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Using Astrid App (Again)
Wednesday, January 30, 2013      10 comments

I'm a big fan of "to-do" lists and have used them all my life to be organized. I stopped using them about six months ago and have really noticed the difference in my productivity (or lack thereof). Yesterday, I decided to start using the Astri... Read more
Walking again....need to force myself to do paperwork!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      8 comments

I'm clearly recovering from the crazy cough and asthma I had for the past two weeks. Two days ago, I could barely walk ten minutes very slowly. Yesterday, I did two 10 minute walks on the treadmilll and a 15 minute walk outside. Each walk was... Read more
Recovering from illness and starting to train for ride
Monday, January 28, 2013      12 comments

Yesterday, I blogged about some of the preparations for our upcoming self-supported bicycle tour. What I didn't blog about is how sick I have been this winter. I had the flu in early November which took almost a month to get my strength back. ... Read more
Early Preparations for Self Supported Bike Tour
Sunday, January 27, 2013      11 comments

I haven't been blogging lately, but I thought I'd post an update on our preparations for our self-supported bike tour my husband and I plan to do beginning next summer. He's retiring in June and will most likely take off in early July. Our fir... Read more
If I won the lottery...
Monday, November 26, 2012      10 comments

The Powerball lottery is up to $425 million now...the biggest one ever. My husband and I don't play the lottery, except when it gets to historic numbers like it is now. When that happens, we join the masses and we each by one, and only on... Read more
Runner's World Weather-Based Clothing Guide
Friday, October 05, 2012      13 comments

I have a very simple guide to figuring out what to wear when running outside. I take the current temperature in Fahrenheit and add 20 degrees to it. I wear what would feel comfortable if I was standing still at 20 degrees warmer. Usually, tha... Read more
Today, I ate a bug....
Friday, September 14, 2012      17 comments

I hate it when that happens.... This morning, I was jogging along, minding my own business when a bug flew in my mouth and down my throat. No matter how hard I coughed, he wouldn't come back up. So down he went! Actually, that happen... Read more
If I Hadn't Gone Running Today
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      17 comments

I would have missed all this.... ... Read more
How Planning a Bicycle Tour Changes My View of "Stuff"
Monday, September 10, 2012      6 comments

My husband and I are seriously planning a year-long self-supported bicycle tour beginning next summer. That means that we will carry all our camping gear, clothing, bicycle tools and pretty much everything we will need for a year (except food a... Read more
Midwest Tandem Rally in Wisconsin
Tuesday, September 04, 2012      16 comments

This past weekend my husband and I went to our first tandem rally. We had owed our tandem for five whole days before we went and had probably put only 20 miles on the bike, so we were really "newbies" to the tandem world. It was amazing to... Read more
I was the "Captain" today on our new Hase Pino
Thursday, August 30, 2012      8 comments

The Hase Pino is an amazing bike. hasebikes.com/index.php?
article_id=150&clang=1 We are loving our Hase Pino partial recumbent tandem more and more each day. We bought it with the hope that we could take turns being "... Read more
Using Jeff Galloway Program to get back to running
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      7 comments

Twenty years ago, I was an avid runner. I was never very fast. I typically ran 10 minute miles (which is not fast in the running world). I discovered long-distance running and ran a marathon. Shortly thereafter, I stopped running consistentl... Read more
Riding a Recumbent Bicycle for the first time...
Wednesday, August 22, 2012      11 comments

A family member loaned me their recumbent bicycle to try out yesterday. I discovered riding a recumbent is a lot of fun once I got the hang of it. Starting off was scary for the first time....it's just trying to figure out how to get both my f... Read more
Using a cycling shirt for running...duh!
Monday, August 20, 2012      5 comments

I've been an avid cyclist and an avid runner at various times in my life. Most recently, I've been doing a lot of riding and just dipping my toe into getting back into running. Today, I was getting ready to go for a run and was having trou... Read more
Roun' Da Manure Bike Ride in Sharon, Wisconsin
Sunday, August 19, 2012      10 comments

Yesterday, we drove to Sharon, WI to do the Roun' da Manure Ride. sharonmainstreet.org/Sha
ron_Main/Rounda_Manure.html The weather was absolutely perfect for it. Highs in the mid 70's, low humidity, clear skies with white puff... Read more

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