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Prolonging the experience even while prepping to go to work
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      17 comments

There's a YouTube video out there of the whole race (7 and a half hours long) from Saturday. Takes a while to get 4000 athletes through a race, and time the waves to avoid too much congestion on the bike course, etc. In any case, this year I d... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What does one do AFTER the finish line?
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      106 comments

Once upon a time I posted a blog about hating finish lines. Actually, it's a love-hate relationship that I have with finish lines. Going across one, the sense of accomplishment is ... Read more
Bonus blog - because it's NOT all about me!
Monday, August 14, 2017      15 comments

I came over here to write a second blog today after reading KALIGIRL's account, which, by the way, has the photos she took in it. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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What is a Sherpa?
Monday, August 14, 2017      20 comments

Almost everyone who has followed the adventures of mountain climbers "topping" the Himalayan peaks (Mt. Everest, anyone?) has heard about the Sherpa. The term generically applies to the people who inhabit the high mountain reaches in Eastern Ne... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Whether you think you can or whether you think you cannot...
Sunday, August 13, 2017      50 comments

either way, you're right. This is about self-fulfilling prophecies, and how we talk to ourselves. My trainer told me a story last week, about being out running with a male companion. Now both of them are very fit, and they had an encounte... Read more
Acted as if... until I *did* it!
Saturday, August 12, 2017      40 comments

Yesterday I did indeed go do the practice swim. I rode Sophia around the park road. Didn't put the Garmin on for either of those things, just let ... Read more
Still acting as if
Friday, August 11, 2017      25 comments

Here we are... made it to practice swim day. Remember the original plan was to drive to Omaha and do the practice swim, and pick up a volunteer gig... Read more
Bonus blog - 47 years ago today
Thursday, August 10, 2017      21 comments

August 10, 1970 was my first day of training for my very first corporate job. I was hired as a part-time directory assistance operator when I was about to enter my senior year of high school. I stayed with that company, in varying capacities, ... Read more
Puttering and planning
Thursday, August 10, 2017      15 comments

It's Thursday! It is packet pick up day, too, from 2 to 6 p.m. for those of us who choose to do so. Practice swim, bike check in, and the pre-race rules meeting (always a wise thing to attend) are tomorrow. In support of planning for all ... Read more
Welcome Wednesday
Wednesday, August 09, 2017      24 comments

Getting the mind set right. This is my last work day before four consecutive vacation days (split by a weekend). Practice for retirement? Not really. Race weekend. But the mind set is about that... this has to be done with the attitude of "... Read more
Decision factors...
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      19 comments

Oh, yes, it may be a SHORT taper, but a taper it is. It finds me haunting the weather website with the 10 day forecasts. It finds me examining eve... Read more
The debate and questions from comments
Monday, August 07, 2017      26 comments

The biggest question that I should address from comments on yesterday's blog came from STRONGDAWG and JEANKNEE: "Can you switch to a sprint tri rather than oly?" Well... to be honest, I haven't asked! You don't have to qualify for the Spr... Read more
The ten day plan - endurance test segment results
Sunday, August 06, 2017      21 comments

If y'all remember the plan, it included a strength training session with BJ on Thursday, a longish swim Friday, a six mile run Saturday, and capped ... Read more
Maintenance anniversary thoughts
Saturday, August 05, 2017      39 comments

Yesterday marked seven years since I declared myself in maintenance at the Jenny Craig center. Not every year of maintenance has been easy, and this has been one of the rough ones, at least in terms of the number on the scale. This morning... Read more
Exchanging services
Friday, August 04, 2017      20 comments

My session with BJ yesterday afternoon was focused on legs. "Leg day at the gym" She designed it that way because I'd given her my whole ten day plan, and it had swimming on it today, and she didn't want to fry my arms. She hoped the leg work... Read more

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