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Great way to start a week

Monday, March 11, 2013      2 comments

I'm following the Rookie 5K Your Way program. I've done Week 1 (walk four minutes, run 1 minute) twice. I just don't think I'm ready for Week 2 (walk 3 minutes, run 2 minutes), so this morning I walked four minutes and ran for 90 seconds. It wor... Read more

One of those days that makes me love where I live

Saturday, March 09, 2013      2 comments

It's sunny with temps in the 50�'s today. Perfect day for a ride. Unlike the miserable ride I had home last Wednesday, during which I did not see another soul (other than those in cars), there were a lot of people out today. Lots of friendly p... Read more

My nemesis, the wind

Thursday, March 07, 2013      3 comments

Yesterday looked like a March day. Sunny at times, rain threatening off & on, breezy. I checked the most recent weather data from the airport about an hour before I left work. 49F, wind 12 mph from the SSW. As I walked off the courthouse c... Read more

Hey, gardening is exercise too!

Sunday, March 03, 2013      3 comments

No ride today, but I'm feeling very good about the garden. This was a very mild winter. Our swiss chard & spicy greens mix over-wintered well. We even have a couple of "volunteer" leaf lettuce plants that appeared in the last week or so. We... Read more

Finally, a ride!

Saturday, March 02, 2013      2 comments

Today is warm (60-ish), not really windy (8 mph, SSW), and cloudy but no rain yet. It's supposed to be very windy tomorrow, so today was the day to ride & I will work in the yard tomorrow. I'm lucky to live in an area with great cycling. I ... Read more

There are worse fates than mine, but I'm going to whine anyway

Wednesday, February 27, 2013      2 comments

I have a headache. I woke at 4 a.m. with a headache, and it simply refuses to budge. I'm getting close to liver-destroying amounts of Tylenol in my bloodstream, and it still won't let go. I do not get migraines (I had one once, twenty years ago,... Read more

No work out today

Friday, February 22, 2013      2 comments

I should have done the Week 2: Day 1 workout for the 5K Your Way program today. I woke up at 5:30 with a sore throat and I decided sleep was more important. I do not regret that decision. I was elected to my church's vestry last weekend, an... Read more

I refuse to jog

Wednesday, February 20, 2013      5 comments

I just completed the first week of the 5K Your Way Rookie Runner program. According to the plan, I should double my run time next week, which is highly unlikely. I imagine I'll boost the amount of time I spend running by 25%. Given that, it's go... Read more

Blech

Wednesday, February 13, 2013      1 comments

I weigh myself every day. I do my best not to get too excited about sudden dips or too down about sudden increases. I tend to view the number on the scale the same way a person should view a stock price: ignore ups & downs, and monitor the movin... Read more

A great way to end the day

Wednesday, February 06, 2013      1 comments

Good ride home today. The wind was 20-25 mph earlier in the afternoon, but it died down to next to nothing by the time I left work. The bike felt light and supple - that's such an amazing feeling. I think it's the closest thing a grown-up can ge... Read more

The Best Laid Plans ...

Tuesday, February 05, 2013      2 comments

I'd every intention of riding my bike home last night. I even gave myself permission to skip my lunchtime walk because I knew I was going to ride home. Silly girl. On my last trip into the office, my rear tire blew. Not a catastrophic blow ... Read more

To sick or not to sick

Monday, February 04, 2013      2 comments

I have allergies - pollen, dust, mold, and until just recently, one of my cats (he died a few weeks ago). On top of that, I live in an area that's perfect for Russian Olive, an invasive species. I'm not allergic to it, but it's an irritant. ... Read more

Cycling in January - wow!

Friday, February 01, 2013      4 comments

It's been a great week! I started commuting by bike again. It's hard to believe I was able to do this in January. (I'm grateful for the mild weather; I just hope our local dry-land farmers' fields will have enough moisture come summer.) I... Read more


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