Thanks for joining me for Episode 7 of Young Mister Wugidgem. Last week we rode along the river with James, Grace, and Amos to the triple-trunk tree, where they found several clues that could lead to the identity of the evil magician. We also heard from Mom that she believes Dad has real magical powers. Mom then took the clues to Charlie Connors of the FBI. Continue reading Young Mister Wugidgem Episode 7
This Great Oak Tree appears on the cover of my new book, Young Mister Wugidgem. We’ll be going back in time to 1994, when Debby and Michael’s mentor, Mister Wugidgem, is thirteen years old. The paperback proof is on the way to me for final approval, and I expect it will be available by the end of August on my web site: www.allanwchapman.com.
In the meantime, I have started podcasting the book, and the Prologue is going out today. Here is the link:
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Thank you for viewing this post. I am continuing with Episode 2 of Mr. Wugidgem and the Faces of Freedom. In the first episode we saw Debby and Michael hear of a YouTube video showing a resistance demonstration in Venezuela, and soon after they were teletransported to Carib’s farm, near where it was occurring. Today we will follow them to Lake Maracaibo where head right into the action!
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Welcome to today’s podcast and thanks for tuning in. My favorite in the Mr. Wugidgem Fantasy Series is Book 5, Mr. Wugidgem And The Faces Of Freedom. Today I thought I would repost Episode 1. Debby and Michael begin the day in Social Studies Class and finish it in a foreign country, several thousand miles away!
In coming weeks I will be posting the balance of the episodes.
This week has had its downs and ups. Sunday had been a total rest day, so I felt ready for my cross training session at the gym on Monday. The mistake was that I did leg presses and leg curls on machines instead of equipment-free exercises I usually do for my quads, hamstrings and glutes. To make matters worse, I set the machines with higher weight than I typically to.
The net result was that I was extremely stiff on Tuesday, particularly in my knees. I did an easy 3 ½ mile run in the morning, but I didn’t play my typical 9 holes of Tuesday afternoon golf because I was so tired and stiff. I had terrible pains along both tendons in the back of my neck, probably from straining with the extra weight on the machines at the gym on Monday. Aleve didn’t help much.
I did feel better by noon on Wednesday, however, so I was able to add one more 200 meter repeat than I had been able to handle in previous weeks. The average time for the 200s was slightly slower than those of previous weeks, but the rest interval between them was less than in previous sessions. My left knee was sore during the warm-up, but was fine during the repeats. I was particularly pleased because I focused on relaxing my stomach core and shortening my stride, and I felt relaxed overall during the repeats most of the time. I’ll have more on this in a minute. Continue reading RUNNING, WRITING, AND TRAVELING FOR LIFE-EPISODE 9
This working for a living sure gets in the way of life! I’ve been trying to start this week’s blog all last week, and the next thing I knew it was the middle of the following week. Anyway I have managed to find time to run, but today’s comments and observations will be short.
As I have mentioned, I decided to skip this year’s Masters Nationals in Berea, Ohio and focus on a slow rebuild to avoid injury. But I probably have been pushing a bit too hard, particularly in my cross training at the gym. On second thought, I overdid golf at the beginning of training resumption, after the long layoff. That’s when I aggravated my knees. My trainer modified the glutes, hamstrings, quads, upper body, and core exercises to avoid undue pressure on my knees for several weeks. This did allow my knees to heal, and now I experience only an occasional twinge.
Then I read in Runner’s World that strengthening inner (adductor) and outer (abductor) hip muscles would lead to a more consistent foot landing with each step. This, in turn, would reduce the stress on your knees. Therefore this week I did 3 sets of 15 reps each on the inner thigh and outer thigh machines, with probably too much weight. Both my inner and out adductor muscles were sore for the next 2 days. I probably should have followed Runner’s World advice and used resistance bands instead of the machines. Well, live and try to learn! Continue reading RUNNING, WRITING AND TRAVELING FOR LIFE-EPISODE 6
Thanks for tuning in today for the Final Episode of Mr. Wugidgem And The Phoenix Journey. Last week we left Alika on the floor after hitting her head on the table, with Kapono charging at her with his hunting knife. Today we’ll see the Mamos zoom into action, leading us into the dramatic conclusion.
I’m glad you joined me for the exciting conclusion to Mr. Wugidgem and the Phoenix Journey. If you would like to order a print copy of this or any other of my exciting adventures from a Division of Amazon, please go to http://www.createspace.com, and choose the store search window at the top of the page. Then enter Allan Chapman into the window. Please be with me again next week for my first blog on my life-long passion, Running. Thanks again for listening!
Thanks for logging on today for Episode 5 of Mr. Wugidgem And The Phoenix Journey. Last week we followed Debby, Michael, and Mr. Wugidgem down the mountain to the hut of the Shaman, Lani. They broke Lani out of his hut prison, and then Lani briefed them on the extreme moves by Kapono, the new tribal chief. We left them as they approached the Clearing where his wife, Alika, and the other village women were meeting. Today they plan to fight Kapono to preserve women’s right to vote. Enjoy!
Thanks for listening today. If you would like print copies of this of any other of my works, please go to http://www.createspace.com, and then choose the store search window at the top of the page. Then enter Allan Chapman into the window. Please be with me again next week for the exciting conclusion of Mr. Wugidgem And The Phoenix Journey. Thanks again for being with me!
I’m glad you joined me today. Thanks for tuning in this week for Episode 4 of Mr. Wugidgem And The Phoenix Journey. Before we begin, I would like your feedback on a new blog I am considering. I have been running competitively since high school and college, rested a few years, then resumed running recreationally. Over the ensuing years, this evolved into occasional competitions. Then five years ago, I got serious, qualifying for the National Masters 800 and 1500 meters every year since then. I don’t win, but it’s been a great ride. I’ve been keeping a daily log and learned a lot about training, injuries and when to rest and when to push. I am enjoying most of the whole process, but I still get very nervous when I get to the final. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to hear more about this. Thanks!
Getting back to our story, last week we journeyed with Golden Poppy on her amazing spiritual adventure. This week Debby, Michael, and Mr. Wugidgem search for the Mamo Birds among distant relatives of the Phoenix Nation. Enjoy!
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Thanks for being with me this week for Episode 3 of Mr. Wugidgem And The Phoenix Journey. Today I am happy to announce that the first three books in the Mr. Wugidgem Series are now available. To order Book One, Adventures With Mr. Wugidgem, please go to www.createspace.com/3476205. Book Two, Mr. Wugidgem And The Dark Journey, can be found at www.createspace.com/3941653. Book Three, Mr. Wugidgem And The Phoenix Journey, is available at www.createspace.com/3951665. Createspace is a division of Amazon.
Last week we met Golden Poppy and learned how manipulative she can be. However, she finally agreed to venture on her Spiritual Journey. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed the fantastic experiences of Golden Poppy. Please be with me next week when Michael, Debby, and Mr. Wugidgem learn first-hand about Mamo Birds, thought by everyone to be extinct. Thanks again for listening!