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Long Ride, WNMU pics..........

Sunday, October 10, 2010

As promised last night, here are the pictures of my long ride. The weather was absolutely to die for! It was totally calm and a wonderful 74 degrees with not a cloud in the sky. The foliage is just beginning to turn and will probably be impressive by next weekend. The ride was 62 miles and went from my house to wildhorse Vista.

Today I went to WNMU to lap swim. I swam 2300 meters in 57 minutes and I am just barely functional! I teach part-time at Western. It is a small college with excellent OT, Nursing, and Education programs. These pictures show the bookstore, parking lot, physical education building, and the new nursing building as well as the sunrise that greeted me. The pictures were taken Friday morning.

I had an active, pleasant day. I finished it off with a long walk with the pups, This last shot is the walk to home.

Here's hoping that you had a pleasant and active weekend also.

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CZARINA_TV 10/13/2010 11:10PM

    Thank you for the pics! What a beautiful ride...

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APIRLRAIN888 10/12/2010 11:45PM


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NUTRIGIRL08 10/12/2010 3:13PM

    Wow, what a spectacular bike ride!! I've got to get out and ride more.

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DEVORA4 10/12/2010 5:11AM

  As usual emoticonpics. Must have been an amazing ride.

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JUNEPA 10/12/2010 12:53AM

    I love seeing about your long rides, keep posting. Awesome. And some swimming thrown in for good measure, you are amazing!!!

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 10/10/2010 10:42PM

    I don't do metric, but isn't 62 miles equal to 100K? And I don't see anything that looks like Central Park[which has many charms of its own] in those photos, my dear.

You are somethin' else! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SOCKITTOME 10/10/2010 10:21PM

    Wow...62 mile ride. I'm envious!! And that swim...extremely envious! The pictures are gorgeous as well -- does indeed look like perfect biking weather. Glad you had a chance to do these things!

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IMSMILEY88 10/10/2010 10:15PM

    Great pics! I love your active lifestyle. emoticon

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A Quickie....

Saturday, October 09, 2010

No.....not that kind of quickie. I am running behind today and I will post some pictures from my bike ride tomorrow.

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PAMAPPLE 10/10/2010 11:57AM

    Looking forware to seeing your photos. Hope your bike ride went well!

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CZARINA_TV 10/10/2010 10:46AM

    Looking forward to 'em! I always like seeing your picture posts. The desert looks so much different than the East Coast.

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    Anything for either a couple of spark points or to reel in your friends and admirers with the promise of something racy, huh?

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Fall Break

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Next week is fall break. I am excited about some of the things I will get to do.

The weather is beginning to get cooler. I will still get to go for several bike rides and I might even go on a hike or two with a friend.
Of course there are many tourists in the area at this time...posing as "hunters" as it is deer season.
Fall break also gives me an opportunity to get my college First/Aid and CPR class tested.

I can get ready for parent/teacher conferences:
Remember parents, you are sending to school your finest.....
so don't be angry with your child's grades. Help me help them.
I am going to practice leaving my shoes attached to my tri bike and mounting and dismounting.
and I also know I need to go get a new pair of running shoes....

I am going to do a little "light" house cleaning....
in between my exercising,
healthy eating.

I also have to do some heavy give my body ample recovery time of course.

Yup, gonna stay in town, be safe,
and hang around the casa. You know there is No place like....

Be well and successful emoticon 's!

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DEVORA4 10/9/2010 10:25AM

  emoticongreat collection of pics and comments with each pic. Enjoy your break!

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MPALMER15 10/8/2010 2:39PM

    Hilarious! Now my daughter wants to knit a hat and sweater for her cat, lol.

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YW84FRIDAY 10/7/2010 7:15PM

  Wow that cat looks mad! I would be too if I had to wear that outfit! LOL!


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LINDAKAY228 10/7/2010 6:39PM

    Love all the cute pics! Hope you have a great fall break and get to do all you wanted to do!! And also get lots of rest!

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GOHUSKERS2 10/7/2010 5:37PM

    I loved it!! All very funny! Take care and let me know how the shoes attached to the bike works out. Sounds like a good idea!

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JUNEPA 10/7/2010 4:43PM

    Very entertaining. Have a fun break.

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COACHG42 10/7/2010 12:34PM

  Great Blog. The cat getting off the invisible bike is too funny. God luck on break; enjoy and be safe.

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SUNDOWN8 10/7/2010 12:11PM

  Oh I loved todays blog. Enjoy yourself this break and go forward on each day by day. Choose joy and healthy eating Sundown 8

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A New Month

Monday, October 04, 2010

The fiery sunsets of summer will turn into the cooler colors of fall.

