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Half-marathon Training

Wednesday, January 27, 2016      4 comments

I'm still recovering from a bad cold that knocked me out over the MLK holiday weekend. I skipped several workouts - from the 15th through the 19th - and I've been taking it easy with workouts since then. My first run was a slow, easy one - ... Read more

Ups and Downs

Tuesday, December 08, 2015      3 comments

I'm still a week and a half from starting my re-vamped half-marathon training plan. (I was using an Endomondo plan. We broke up a few weeks ago. It wasn't me; it was the plan: it didn't care about me, it didn't listen to my needs, and it made me... Read more

Celebrating Little Victories

Monday, November 30, 2015      2 comments

My new focus on better nutrition is working. Yes, it's only been a few days but I am going to celebrate. I get derailed so easily - especially with real whipped cream sitting in the fridge. (My mom is allergic to palm oils, so I always make real... Read more

Getting Back on Track

Saturday, November 28, 2015      1 comments

I do these re-sets too often: yes, it's better than staying off track, but I wish I stayed on track longer instead of constantly derailing. I've been training for a half-marathon at the end of February, but I'm doing it half-heartedly. I'm ... Read more

RIP Tuffy

Tuesday, November 24, 2015      8 comments

This past weekend, we made the difficult choice to euthanize one of our cats. Tuffy showed up at our house two years ago. He walked into our garage while I was unpacking the car following a trip. We already had two cats; we were not intere... Read more

*frowny face*

Tuesday, October 20, 2015      5 comments

Since ending triathlon training for the year, I've only been riding my bike as transportation to and from work. I haven't recaptured the joy I used to feel on the bike. That stinks. It's self-inflicted. Because I'm training for a half-marat... Read more

Running is HARD

Tuesday, October 13, 2015      8 comments

I'm having some difficulty with my half-marathon training. The tonsillitis has passed, but I think my body is still recovering. I forget sometimes how strong my immune system is. I may not feel the full effects of whatever is attacking my ... Read more

I Am Not Supposed to Be Sick - so knock it off!

Thursday, October 08, 2015      4 comments

I woke up Sunday morning with a sore tonsil. When I was in my teens, I'd get tonsillitis every six months or so. It's probably been thirty years since I've had tonsillitis, but I'm very familiar with the feeling. It's just one tonsil, and the ad... Read more

A Day Filled with Unexpected Delights

Monday, October 05, 2015      2 comments

Last Friday, I drove over to my parents' home. It's about a five-hour drive. I'm the child that's closest to them emotionally; one of my siblings is closer physically, but he'd kind of a jerk and they'd prefer he not come around too much. They'r... Read more

The Start of Another Journey

Friday, October 02, 2015      1 comments

I've opted for an Endomondo training plan for my half-marathon. Because it has all my workouts stored, it calculated the training plan based upon what I've been doing. So its first workout was a 7.3 mile run at a 12:52 pace. 12:52 is a litt... Read more

Multnomah Falls Trail Run and What's Next

Monday, September 28, 2015      8 comments

This run was a milestone for me. I worked hard, I made sacrifices, I did what I need to do, and I WON ..... the Best Costume contest. My prize? A bottle of maple syrup. Read more

Switching Gears

Wednesday, September 16, 2015      5 comments

The trail run I'm doing at the end of the month has an 1800' elevation gain. There's no where nearby that I can train for that. The only trail runs I've done have been on relatively flat ground. While they give my lower legs the challenge of run... Read more

Dear Food,

Saturday, September 12, 2015      4 comments

You know I love you. Some people tell themselves, "You are not a dog. Food is not a reward." I am not one of those people. Food is comfort. Food is love. Food is security. Food is a reward. If that makes me a dog, bow wow. Scratch me behind the ... Read more

Get Back to Work!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2015      0 comments

I'm at a conference I attend annually. I don't particularly enjoy it, but it's free CLEs and three days out of my office. I've been prosecuting juveniles long enough now that I'm a presenter at the conference, as well. On the drive here yes... Read more

Titanium Man Oly

Sunday, September 06, 2015      13 comments

I did it! My first DLF, too! I struggled more than I anticipated I would on the swim. I swam this course two weeks before the race, so I'm not sure why I had trouble yesterday. It started with leaky goggles. I got that under control. I coul... Read more

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