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Eat Local Challenge - Week Three
Saturday, October 24, 2009      1 comments

Week Three (October 17 - 23): Friends and Family Let's take this week to move eating locally out to our families. Can we convince our kids to take local apples to school instead of out-of-season blueberries? Can we ask our spouses to eat loca... Read more
I Actually LOL'd on this one
Friday, October 23, 2009      4 comments

I saw this on Boing Boing this morning - and actually laughed out loud (I write lol way more than I actually lol I realize) (edited to use tinyurl - hopefully this one works for you) ... Read more
Homemade Pumpkin Pie
Sunday, October 18, 2009      8 comments

Ok I had to just share a little bit (sorry I can't give you a piece) Lastnight I cooked up my two sugar pumpkins, pureed the meat and hung the resulting puree in cheesecloth overnight. Today, I made "Easy No-Roll Pie Crust" Read more
Eat Local Challenge - Week Two
Sunday, October 18, 2009      3 comments

Week Two (October 10 - 16): Personal Challenges - How can we personally eat locally in a sustainable manner? What is the "low-hanging fruit" with regard to eating locally that we can easily change during this week? This week I read a bo... Read more
All City XC Meet - last of the season
Thursday, October 15, 2009      4 comments

My 12yo had his last meet today - and had a PR! Today he got 1 mile in 7:22! Congratulations! Here are a couple pictures (from several meets this season) ... Read more
Eating Locally - week 1
Saturday, October 10, 2009      2 comments

OK - for the more motivated folks doing this challenge, it's about ONLY buying food that was grown and/or made within 100 miles of where you live. My goal for this month was to learn more about the options for local food and start making so... Read more
Eating locally
Friday, October 09, 2009      1 comments

I haven't talked about it much on SP, but our family has taken steps over the last couple of years to try to eat more organic foods and get out of the fast food nation of pseudo-food. For awhile now I have been thinking about eating more local... Read more
Ironman mullings
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      3 comments

OK So I put it in my head that if I was going to go for it, I would go for it all the way and set forth the goal of becoming an Ironman! I swam through the Ironman CDA results to see where I'd be right now, and what I would want my goals to... Read more
My 12yo's cross country "family night"
Friday, September 18, 2009      3 comments

My son is 2 weeks into middle school (7th grade) and he started cross country on the first day of school - needless to say he's had a busy couple of weeks with school, practice, and tang soo do practice too! Tonight was family night for XC and... Read more
Got my results for the triathlon
Tuesday, September 15, 2009      2 comments

Swim T1 Bike T2 Run Total 47:51 4:48 1:47:52 1:38 1:08:07 3:50:13.4 I forgot that I was in the second wave so the time at the finish line would be a few minutes off... So, my swim was 47:51 - not bad lol we'll be at the ... Read more
Spokane Triathlon 2009 - the 411
Sunday, September 13, 2009      4 comments

Let me start by saying - I feel the same right now as I did after my sprint triathlon - exhausted and happy! A little sore all over and ready to eat! However, sprint vs olympic distance? Geez, I didn't know what I was getting myself into! :) ... Read more
Last training session before the race
Friday, September 11, 2009      2 comments

No more biking, running, or swimming until Sunday - I'm on mandatory rest duty. I swam for an hour this afternoon after work, and that went well, so I guess I'm as ready as I'll ever be. I'll put on the wetsuit i'm borrowing a couple of times... Read more
Spokane Triathlon Training - swim 1 hour
Wednesday, September 09, 2009      2 comments

I have never swum for one hour straight before - it was awesome! My hubby always talks about how after a couple miles running he hits his stride and can just run and run - I have never felt that way about running. Let me tell you - I hit my s... Read more
Spokane Triathlon Trianing - Bike Course practice
Saturday, September 05, 2009      3 comments

My friend Jan and I went out and biked the bike course this morning - 24 miles and I feel pretty good about it. There were many times my legs were burning big time and there were two times going up a longer hill that my legs just quit and i was ... Read more
My Spokane Triathlon training
Thursday, September 03, 2009      1 comments

OK I have been lax. I mean, I ride my bike to work every day (that's 13 miles round trip) and so I feel OK about the bike training. I do need to get out to bike the course this weekend and I'll feel 100% about the bike leg. But I have not go... Read more

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