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Wednesday, February 26, 2014      0 comments

Power is a very idyllic concept. Those who possess it can be presented with some hard choices. Some become corrupted by it. Some fear it. I think I fall into the latter category, although I am not certain why that is. It was suggested that ... Read more

Vision and Mission

Sunday, October 20, 2013      0 comments

Based on the Sparkpeople featured article on Facebook
sp?id=1849 , I have decided to document answers to the questions presented. What will be different and better? ... Read more

Seattle Rock n' Roll Half Marathon

Sunday, June 23, 2013      5 comments

This was a bloody HUGE race! I thought Portland was big. This was more than double the size. In Portland there were 23 pace corrals. In Seattle, there were (at least) 47. When I found the start line, about 5 minutes after the initial gun at... Read more

Beating Soreness

Thursday, June 20, 2013      3 comments

After a long workout yesterday that left me physically spent, and confident that I had done something right as a result, I woke up today quite sore. My legs and lower back were sore, as well as my pectorals and biceps (likely delayed from Monda... Read more

Summer Experiment

Wednesday, June 19, 2013      0 comments

I have 10 weeks in front of me to focus on my nutrition and fitness. I am hoping to bust through a plateau, experiment in the kitchen with meals I can prepare ahead of time for easy access throughout the work week, and start a container garden ... Read more

Emotions Run High

Monday, June 17, 2013      2 comments

Today marks the end of a weekend that saw all three of my daughters graduate. My youngest graduated 6th grade, my middle daughter from high school (as senior speaker no less), and my eldest from college with her AA degree. All three graduated ... Read more

Vegetables Done Right

Sunday, June 09, 2013      1 comments

I just bought a book titled Eating on the Wild Side. The premise of the book is that as humans have evolved, so has the food we eat. Well, duh. More specifically, it discusses how our diet took a huge dip in nutritional bang for the buck when ... Read more

Race Report: NODM

Tuesday, June 04, 2013      5 comments

The Good: The course was absolutely beautiful. It was run almost entirely on the paved North Olympic Discovery Trail, which is a rails-to-trails project. For the most part it was flat and fast, but there were two killer hills. One was ... Read more


Thursday, May 30, 2013      3 comments

Living mindfully has always been an elusive concept for me. I have always seen happiness as something on my horizon, just out of my reach until some prerequisites allow it to happen. My list of prerequisites include, but are not limited to: ... Read more

Portland Rock n' Roll!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013      6 comments

This was by far the most well-organized event I have participated in to date. Not that the others weren't great, but this was a pocket of excellence. The expo was truly incredible. The sponsors offered a plethora of swag, and I was pleasantly... Read more

BMO Vancouver Half Marathon

Friday, May 10, 2013      1 comments

Thanks THEFIRESPIRAL for the stylistic suggestion that follows. Things I want to remember from the weekend and the race. Canada is a different country. I am reminded every time I go. Don't look for the Interstate in a country full... Read more

So far, so good...

Monday, April 22, 2013      2 comments

I did manage the 10 miles yesterday. I started to get sore and tired at mile 8. That makes sense because that was where my training stopped last time. Each time I go a little further, the wall moves back. I wasn't worried about being able to... Read more


Friday, April 19, 2013      2 comments

My training plan calls for 9 miles this weekend, then 10, 11-12, 6-8 and then the Portland Half marathon on May 19th. I am thinking of altering my training slightly to accommodate another race in there. I would like to also run the BMO Vancouv... Read more

Headspace a Future-Tripping

Sunday, February 24, 2013      1 comments

In my head, I go to this place: "Once I reach my goal weight, I will be happy." Just so you know, that's a load of crap. I speak from experience, because I lost 60 pounds in 2006, but *I* was still there. I with my issues, fears, a... Read more


Thursday, February 21, 2013      2 comments

I didn't want to work out today. I had to work late, had a late appointment, I was hungry, sore from Monday's workout and tired. I had pretty much already talked myself out of it until my daughter informed me that we *had* to go to the Y becau... Read more

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