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I'm voting for a relaxing weekend

Friday, September 20, 2013      3 comments

My allergies have been bothering me the past few days. Mostly, it's just heavy post-nasal drip. It's fall, and we have things that release pollen in the fall. So I checked the pollen report: zip. Nada. Nothin' to see here, folks. This lack ... Read more

Another brick in the wall

Thursday, September 19, 2013      2 comments

Tuesday night, I debated riding home. Felt kinda ooky - headachy, slightly nauseous. Decided to just ride; I rarely regret riding my bike. It was a great ride: slight tail wind. I felt like I was flying! My ride in to work yesterday morning... Read more

No takers on the kitten

Wednesday, September 18, 2013      4 comments

Well, that's not entirely true. Several people have offered to take him, but no one has called in response to my "Found Kitten" sign, and it appears no one reported him missing at the local shelter. Spike, the 10 year old, does not like th... Read more

*Another* cat? :roll eyes:

Monday, September 16, 2013      4 comments

We've been adopted. I arrived home last evening after being gone since Wednesday. Our cats (Spike, 10, and Cheeto, 1) were happy to see me. Well, so was the Hubs, but the cats were more demanding. I opened the garage door to start unloading... Read more

Feelin' Strong (and accomplished!)

Thursday, September 12, 2013      5 comments

I had a good session in the pool last night. I was a little concerned, because the pool was right next to the area where the conference I am attended was holding it's get-together. I felt kind of awkward flailing about in the pool with my collea... Read more

Really missing the bike

Tuesday, September 10, 2013      14 comments

I'm primarily a cyclist. I commute by bike most days, 9-10 months out of the year. Most weeks, I'll do anywhere from 50 to 75 miles commuting. If this was a normal year, I'd be up to around 80 miles on my weekend rides. But this is not a "normal... Read more

A little down time is a good thing!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013      3 comments

We camped with our friend Richard last weekend. We went to Lake Takhlakh, near Mount Adams. Jim & I brought our mountain bikes. I mapped out a 12-mile course for us. Most of it was on forest roads, but there was a 4-mile section that was a multi... Read more

Those same five pounds

Monday, August 26, 2013      5 comments

I lost about ten pounds really rapidly (like within a week) after my surgery. Since then, not much. I'm finding that I'm losing & gaining the same five pounds over and over. I'm not upset about that, though. I'm still happy that I'm under 1... Read more

Time for a pep talk

Wednesday, August 14, 2013      6 comments

I rode my bike into work this morning. I intend to ride home and then go for a walk/run so that I can get a brick workout in. Because of this, I didn't go for a walk at lunch. But now, as the ride home looms, I'm balking. It's hot. Not terr... Read more

Time to knuckle down!

Sunday, August 11, 2013      1 comments

My weight is creeping back up. Time to get serious again! Last week, I forgot to bring snacks to work. I even forgot to bring my lunch a few days. While I opted for fairly healthy lunches (Subway 12" Veggie Delight - 600 calories with chees... Read more

Flexed my will power and it won!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013      3 comments

A few bites into my second pancake this morning, I realized I was already full. So I stopped eating. This is relatively new (it's been happening since I had my surgery). It was a great feeling! And I'm about to have a rolled-up sourdough pa... Read more

Why did I decide to do a triathlon again?

Monday, August 05, 2013      4 comments

This past weekend, we camped with a friend at Ike Kinswa State Park. It's near Mossyrock, WA. The park is great - the campground has lots of trees, so the campsites are shaded (nice if you're in a tent as we are). There's a swimming beach and pl... Read more

Time to start running again

Saturday, July 27, 2013      1 comments

Today, I weighed 181.2. Interestingly enough, that's exactly what I weighed last Saturday. (I weigh myself everyday.) I haven't weighed this little since 2004. That's pre-law school and pre-marriage. It still amazes me that I lost ten pounds pos... Read more

Not much of anything to report

Thursday, July 25, 2013      0 comments

I've been back at work for a week. Everyone's happy I'm back. I would have prefered to not come back, but at some point they would have stopped paying me. It's good to be back on the bike. The Hubs asked me to only ride a few days this wee... Read more

Back in the Saddle again

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      3 comments

I had my 4-week check this morning. The doc gave me the okay to resume my normal life, with the exceptions of no sex & no lifting anything over twenty pounds for two more weeks. So, as soon as I retrieved my bike from my office, I went for a rid... Read more

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