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Learning to say NO... an on-going challenge!
Saturday, May 28, 2016      28 comments

I know that I CAN say "no", it's just that I never like to. I have the "disease to please" as one author dubs it. I have worked on this. I have practiced. I have got better. And I can say no. But it continues to take an enormous amount of ... Read more
Silliness and Brenda's bus ride
Friday, May 27, 2016      29 comments

Yes, I bought a red nose with my donation to National Red Nose day. And yes, I put it on at work to make people laugh. Had to take a selfie at lun... Read more
Always have a plan B
Thursday, May 26, 2016      23 comments

I'm plotting on taking Brenda Starr Trek (the fitness hybrid bike) to work today. The weather is a little chancy, but I should be OK for the ride TO work. That's where having a plan B comes in for today's notes. The afternoon commute looks li... Read more
Spark Chapter 9 - Aging
Wednesday, May 25, 2016      24 comments

Bet you thought I forgot (senior moment? senior months?) about reviewing the book Spark: The revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain by John J. Ratey, MD with Eric Hagerman. Not to be confused with The Spark by our own Chris Downie... Read more
Energy cycles and healthy lifestyle
Monday, May 23, 2016      21 comments

It really is all about finding the balance of your life... finding what you are willing to do, what you are willing to "let go", and giving yourself permission to do just that. Now to the energy cycles... and this is a commentary on actuall... Read more
Wisdom, water temperatures, and peer influence
Sunday, May 22, 2016      22 comments

I had been thinking of doing the open water swim emoticon with some hardy souls who scheduled it for 8 this mornin... Read more
A full and satisfying Saturday
Saturday, May 21, 2016      31 comments

As I wrote down yesterday, my hope for today was to get a brick workout in. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, a "brick" is a back-to-back workout of two (or more) sports. In today's case, it was to be a bike/run brick... my ... Read more
If you write about it...
Friday, May 20, 2016      27 comments

If you write about it, it makes it more likely that you'll actually do it. If you put your money down for an event (at least it works that way for me), the likelihood of showing up and doing the thing increases. On Wednesday I wrote that I... Read more
Grocery store burning, daughter in law home, and yikes!
Thursday, May 19, 2016      30 comments

First the really good news: my daughter in law got sprung from the hospital not Wednesday, but Tuesday evening. She's now ensconced at home with a portable wound vac. Her follow up with the surgeon isn't until next month, the estimated return... Read more
Respect the rest day
Wednesday, May 18, 2016      25 comments

There is a reason that rest days are built into training schedules. Hey, they are structured into most religious and civil traditions, too! Why? Because we all need a respite. Our bodies need to rebuild and restore. Our minds need to reflec... Read more
Bike commute and lunch date
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      24 comments

I am attempting to change up the training schedule... don't like trying to fit it in over a lunch hour. So, yesterday, my swim was after work. Turned out I only lasted 27 minutes in the pool. 700 yards. 200 of which were drills. ... Read more
Solo miles on foot
Monday, May 16, 2016      28 comments

You heard me all week long looking forward to that bike ride for its stress relieving properties. And it was an excellent source of activity based stress relieving. But look at my days: last weekend I was surrounded by people. First at the g... Read more
Miles in the saddle
Sunday, May 15, 2016      22 comments

Saturday dawned with a drive up the road a piece to the Air and Space Museum, where many road rides begin, including this one. Sophia got the call for this ride (I have three bikes, for those who aren't "regulars" or have lost track... Uma Vert... Read more
Bonus blog - the music will not stop...
Saturday, May 14, 2016      24 comments

Just because the music teacher is retiring, that doesn't mean the music stops! The cake! ... Read more
DIL did not get to go home
Saturday, May 14, 2016      29 comments

If you're wondering about the reference to frustrations, it's about that... the insurance company and the doctor are at loggerheads of the medical appropriateness of his plan to let her go home... and she's stuck in the hospital while the insura... Read more

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