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Here's the damage

Thursday, May 23, 2013      0 comments

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Sick bike

Thursday, May 23, 2013      1 comments

I had a major mechanical on my ride into work this morning. One of the derailleur pulleys dropped out of the derailleur. One of the pins in my chain popped. The derailleur hanger is bent. (!!!) I can not make a big enough frowny face to ex... Read more

Good day to log some miles!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013      2 comments

I skipped my lunch walk because of the weather. The workout clothes I had at the office were a pair of shorts and a sleeveless microfiber shirt. They were inadequate for the wind & rain that rolled through at lunch. I was fearful for the conditi... Read more

Lagging motivation

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      3 comments

I went for a walk at lunch today, but it was a short, slow walk. As I was changing my clothes I realized I was wearing a Wonderbra - no running today! It was difficult to get myself out the door. I found all kinds of plausible excuses to not wal... Read more

First swim

Tuesday, May 14, 2013      2 comments

I'm staying at a hotel with a pool, so I brought along swim gear gear for my first swim in a few decades. It was both awful and good. Last week, I tried on my swimmer swimsuit. The swimmer swimsuit is different than the fat old lady with sa... Read more

Setbacks are a part of life

Wednesday, May 08, 2013      6 comments

Warning: the following posts contains discussion of my inner lady parts. Quit reading now if you can't stomach old broads talking about such things. Went to the doctor today. Every six months, she likes to check in on the random stuff that'... Read more

Slow progress - and that's the way I want it!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013      2 comments

I've decided to throttle down my transition to running. I was running one minute, followed by two minutes of walking. After a few weeks of that, I increased my running to ninety seconds. I think that's too much for my body at this point. I... Read more

No running today

Friday, May 03, 2013      0 comments

I left work early today. I ran a few errands on my way home, including stopping at a local nursery. The first thing I did when I arrived home is plant the veggies I bought (three tomato varieties, spaghetti squash, and sweet basil (to replace th... Read more

Thanks, Coach!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013      0 comments

It's only Wednesday, but I am declaring this a very demanding week. I'm commuting round-trip four days this week (that's just under 20 miles). I've walked at lunch everyday, walked Monday morning and Tuesday evening. I'm hopeful the Hubs will dr... Read more

I'm a Lucky Woman

Tuesday, April 30, 2013      5 comments

I was just commenting on a message board, and it reminded me how lucky I am to have the husband I have. It's true that living with Jim has converted me from a pisco-lacto-ova-vegetarian to a bacon-craving carnivore, but he's made it easy for me ... Read more

It's Official - I am going to be a triathlete!

Thursday, April 25, 2013      4 comments

[insert important-announcement-type music] I've decided: I will complete an Olympic-distance triathlon to celebrate my 50th birthday in September 2015. That gives me two years to prepare myself to swim 1500 meters, ride 40 km, and run 10 km... Read more

Why do I want to run?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013      1 comments

I am having a terrible time motivating myself to go for a walk/run. (It's mostly walking, interspersed with running. At some point, my body will be able to handle running.) Now that I'm able to ride more, my motivation to walk or run at lunch ha... Read more

Kim's Tour Pro Moment

Monday, April 22, 2013      1 comments

Took off down the road with my cycling glass still firmly wedged into my helmet. I felt very much like a pro. And heck, given all the painted-over penises that have been graffiti-ed onto the trail, it felt a little like France in July.... Read more

My incentive

Friday, April 19, 2013      0 comments

I'm a team leader for our local Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Cycle for Life. I want to buy this kit. Yesterday, I decided that when I get down to 185 pounds (and stay there for a week, so no short cuts!), I get to buy it. Yes, it's pricey, but I w... Read more


Wednesday, April 17, 2013      3 comments

As I was changing in preparation to ride my bike home, I discovered I didn't have shorts at work. I drove home. There isn't an emoticon sad enough to convey how that made me feel.... Read more

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