Sunscreen works. If you use it.
Bug spray works. If you use it.
I don't like either one... don't like having "stuff" on my skin. Don't care much for lotions at all. BUT, knowing I was going to be out eclipse viewing on Monday, I ... Read more
Well, yes, I do! Of course I do.
But it has been a very weird 3-day weekend, between the neck and then yesterday the eclipse. Feeling kind of like I'm returning from another planet.
I'm sitting here typing with one last ice pack on... Read more
Back in 1967, I was what, 14-15 years old? In 6th grade I think. That would have been the last time a solar eclipse came close to us, and we studied it in school. In 1994, I think it was, I was "surprised" by a partial solar eclipse, showing ... Read more
Over the course of the last week, I've been gradually working my way through the seven and a half hours of the live stream video of last weekend's triathlon. This morning, even while icing my neck and doing the recovery stuff, I got to the 5 ho... Read more
When I decided to "go for it" with the Oly tri on short training, I told myself I'd be paying the price afterwards. I was willing, even so, to pay that price. But I felt so good afterwards, I got a little cocky. I thought I "got away with it"... Read more
So, it (the neck pain) didn't "go away", and when my mother-hen (she calls herself this, so I think she'll be OK with my saying it) kid sis asked via messenger whether I'd had advice from a professional I said "no". Had I taken anything for it?... Read more
I had this grand plan... I blogged it yesterday. And I started to follow through with it, too. I swam after work yesterday, a lovely 800 yard lap swim. Just straight laps, no drills. And it felt great.
Then I went and shopped the 3rd an... Read more
A month from yesterday, actually... to prepare for the Last Blast Triathlon. It's a challenging race, always, for me. For one thing, it's in mid-September, which means most likely a wet-suit legal lake swim.
Now, the challenge for me is... Read more
So... I spent four days on the USAT Age Group National Championships - driving to Omaha, four days in a row. Being around a lot of high-energy people. They are inspiring, but I think I may have mentioned a time or six that I am by nature intro... Read more
There's a YouTube video out there of the whole race (7 and a half hours long) from Saturday. Takes a while to get 4000 athletes through a race, and time the waves to avoid too much congestion on the bike course, etc. In any case, this year I d... Read more
I came over here to write a second blog today after reading KALIGIRL's account, which, by the way, has the photos she took in it.
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=6399803
I ha... Read more
Almost everyone who has followed the adventures of mountain climbers "topping" the Himalayan peaks (Mt. Everest, anyone?) has heard about the Sherpa. The term generically applies to the people who inhabit the high mountain reaches in Eastern Ne... Read more
either way, you're right.
This is about self-fulfilling prophecies, and how we talk to ourselves. My trainer told me a story last week, about being out running with a male companion. Now both of them are very fit, and they had an encounte... Read more