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Reprise: One of THEM!
7/12/2014 12:32:42 PM,  9 COMMENTS

It does not take a whole lot to freak me out. This morning I got an e-mail telling me I qualify for the USA Triathlon 2014 Age Group National Champio...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

All quiet on Barb's blogging front
7/11/2014 7:01:17 AM,  20 COMMENTS

I just haven't had a lot to say. I've spent most of this week accepting that it's a rest/recovery time. Catching up on sleep. Ate a bunch of extra...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

When the body says SLEEP, do so!
7/9/2014 7:26:14 AM,  26 COMMENTS

I know I'm having sleep issues when instead of waking before the alarm, or being very aware that the alarm *is* the alarm, my current dream simply tak...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Recasting childhood memory
7/7/2014 7:04:08 AM,  31 COMMENTS

That ice cream cone I've been mentioning in my blogs for what, two weeks now? Yesterday I had it. But I didn't just have an ice cream cone. I recre...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Bonus blog: TNT Duathlon, from the volunteer perspective
7/6/2014 12:40:18 PM,  16 COMMENTS

That TNT stands for Team Nebraska Triathlon, the sponsoring club, in case anyone is curious, but I find it quite appropriate that a race with an explo...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

State of the maintenance
7/6/2014 6:34:45 AM,  17 COMMENTS

This was last January, when I got myself in hand, mentally tough to take off last year's slippery slope regain. This is now, when I'm wor...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

A different kind of 4th
7/5/2014 8:47:48 AM,  69 COMMENTS

NOBODY in the family made big plans or offered to host this year. Last week, those of us in town received one inquisitive e-mail from our older sis,...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Sigh... little kitty... end of story... and beginning of new chapter
7/4/2014 8:34:52 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I posted the story of the little kitty rescue on Wednesday, fully expecting that the young people would figure out how to raise little kitty. They we...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

And now for something completely different
7/2/2014 8:01:20 AM,  22 COMMENTS

You fellow military moms and dads, you will get that your offspring have formed an entirely new bond with brothers and sisters they served with....  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

A careful dance with the devil
7/1/2014 7:48:54 AM,  25 COMMENTS

18 There he is, the little devil voice, the justifier (even got called that in the Bible, scholars). I have kind of skimped on details, while mention...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Monday miscellaneous
6/30/2014 7:40:03 AM,  19 COMMENTS

Yesterday morning I got out for my first post-race run, in the cool mist at about 7:30 a.m. You have to go early on Summer mornings, to avoid the hea...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

When did I become an athlete?
6/29/2014 7:17:00 AM,  79 COMMENTS

This blog is inspired by one written by OVERWORKEDJANET, yesterday: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
individual.asp?blog_id=5727583 ...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Bonus blog: a reverse brick "recovery" day
6/28/2014 1:42:03 PM,  17 COMMENTS

It was entirely too nice a morning NOT to go out for a walk, and after reading OVERWORKEDJANET's blog this morning about getting off the couch, I head...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Success at the blood bank means rest day!
6/28/2014 8:04:14 AM,  22 COMMENTS

As mentioned in yesterday's blog, I went back on Friday to see if my pulse on a work day would be high enough to donate. It was. Difference between...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Slow return to the ground
6/27/2014 7:45:57 AM,  49 COMMENTS

I've been walking on air since Sunday... could you tell? It started toning down, bit by bit, over the days since. The drive back, walking gent...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

One last lesson from the TRI: nobody STARTS at the finish line
6/26/2014 7:34:47 AM,  78 COMMENTS

OK, OK, there are some events that have a shared start/finish line, but that's not what this blog is about. It's about how long it takes to get to so...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Bonus blog: To share the official finish line photo
6/25/2014 7:20:10 PM,  21 COMMENTS

Alicia is hanging back, but she clearly BELONGS in the finish chute with me! This is the SWAG (stuff we all get) from the TRI. The chees...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Nobody TRI's alone!
6/25/2014 6:45:07 AM,  44 COMMENTS

Whew! I'm glad the support team could talk for a while (I was pretty beat)! But so far it's been the anthropomorphized equipment that I whimsically...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Bonus blog: the red-shirt team
6/24/2014 3:04:24 PM,  21 COMMENTS

Hi, I'm Frank, a pair of NIKE Fitsole Soft Support running shoes. I am one of a long line of shoes that get used and discarded, when the next r...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Your turn, Eliza
6/24/2014 5:49:21 AM,  56 COMMENTS

Ah-hem. How do you do? I am Eliza Doolittle, sometimes called "the Sleek". I am a blueseventy Sprint triathlon wetsuit, and I am a professional. I...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Brenda's TRI
6/23/2014 6:21:36 AM,  34 COMMENTS

