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6 Years of Exercise
This Christmas (December 23 actually) marks 6 years of daily exercise without missing a day. I have done at least 30 minutes of either walking, running, biking or swimming every day since December 23, 2008. This streak has helped keep me motivat... Read more
Senior Olympics Cycling Events
Last weekend I did three cycling events as part of the Arizona Senior Olympics.
As you can see, the weather wasn't very good while people were signing in.
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Five Years of Exercize
As of today, I have gone over five years of doing a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise every day. Come hell or high water, no matter what else was going on in life, I have made time for that 30 minutes, and usually much more. The treadmill desk h... Read more
I did the SW Valley YMCA Reverse triathlon today. Not one of my better performances, but the weather was perfect and it was a fun day.... Read more
Scottsdale JCC Sprint Triathlon
I did the JCC Scottsdale Sprint Triathlon this morning. Beautiful day for it - sunny and warm, with just a slight breeze. I got third in my age group again, which sounds great until you find out there were only three of us in the 55-59 group. Ev... Read more
Four Years on SparkPeople!
I haven't posted a blog in nearly a year, but I've been here doing all the rest of my Sparking the whole time. And today marks my 4th anniversary on SparkPeople! I'm still a couple of pounds above my final goal weight, but I'm down more than 60 ... Read more
I'm going to do my first Olympic Triathlon!
I started thinking about this some time back, but I hadn't convinced myself to go for it. The swim was the part that was intimidating me. For the event I was looking at, the swim is 1600 m, bike about 24 miles, and the run 6.2 miles. I knew I co... Read more
Seville Sprint Triathlon
I had planned to do what they call the Maxi Plus triathlon today - basically a little longer on each discipline than the regular Maxi sprint. However, yesterday I decided to do the regular Maxi instead because I was still sore from the Bartlett ... Read more
Peoria Sprint Triathlon
I did this sprint triathlon this morning. It started off to be good conditions for it - cloudy, a slight breeze to keep it cool. However, I found myself feeling kind of crummy, and I couldn't figure out why. I thought I might be a little dehydra... Read more
My events for the rest of the year
OK, call me crazy, compulsive, committed, or whatever other term comes to mind, but my event calendar is getting kind of full for the next while.
9/9/12 Peoria Sprint Triathlon
9/23/12 Nathan's Tempe Sprint Triathlon
9/30/12 ... Read more
Anthem Sprint Triathlon
This was a reverse order triathlon (run, bike, swim). We started after the kids race, so it was just after 7 AM and already 87 degrees. Because of the recent storms, it was also very humid! I never seem to do well with the humidity, and today wa... Read more
During the dust storm
I had a few folks ask me whether we got thru the recent dust storms alright. They haven't given us much trouble other than coating things with dirt outside, but I thought I would give you a look at what happens at our house during one of these s... Read more
Celebrating the rest of pack
Over the past couple of months, we have lost three of or best friends and 'pack members' - Frodo earlier this week (cancer), Strider (kidney failure) and Muffy (heart failure). This has been very hard, and we will always have them in our hearts.... Read more
Frodo is gone
We had to let Frodo go last night. He could no longer get fluids in, and was not able to get comfortable. A week from today would have marked 11 years since we rescued him as a tiny sick puppy. It was hard to have to get up this morning and not ... Read more
Frodo doing OK
Frodo has been up and down over the weekend, but generally doing OK. He is still eating and drinking, although his energy level is not great. Most important, though, is that he seems comfortable.
Thank you to everyone for your good wishes a... Read more