Author Archives: Ron Walter

About Ron Walter

I'm just a guy who was so out of shape he couldn't run to get out of the rain. I'm taking my life back. It's not always perfect, not always successful. The victories though are greater than the defeats. I plan to keep it that way.

Blogging and Begging – Why???

Pedal the Plains is looking for a handful of correspondents to blog about their training and about their ride. I kind of figured that since that’s what I’ve already started doing, that would make me a good fit, right? So … Continue reading

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Baptism By Dirt

The good news is I got the last parts for my bike the day before leaving for a week long vacation. The bad news is, it was the day before leaving for vacation. The good news is, I took the … Continue reading

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A Graduation of Sorts

Today it’s official. Big Red is gone. Good bye old friend. You’ve been a loyal companion. Someone bought the Globe. It’s a bittersweet kind of thing. I’m happy to have found a home for it, and in fact it the … Continue reading

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Riding to Running to Riding Again

When I first started this blog I was training for a half marathon. Even now it seems like that was a bigger stretch of accomplishment than doing a 3 day 172 mile ride. Then again, even as I write that down, … Continue reading

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Old Faithful and the Cheat

Yes, I feel like a cheater. First off, let me introduce you to Globe. This was the bike that kind of got the whole getting more active thing started for me. I got this about five years ago, used it … Continue reading

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Peddling the Plains

I was just getting ready to say long time no write. Then I realized that was the title of my last post. So much for originality. It’s impossible to cover everything that’s happened, not that there’s been all that much. … Continue reading

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Long time no blog

I wonder if blog sites like WordPress keep stats on most frequently used titles. If so, this title or something like it has to be pretty high up on the list. And usually, when someone’s doing a blog similar to … Continue reading

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Plan B Isn’t Always So Bad

This weekend was a mixed bag. Mostly good. Almost overwhelmingly good actually. All weekends should go this nicely. Other than the wistfulness I felt as I saw friends running the Colfax Marathon and Half Marathon. That was part of the … Continue reading

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Brain Farts and Changes of Plans

I have friends and family members who ran the Lincoln Marathon today.  They did the half. For a relatively unknown event, it’s pretty amazing though that it sells out within a matter of hours. I knew people who were staying … Continue reading

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Graduation

Three years ago I ran my first 5k.  I had tried picking up running again off and on in the couple of years before but usually ended up shutting down with knee or ankle problems. I decided after having lap … Continue reading

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