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Unamusing Musings

Wednesday, January 08, 2014      2 comments

My goal is to eat about 2000 calories a day. That sounds like a lot, but it's both very do-able and low enough to permit me to lose weight. I used's calorie calculator. I put in both my desired weight (150) and a weight at which I wou... Read more

It won't be freezing, but ...

Wednesday, January 08, 2014      2 comments

... it looks like I'll be spending the weekend inside. Here's a portion of the weather advisory for this weekend: WIND SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SUSTAINED 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55. HOWEVER...AS STRONG AS THIS SYSTEM APPEARS...WIN... Read more

Dang it, I missed out on pie

Monday, January 06, 2014      4 comments

I'm having a fasting blood draw done tomorrow morning. It's already 8:20 p.m., which means no more food. And I was gonna have some pumpkin pie. Darn it! I went to a Group Step class this evening. I didn't like it. I disliked it enough to no... Read more

It's only 500 calories - easy peasy!

Thursday, January 02, 2014      4 comments

I hiked Badger Mountain by myself yesterday. The Hubs hemmed and hawed, and finally admitted he didn't want to go. He's become quite the housecat, and it was cold yesterday. I can't blame him, but I was disappointed. I was hopeful we were starti... Read more

A Letter to 2014

Wednesday, January 01, 2014      5 comments

Dear 2014: We've only just been introduced, but I am optimistic. I am hopeful that we have good times ahead of us. But please understand if I seem a little reserved. 2013 started off great. We had some wonderful times that I treasure. But 2... Read more

Keepin' at it

Friday, December 27, 2013      7 comments

The holidays have wreaked havoc with my gym schedule. My gym is locally owned, as opposed to being owned by some soulless corporate overlord. And, as is often the case with small locally-owned businesses, they treat their employees well. There w... Read more

Maybe next week will be better

Saturday, December 21, 2013      6 comments

Although I had Monday & Tuesday off, I didn't go to the gym. I reorganized the garage. That was good work, but it wasn't a workout. I went to Group Kick Wednesday night, and Group Ride Thursday. Eric was the instructor for the Group Ride. ... Read more

Battling the *meh*s

Monday, December 09, 2013      4 comments

I have today and tomorrow off. Finally took my road bike into the LBS for some much-needed attention. And then I headed for the gym. A very large part of me wanted to settle in for a long winter's nap. It's still unseasonably cool here - hi... Read more

No gym for me today

Friday, December 06, 2013      4 comments

Today was our annual office retreat. If "retreat" brings up an image of an exotic location and relaxation, you've never been to one of my office's retreats. I work for a poor rural county, and while the county commissioners can find money to re-... Read more

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

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