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Things that usually go without saying
Wednesday, August 23, 2017      18 comments

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
Do I REALLY want to go back to routine?
Tuesday, August 22, 2017      22 comments

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
Being there and seeing the corona
Monday, August 21, 2017      28 comments

This was the best shot I got of the eclipse, putting my ISO eclipse glasses in front of my cell phone's camera lens. It's not very good and I didn'... Read more
Been looking forward to today since I was a kid!
Monday, August 21, 2017      23 comments

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
Bonus blog - still reliving the reward
Sunday, August 20, 2017      13 comments

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
Paying the price
Sunday, August 20, 2017      18 comments

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
Bonus blog - and the doctor said...
Saturday, August 19, 2017      23 comments

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
Plans that get put on hold
Saturday, August 19, 2017      30 comments

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 to prepare
Friday, August 18, 2017      28 comments

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
Backing off the big people events!
Thursday, August 17, 2017      27 comments

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
Prolonging the experience even while prepping to go to work
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      19 comments

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
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What does one do AFTER the finish line?
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      119 comments

Once upon a time I posted a blog about hating finish lines. Actually, it's a love-hate relationship that I have with finish lines. Going across one, the sense of accomplishment is ... Read more
Bonus blog - because it's NOT all about me!
Monday, August 14, 2017      17 comments

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
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al.asp?blog_id=6399803 I ha... Read more
What is a Sherpa?
Monday, August 14, 2017      21 comments

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
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Whether you think you can or whether you think you cannot...
Sunday, August 13, 2017      50 comments

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

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