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You Gotta Be Cruel to Be Kind

Tuesday, March 17, 2015      8 comments

I had to be mean to myself yesterday. I was in a snacky mood. I ate a serving of trail mix - about a third of the package. I wanted more. No, I said, or you won't have any calories left over for dinner. I want more. Okay, but this means no... Read more

And Now, The Crunch Begins

Friday, March 13, 2015      1 comments

I'm keeping tabs on my body, as much coach asked me to do. I rode into work today and made it into a Brick workout. Ugh. I haven't done a Brick since the tri I did in August. My poor legs! I am at the point I need to throttle back on my "ex... Read more

My Body May Be Inflexible, But My Schedulde Is Not

Thursday, March 12, 2015      2 comments

A while back, I asked Coach CiCi if I can continue to do my walks at lunch and bike commutes on non-bike days. (Tuesdays, my commute is my workout.) She said yes, but ... She wants me keep tabs on my body and make sure I'm not over-doing it. ... Read more

Feeling Like a Slug

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      5 comments

Today's workout was a run: warm-up for fifteen minutes, run a mile as fast as I can, then walk for twenty minutes. It sucked. Last April, I ran a mile without stopping. It'd been at least a dozen years since I'd done that. I was so pro... Read more


Tuesday, March 10, 2015      5 comments

Coach CiCi has me doing swim drills as a part of every swim. I'm swimming at lunch today, and the drills take about as long as I have available during my lunch break. The advantage of the drills is they're less boring than just following the lin... Read more

Indoor Triathlon

Monday, March 02, 2015      5 comments

I did an indoor tri last Saturday, and it was a blast! I intend to do the same event next year, and I'm hopeful my enthusiasm - and the fact they give away finisher's medals - will encourage a few friends to do it with me. The organizers ca... Read more

How'm I Doin'?

Thursday, February 19, 2015      1 comments

Given how wretched I felt a week ago, I'm surprised by how good I feel right now. I swam this morning. I have an indoor triathlon in nine days, so my swims are focused on preparing for that event. I use fins for the floatation and I don't r... Read more

The Sickness Fog Has Lifted

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      2 comments

I have an indoor triathlon in a week & a half, and I haven't been in the pool in more than two weeks. The Hubs & I went to a backcountry resort the first weekend of the month. I started coming down with something that Saturday evening. It derail... Read more

Good/Bad for Today

Friday, January 30, 2015      8 comments

GOOD: At lunch, I swam a few laps without the fins. I did pretty good. I'm doing an indoor triathlon in about a month, so it's time to start prepping for that event. BAD: The staff at the juvenile court had a potluck lunch. Despite not bein... Read more

Not AGAIN?!?!

Thursday, January 29, 2015      4 comments

I think I need to start prefacing everything I write with "This is not a solicitation for advice. Please resist the temptation to give me advice. Unsolicited advice from people who do not know me nor my chronic injury issues makes me cranky." ... Read more


Wednesday, January 28, 2015      1 comments

I decided to try an experiment by not weighing myself for a week. I did okay, but my body fat percentage went up. I have had bunion on my right foot for years now. A few weeks ago, I felt one developing on my left foot, the foot that's reco... Read more

I'm Such A Loser (and why I have no problem with that)

Friday, January 23, 2015      12 comments

This blog post has nothing to do with my athletic goals. Fear not, my self-esteem and confidence are intact. Today, I spied an email subject line that addressed my "career goals." Pfft. I don't really have any. No five-year plan. No desire ... Read more

Celebrate the Little Victories!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015      6 comments

I've been uber-busy at work, which means I've had less time to goof off online. But I am waiting for a file to be delivered, so now's a good time for a quick journal entry. I swam at lunch yesterday. I came to the conclusion that, for now, ... Read more

I Feel Things Turning Around :-)

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      4 comments

I ran again at lunch today. When he initially diagnosed my plantar fasciitis, my doctor recommended starting out by running a quarter-mile. Today, I noticed that I'd been running for ninety seconds, and this thought went through my head: stop it... Read more

Yesterday Was An Odd One

Tuesday, December 30, 2014      8 comments

I went to yoga last night. That was a battle in and of itself. I talked myself into, and out of, going to the club a dozen times. The battle was raging even as I approached the club. The "just give it a try!" side of me won. My back is a LO... Read more

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