OPTIMIST1948's Blogs

This has nothing to do with Exercise - move along
Saturday, November 22, 2014      6 comments

Just a note of lunacy in an otherwise ordinary Saturday. My title for today shall be: "Furious Commando of Desert Tortoise Persuasion" (although being a Commando of Persuasion may perhaps be oxymoronic - which leads to the moron quest... Read more
Considering an IronMan?
Monday, November 17, 2014      8 comments

I know - its unlikely, but just in case you are.... I just got an email from Active.com (where you register for these things) and they are offering a special deal for Ironman Lake Placid Its says that to race is only $50 -- which is CR... Read more
Woods Sprints
Monday, November 17, 2014      4 comments

Just a short one: I'm trying and routinely failing to carve out time to exercise. One of my more successful ventures in previous years was running at my MILs house before Sunday dinner. She's a widow so we routinely arrive at around 3pm so t... Read more
The words I've been waiting all my life to hear:
Wednesday, October 15, 2014      11 comments

"Are you in shape? Go run up that hill to catch up with those kids." And I COULD DO IT. A little background - Yesterday we were on a field trip to Auriesville, NY a lovely sanctuary to some of the first Catholic Martyrs in the New Wor... Read more
This running joke might only make sense to children of the 90s
Monday, September 15, 2014      12 comments

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West Point Triathlon
Monday, August 18, 2014      14 comments

All I gotta say is taking a year off of training (darned work!) reeeaaallly shows. 2014 Swim 28 Bike 1:11 Run 36 Aaaannnnddd for comparison 2013 Swim 22 Bike 1:04 Run 32 2012 Swim 21 Bike 1:04 Run 32 The ... Read more
Victory over the Cake (Part 2)
Wednesday, August 13, 2014      5 comments

If you have not read Part 1 - none of this will make sense. Actually, this is more of an epilogue than anything else. I went over yesterday to tutor again (Cramming! Its not just for college students!). The husband kindly brought over a c... Read more
Victory over the Cake
Tuesday, August 12, 2014      10 comments

I tutor occasionally for a friend. Yesterday we were crunching away on Algebra (which I actually like - go ahead, judge away) and first the husband brought me a bottle of water. Then he brought over some candy bar type cookies. Yes I had the ... Read more
Countdown to Triathlon
Thursday, August 07, 2014      8 comments

August 17th - West Point Triathlon I let myself go completely over this winter. New job ate all my exercise time and I didnt anticipate the number of cupcakes that jumped into my mouth. I'm estimating 10 pounds of cupcakes but I'm afraid ... Read more
The Sporty Mom
Saturday, June 14, 2014      13 comments

Went to child birthday party at the roller skating rink. I brought my roller blades. It seemed like I was *the only* parent there on the floor with wheels on my feet. In a chat later, I asked some of the others "Was I the only one to br... Read more
The Adventures of Mouse & Owl
Sunday, June 08, 2014      10 comments

I feel like my son has crossed a Rubicon of sorts. Boy is now 7 years old and got a new bike for his birthday (December) and we have been using it off and on all winter long. Yesterday we went for a bike ride along a local rail trail. We se... Read more
Not quite Warrior Woman worthy, but at least Fighter Girl
Sunday, March 16, 2014      9 comments

Feelin' junky all week. Started last weekend and I ended up going home from work early on Wed - with both blessings and kicks out the door from colleagues. My tonsils were so swollen they were squeezing in on my windpipe. I ended up in Urgent... Read more
The irony - I've actually lived in London
Sunday, February 16, 2014      9 comments

What City Should You Actually Live In? You got: London Let’s be honest, you probably look pretty good in a Burberry trench coat. You’re the type of person who loves city life, but without all the hype. Your ideal day consists of t... Read more
Sochi (Olympics) Dinner
Saturday, January 25, 2014      10 comments

So a few years ago, when the Olympics were in Greece I turned to my sister and said "I'm looking for an excuse to learn to make Greek food. Lets make a bunch of things we have never made before and watch the Opening Ceremonies." Neither on... Read more
My New Year's Resolution
Wednesday, December 25, 2013      12 comments

Ugh. I feel like *crap* from all the *crap* going into my body and a general lack of time. Sadly, my school is on a college campus so I have access to the fancy-pants gym *with* a pool, but have I had time to even darken its doors? No. I... Read more

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