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This crisis has passed

Sunday, November 03, 2013      5 comments

Jim came home yesterday. He's doing really well. I may abandon him to go to church. I'm really grateful for that support right now. I sent our rector an email when we were in the emergency room. She showed up not much later. I hadn't really expe... Read more

Sometimes, Life Gets in The Way

Wednesday, October 30, 2013      10 comments

I planned to swim at the gym after work today. The Hubs called, asking me to come straight home because he wanted to go to an urgent care clinic. He's had a sore belly since Saturday. I'm now sitting in the surgical waiting room as h... Read more

Reifying my goals

Monday, October 28, 2013      4 comments

In the slow march toward completing an Olympic-distance triathlon by September 2015, I've created the following goals: emoticonRead more

Wow - that's windy!

Monday, October 28, 2013      3 comments

I have a rule: If you don't want to work out, just do it for five minutes. If I still hate it after five minutes, I can quit. Today, I quit. It's windy. I live in a very windy place, so when I say "it's windy," I mean it is REALLY windy. I... Read more

Joined a gym today

Friday, October 25, 2013      8 comments

I joined the Tri-City Court Club today. It has two pools, including one that is always available for laps. (Not just a lane or two - the entire pool!) The membership is $66 a month, which is a little stiff, but not as bad as I'd feared, and it'... Read more

First 5K is in my rear-view mirror

Sunday, October 20, 2013      9 comments

Yesterday was the Howl 'N Scream Scram. I rode my bike to the staging area. Despite my reservations, I suspect the only thing that would have kept me off the bike was a heavy rain (which we don't get here very often, because we only average 8" o... Read more


Thursday, October 17, 2013      3 comments

I was at REI today. On the closeout rack, there was a Zoot Tri suit, XL, for less than half price. Does it fit? No. Will it fit? YES! emoticonRead more

I love my body

Thursday, October 17, 2013      6 comments

Today, as I was standing in the hallway in my bike clothes, waiting for the elevator, I was looking down at my tights-clad legs. I flexed my quads. I thought, "I love my body." I am overweight. My BMI is just under "obese." This 185 pound b... Read more

I am an athlete!

Thursday, October 10, 2013      8 comments

Yesterday, I decided that today would be a brick workout day. My bricks are still pretty wimpy, but I'm the type that prefers to start slow and work my way into things. Last night, I put the clothes I thought I would need for the run next to the... Read more

The ride was worth it

Tuesday, October 08, 2013      3 comments

I debated riding home last night because of the wind. Truth be told, I questioned my sanity for even thinking about riding home. I had to appear in court yesterday. Crossing over the river, visibility was limited to a few miles because of b... Read more

Why am I doing a tri?

Wednesday, October 02, 2013      3 comments

A while back, Owl_20 asked why, if I don't really like swimming or running, am I doing a tri? Why not just set some challenging cycling goals. Thank you for asking. It made me think. And that process made me appreciate why I made this craz... Read more

It's good to be back!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013      1 comments

Yesterday, I went for a walk at lunch and I rode my bike home. I was convinced it had been a couple weeks since I'd worked out: it was only 10 days. But that 10 days felt like forever! We had a heck of a lot of wind yesterday. The forecast ... Read more

Putting sickness in perspective

Tuesday, September 24, 2013      3 comments

I'm sick. I resent the down time, but it occurs to me that my annual fall rhinovirus reaction mirrors the season. August was go-go-go. Even the weekends we were home had obligations scheduled into them. Now the weather is turning. It's a de... Read more

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      1 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

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