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Wounded, but hopeful

Wednesday, June 19, 2013      7 comments

Had to go to the doctor today for the pain in my left foot. Turns out it's a stress fracture. No running for 4 to 6 weeks. Still allowed to bike, if it doesn't hurt. Swimming and strength training allowed. To keep me motivated and my spirit... Read more

Nightmare binging

Tuesday, June 18, 2013      15 comments

Hubby brought home half a dozen cupcakes from the fancy cupcake shop in town. I didn't know why he did it, but I was upset because he's not allowed to eat them anymore. I looked them over, and they smelled so good that I couldn't resist a taste.... Read more

Tri report

Sunday, June 16, 2013      12 comments

Hubby Ferrett and I drove to Oregon, Ohio Saturday afternoon to pick up the race packet at Maumee Bay. I happened to arrive just in time to hear the orientation talk. Which included a talk about how there have been a number of deaths at triathlo... Read more

Tri report

Sunday, June 16, 2013      3 comments

Hubby Ferrett and I drove to Oregon, Ohio Saturday afternoon to pick up the race packet at Maumee Bay. I happened to arrive just in time to hear the orientation talk. Which included a talk about how there have been a number of deaths at triathlo... Read more

Meditations on my upcoming triathlon

Tuesday, June 11, 2013      13 comments

I am now fully equipped for the triathlon, having received my wetsuit in the mail. And having tried it on to make sure I could actually get into it. With black boots and a mask, I could be a chubby superhero: Read more

Ride report: First weekend

Sunday, June 02, 2013      6 comments

As I mentioned elsewhere, I took Greta (yes, my new bike now has a name--like, just as I was writing this!) on our first ride together Thursday evening. In doing so, I made a number of mistakes, mistakes you should all learn from: ... Read more

So pretty!!!

Friday, May 31, 2013      14 comments

Meet my new baby! I have been wanting a road bike for some time, and I managed to get a great deal on this one! I picked her up yesterday afternoon, and even though I'd ridden 20 miles in the 85 degree temp in the morning, I *had* to take myself... Read more

A cross between "Squee!" and "What was I thinking?"

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      8 comments

Well, I have done it. I've nailed my colors to the mast, so to speak. I have actually registered for my first triathlon. I'm registered for the Maumee Bay triathlon in Oregon, Ohio on June 16. I am signed up for the sprint distance: Sw... Read more

I got my crown!

Monday, May 20, 2013      13 comments

Last night I passed 60,000 Spark Points. Which means I now have the first crown of the Spark Levels. I am ridiculously delighted by this fact.... Read more

Remembering what I actually like

Saturday, May 18, 2013      19 comments

I went to see The Great Gatsby with my book group last night. Almost all of us just bought a ticket and headed into the theater, but one person stopped and bought a large popcorn. I felt very lucky that she was seated at the other end of th... Read more

I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      15 comments

Spent over three hours working on the yard. Which included taking my little electric chainsaw and cutting down a couple of "volunteer" trees. It was a lot of heavy work, but I really enjoyed it. Sometimes I think I should have gone into physical... Read more

"Convalescence"

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      9 comments

First day of actually feeling human again. So what do I do? Two hours of heavy gardening, half an hour of garage cleaning, and 40 minutes of biking. Can't fathom WHY I'm worn out....... Read more

Back in the saddle

Tuesday, April 30, 2013      13 comments

Daughter Erin and I had a biking date with friends this evening, just a leisurely hour of riding. But it was a gorgeous day, so I decided to bike commute into town this morning. on the way back, I took the detour that takes me through a beautifu... Read more

The stupid, it burns

Monday, April 29, 2013      11 comments

I've come up with a new word: irritaining. It's when something aggravating happens, but it's so ridiculous or absurd that you can't help but laugh at it. In this case, it was a heating bill that came with the acknowledgement that we are now... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Come rain or come shine

Sunday, April 28, 2013      11 comments

My daughter is usually a really good exercise buddy, but I realized today that she has been my downfall when it comes to biking this year. She is not the dedicated biker that I am. She is much more of a runner. But I've gotten really used t... Read more


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