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Race day - the artificial time zone - jet lag phenomenon!

Sunday, May 03, 2015      10 comments

Think about it. You have a starting line at 7 a.m. You need to find parking, walk to the venue, etc. You calculate you need to leave the house at... OMG... I haven't had breakfast by then, usually! Welcome to race day morning. You wake ... Read more

Bonus blog: What are pacing bands?

Saturday, May 02, 2015      16 comments

Don't know how well these will show up, but the photo above is a snagged screen image from the Smart Pacers web site that shows three possible half marathon times and how ... Read more

Race day minus 1 - the shirts

Saturday, May 02, 2015      25 comments

This year's offering: And the class shirt's back motto: I did show up to catch last night's m... Read more

Race day minus 2 and packet pickup begins today

Friday, May 01, 2015      26 comments

Seems like the Marathon expo has grown. Packet pick up is all day today, and all day tomorrow, with the Expo going on as well. I work about a block from the Expo / Packet Pickup site, so I will most likely be unable to resist the temptation to... Read more

Race day minus 3 and counting

Thursday, April 30, 2015      19 comments

I may be tapering for what to me is a big deal race, but meanwhile, other people have lives going on. My son, for example, has a wedding this weekend. One of his buddies is getting married in a formal military fashion. Son is in the weddi... Read more

Race day minus 4 and counting more tales from the taper cave

Wednesday, April 29, 2015      22 comments

The street signs are going up, warning motorists of the upcoming road race event. This is the 38th year of the Lincoln Marathon... I remember back when it was a "new" thing and my awareness of running was limited to the fact that these crazies ... Read more

The care and feeding of tapering athletes

Tuesday, April 28, 2015      21 comments

First, a fellow runner posted this on FaceBook: Exactly! Between this, and the conversations begun by yesterday's blog, I have gained a little more insight int... Read more

Is it REALLY over-peopling?

Monday, April 27, 2015      27 comments

I use the term "over-peopled" to describe my socially exhausted state when I want to pull the covers over my head and hide from the world. But my brother's recent visit, during which toward the end he assessed me as being even more introverted ... Read more

Guess I have lapsed into the jargon phase

Sunday, April 26, 2015      24 comments

The fact that I ended up defining what "taper" was for two different folks yesterday, and also got a comment or two on yesterday's blog, I figure it's a good day to reflect on the journey, and maybe explain some of the terms that have triggered ... Read more

Saved by a fellow runner!

Saturday, April 25, 2015      19 comments

One of the reasons one joins a training group (even if it is outside one's comfort zone to join groups) is to make contact with other runners who may train at a similar pace. This morning was supposed to be a group run at 7 a.m. but when I woke... Read more

Strange dreams when sleeping in

Friday, April 24, 2015      21 comments

Some of my strangest dreams come while sleeping in. This morning, knowing I'd been at a deficit for a while, I went back to bed after taking my thyroid pill, and slept well. This resulted in another such really strange dream, combining element... Read more

Miscellaneous bits... day 2 of recovering from chaos

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      27 comments

The new sweet potato deal: Weigh your portion size, dice up the sweet potato and put it on a microwave safe plate, in a pile that can be completely covered by a bowl that fits on the plate. Once you put the bowl on top, it looks like this:... Read more

Recovering from the chaos

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      22 comments

Yesterday I blogged twice, processing the weekend that was. And I napped on the couch to old MASH episodes on Netflix. Left the house late in the day to pick up some Terro ant bait stations... see? I learn new things every time my brother vis... Read more

Bonus blog: The sisterhood of the traveling dress

Monday, April 20, 2015      20 comments

Subtitled - making the most of our purchases! My maintenance Advantage response card should have this one on it: I can reach into my closet and find something that fits! Saturday's need to be a little more "dressy" than usual was a chal... Read more

It's a progressive disease?

Monday, April 20, 2015      23 comments

If becoming motivated and realistic about what it takes to care for our one and only issued body for a lifetime were a "disease", I would have to say it's a progressive and contagious one. I re-iterate the photographic evidence from yesterday, ... Read more


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