With some beating up on myself I had done since changing my goals and expectations (post-retirement), I almost forgot something that shone out HUGELY last Saturday and again in a grocery store meeting with a fellow triathlete, and yet again when... Read more
It's really all Boulder, Colorado's fault. They have this little 10K celebration out there Memorial Day weekend. They named it Bolder Boulder.
Not to be outdone by our shiny, mountainous, neighboring state, *somebody* in Nebraska decided ... Read more
I love coming to Sparkpeople.com in the morning and reading the blogs of my chums... I almost always find something that resonates, as I did this morning, in OVERWORKEDJANET's blog. https://www.sparkpeople. com/mypage_public_journal_... Read more
This morning I had an earlier time with the coach. He relies on my being able to change what time I come in based on cancellations... so normally I'm his last client of the morning, but this particular morning, that last appointment was at 9:15... Read more
I must have pulled about twice the volume in fur off the two kitties as their summertime bodies take up. I have washed their bedding, and cleaned the lint trap. I have run the comb/brush over them and filled waste baskets, when added to the va... Read more
Retirement does this to me. Particularly as I get a semi-regular schedule with the coach and the workouts... I get to thinking that my strength training *should* be Tuesday and Thursday and when it's not, as it wasn't this week... the in betwee... Read more
We got a little break from the heat over the weekend, and even yesterday it topped out around 80F, so I did a little yard work after supper, as well as taking a nice walk.
Knowing we're headed back to the 90's (F) the rest of the week, I go... Read more
When I was a teen, my mom taught me how to make soft scrambled eggs for the babies (my kid sisters). It involved adding milk and lots of stirring as the eggs and milk cooked together.
I've adapted that to enhance the protein content of my ... Read more
Yesterday the training plan called for a six mile "easy" run. Today it called for a fifteen mile "easy" bike.
The easy run was the morning after some overnight rain and a cool-down in the temperatures. It was quite pleasant, even though I... Read more
This is the first of a month. Some people wait for the first of SOMETHING to start new initiatives: first of the year, first of the week, first of a month... first day of school, new job, a season (Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall), the day after ... Read more
Going to write this before I go off to read other blogs, to make sure I get 'er done! STRONGDAWG asked if I was back on the training plan. Well, as most of my answers start out, "that depends". THE training plan, or A training plan?
I ha... Read more
Ahhhh! Now is when retirement is starting to shine! When I get up, step out on the deck, hear the cacophony of birdsong, breathe in the smell of overnight rain... observe the weeds that have doubled in size overnight with that rain, etc... and... Read more
Mixed amid the Memorial Day weekend when yes, I did take time to ponder on those we've lost in service to our country was dealing with the after-care for the minor oral surgery I had on Friday. The theme of the duathlon was indeed honoring and ... Read more