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Sunday, June 29, 2014

I'm working on turning my husband into a cyclist because its more fun if we can do things together. So far so good. He prefers running, but we've been going on rides together on the weekends.

So, on yesterday's ride I was behind him going down a long, steep hill that runs beside a park. Right when he was getting to the bottom of the hill where the fun ends and the huffing and puffing up the other side begins, this woman in a really beat up formerly nice BMW decided to do one of those 7 or 8 point turns, illegally and right in the middle of the street.

He stopped without any problems, but completely lost any momentum he would have had if he could have kept going.

Oh it gets better, he also had to stop for her to parallel park about halfway up the hill. When I passed the car I was just sure that she was going to open the door and hit me, why not right. At least that didn't happen, but from that vantage point I could see that the entire driver's side of the car looked like someone had sideswiped a brick wall or something oh AND she was talking on a cell phone.

oh yes she's out there people

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    Yeesh. Good thing you're staying very aware as you ride.

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BILL60 6/29/2014 9:41AM

    I was a Beemer driver and it wasn't "all about me". There are some wicked Honda/Toyota/Chevy/Volvo/Ford/Mazda
/Caddie, etc. drivers around also.

Back to the blog: Happy that hubby is joining in the cycling. You ought to find an organized ride that you both can do. He may be hooked after doing it. Good luck and happy and safe cycling.

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    Beemer drivers are "all about me!"

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maybe just a taste

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

We had a baby shower for a friend of mine at work today. I think times have changed because normally this would be just a lot of cake, cookies, and chips but we had two huge fruit platters & nuts.

ok and a cake

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JTREMBATH 6/25/2014 6:17PM

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awful run today - awful just awful

Monday, June 23, 2014

I had a pretty good weekend. I ran and got in a bike ride on Friday, did a lot of yard work on Saturday, and went on a long ride on Sunday.

I also went way off plan with the food.

I had a steak and baked potato for dinner on Saturday. Well most of a steak, there are some advantages to having a spoiled dog who expects me to share.

I swore all weekend that I knew I was off plan and was NOT going to be cross about what happened on the scale Monday morning.

Well I was cross about what happening on the scale. Oh lying is fine but now I'm lying to ME.

Anyway, I leashed up the boy and off we went. It was awful - see title.

It was hot and muggy but I'm used to that. It's just that the second I started running, ok plodding oaflike through the neighborhood that things went horribly awry. Every step was painful. Maybe I overdid it on the bike yesterday, maybe I'm just not feeling great, maybe it was the extra 2 pounds that just did me in.

I typically don't start out gazellelike, at least not on the outside of my head. I give it half a mile to really know how a run is going to go. Usually by the time I hit half a mile I'm in a rhythm and all is well.

not today

I would walk a bit and then try again. It would go ok for a little while and then get more and more painful and then I'd be walking again.

The dog was struggling too or at least I tell myself this to make myself feel better. We found a sprinkler going and he dove for it. I hope people don't mind that some of the water they mean for their grass is being intercepted by the dog.

After the sprinkler time-out he was doing better, me not so much.

At mile 2 I made an executive decision to bail and take the short way home. We did swing back by the sprinkler for the boy to take another dip on the way.

I cut a mile off the run.

I'm ok about it. Sometimes its just not your day, but now I'm stressing over the 4 miler race coming up on the 4th. Great perfect time to boink.

We did get to see Otis, the 10 week old golden retriever. One day I'll have to ask what Otis' person's name is. He doesn't wear a collar with a tag so that makes it harder.

I did lift weights at lunch today and it went ok. So I have that going for me.

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APONI_KB 6/24/2014 11:59AM

    It was a better run today. It was still hot and muggy out there, but I didn't feel like every step was agony. I still did more walking than I want to, but I did do the entire 4.2 miles and we found a sprinkler for my running buddy to tromp through.


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MUFFIY831 6/24/2014 9:51AM

    Every runner has had one of those days! You did great given the circumstances. Tomorrow is a new day!

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HILLSLUG98239 6/23/2014 6:32PM

    Sticking with it through the bad days is what builds mental toughness. You should always listen to your body: some days, the smartest thing to do is call it a day. The critical part is recognizing it's a blip, a brief detour, as opposed to a complete derailment. (Aren't you the one who pointed that out to me on one of my blogs a while back?)

If we didn't stick with it, we'd have strong bodies and weak spirits. That strikes me as a bad combination.

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    Bad days are discouraging...but tomorrow WILL be better! Hang in there!

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Registered for the first race of the year

Saturday, June 21, 2014

I don't really know why, but we just didn't run any races in the spring. For the past few years we've done an average of 12 races a year but somehow just didn't register for any this spring.

Ok I know what happened, I got a promotion in mid Jan and have been slammed at work since then. In my old position, I had more downtime during the day to peruse race schedules, running websites, and various blogs. Now I come into work and I'm lucky if there isn't someone hovering around my desk waiting for me to get there.

We had planned to head to the cabin over July 4th but I realized that I'm going to be on call that weekend so I can't be out of cell phone range and if things get really ugly I need to be in wifi range.


So instead, we're going to an outdoor symphony concert on the 3rd with fireworks afterward and running a 4 miler on Friday.

We also figure its going to be too hot to take the dog, oh but apparently not too hot for us to run.

go figure

I was a bit grumpy about being on call and my husband told me to go outside, then come in, back out, and then back inside again.

He's being funny. What he's on about is that when I got this promotion it came with a rather tidy raise so we upgraded the AC. Our old one was about a ton too small for the house so yea its far more comfy in here now.

Still grumpy about being on call though.

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_MOBII_ 6/22/2014 9:07AM

    Sorry...I giggled at the 'too hot for the dog, but us'!

I love working but always hated it when I was bombarded the second I walked through the door. Congrats on the raise and I hope the stuff doesn't hit the fan during your holiday!

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BILL60 6/21/2014 4:07PM

    You need to get over it, Ms Grumpy.

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    Registering is the first step toward complewtion

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NOT a bike riding day

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Well the good news is that I made it home before this hit. The bad news is that my bike ride is a rain out.

and the dog is not a huge fan of thunder so he's stuck to me like glue right now

Oh well he and I did get our run in this morning.

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BILL60 6/12/2014 4:33PM

    Tomorrow is always another day.

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GOLFGMA 6/12/2014 7:51AM

    We have a chance of thunder storms today , so, my exercise will be a video for walking with Leslie Sansone. Love to walk with the increased action in her videos! emoticon

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_MOBII_ 6/11/2014 9:16PM

    Argh! Glad you didn't get caught in the rain though!

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