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Warming Up for the Warm Up

Sunday, May 24, 2015      13 comments

Next weekend is our warm up self-supported cycling tour from Friday through Sunday through the Finger Lakes. I say warm up as we are planning a longer, more challenging self-supported tour of the Adirondack Mountains in September...territory I h... Read more

Managing Moods & Life / Cycling Update

Monday, May 18, 2015      16 comments

WATERMELLEN has written some interesting blogs about mood lately and here was one of my "chime-ins" she suggested I share, of course with a little cycling update afterward... :-) Throughout my years of working with clients I've been pretty ... Read more

Pepacton Ride

Sunday, May 03, 2015      18 comments

Just a quickie...late, bed's a-callin'! :-) For a 34 mile ride, we had a rough last half as we crossed over the northern edge of the Pepacton Reservoir with a lot more climbing than we bargained for. After only a little way in to the northe... Read more

Coming Around With a Little "Witchcraft"

Saturday, May 02, 2015      14 comments

Quickie blog today, thanking you all for your support and to let you know today's ride was a good step in the right direction: Perfect weather, great company, some old bike club friends I hadn't seen in a while and a little help from my int... Read more

Surviving Transformative Times: Good Enough

Thursday, April 30, 2015      19 comments

I recently came across a blog that "spoke" to me: The “good enough” workout blogs.plos.org/obesitypa
nacea/2015/04/28/the-good-
enough-workout/ The author was referencing the "winter slump" in his physical a... Read more

ALL of Me!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015      18 comments

Continuing my efforts to move toward a kinder, gentler, more accepting attitude toward myself, especially my body I was inspired to "hear" a love song from a different perspective. John Legend's "All Of Me"...such a wonderfully romantic son... Read more

It All Comes Together

Saturday, April 04, 2015      17 comments

It's been a long time since my music spoke to me, joined with me and added to my life with such resonance as it did today. Most of you know how much Jackson Browne's "Alive In the World" speaks to my soul. I realized today that I have anot... Read more

River of Life

Saturday, April 04, 2015      18 comments

With the arrival of April comes the month-long preparation for my annual tradition of running my one & only 5K of the year. I am NOT a runner and I don't really enjoy it. However in the interest of mixing it up and challenging my body in differe... Read more

A Tale of Two Thighs: Steps Toward Self Acceptance

Saturday, March 21, 2015      26 comments

I recently jumped in at long last and completed my first yoga class, billed as Very Gentle Yoga. Some of the moves were similar to some of the stretches I've done with my spinning class. I was pleased with my flexibility, but again (shades of cr... Read more

Just A Ride...

Friday, March 13, 2015      23 comments

Okay, so this all begins yesterday with the LONGEST most tedious day, beginning at 5 a.m. and not wrapping up till after 6 p.m. involving my going with a client out of town (Syracuse) for some important medical tests and evaluations. The medical... Read more

By the Numbers

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      16 comments

Time to buckle down and get back on track with the all-important numbers game: Nutrition tracking and weighing in. Yes it's been another round of ostrich since the holidays and I've totally dropped my nutrition tracking and weigh-ins. ... Read more

One Of the Best Ways To Stay Warm...

Sunday, February 15, 2015      20 comments

Despite the brilliantly tempting sunlight beckoning to get out and play, today is just NOT one of those days due to brutally cold temps and winds. We're at a HIGH of ZERO (F) today! So, hunkering down snugly at home, keeping way busy with a... Read more

Downsizing Stuff / Upsizing Life!

Friday, February 13, 2015      19 comments

As I've downsized my body over the years I've come to appreciate also the importance of downsizing the "stuff" around me as well. One important source of this growing awareness arose from my self-supported bicycle tours in which I realized how f... Read more

One All-Important Question To Answer

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      16 comments

This Mary Oliver quote was used in a totally awesome presentation on bicycle touring I attended in Ithaca tonight! Stoked & ready to hit the ROAD!! ​Here is the... Read more

Reaffirming My Path

Saturday, January 24, 2015      17 comments

As many changes as I have wrought for myself over the past several years since joining SparkPeople, I am betting that this year ahead will be one of my most transformative years yet. Today I re-visited this TED talk by Lissa Rankin which excited... Read more


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