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Why I'm not ready for a coach

Thursday, December 05, 2013      3 comments

I did a strength training workout last Monday night, using Holistic Strength Training for Triathlon. Had a nice chat with Nick, one of the personal trainers at the club. He'd just earned his USA Cycling coach certification that day - good on ya,... Read more

Good run!

Saturday, November 30, 2013      4 comments

This morning I went for a run. That was my first physical activity in a week. I ran a 3-mile route in the neighborhood. About a mile of the route is a dirt road along the irrigation canal. Switching from running on asphalt to running on dirt alw... Read more

I am weak (parts of me, anyway)

Sunday, November 24, 2013      6 comments

I swam on Friday. I had another breakthrough. I realized I am dipping my head too low into the water when I'm swimming. Because it's so low in the water, it has to travel farther to break the surface of the water. That means I'm expending more e... Read more

Throwing in The Towel on the Bike Commute

Monday, November 18, 2013      6 comments

I just looked at the weather forecast for the week. Tomorrow night, the winds are forecast to be 20-30 with gusts around 40. It won't be cold, but it will me dark. I have a hard enough time with the darkness; I don't want to compound my misery w... Read more

What I Learn along The Way Makes This An Adventure

Monday, November 18, 2013      2 comments

My swim Friday evening kind of sucked. I spent about 40 minutes in the pool. On the plus side, I was able to narrow down why it sucked. And if I can fix this, I will be well on my way to being comfortable swimming. I can go forever backstro... Read more

Busy Busy Busy

Friday, November 15, 2013      7 comments

Work has been crazy busy. A few months ago, I didn't have enough work to keep me busy. Right now, it's nuts. I'm currently working on an appeal. The State usually does not appeal decisions that go against it, but I did in this one. I do not beli... Read more

Beautiful Day to Climb Badger

Monday, November 11, 2013      5 comments

First, to keep GHK off my back, I DID go to the gym yesterday. emoticon The spin class I took on Saturday le... Read more

More gym stuff

Saturday, November 09, 2013      5 comments

Yesterday's session in the pool went really well. I'm on the roll over slowly to practice NOT leading with your head. It felt pretty good, even if it looked silly. The man in the lane next to me appeared to be swimming using the Total Immersion ... Read more

Gym report

Friday, November 08, 2013      7 comments

I joined this gym solely to have access to the pool; I've come realize it's a much greater asset than that. The gym has fitness classes every evening, Monday through Thursday. There are also morning classes Monday through Saturday. During t... Read more

I Love My Inner Coach

Wednesday, November 06, 2013      3 comments

I swam for a bit Monday evening. I was wrong about the gym always having lap lanes available. There's a chunk of the day during which there are swim lessons in both pools. Pool II opens at 7:15 p.m. Less than ideal, but I can go home after work ... Read more

Easing back in

Monday, November 04, 2013      3 comments

The Hubs is doing much better. He's sleeping on the futon in the living room so that I don't disturb him and he doesn't disturb me. He's been eating normal food (no dairy yet, though) and his digestive system appears to be working just fine. Yep... Read more

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

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