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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

Confidence

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      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


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