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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

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


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