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Day of Rest

Sunday, July 26, 2015      8 comments

Following my training plan, today is a day off from both running and biking. My legs say: THANK YOU! I may go for a nice, long walk. And I should do some toning today. I've been neglecting that. I've been really dedicated to running an... Read more

Listening to My Tired Body

Tuesday, July 21, 2015      8 comments

I used to be very good at finding any excuse to not exercise. Too busy, too tired, too whatever. Lately, though, I prioritize exercise before almost everything else. Yesterday, after my busy weekend, including a 41-mile bike ride, I was st... Read more

Biking, Running, Volunteering, and Napping

Monday, July 20, 2015      8 comments

Sometimes you just have to recognize when you are too busy. I overbooked my weekend. it was all good -- volunteer activities, social time, and workouts. By the time all my planned events were done on Sunday, I was completely exhausted. I napped ... Read more

Biking in the Rain, Crossing Scary Bridges, and Eating Pie

Saturday, July 11, 2015      9 comments

My biking "coach" (really just a friend who is a way more serious biker than me) advised me to add 5 miles to my long ride every week. So today I set out to ride about 35 miles on a local bike trail. Two friends went with me. Overall, it wa... Read more

Excited About Running Again

Wednesday, July 08, 2015      8 comments

I'm slowly making a comeback from my calf injury. Tonight I ran 6 minutes, walked 1, repeated for a total of 30 minutes. It seems almost too easy to bounce back! (Thank God!) In the past when I've restarted, it seems like I restarted from the be... Read more


Tuesday, July 07, 2015      12 comments

We took another mini-vacation, this time to Duluth. Much fun! Much food! Oh Lordy, I do eat too much on vacation. BUT -- my one saving grace -- I exercised! I ran two mornings, mainly because my travel companions slept in, so I really didn... Read more

Plotting My Day

Saturday, June 27, 2015      6 comments

Run. Blog. Track. Clean house. Walk dog. Grocery shop. Bike shop. Go to outdoor concert + fireworks. Mail 2 cards. Order book from Amazon. Visit library. Oh my. Not enough hours in the day! Read more

Door County

Thursday, June 25, 2015      6 comments

This is the official end of any attempt to blog every day in June. emoticon We took a mini-vacation to the be... Read more

June 16: Weight Surprises, Part Deux

Tuesday, June 16, 2015      6 comments

So that unexpected weight drop was followed by an unexpected, BIG weight spike. 126.5! Seriously? 6 pounds in a day?!?!?! I think I need a new scale. emoti... <a href=Read more

June 15: Weight Surprises

Monday, June 15, 2015      5 comments

I haven't been super dedicated or super consistent lately. I'm having a hard time keeping my calories in range. But hey at least I am tracking. That's something. At least I know how much I'm eating. I'm exercising a lot. Biking, walking, s... Read more

June 14: Biking Plus Five

Sunday, June 14, 2015      6 comments

My biking "coach" -- really, a friend who is a serious biker -- said if I want to bike a century ride this fall, the way to build up to that is adding 5 miles to my long ride each week. So yesterday was my 30-mile ride, up from my 23-mile ride ... Read more

June 12/13: The Pit of Despair

Saturday, June 13, 2015      8 comments

I had a bad day.
watch?v=JlENFkf6upw Without going into too much gory detail, things got really ugly 2 days ago, pretty much right after my last blog. We've had some underlying stress for sever... Read more

June 10/11: The Lessons of Overeating

Thursday, June 11, 2015      10 comments

Yesterday I went out for breakfast at Perkins. My meal included a muffin, which I took to go. (Can you imagine eating an omelet PLUS potatoes/fruit PLUS a muffin???) I ate the omelet (minus hollandaise!) and fruit and saved the muffin for later... Read more

June 8/9: I'm a Biking Fiend

Tuesday, June 09, 2015      6 comments

Forgot to blog again last night... did I mention I'm trying to blog every day during the month of June? Trying! Anyhoo... I biked to work today. 7.5 miles one way. And home again. 15.72 miles total. And it was 95 degrees today. I loooo... Read more

June 7: Inactive Family Blues

Sunday, June 07, 2015      9 comments

Today.... I will admit it..... I shed some tears. I asked my family (husband and two teenaged boys) if they wanted to go for a bike ride. No. How about a hike? No. My husband shot back with: "It's incredibly humid today. I don't want to do... Read more

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