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Dawg Days: not much to see here edition
Sunday, February 05, 2017      15 comments

Sparkers. I know I said that I'd write about my training plans. And I've tried, but it isn't nearly as exciting in a blog as it is in my head. I've deleted two attempts. I don't want to put you in a coma. It's going to have to wait. This i... Read more
Dawg Days: What's the Dawg Up To edition
Saturday, February 04, 2017      14 comments

Sometimes my job is just nuts. I haven't had much "after work" work. "After work" work is going to events, schmoozing, public hearings, and meetings. But I have had many deadlines. I've been staying late and going in early to take advantage of q... Read more
Dawg Days: Don't Move Your Arm That Way, Part 2
Saturday, February 04, 2017      19 comments

I visited Dr. Mike for a physical therapy assessment on Tuesday. The man is really something. Unlike the other two doctors, Mike did a full neurological assessment as well as range of motion and strength assessments. He told me a lot of stuff th... Read more
Dawg Days: Don't move your arm that way edition
Thursday, January 26, 2017      28 comments

I feel like a Spark Parasite. I've hardly participated in the community lately. I very much want to catch up on all your blogs. I have my folder in my inbox that is just for the notices that you posted a blog. I'll get to it. Just not today. ... Read more
Dawg Days, training holiday edition
Sunday, January 22, 2017      27 comments

Holy Schneikies, Sparkers! It's been two weeks since I blogged a word! Where have I been? At work. And this leads me to what I want to talk about now. You know I've been following a basic triathlon training plan since the end of November. I... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Dawg Days, It Don't Come Easy edition
Sunday, January 08, 2017      69 comments

Lest you think that it is all rainbow unicorns and sunshine in the motivation department chez Dawg, allow me to share the struggles, too. "It Don't Come Easy" has been running through my head a lot lately. It's shown up in many of my commen... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Dawg Days, 9:04 edition
Saturday, January 07, 2017      42 comments

I stumbled across a powerful motivator, Sparktinis. It's a very personal one. It's not going to work for you, but the idea of it may. By far, the most powerful motivator that I have had, ever, in my life is 9:04. Being able to walk without ... Read more
Dawg Days, 1st Run race report and it's a beauty edition
Monday, January 02, 2017      38 comments

1st Run 5K race report coming right up! I finished 28th out of 100 in my age group. That's a big freakin' deal for me. I set a personal record because Dan did such a great job coaching me: 9:39 pace - completed the race in 29.58.8. ... Read more
Dawg Days, Acting Like a Sparker in Maintenance
Friday, December 30, 2016      23 comments

Time to pull up my big-girl panties, and act like a Sparker in Maintenance. I can see now that there was a cascade of events that ended with me feeling queasy, filled with regret and "you should know better, Dawg" thoughts. Those events sta... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Dawg Days, Maintainer Attitude edition
Thursday, December 29, 2016      170 comments

I figured out a while ago that I was hanging out a lot with the maintainers. I didn't know so MANY were maintainers. I just knew that they were the Sparkers I wanted to be with. You might ask, "But what was the attraction, Dawg? And how did you ... Read more
Dawg Days, Strong Dawg and Strong Heart
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      20 comments

I think I mentioned a while back that my doctor had me checked for a heart arrhythmia. I was hooked up to a halter monitor for 24-hours while I went about my business. The results came back that I had two types of arrhythmias - both very common.... Read more
Dawg Days, bonus blog filled with random bits edition
Monday, December 26, 2016      14 comments

Sparkatinis... I have a bunch of odds and ends that haven't quite fit into my previous blogs, so you are getting the odds and ends bonus blog. 1. The 6 AM crew. I workout with Andrew in a small group on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. ... Read more
Dawg Days, post-Christmas debriefing edition
Monday, December 26, 2016      17 comments

Well, Sparkniks, I got through Christmas. I did the 3-Day Beck Challenge (Thank you, Kriszta!) I didn't follow my plan at all, but the process of having a plan made me much more mindful about the choices I made. I knew that the 23rd would b... Read more
Dawg Days, awkward motivator edition
Sunday, December 25, 2016      20 comments

Merry Christmas, Sparkers. It's a quiet holiday chez Dawg. Dan and I plan on going to the movies and dinner at a Thai restaurant. We'll head out after Mass and exercise. Today, merry Sparkers, I want to write about motivation: my own and ot... Read more
Dawg Days, making the time edition
Tuesday, December 20, 2016      18 comments

I rocked my day before many people were out of bed. Yesterday was scheduled swim time. In the morning I had strength training. I had an event after work that went until 8:00. No time for swimmy-poos. That left this morning. Dan gets up... Read more

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