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Didn't go for the Morning Run
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      7 comments

It was raining much too hard. So I made a cup of tea and enjoyed the rainfall in the canal outside my open windows while I woke up. In lieu of my run, I am sharing this: ... Read more
Concentrate and Ask Again
Tuesday, June 12, 2012      5 comments

You guys were definitely more decisive than the Magic 8 Ball. I just filled out the registration form for the Good Times 5K series. I checked with the Magic 8 Ball again and it told me to Concentrate and Ask Again. The Magic 8 Ball is useless wh... Read more
Need Your Help to Make a Decision
Sunday, June 10, 2012      14 comments

OK Sparkers - I'm not sure if I should let you or the Magic 8 ball make this decision. There's a weekly 5k in town. It's Tuesday nights. I'm cool with doing a few of the races. I'm trying to decide if I should go for trying to run ALL... Read more
Sunday bike ride
Sunday, June 10, 2012      2 comments

I did the Sunday bike ride. It was just me and another friend. The Hubster stayed home for a day of rest. The friend wasn't interesting in breaking any land-speed records, so it was a good ride - good balance of challenge and easy pace. Our aver... Read more
And you thought making the pizza was bad
Friday, June 08, 2012      8 comments

Oh. My. Goodness. To say that my (and a co-worker's) decision to resign has stirred up a sh**-storm would be an understatement. I have not rescinded my resignation, but circumstances may change such that I might reconsider. Regardless, I am... Read more
I resigned
Thursday, June 07, 2012      11 comments

I am not going into the details of the what and the why. It's too hard. I will let you know that I resigned my position where I work. I am disappointed that it came to this, but I do feel like my concerns were heard by at least some people and t... Read more
From First Run! to Will Run for Beer
Sunday, June 03, 2012      4 comments

30:43, 9:55 pace. Drizzly rain the whole time. Cold, but not terrible - low 60s. Gorgeous route included rolling hills through farmland. A covered bridge. A farm and a waterfall. The big thing about this race is how far I've come since the... Read more
Failed Pizza is Still a Success
Saturday, June 02, 2012      7 comments

When I had off on Tuesday to get the brakes on the car fixed and the plumber came and emptied my wallet, I made some bread and started some pizza dough. I decided to go my usual route and make no-knead, slow rise, sour dough bread. That's pretty... Read more
To Borrow a Phrase from OPTIMIST1948: Holy Schneikies!
Friday, June 01, 2012      4 comments

Since I got serious about training for this sprint triathlon I've been trying to do doubles in my workouts: swimming/biking; biking/running. And since I really need to be able to swim 1/2 mile in open water and I can only do 3 laps without gasp... Read more
I've Gotten Myself into Another Fine Mess
Monday, May 28, 2012      6 comments

I enthusiastically jump into things and announce it to the world. It's a blessing and a curse. So yesterday, I enthusiastically signed up for the East End road race in Lowell. It's supposedly legendary. 5 miles. Brutal hills. In the middle ... Read more
Testosterone and Demon Pride
Sunday, May 27, 2012      6 comments

Almost every Sunday from the spring until the weather is too cold to ride, the Hubster and I go on a bike ride. We've organized a group that we call Lowell Friendly Bike Rides. Usually there's a group of 4 to 6 of us who go out and enjoy a 20 mi... Read more
Thunder Thighs Redux
Thursday, May 24, 2012      6 comments

Thunder Thighs #1: I chafed the hell out of my thighs last night. (Yes, I know all about body glide. I left it at home.) When I got in the shower after my work out and the soap hit the sore spot, I actually yelped. It's better today but I had n... Read more
Brick ---- House
Wednesday, May 23, 2012      6 comments

She's a Brick ---- House She's mighty mighty Just lettin' it all hang out That's my ringtone on The Hubster's phone. I play it Very Loud in the car when I'm psyching myself up for something. It's also toward the end of the 5K play... Read more
More Hills
Sunday, May 20, 2012      9 comments

The Hubster and I traveled to Pennsylvania late yesterday because we had to attend a family function this afternoon. We arrived late at night and didn't need to meet up with his family until 2:00 this afternoon. This morning I decided to go for ... Read more
Improving the Inner Dialogue
Saturday, May 19, 2012      7 comments

I've been thinking about motivation lately. Not just the Get My Butt Out of the Chair type of motivation. Not just the Ignore the Double Top Secret, Really, Really Good Candy Stashed in the Fiscal Department motivation. And not just the Encourag... Read more

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