59 lessons

By Thomas Macauley on

[January 2013] Sunday was my 59th ‘hike’. The first was June 14, 2012: a 3 mile vigorous walk on Edgewood Road in street clothes while waiting out Palo Alto traffic. My ideal weekly outing now is a hike from Los Gatos to Mt. El Sombroso and back, weather and work permitting. I have done it …

First run

By Thomas Macauley on

I went for a run for the first time in years.  I would not count anything since about 1987 as a run – just a few runs across Berkeley. This is a big achievement for me, since I had been dismissed from sports in 1981 due to hip pain affected by running.  I learned this …

Hardest hike yet

By Thomas Macauley on

Thanks to the Smiths for taking Henry to allow CopperPlate Design to focus on the YouthShakes site.  I could not have kept him busy for that long. I could keep myself busy on a long hike.  Really pushed myself.  10# of water, egg, raisins.  Up&down.  Hike 43 of this new habit. Kennedy Trail Woods Road …

High power

By Thomas Macauley on

Saturday Sept 29 2012, 215PM to 630PM incl a 15 minute rest: 12 miles round trip 2400 ft elevation.  Tough for me. Kennedy Trail, Wood Road trail, Mount El Sombroso… Thank you to the Smiths for allowing Copperplate Design to focus and for me to walk. Power lines into South Bay