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Back On The Road
Monday, July 22, 2013      10 comments

Well I have to admit to allowing the heat to beat me off the streets last week...WHEW what a week! So yesterday was such WELCOME relief when we were blessed by a cool front from Canada wringing the air out and bringing the temps down. Our ... Read more
The Secret to Beating the Heat on One's Bike
Monday, July 15, 2013      14 comments

Go FAST! Don't STOP! :-) Seriously, I'd forgotten the benefit of wind resistance when cycling in the heat. How I forget the smart stuff when I lose my mojo, which I reclaimed a bit today...! Keep it Sparkin' Everyone! ... Read more
National Ride Your Bike To Work Day!
Friday, May 17, 2013      14 comments

How is a body with bicycle wheels thrumming through his soul NOT going to ride his bike to work on National Ride Your Bike To Work Day? Which ALSO happens to be the last day of National Ride Your Bike To Work Week? Which ALSO falls within May, w... Read more
Ride of Silence
Thursday, May 16, 2013      7 comments

Just a quickie here as pressed for time, but wanting to get this out while the Ride of Silence is fresh in our memories. VERY nice coverage from our local media: www.wbng.com/news/local/
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Celebrating the Possible!
Sunday, May 05, 2013      21 comments

Another year, another 5K has come and gone. Yes I've committed to doing this one 5K a year for the past 3 years to "mix it up" and challenge myself in a way that is out of the ordinary for myself. While it IS a good idea to mix it up,... Read more
Returning to the Scene of The Joy
Tuesday, April 30, 2013      13 comments

A sad day today as the senior member of our feline clan has passed away. Following my proper last rites in the back yard, marking his passing with a large stone, DW & I went to our jewel of the county: back to Dorchester Park to soak up the peac... Read more
Portable Joy: Preserve Your Memories...
Sunday, April 28, 2013      11 comments

Oh MY What a RIDE! Within the first mile I was all choked up, tearful and just filled to overflowing with pure JOY! I had forgotten, but then remembered: I've felt this way before. A time that seemed so long ago. No nattering ins... Read more
Functional Workouts: Love 'em!
Saturday, April 27, 2013      13 comments

My idea of a "functional workout" is one where I'm accomplishing something beyond working my body. You know, stuff like shoveling snow, mowing the lawn, moving a couple tons of 40# wood pellet bags, etc. One addition to the list in the past has ... Read more
Hunger & Self Awareness
Thursday, April 18, 2013      13 comments

Too long no blog! In responding to someone else's blog I had some thoughts on hunger: Hunger is such a tricky thing...I can set myself up with BUSHELS of veggies for snacking and later still find myself "hungry" for calorie-dense foods of s... Read more
Whomped & Stomped!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      9 comments

...but it's a good-feeling fatigue! It was back to the fitness center today for my full cardio / ST routine. After being away for 3 weeks I knew I would have to scale back and I did...12 instead of 15 reps for each set and during my 30 mins... Read more
1st 5K of the Season
Monday, March 11, 2013      13 comments

Well, at least sorta... :-) I worked late tonight so I wouldn't have to take off time for my quickie update appt w my PCP tomorrow morning. But this was the last of our "spring preview" days of mild temps and I wasn't going to be denied one... Read more
Common Ground
Friday, March 08, 2013      16 comments

Update time! Saw the cardiologist nurse practitioner earlier this week. And the news? Frustratingly less than conclusive. But in many ways it is pretty positive...even if it DID send me into a bit of a funk this week, struggling to see the ... Read more
Not Out Of The Woods...
Monday, February 18, 2013      16 comments

Well, I have certainly fared better than I feared and am back home, but there are some "kickers" I didn't know when I wrote my last blog which have been hard to deal with: Having to give myself belly injections of (forget what it's called) ... Read more
Ain't Wastin' Time No More!
Friday, February 15, 2013      21 comments

It all began last Friday with my decision that I've been a wuss long enough about needles and it was time for me to get over it and donate blood at our employer's blood drive. Well...? I flunked! Couldn't donate blood! Why? My pulse was onl... Read more
Never Not Too Late
Friday, February 08, 2013      11 comments

WAY long time no blog! And as usual, no news is rarely good news when it comes to me. Been back-pedaling badly on the food / tracking front. The lose/regain/lose/regain cycle isn't always very predictable. Thoughts like "oh, I've lost this ... Read more

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