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Blasting the "Blahs" Away...!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010      10 comments

Recently a fellow member asked how do I prevail during the "down" times when one feels "bleh" or "blah" and motivation has flown out the window. I got to thinking while on my treadmill about my own experience and how have *I* been able to ... Read more

1st Group Bike Ride / Heart Walk / Our Journey

Sunday, April 25, 2010      17 comments

We had a terrific turnout for our bike club's roadside cleanup, around 20-30 members...rounded up bags & bags of trash, including a box fan, shovel, countless liquor bottles and beer cans...ugh! Sad stuff, but SUPER to be RID of it and to scrub ... Read more

The LONG Way Home...!

Thursday, April 22, 2010      15 comments

Only 45 this morning! Woo hoo! Off I go, gloves forgotten yet again...lol! Passed another biking milestone today...that nasty hill down the road from our house: have had to granny-gear it down to the VERY lowest gear. However: the last tim... Read more

Preparations...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010      10 comments

Okay, so today I remembered to bring shorts, T-shirt and towel to work. Problem: forgot the sneakers and was wearing Hushpuppies and dark socks...combined with shorts & T...? That'd be quite a sight walking along the RiverWalk...lol! Okay, ... Read more

Making Lemonade / Maintenance Ponderings

Tuesday, April 20, 2010      15 comments

Been slogging through another "blah" period lately...lotta little things just getting in the way, nothing major... No biking for several days due unpredictably drippy dreary days on the weekend and cold mornings during the week (30's are ju... Read more

Additional Benefits: Eco $$$

Tuesday, April 13, 2010      15 comments

I figure at 50 cents a mile each time I bike to / from work I save myself around $9 on gas and wear / tear on my car...not to mention burning less gas! :-) Couldn't bike today as I worked late...overslept this morning and got a haircut (my ... Read more

18 Miles...

Sunday, April 11, 2010      17 comments

Another 18 miles in this afternoon...I'm hoping to crank up the miles soon...everything in noteable biking distance around here always seems to put me @ 18 miles for the round trip. Want to start nailing MORE! I keep tackling nasty hills and LOV... Read more

Nice Ride After Overcoming Glitches

Sunday, April 11, 2010      9 comments

I enjoyed a pleasant 18 mile ride around town heading toward home this afternoon. Had originally intended on a 30 mile ride but a glitch and a trip to the bike shop changed my plans, which I initially did NOT take to very kindly, but made the m... Read more

How To Turn Good Things Into Bad...

Saturday, April 10, 2010      18 comments

Been quiet this week...with me, no news is almost always NOT good news...! I've allowed myself to get off-track through some great activities. I've learned over the years that some events can have BOTH progressive AND regressive qualities: ... Read more

Yet One MORE Sunny Day for Easter!

Sunday, April 04, 2010      8 comments

Got out to one of our local parks, did a nice ride about town...tried a new route which I created as I went along by traveling a long, "no left turn" loop...hate left turns...as I am super cautious around intersections and invariably stop, get o... Read more

Chilly Start, SPARKIN' Finish!

Thursday, April 01, 2010      19 comments

Bundled up against the 36 degree, foggy morning, I managed to bike to work in one piece. I was more cautious than usual in some of the high-traffic, intersection areas and hopped off to walk through those. Riding down the one MAJOR hill I discov... Read more

On Your Mark, Get Set...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010      17 comments

Okay, tomorrow I'm going to start my efforts to bike back and forth to work 2-3 times each week! I've been waiting for the sun to creep up early enough for safe biking along with temps that are warm enough and the stars are finally aligning... Read more

Radio Head

Sunday, March 28, 2010      14 comments

One of the down sides to biking is being unable to use my mp3 player for tunes while I'm on the road. However a "trick" I've been using at times has been to play my tunes in my mind's "ear" as though I AM wearing an mp3 player. Sometimes it can ... Read more

This Little Engine COULD! :-)

Sunday, March 21, 2010      18 comments

Had AWESOME times out on my bike today! Racked up 24 miles which wasn't TOO bad, considering my first rides of the season are always a bit wobbly as I reclaim my bike legs and "posterior"...lol! Made up my mind I was going to tackle one of ... Read more

Beware Your Chair!

Saturday, March 20, 2010      9 comments

Sharing a GREAT blog from the NY Times here...basically enlightened me to the dangers of sitting for long periods of time, which persist EVEN IF YOU WORKOUT! Check this out: Stand Up While You Read This! By OLIVIA JUDSON Read more


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