Only in it for the T-shirt
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
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
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.
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
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!
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!
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
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?!!
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
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
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
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
On a Spark Team I lead, a woman posted a concern about her feelings of fatigue when performing a certain kind of exercise. A bunch of us jumped in to say, oh yeah, that's really common when you first start out because you are not performing the ... Read more
Snippity snip snip
Me making an appointment to get my hair cut always ends up sounding like some kind of tense hostage situation: "I'm in the bathroom with a pair of scissors. I swear I'll do it!"
In the meantime, the receptionist is telling me to calm down a... Read more
Wounded, but hopeful
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
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