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Warning: Most of my blogs are written for my own benefit. Unless I specifically ask for advice, I am not looking for advice. If you offer advice, and your advice is something I think is really dumb, or completely unsupported by empirical evidence, I will snicker to myself.

If you've been interacting with me for some time, and I've figured out your sense of humor, you get a pass.
Warning: Most of my blogs are written for my own benefit. Unless I specifically ask for advice, I am not looking for advice. If you offer advice, and your advice is something I think is really dumb, or completely unsupported by empirical evidence, I will snicker to myself.

If you've been interacting with me for some time, and I've figured out your sense of humor, you get a pass.


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Member Since: 11/14/2012

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My Goals:
In April 2013 I made a big commitment: I will celebrate my 50th birthday in September 2015 by completing an Olympic-distance triathlon. My blog is mostly about training & maintaining motivation.

My Program:
Eat real food.

Move! Work! And never underestimate the value of a rest day.

Personal Information:
Born & raised in Seattle. Joined the US Coast Guard at 18. Bounced around a lot for the next twelve years, including a few more years in Seattle. Moved backed to Washington in 1996 to a rural area of Western Washington (the wet part). Moved to Eastern Washington in 2000, and I fell in love with this side of the Cascade Mountains. We currently live in the Tri-Cities. It's a brush steppe, but the climate is very similar to a high desert: cold in the winter, hot in the summer, lots of sun, not much rain, lots of wind, very little humidity.

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I have very little self-control when it comes to food. I can always justify eating that extra snack - and then I regret it!

I've found that following Matt Fitzgerald's point of view about diet quality has improved my diet and made it easier to stay within daily calorie ranges.

Although I love to sleep and I could spend 9-10 hours in bed everyday, I'm naturally kind of fidgity. I like to keep myself in motion. I find it difficult to sit for more than an hour. Since I work at a desk job, I'm always up & walking around.

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GHK1962
11/5/2014 9:51:31 PM

*SLAMS DOWN MY CAN OF DIET POP!*

Challenge is on!

Well, not a challenge really. But, ok I will take the blame if your week 4 blows. I'm pretty confident. Or rather, I have confidence in you.

And ... yeah, your next two days are constrained too ... but just do the best you can. DON"T say, its a screwed week so I may as well go hog wild. TRI. And if you go hog wild, meh. Then Friday TRI. Yeah the bike thing can't be helped.

Seriously though, just do the best you can ... and you'll be okay.

(And yeah, I am thinking from now on when I use the word 'try' I will substitute it for "tri" ... I wonder at what point will that start to get annoying?)



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BOILHAM
11/2/2014 3:58:53 PM


Thanks for visiting my endurance training blog. Yes, I found out that my common sense was correct when I ran the 10k portion of my 1st oly tri. It sure does feel more difficult than an average 10k. I have to remember I'm not invincible, although slow. I keep going longer and harder distances, and at some point I will have to stop that. DW thinks my half ironman is overdoing it, so I may have to stop there, or suffer her wrath. LOL. Take care and keep up the good work!



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SIMPLELIFE4REAL
11/2/2014 10:53:57 AM

I'm delighted Washington and Colorado are leading the way in this "social experiment." I haven't looked at the impact on Washington, but I know from reading about Colorado that they have made a boatload of money in taxes and the crime rate has gone down. I think other states that are hurting for money like Illinois are likely to follow. I was actually happy to see how "normal" things were in Colorado. I think it will help other states not be so afraid to make changes in their laws.

Wishing you the best.




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GHK1962
10/31/2014 1:44:42 PM

Ok, with that Star Trek and Heisenberg Principle commentary on my page, you are now a full fledged member of Geeky Anonymous. You would fit perfectly on the Science Engineering and Math Team. Yeah, we'd make fun of you because you're a lawyer ... but you'd find a way to get back at us a s well haha.

(I've enlisted two friends on the SEM team to commit to do a Sprint Tri in June 2015 ... we are all training and are finding Sprint Tri's in our area.)



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GHK1962
10/29/2014 9:33:35 PM

Ok...another page comment for you. I just took at look at that interval ride you do on the bike. That is kinda cool that you can do a closed loop. But ... are the hard pushes on the bridge itself? When I took a look at the elevation gain I thought ...ok, not too bad. But ... it looks like the elevations are due to the ramps? I like that mapmyride ... similar to Strava. I will have to pay attention when we go over the bridge this November. I think we will be there the week before Thanksgiving ... I think.



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