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Tragic news; trying to hold it together

Wednesday, August 14, 2013      42 comments

My husband's cousin was killed in a freak and catastrophic bicycling accident. On Monday, he was riding on his mountain bike and lost control when the terrain changed. What should have just been - and has been many times in the past - a bruising... Read more

My new baby!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013      19 comments

In all the excitement and exhaustion of races, I totally forgot to introduce my new baby here! This is Shasta: She's an informal rescue (we got her from someone who co... Read more

Tri report

Sunday, August 11, 2013      12 comments

Well, I didn't get to bed until 1am. Daughter learned that her granddad is probably going to die this week, and so needed Mom support. Alarm went off at 4:30, but I was already kind of awake. Got out of the house in 20 minutes. Arrived at t... Read more

Only in it for the T-shirt

Saturday, August 10, 2013      8 comments

So, BT-dubs, tomorrow I'm doing a triathlon. For which I have to get up at 4am-ish to make the drive. At which I don't know whether I'm going to be early enough to be able to get my car on the ferry, or abandon half my gear in the car and just t... Read more

Pedal to the Point: Success--mostly

Sunday, August 04, 2013      10 comments

I rode all but the last 10 miles of Pedal to the Point, a total of 140 miles over two days. I didn't ride the last leg because it was a steep hill and I am nursing a very sore Achille's tendon. Even the slightest rise was painful, and I couldn't... Read more

Back from Hawaii

Wednesday, July 31, 2013      7 comments

Had an amazing vacation, but I'm absolutely braindead right now. Couldn't sleep on the plane, only let myself sleep about 3 hours this morning so that I will sleep tonight. Today is just staring at the TV and vegging. Saturday, Pedal to the... Read more

Yes, I'm nagging.

Thursday, July 18, 2013      5 comments

But I'm also running out of time. This is the last post I'll make before leaving on vacation. Did you know that, last year, Patti's Paladins raised more money than any other team? Even more than the big corporate teams. We were all very pro... Read more

Finally letting go

Wednesday, July 17, 2013      16 comments

Because I've worked really hard at scheduling everything away from the vacation, I have almost no work to do today or tomorrow. I am therefore declaring today a cleaning day at my house. In the course of working hard and being sick, this place h... Read more

I'm running out of time!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      6 comments

Pedal to the Point ought to be *hilarious* this year. After breaking my foot and having a disastrous ride, I got sick. And Friday I leave for 10 days of vacation. Which means that I will not be around to make appeals for donations and, more impo... Read more

Turning a corner!

Friday, July 12, 2013      8 comments

Erin's throat is finally getting better. It looks like she will avoid surgery for now. Which is good, since she is getting on a plane on Thursday. Her dad had serious problems with strep and tonsils, but finally got over it without surgery... Read more

The continuing saga

Thursday, July 11, 2013      6 comments

Doctor appointment today. He wants another CT scan tomorrow morning, and if things aren't improved from the previous scan, we might be looking at surgery in the afternoon. At least we have the power back on.... Read more

Who wished me to live in interesting times?!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013      7 comments

Erin woke up with a tonsil about the size of a golf ball, protruding into her throat enough to make it hard to breathe or swallow. So off we went to the ER. IV antibiotics and pain meds, a CT scan to determine whether it was abscessed (it was no... Read more

It's okay; they're *medicinal* potato chips

Wednesday, July 10, 2013      20 comments

I was having a tough time pulling back out of the body crisis of Saturday's ride, and then a friend with LOTS of riding experience insisted that I eat potato chips: lots of salt and potassium. And by gum if it didn't help LOADS. Potato chip... Read more

Not my best riding day

Sunday, July 07, 2013      16 comments

I biked 35 miles yesterday, but they were not good miles. I had intended to make a 55-mile loop, but just 5 miles in (while watching the traffic light and the traffic instead of looking at the road) I hit a piece of rebar that caused my front ti... Read more

Taking my own medicine

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      11 comments

I am recovering from a stress fracture in my left foot. I am allowed to bike and swim, but not run for 6 weeks. Because of the change in my gait, I have to be careful not to walk too much because my knee starts hurting. But I am barely able... Read more

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