Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim 10/7/2019

I completed my 2019 “big event” on Monday 10/7, a solo Grand Canyon “Rim to Rim to Rim” hike/run where I started on the south rim going down South Kaibab trail, across the river, up the North Kaibab trail to the north rim and returned via the Bright Angel trail the same day. 47+ miles… Read More »

Introduction of HCL Software

I recently took a new role as Global Director of Solution Architecture for banking and insurance at a newly formed division within HCL Technologies known as “HCL Software”.  This division is a result of HCL acquiring a number of IBM software assets detailed in the attached announcement link.  HCL, a 137K person technology services organization… Read More »

First Trail Race

This past Saturday, 3/23/19 I did my first trail race which was at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte.  This race was a half marathon which turned out to be a challenge.  What appears to be a flat area had some challenging hills to run on the narrow trails.  I ended up falling twice… Read More »

2019 Chesapeake Bay Swim

I officially got selected for the 2019 Bay Swim scheduled for 6/9/19.  This 4.4 mile swim across the Chesapeake bay is a challenging, well organized and a very popular event.  The organizers do a lottery every year as the demand exceeds the available slots.  You swim between the two bay bridges so it is easy… Read More »

2019 “To-do” list

January is often filled with resolutions for the new year.  I like to create “to-do lists” and review them on a regular (weekly) basis to make sure progress is being made.  The list has several categories but I wanted to post my fitness plans for the year which includes races/events to compete in.  I consider… Read More »

My latest favorite “computer”

I recently upgraded my old 9.7 iPad Pro to the new 11 in iPad Pro.  I do the majority of my “consumption” activity on the iPad which is how most of us spend the majority of our computing time.  The portable form factor, the all-day battery life, the fact it is always connected as I… Read More »