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Just DO it!
Dialogue with self:
It's getting late. Go for a jog before it gets dark.
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exercise streak - one year anniversary!
On April 18, 2010 I started a streak of exercising at least 30 minutes every day. Sometimes I'd be out bicycling, jogging, cross-country skiing. Sometimes I'd be really tired or short on time so all I could manage was a non-sweaty walk, perhap... Read more
broken streaks :-(
I've got a stomach bug. Yesterday and today I didn't get my 5+ fruits and veggies. And yesterday, not enough water and NO EXERCISE. I'm most bummed about the exercise - I've had a streak of at least 30 minutes a day since April 18. But even ... Read more
biking and walking this week
Last weekend I was in Hanover, PA, for some biking. Friday and Saturday I enjoyed the rolling hills. Sunday the hills were a bit more like a roller coaster, but I felt like I accomplished something completing 39 miles! And the weather and sce... Read more
the importance of my exercise streak
I've been exercising every day for at least 30 minutes since April 18. Sometimes it's just a 30-minute walk, but usually I'll get 45 minutes or more in.
True confession: there are many days when I'd like to just skip the exercise! There are ... Read more
no place like home
I went to the Thousand Islands (in the St. Lawrence River area between New York and Canada) two weekends ago. Did a lot of hiking and went kayaking one afternoon. I brought my bike, too, but didn't have time to do much riding.
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put those gadgets down!
I've dropped out of sight for a few weeks... Seems like I've been out of town or on the run most Saturdays this summer. I'm grateful for a three-day weekend!
And I recently got two new gadgets - a smartphone, and a Garmin Forerunner 305. I ... Read more
this evening's jog
I jogged for about an hour this evening. I'm not consistent with this yet - sometimes I can go for a while but sometimes I can't (boredom, lack of energy) - but this evening was good. There were some small uphills and I jogged up most of them.... Read more
A guy on one of my teams posted a few months back that he got a new bike. Dialog in my head: I should get a new bike!!! Why? - the one you've got now (a hybrid) is just fine and a pleasure to ride (and it doesn't get as many flats are road bik... Read more
brutal (in a good way) bike ride today...
My church picnic today was at Treman Park. OK, that's only about 11 miles away - I'm gonna bike it! But it's been a while since I've been to Treman, and the picnic was at UPPER Treman... That is ONE NASTY HILL between Lower and Upper Treman! ... Read more
After church today I drove to the Watkins Glen area, about an hour away, to visit the Farm Sanctuary (farmsanctuary.org). I learned a lot. I'm not ready to go vegetarian/vegan, but I plan to contact my state legislators about the horrendous tr... Read more
tonight I went jogging?!
I'm not quite over my cold from last weekend. This evening I didn't have much energy, and it was a bit chilly (for July) outside, so I decided I would stay inside and try to get through my Denise Austin circuit DVD, around 40 minutes. Much to ... Read more
For the past few days I've been settling back in post-vacation, and finally I got my calorie count down a bit. Or so I thought... I woke up this morning, content because my shorts fit loosely and because my calorie count was better last night.... Read more
home sweet home
I got back from the South Dakota trip Wednesday night.
Organized tours can be really tough... Breakfasts and dinners were mostly paid for as part of the tour, and by Day 2 my resolve to track what I was eating was pretty much gone. I did m... Read more
ignorance is bliss...
I'm on vacation! A (long) bus ride to South Dakota. Tonight we're in Ohio.
I made some good food choices today, AND I got some exercise. No exercise room here at the hotel, but they have a pool, and I did 30 minutes of water jogging/ae... Read more