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Close but no Cigar
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      10 comments

Pippi did it again. She's fast. But... there's a but this time... I held the lead for about half the race. I found her in the starting line up and maneuvered myself closer to her. I managed to get in front of her early on in the race, but I knew... Read more
DogLady Bullet Points.
Monday, August 13, 2012      11 comments

Vacation was great! Went down the shore 4 times! The weather was great. Two of the shore days were at Sandy Hook where the Danskin triathlon will be, so I was able to get a feel for it. 1/2 mile swim is brutal, but do-able. I did a trial ru... Read more
Rest redux
Thursday, August 02, 2012      8 comments

I had a terrible swim lesson today, but I have a fantastic coach. Remember yesterday's blog on how important rest is? Well, today that lesson was clearly illustrated. I went to bed around 10. Slept well. Woke up around 5:45,out of bed at ... Read more
Rest is good
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      10 comments

Rest is a good thing. Now that I have the responsibility of being "the boss" at work, I have to be careful to not overextend myself - especially emotionally. I have been working very hard to eat well, exercise and get enough rest. Getting e... Read more
Inspiration with a Capital I
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      6 comments

I ran the East End Road Race on Sunday. It was everything it promised to be: wicked, wicked hot, brutal sun, steep hills and a very long 5 miles. But I'm not going into the details of that for me. Enough to say that it was hard and I met my goal... Read more
Quite the Mental Health Break
Thursday, July 19, 2012      15 comments

I'm back from my mental health break. I just needed to disconnect from the routine and take a rest. I didn't take a break from eating well. I did cut back on the exercise though and I gained a pound, but that'll be gone in no time. Yesterda... Read more
Pippi Didn't Race
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      6 comments

I confirmed it. Pippi didn't run yesterday. Of course there were other 7 year olds who ran faster than me, but I don't care about that. Last night was tough. 84 degrees and humid. My time dropped by almost 2 minutes - I finished at 31:31. ... Read more
The Willows
Sunday, July 01, 2012      12 comments

The Hubster and I had a great day yesterday. It was beautiful, hot and sunny in our part of New England and we wanted to go to a beach. The City of Salem has a small, coastal park called The Willows. There's small beaches, lawn, trees, and best ... Read more
Pippi v. DogLady
Thursday, June 28, 2012      11 comments

This is Pippi. #284. We are less than 1/4 mile from the finish at this point. Look at the kid next to her. He's all red in the face and sweaty. Look at Pippi. She makes it... Read more
Can you believe it?!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012      5 comments

Pippi beat me again. You gotta respect the little squirt. She hustles. No pigtails today and she was just wearing 7-year old kid clothes: dirty shorts and a t-shirt. My gun time improved. I came in at 30 minutes flat. I'll be 29 somet... Read more
First Open Water Swim
Monday, June 25, 2012      8 comments

I had a lot of fun yesterday. The Hubster and I went to Old Orchard Beach in Maine for the first time. Old Orchard Beach is a gorgeous sandy beach about 15 miles south of Portland. There's an amusement pier with all kinds of rides, games of chan... Read more
Really? A 7-Year Old?
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      11 comments

Who knew my next fitness goal would be: Beat the 7-year old at the next 5K. Really. Tonight was the first of the Good Times 5K Summer Series. A local bar sponsors it. It has a pretty enthusiastic facebook following. It is definitely a ... Read more
I Feel Good
Sunday, June 17, 2012      4 comments

After my whiny post yesterday about how dysfunctional I'd been, I decided to get back on the Good Health Band Wagon. I did the 5-Mile-Big-Hills-East-End-Road
-Race run. Took me an hour, but I did it. I took a 3 hour nap. Then I swam 1/4... Read more
Roller Coaster
Saturday, June 16, 2012      7 comments

It's been a tough week. The anxiety has been astronomical. My response to that stress has been terrible. The last time I exercised was Monday. I've been eating too much fried food and not enough fruits and vegetables. I've had too muc... Read more
It's Over
Thursday, June 14, 2012      5 comments

Again, I apologize for not going into the details. It seems the Icky Situation is over. There are details to work out, but it's pretty much done. I'm very tired. I'm very, very relieved. There's a lot of work facing me in the morning and the com... Read more

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