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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

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      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

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


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