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Thursday, December 18, 2014      3 comments

I tried a few intervals. Nothing structured, just "GO SWIM FAST!" These were my first swim intervals. Hmm. They suck as much as hill repeats. Last night, I noticed my lower legs - outside, at the bottom of my calves - are sore to the touch... Read more

In a Lull

Tuesday, December 16, 2014      6 comments

I am not the dedicated workout machine some people think I am. I skipped yoga last Thursday. Then I skipped strength training Friday, thinking I was going to do it Saturday. Saturday was insanely busy - including a 3-hour bike ride, my firs... Read more

Taking Care of All of Me

Friday, December 12, 2014      7 comments

I skipped yoga last night. I see the benefits of yoga, but my primary goal is not to an awesome yogi. It's to be an awesome triathlete. I figured yoga once a week is enough to help me with my flexibility, and there's no reason why I can't have a... Read more

What an Awesome Day!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014      8 comments

Went for a walk at lunch. Did a 30-minute spin class, then swam. It was a great swim. I could really feel it in my shoulders toward the end. I did 20 (or 21) laps crawl, five laps backstroke to "unwind" my shoulders. I was shooting for an h... Read more

My Recent History, Based Upon My Wardrobe

Monday, December 01, 2014      6 comments

Winter 2010: My size 18 suits are snug, even with a girdle. I am at least 210 pounds, possibly more. Fall 2011: My size 18 suits fit. I can squeeze into a few of my size 16 suits with a girdle. Spring 2013: My size 18 suits are falling... Read more

The Fork is My Friend

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      4 comments

I had an insight today: How much healthier would my diet be if I only ate things that had to be eaten with a utensil? Clearly, fresh fruit and vegetables are, for the most part, excluded. But this rule would exclude sandwiches: although my sandw... Read more

Last Friday's Swim

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      6 comments

I can't believe I forgot to memorialize this. I go back and re-read my blogs from time to time, and last Friday's swim was a break-through workout. I've been using a gadget called a Tech-Tok. It gives audible feedback when I'm rolling my hi... Read more

The Cold Finally Caught Me

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      4 comments

I skipped a meeting last night because I just wasn't up to it. I'd already arranged to come into work late today, because the meeting meant I wouldn't get to sleep until eleven p.m. or so. I think I have a bit of a cold. I have allergies, s... Read more

Dilemma Solved

Monday, November 17, 2014      5 comments

The lows are predicted to be in the teens most of the week, so I won't be riding my bike. I might brave the ride Thursday evening, because the overnight low should be in the 20's. But, barring that, I will be driving home the next few nights. My... Read more

Scheduling Woes

Saturday, November 15, 2014      7 comments

Because of the Tuesday holiday, and unseasonably cold weather, I didn't commute by bike this week. That made getting to the gym a lot easier. Monday evening, I did strength training and yoga. Wednesday, did intervals on an exercise bike. Ye... Read more

Why I Don't Take The Numbers Too Seriously

Friday, November 14, 2014      3 comments

Wednesday, I ate within range. I walked at lunch, and I spent an hour on a exercise bike in the gym doing intervals. The following morning, both my weight and my body fat percentage were up. Yesterday, I ate lunch in a restaurant, ate an en... Read more


Tuesday, November 11, 2014      6 comments

As the day passed, I found myself getting sorer from last night's workout. Not terribly so, just enough to make me know I worked out. Some of it is in my upper back - probably from the yoga. Having a Tuesday holiday makes for a weird week... Read more

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Tuesday, November 11, 2014      2 comments

I leave work at 5 p.m. Yoga starts at 6:15. I can get to the club in 15 minutes, so yesterday, it occurred to me that I can probably get in a strength training workout before yoga. With the exception of the short, body-weight strength trai... Read more

Two Blog Posts In One Morning? Is Facebook Broken?

Monday, November 10, 2014      4 comments

Apparently I'm feeling long-winded. Or inspired. Or bored. I just changed my ticker to reflect my goal weight. In the past, I've set goals that represent losing 10% of my body weight. That's a lot less intimidating than putting that BIG goa... Read more

A Most Amazing Monday

Monday, November 10, 2014      5 comments

Yay! It's Monday! I have no idea why I'm so happy it's Monday, but I am feeling really upbeat. Let's hear it for maintaining this positive mood! So, had a nice chat with the potential coach Friday evening. If I hire her, I will be her ... Read more

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