Remember me? I'm Brenda Starr Trek, Barb's fitness hybrid bicycle. She took me on a great adventure this weekend. The first part of it was miserabl...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

How to help a hubby who won't accept help? True story!
6/22/2014 5:39:11 AM,  16 COMMENTS

My husband totally lied to me! I had to stay with our daughter over an hour way. I was with her in the emergency room She is 32 but has a few hea...  Read more

CTUPTON

How to help aging parents who need help but won't accept it?
6/21/2014 3:50:58 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Parents who won't take their meds for various sane and not so sane reasons. Parents who are not handling their house and themselves. The stories...  Read more

CTUPTON

When in Rome
6/21/2014 6:32:30 AM,  23 COMMENTS

Alicia gave me the title for the blog, based on the photo I snapped of her yesterday. She had captioned this one: "I thought I was in Wisconsi...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

For real? EMF shielding clothing?
6/21/2014 12:56:08 AM,  9 COMMENTS

see more: www.lessemf.com/personal.html...  Read more

CTUPTON

Bonus blog: the jockey and the race horse
6/20/2014 4:37:51 PM,  20 COMMENTS

This morning we went adventuring. It took us two trips to do so, but we found the turn by turn directions and navigated our way around the bike cours...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Does the Pythagorean maxim tell us to avoid eating beans?
6/20/2014 1:39:23 PM,  10 COMMENTS

July 7, 1995 Dear Cecil: While rereading Moby Dick recently I came across a reference to something called the Pythagorean maxim.40...  Read more

CTUPTON

We made it
6/20/2014 8:05:32 AM,  16 COMMENTS

Yesterday's trip was a mixed bag. We played tag with a line of heavy rain showers all the way across Iowa and into Wisconsin. But in between, when t...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Ready, set... road trip!
6/19/2014 5:57:46 AM,  32 COMMENTS

The car is packed. Hope I got everything in. Brenda the bike is on board. Eliza the Sleek (wetsuit) is lovingly wrapped in a beach towel in the sui...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

For whom the race is run: 2
6/18/2014 6:38:51 AM,  23 COMMENTS

This is a continuation of the reminders to myself of those in whose honor I do my events. The first is always my November 5th family, from yesterday'...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

mozzarella sticks--even lowfat-----begone from my diet!
6/18/2014 6:28:36 AM,  14 COMMENTS

mozzarella sticks seem healthy but the salt "gets me" and makes me hurt I know this and yet I am tempted now I am paying the price chri...  Read more

CTUPTON

A game: Choose this not that (at fast food places)
6/18/2014 6:21:14 AM,  5 COMMENTS

eatthis.womenshealthmag.com/game/...  Read more

CTUPTON

Kitty seems stuck to me since I came home after a week away.
6/17/2014 4:02:30 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Cujo about 3 years ago. Well, yes Cujo grew! This is him now. Since I came home, every time I turn around he is nearby or even pla...  Read more

CTUPTON

For whom the race is run: 1
6/17/2014 7:53:03 AM,  107 COMMENTS

I've quipped before that I run because I can. I run for those who cannot. Each time I go out, I do better when I fix in my mind specific people for...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Happy Birthday to me!
6/17/2014 7:01:24 AM,  29 COMMENTS

Nothing is really planned for today. My daughter did give me a cream topped chocolate cupcake . I appreciated that she did not get a whole cake. She s...  Read more

CTUPTON

Last pre-race workout
6/16/2014 7:40:41 AM,  19 COMMENTS

Yesterday I did go do that total body workout at the gym I talked about in Saturday's blog. And this morning, my body tells me it KNOWS it's been wor...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Activity tracker saved my 'vacation' steps and input the daily totals !
6/15/2014 4:03:57 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I was away for a week with no gadget to record my spark steps each day. I wore the tracker but figured the daily totals would be lost. This is so cool...  Read more

CTUPTON

I lost 1.5 lbs on 'vacation!'
6/15/2014 1:21:07 PM,  19 COMMENTS

I really focused on eating vegetables at my brother's house and when we went out to eat. I did not eliminate 'treats.' But I tried to eat them in meas...  Read more

CTUPTON

Meeting a spark friend in Buffalo!
6/15/2014 10:57:40 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Chris and Teri---on the Spirit of Buffalo-- canal boat tour June 2014 -- We saw kayakers right up next to the naval ship. ...  Read more

CTUPTON

My sparks friends mean so much to me! Thank you for the wonderful wishes for my Buffalo trip!
6/15/2014 9:41:42 AM,  10 COMMENTS

The trip was highly successful! I think I found our new home. It is a retirement community with lots of perks for us. A "duplex/patio home" to rent se...  Read more

CTUPTON

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