Huge Scary Audacious Goal, Part 3
The Huge Scary Audacious Goal was...an Olympic sized triathlon.
Wow! It's been a crazy year.
Tom and I signed up for the Spudman Triathlon in Burley, Idaho in January and started training in earnest.
In March we drove to Wiscon... Read more
More on the Huge Scary Audacious Goal
Here's a bit more about this goal.
* It is huge. It will take concerted effort to achieve, but I can do it. I have a year. I just need to stay focused and keep believing I can do it. No problem! (Can you hear the sarcasm? Note to self: wor... Read more
Huge Scary Audacious Goal
I have a goal.
It's so huge, so scary, so audacious that I can't bring myself to announce it.
I'm having doubts I can do it because it is so huge, scary and audacious.
Someday I'll be brave.
Do you have a huge, scary auda... Read more
"I'm back in the saddle again"
For way too long I've been dipping my toe in the water, but never sticking with it long enough to get the job done. I've had good times and bad times. I've learned valuable lessons from both. I'm ready to try again.
Lately, I've been liste... Read more
Recap of January and starting February
January started out great! In the first 14 days I had lost 3.5 pounds and I was feeling good.
Then I got jury duty and was selected to serve on a jury. The experience itself wasn't too bad, but I was so stressed by that evening that I coul... Read more
Wild and crazy summer
It's been a crazy busy summer.
End of April--the Dam Run...3,8 miles with 1800 feet rise. I learned I can do anything if I do it slow and don't give up. Took me 1 hour and 45 minutes.
End of May--son number 3 graduated from high scho... Read more
Monthly update and reset of goals
I ended with a 7.4 pound loss for the month of March. Not bad with lots of distractions.
Yesterday we went for a 10 mile bike ride. My legs were rubber when we got home, but is was so fun. Husband rode circles around me, but he had a good ... Read more
Ease on down, ease on down the road...
I can't believe how easy this has been. Back in 1999 I tried a very balanced way of eating...as I knew it at that point. I ate whole grains, protein (mostly animal and some plant), veggies and fruit for all meals and some veggie based snacks. I ... Read more
Barber to Boise
Barber to Boise is a 10k or 5k race held in early October each year. Barber Park is the beginning for the 10k and is on the outskirts of town. It ends at the stadium on the Boise State University campus. The 5k begins and ends at the stadium. It... Read more
The Path Less Traveled
One of the best things about our 5k training is the route we take. It starts at the top of a hill and connects with the Greenbelt. For the first piece, the Connector (freeway) runs near the Greenbelt, and the noise of the traffic nearly drowns o... Read more
I'm on a roll!
I jogged 5 minutes today!
That's an increase of one whole minute on Friday's time.
I couldn't have done this even last year. At that time it was a stretch to walk three 5k's per week. This year I needed to step it up. I looked at my w... Read more
Results of 12 day trial
There were too many distractions, and I struggled with not eating cheese. I know from past experience that I miss cheese when I don't eat it. The other thing I miss is beans...but I'm not missing them at all right now 'cause I eat them twice a d... Read more
I did it!
I'm doing a couch to 5k program with friends from church and I actually jogged for a minute and a half.
I have never been a jogger. The longest distance I have gone is 1.5 miles and I hated it every time I had to do it. I do not foresee ru... Read more
Life is a see-saw
I'm up and down all the time. I was hating doctors, but now I'm liking my doctor again.
Yesterday I had my appointment. Unfortunately, because of the pharmacy and insurance, I didn't get switched to the new med and that's why he wanted the... Read more
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I could SCREAM!
So, my doctor tells me he wants to test my kidneys and other things and they will be non-fasting tests so I don't need to fast. I eat a nice bowl of steel cut oats with milk and a banana and head in to get my tests done half an hour later.
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