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Throwing in The Towel on the Bike Commute
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
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
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
First, to keep GHK off my back, I DID go to the gym yesterday.
The spin class I took on Saturday le... Read more
More gym stuff
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
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
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
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
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
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
In the slow march toward completing an Olympic-distance triathlon by September 2015, I've created the following goals:
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Wow - that's windy!
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
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
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
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! ... Read more