Welcome to The Healthy Giraffe

I am excited to launch this website to provide resources, support and community in an effort to live a healthy lifestyle. Click on the blog title or picture above to read the entire blog.

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Back to the Start Line via Siesta Key

Yesterday was a much anticipated day. After COVID-19 cleared the racing schedule since March, Sunday was my first race and it simply felt great to be on a start line again. With each race continuing to be in jeopardy of being canceled or postponed I now have contingency races for each of the ones I... Continue Reading →

It’s Never Too Late to Learn

One of my biggest concerns moving into my new home almost four years ago was who was going to be my neighbors above as the space was vacant. After a year or so it went on the market and before I knew it I had new neighbors, Keith and Scarlett Ferstl. We exchanged pleasantries and... Continue Reading →

The Conflict Between Coach & Athlete

I have often battled with myself and it comes in the form of - Coach Alan vs. Athlete Alan. I entered the world of running, triathlon and now duathlon five and a half years ago. This came after a history of playing football and baseball in my early years before transitioning to adult softball until... Continue Reading →

Traveling Healthy – Blue Ridge (Part 2)

After surviving a black bear sighting and a fall into the Ocoee River on a river rafting adventure last Monday I still had four full days remaining to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains with my daughter, Morgan, and her boyfriend, Lachlan. I am exaggerating on the survival part...maybe... It was a memorable and exciting first... Continue Reading →

Traveling Healthy – Blue Ridge (Part 1)

This year's summer vacation location, Blue Ridge, GA, was not on the original plan. My daughter, Morgan, and I were originally planning to continue our exploration of Canada by visiting Montreal and Ottawa. In 2016 we visited Vancouver and Whistler on the west coast while starting in Seattle. Last year we spent time in Toronto... Continue Reading →

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