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Being a sloth
Monday, March 25, 2013      1 comments

My last bit of exercise was last Monday morning. I was scheduled for a walk/run, but I knew I didn't have it in me. I went for a short walk instead. I left work early that afternoon & went home sick. I've spent most of the last seven days ... Read more
I must be crazy
Saturday, March 16, 2013      1 comments

We were planning to head out of town this weekend. I figured that meant no riding until next Monday. Those plans changed, so with no really good reason to not ride, I rode. It's a windy day. The forecast called for 25-30 mph winds with 40-... Read more
I'm declaring this a good week, even though it's only Thursday
Thursday, March 14, 2013      0 comments

I rode 59 commuter miles this week. I won't be riding this weekend, so my legs get a bit of a break. They deserve the rest - they're tired! The last two rides were relatively wind-free. The ride was a gift, a blessing, and a heck of a lot of fun... Read more
Another blustery day
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      1 comments

I rode into work this morning with a 15-mph wind from the SW. That's mostly good. Riding east towards my office puts a SW wind on my right rear quarter when I'm riding along the river, which is the bulk of the ride. And it's a tailwind when I'm ... Read more
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
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

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