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All I can do is Tri

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

*SNORT!* Get it? "Tri"?

Okay so it's lame, hackneyed, whatever. I'm just really into triathlon jokes these days. So sue me, if you can find me.

I cut 17 minutes off my time for last year, no doubt due to not having to use a walking stick on the course. I collected a few pictures this year. Oh and check out the Taz t-shirt!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 6/19/2013 11:21AM

    Congrats on your PB!! 17 minutes faster, that's AMAZING!!! emoticon

Love the shirt!

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IMSMILEY88 6/18/2013 5:06PM

    Love your Taz t-shirt! And a big emoticon to you!


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MISSG180 6/13/2013 3:28PM

    Great job!

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PATTYKLAVER 6/11/2013 8:00AM

    emoticon emoticon Love the shirt!

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NEWTINK 6/5/2013 5:26PM

    That is so awesome emoticon

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IOLANTHE51 6/5/2013 5:23PM

    fantastic emoticon or as we say in wales BENDIGEDIG

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DIANAOR1 6/5/2013 5:15PM

    Kudos to you!

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Is it a bump in the road, or just life happening?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Yesterday I went home with the determination to get going on Couch to 5K. It was a glorious sunny day, and just perfect running weatherÖnot that I would exactly call what I do running, but itís more like running than like walking.

Ah, but first I needed to do a bit of spring cleaning. Since it was such a nice day, I figured Iíd do the car, and since Iíd washed the car just a couple of weeks ago I figured Iíd have time to both wash and wax. I hadnít waxed my car since well before I got sick. I remembered it being hard work, but nothing too intimidating.

It wasnít until much later when I was assessing the choices Iíd made over the day that I realized my mistake. The last time I waxed my car I was 50 pounds overweight, and otherwise in really good shape. After a long sickness, and a slow recovery I am now 115 pounds overweight, and in really good shape for what my body has been through.

Also, back in those days I had an absolutely adorable bright red Geo Metro. Hereís a visual:

These days I drive a silver Chrysler Sebring. Hereís the visual on that one, in case you need it:

As you can see, it's a bit more car. 4 hours later I dragged my poor sorry bod in, forced myself to put the cleaning supplies away, grabbed whatever didnít need preparation out of the fridge for dinner, and crept up the stairs to bed.

I went well over my calorie limit and didnít get in my run, but my arms got one heck of a workout last night and you should see my car!

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EUPHRATES 5/31/2013 12:12PM

    Way to look at the bright side - you got in a great arm work out! :)

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TLG71567 5/30/2013 12:15PM

    I am running into the same thing. I am doing lots of other things besides the exercise that I am supposed to be doing. Like yesterday, I did 6 hours of yard work. I got tons of exercise, but I didn't get my walking in. I have to make sure that I am getting my walking done early in the morning so there aren't any excuses for not doing it. On the other hand, exercise is exercise, and at least you have a nice clean car. emoticon

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Notes on the motivational collage

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Yesterday I shared my motivational collage. Here it is again, and this is what all the bits mean to me.

. I got all the pictures from the internet. I'm not actually in any of them.
. Starting from top left, my beautiful little sister, we share similar features but she's slender and has spent most of her adult life living her dream of being a professional musician/singer. Kind of like me but just a bit braver.
. next to my sister is a lovely goddess of healthy size, gazing i a mirror and liking what she sees, and she is not skin and bones.
. Next to the goddess is my dream car; a red Jeep Wrangler.
. Next up, another goddess, representing my Zodiac sign. The artist for both goddess images is Anne Baird (love her work!)

Okay, second row, starting at the left:
. A village in Austria, a country I visited once on a skiing vacation. I WILL get back on the slopes!
. Stonehenge, I've stood in the middle of this amazing megalith twice, and I will again.
. Next to Stonehenge, my favorite flower, the sunflower.

Third row:
. Two people cycling on a beach, a bucket list item for me.
. A woman standing on the peak of a mountain. 20 years ago this could have been me. I miss it, and at 56 I should be able to get there again.
. The last picture reminds me of some paths I've walked before, and reminds me to look for those paths again.

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AVANDREA_ 5/30/2013 10:55PM

    Wonderful collage, I too have been avoiding doing mine, but after seeing yours think its time... so tomorrow will tackle that.

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Collage Schmollage

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I have always hated doing collages. Mine always seemed to boring compared to everybody else's. Besides, wouldn't it be more fun to just draw what I wanted? So I stubbornly refused for something like 4 years to create a motivational collage. No, not I. I'm SPECIAL. I don't need to do all that motivational mumbo jumbo. So, today, I finally did one, just because...well, because I'm at work and kind of bored. emoticon

But anyway, here it is. This is what motivation looks like to me. And I love it! For once, no fluff, no garbage I'm sorry I added in.


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CRAFTSFAN1 6/5/2013 6:12PM

    Good for you! Your tried something new. emoticon

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EVWINGS 5/28/2013 11:21PM

    Great collage! Have you put it up anywhere? I'd love to hear its story when it finds a home.


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Bean counter

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Every time I go to my favorite coffee shop I get a free coffee bean on the lid of my eco friendly washable cup. I LOVE my free morning coffee bean! I close my eyes and taste the bitter sweetness in my mouth. Iím a bitter sweet dark chocolate kind of girl, and they oblige me by seeking out the dark beans in the cup.
I have never, ever bothered to try counting the calories for that bean. After all, it was free, right? Free means free, and I didnít want to know different.
Today I finally got smart about the bean. I checked it in with my Nutrition site; itís 8 calories. 8 calories isnít bad. What was I so afraid of?
So from now on, no matter what, or how ďfreeĒ it is, if it goes in my mouth, it goes on the list.

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SLIMCHICKEN01 5/28/2013 7:51PM

  I need to adopt this attitude. I'm so bad. I'll be like "Oh, it was under 100 calories? NO need to count that. oh it was 99 calories... well... still doesn't count.) Thats exaggerating. But some days I can be pretty bad... Like whole meals get left uncounted and forgotten. Good reminder. :)

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BARDIC_GRRL 5/21/2013 5:22PM

    You are right of course. I must still have athlete's brain from this weekend. 8 calories works even better. emoticon

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RAPUNZEL53 5/21/2013 5:17PM

  60 calories for one bean seems too much! May be I am not understanding this right.

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