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

Friday, January 23, 2015      11 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

Wow, I Can Really Be A Jerk Sometimes

Monday, December 29, 2014      8 comments

I'm a member of an Athena triathlete group on Facebook. One of my Athena sisters posted this on the group's page: "Hi Athena's: as we go into the New Year with some pretty amazing triathlon goals upon us I'm curious to know if anybody has ... Read more

Screw Joy. I'm Feeling Sorry for Myself.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014      11 comments

My back hurts. It sucks. It's self-inflicted, because I kept putting off going to the chiropractor. I've been telling myself for a couple of months that I needed to schedule some adjustments to get my back ready for running in January. And yet I... Read more


Monday, December 22, 2014      12 comments

Today is just one of those days! I feel like I'm sick. I skipped my workout at lunch. Swimming with gooey sinuses seemed like not the best use of my lunch break. And I felt really tired, so I skipped going for a walk and took a nap. A... Read more

Come to the Dark Side, Kim

Sunday, December 21, 2014      6 comments

I stopped by a local thrift store yesterday. Outside the store, they had a Burley HepCat recumbent bike for $140. emoticonRead more


Thursday, December 18, 2014      7 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

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