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I be crushin' it!

Friday, July 24, 2015      1 comments

11.13 miles on my bike yesterday evening. 40 laps in 70 minutes in the pool this morning! I know that's not particularly fast, but it's under 2 minutes per lap, which is a vast improvement from where I started. AND I lost another pound... Read more

The weather is spectacular!

Thursday, July 23, 2015      4 comments

11.13 miles on the bike today!... Read more

Well, THAT escalated quickly

Tuesday, July 21, 2015      2 comments

Just yesterday I posted my goals for this year: SWIM: 5 laps (250 yds) in 9 minutes or less BIKE: 7 mi, non-stop, with at least 1 hill, in 38 minutes or less WALK/RUN: 2 mi, non-stop, in 37 minutes or less Yesterday I swam 6 la... Read more

When in doubt, swim.

Monday, July 20, 2015      2 comments

The weather has turned beastly hot and humid. My motivation for outside exercise drops right out the window when the weather is like this. I wanted to go for a bike ride Sunday morning, but it had rained so hard and so long Saturday evening that... Read more

Why do Mondays suck so much?

Monday, July 13, 2015      2 comments

Friday I kicked some butt in the exercise dept. Saturday I did a planned recovery day, but failed to plan for lunch, so I stumbled backwards & got my favorite fast food lunch, all 1700 calories of it. Read more


Wednesday, July 08, 2015      2 comments

Sinus infection. *phhhbbbtttttt* emoticon... Read more

omg! omg!

Thursday, July 02, 2015      5 comments

My bike is ready!! Sweet!!... Read more

Happy happy, joy joy!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      3 comments

This morning I swam a mile! A solid, no-nonsense, no-fudge mile! It's the first time in about 2 years, and obviously I am pleased as punch to have made this milestone once again. But WAIT! There's MORE! We uncovered the bike rack that fits ... Read more

Swim + walk = sweat

Thursday, May 28, 2015      1 comments

The scale budged again! Whoo hoo! But WAIT! There's MORE!! I've lost inches, too, measureable inches! I am quite beside myself with excitement! I also have a question to anyone who cares to respond: what do you do about sweat at work? I nor... Read more

Life is Messy

Tuesday, May 19, 2015      0 comments

Last week: health scare. Not quite over, follow-up with cardiologist in June and then maybe I can get back to normal exercise routine. Actually, any exercise routine would be great. This week: family issues. To paraphrase The Princess... Read more

Good News!

Friday, May 15, 2015      2 comments

Well, my heart seems to be in good shape. At least now we know there are no blockages... Long story short, spent 2 days in the hospital checking out my heart due to chest pains. And everything checks out clear! Also my cholesterol is "golden" (... Read more


Friday, May 08, 2015      1 comments

My campaign to lower my blood sugar is succeeding! 6 out of the last 7 days my fasting blood sugar has been below 150. Normal range is 80 - 120, so while I am not within normal range yet, it's 10 - 20 points lower than it has been in the last 2 ... Read more

"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." John F. Kennedy

Thursday, May 07, 2015      3 comments

Quite a quote just for leg day, eh? But it speaks to me about challenging myself by doing what needs to be done. And today, what needs to be done is leg day. I did all the exercises on my list today, so that's an improvement over last week'... Read more

The walrus swims on!

Wednesday, May 06, 2015      0 comments

Yes, swimming is still on the menu, kids! 22 laps today, which is 4 more than last time. Still fighting the negativity in my head. Dory is my spirit animal... ... Read more

Still here

Tuesday, May 05, 2015      2 comments

Finding alternatives to walking just now, because of my toenail infection. Still plugging away at it.... Read more

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