.As a team, we lost 8.7% of our body weight in 12 weeks.  Personally, I lost just over 25 lbs.     That was the most of anyone on my team, and the 3rd highest pounds lost of all 18 people.   Kind of funny, as when we were doing all the initial meetings and weigh-ins, there were several references to how whatever team I end up on needed a handicap, since I didn’t have any weight too lose, can’t count how many people asked me why I was doing this, I didn’t need to lose anything.I’d say 25 lbs is something, and about 5 more will have me right where I need to be.  Needless to say, there were a few surprised folks when they started naming biggest losers and winning teams!

Good thing about that is that with the heavier weight lifting and cardio work we’ve been doing, my overall fitness is really coming back.  I feel great and  I’m MUCH stronger than I was at the beginning of the year.

Team Weight Crashers

William’s First Gig! And Mandy comes out of retirement.

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

This weekend was the annual, neighborhood Tennessee/Florida party.  Our neighbors, (and most of their friends) are Tennessee fans, their son, Terry, played for the Vols at one time.  So a couple hundred people, a pig cooked in the ground all night long, and TONS of other food, about 8 big screen TV’s, music, karaoke, games, well, it was a party.   As the night wore on, and the band was playing, they asked William if he wanted to play some guitar.  I missed some of the first part, but got most of it, though it’s on my digital camera and the sound is aweful.   It was all spur of the moment, so he didn’t have any written music or anything planned, he just played a few things he knew from memory.


Then Ashley and Emily got Mandy all duded up in Tennessee colors to give pony rides to the children.  They had a great time, and got a lot of laughs with their ‘Gator Entrance’ billboard on Mandy’s butt.  Don’t get me wrong, we’re Gator fans, but in honor of our friends, we let Mandy represent the Vols.  (click the photo for fullsize)

Emily, Ash, and friend Sydne.I wish I knew how many Tennessee fans took pictures of this!Everybody loves Mandy!sept-017.jpgsept-021.jpg