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Health Survey 2011 (edited to add pix)
OK I'm doing this because Rainbowcharmer commented that I needed to blog and this is a lazy way to do it. I am a total copy cat - got this directly from DaniellesAutumn. We've all had our ups and downs, but these 2 Sparkers always motivate me wi... Read more
October continues to be challenging
This is last week's check-in, quite a few days late. In my defense, last Friday I had to frantically finish some work before noon, and then I took a road trip. So no time to blog about my week, which was pretty much just as bad as the week befor... Read more
Second Week of October
Wow, I thought last week was hard? This one was even harder. Not that it didn't have its moments, but my emotions have been all over the map and I've been doing a lot of emotional eating. Yes, more raw cookie dough. I think I need to declare our... Read more
for all you cat lovers
I decided I was being a crazy cat lady wanting to put too many cat pix into my weekly update, so instead I'm going to be a crazy cat lady writing an entire blog on my cat. Obviously, I love my cat and all you cat lovers out there can appreciate ... Read more
First Week of October
All I an say is - PHEW! So glad that is over. I feel like it has been kind of a tough week for everyone else, too. But I couldn't be happier that it is Friday. Tonight we're having drinks and dinner with our friends and neighbors and I can't ge... Read more
Health Goals for Oct 2011
These may be overly -ambitious but I tried to stick with mostly what I was already doing and just adding a couple things or improving in each area just a little. Maybe I can try to blog weekly throughout October for accountability and to just ke... Read more
Thinking about Goals
Reading some blogs by MELTEDGLASS, NOREGRET and FREGGIEQUEEN have made me realize that I do use goals to motivate myself in some areas (racing, work, weight loss) but not in others (general fitness and nutrition, weight maintenance, hobbies). So... Read more
fat pix - sort of
These are not my REALLY fat pix, because that was before digital cameras and I would have to find old prints and scan them. Or dig up old files with scanned photos in them. Not that I have a whole lot of really fat pix anyway, because who wants ... Read more
standup paddle board (aka SUP) lesson
I dunno about you guys, but I love Groupon. And LivingSocial, and some local companies that have similar deals. One Groupon we had here in Pittsburgh recently was for a 2-hour stand-up paddle board (SUP) lesson for 4 people. My friends kindly a... Read more
Back on the water, and in my new boat!
I have been on a roller coaster lately. The good news is that I am healing well and have been able to run and paddle again. That makes me feel normal and happy. But I have had 2 other DRs appts this week about further treatment and that stresse... Read more
Healing Well So Far (lots of pix)
At Rainbowcharmer's request, I decided to blog a little bit about my surgery and healing process. But don't worry - there are no gross pix of my wound! First of all, I'm doing great. For those of you who haven't been reading all my wordy blogs, ... Read more
Birthday Blog (5 weeks late)
Sorry this is so late, but life has been hectic this summer. Now that Worlds is over and I'm "grounded" for 2 weeks due to surgery, I have a little more free time to catch up on my blogging. For starters, here are some pix detailing the fun I ha... Read more
We got our uniforms for Tampa! After dieting and training hard all Spring and Summer, turning down pizza and quesadillas and beer AND giving up all our evenings to train on the boats after work, it is so nice to get some payoff.
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VIDEO - July 2011 dragonboat (Philly team)
My Philly team-mate Bob got a GoPro HD videocamera that he rigs to to the boat so that we can see what we look like paddling. He then takes the raw footage and edits that down and posts them online.
Here is a morning training video of my P... Read more
July 4th - paddling in Pittsburgh
Apparently, I'm the Queen of the Delayed Blog Entries since this happened 10 days ago and I'm only blogging about it now. But in my defense, I only just now got my hands on some pix to illustrate my entry. So on America's Independence Day, Littl... Read more