I will have to spend a little more time planning my weekend bike outings as the weather starts out cooler and then warms up. Time to start dressing in layers.

Going to bed will become easier as it gets dark earlier.

Hunting season is here and lots of people will be out in the woods so mountain biking will have to wait for a little while.

The dog days of summer will give way to winter pleasures.

The swimming pool will no longer be out of doors. Wet suits are fine but...

I prefer the basic creature comforts when it gets cool:
a nice warm fire after a good snow ball fight.

Plus, I have to start thinking about the holidays. I have to plan my costume for halloween.

and it is never too soon to start thinking about the proper lighting for Christmas.

So while I am thinking, I am training for the Polar Bear Triathlon that will take place on the 4th of December. Basically I have taken the last 2 weeks off so now it is time to get busy.
Stay active and have fun

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SOCKITTOME 10/9/2010 11:46PM

    You and your are awesome!!!! I get tired reading about everything you're doing!

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JUSTBIRDY 10/5/2010 7:13PM

    Love it!!!! emoticon

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NUTRIGIRL08 10/5/2010 3:17PM

    No more triathlons until next year although I have a duathlon next weekend. Just running events for me. Trying to lose the weight I want to lose before I start Ironman training in the spring!! Will look forward to hearing about your Polar Triathlon!

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PAMAPPLE 10/4/2010 6:07PM

    Wow! That's dedication when you train in layers! Great picture story! emoticon

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GOHUSKERS2 10/4/2010 5:20PM

    So cute! I think my fav is the kitty and dog sleeping together. The whole blog was really fun!

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YW84FRIDAY 10/4/2010 5:09PM

  Wow! How many events do you enter each year? It seems like you're always training for something! Good luck to you though...


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LINDAKAY228 10/4/2010 2:36PM

    Do you have to remind me of the colder weather? Right now it's just perfect for me. Even with the overcast cool day today. And I know what you mean about the hunters because it does put a kink in my hiking as I really prefer not to get shot accidentally. I can go out on the Fort Bayard Game Preserve but that only offers so many options before I'm bored with the same trails.
Yep, you've had 2 weeks off. Get moving again!

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K8NJKSMOM 10/4/2010 1:04PM

    Love your blogs with the pictures!

The polar bear triathlon certainly gives you something to look forward to!

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MPALMER15 10/4/2010 12:39PM

    emoticon Love it!

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LAURELSPARK 10/4/2010 12:30PM

    Great picture/story! Good luck with your training.

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My Tri- Team (Slick-Silvers) pics.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Here are some more pictures from the Elephant Man Triathlon this past weekend. Claudia and Bob Leonard are the other two members of my team. They are great people! I am the short dumpy one in the middle...LOL!

Claudia, here before the swim, is in the blue and black shortie wet suit. The lady in the pink is over 60 and this was her first open water swim. She had an amazing she was the 20th person out of the lake and she started in the last group!

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FITJANE 10/5/2010 12:13PM

    Cool! What a great team! emoticon

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CZARINA_TV 10/4/2010 1:44PM

    I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who'd rather be "dumpy"! You look great! You look so happy to be there with friends... Keep going!

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LINDAKAY228 10/1/2010 6:29PM

    Great pics! Looks like it was a lot of fun. Hey, don't call yourself short and dumpy with all you've accomplished!

I saw you yesterday at the Snappy Mart but didn't get to say hi. Was trying to get my car to start. Hopefully next time I run into you I'll get time to say hi.

Have an awesome weekend!

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YW84FRIDAY 9/30/2010 9:31PM

  Short, maybe. Dumpy? NO!


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IMSMILEY88 9/30/2010 7:18PM

    Great photos! How fun to be part of a team. Do you train together?

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NUTRIGIRL08 9/30/2010 5:42PM

    Awesome pictures!!!

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HUMBLEDAISY 9/30/2010 5:28PM

    It looked like a great day out!

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MPALMER15 9/30/2010 4:05PM

    You are simply amazing. I hope some day I can claim to be even half the athlete you are! So inspiring. Keep it up!

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    There are no "short, dumpy" triathletes, only short, dumpy actors. A play on a theater cliche, if you don't mind.

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GOHUSKERS2 9/30/2010 1:54PM

    Always amazed at all the activities you participate in...that must be what keeps you looking so young!!!

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RAWKNRUN 9/30/2010 1:53PM

  Awesome, thanks for sharing!

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