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Beck Blue Chapter 8: Holiday Traps

Sunday, October 04, 2015      16 comments

How timely! It's October, and we are about to plunge into the season of temptation (for me, anyway). Starting when the Halloween candy hits the store aisles in AUGUST, for heaven's sake... all the way to New Year's, my old nemesis, SUGAR, and ... Read more

Bonus blog - finishing off Beck Blue Chapter 7

Saturday, October 03, 2015      9 comments

I did blog about Beck Blue (The Diet Trap Solution: Train your Brain to Lose Weight and Keep It Off for Good by Judith S. Beck Phd and Deborah Beck Busis) earlier in the week, on Monday and Tuesday, but I did not give the specific list of traps ... Read more

The best spectator seat for sunrise? On the run, of course!

Saturday, October 03, 2015      21 comments

I made it to the starting point at 6:30 a.m. on the dot. It was still dark. It was chilly, 40-something. I was better prepared for that than I was last week. I had on my running tights (the ones that proclaim me a goddess with the interior l... Read more

Quick pre-work blog

Thursday, October 01, 2015      15 comments

Hey, I've used that title before! But that's a good descriptor. Yesterday I left work promptly to make my appointment at the Chiropractic place. The drill was pretty much the same as a week ago. He asked how it went with the homework, wh... Read more

Just because you planned it, was it a good idea?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015      23 comments

Lunch out with my friend gave me a chance to practice those "eating out skills" that Beck talks about in the Pink book's Day 30. I did NOT fall into any of the travel and eating out traps described in the Blue Book's chapter 7. I went on line ... Read more

Off the grid

Tuesday, September 29, 2015      21 comments

We get SO dependent on our technology. I was playing with the Garmin again last night, when I was supposed to do a 3 mile "tempo" run, trying to get a "workout" defined in it, and then run that workout. I wasn't crazy about the readout it ... Read more

Sunday rest day

Monday, September 28, 2015      21 comments

The "official" training plan, the one for the Good Life Halfsy, has Sunday marked as a rest day... every... cotton-pickin'... week. Sunday as a rest day doesn't work well for me. I'm a weekend warrior... it's the only time I have to train "lon... Read more

Beck Blue Chapter 6: Family Traps

Sunday, September 27, 2015      15 comments

I think I'm liking Beck Blue's organization of the traps... it gives us a chance to work a "problem" area in context of the rest of our lives! My test scores from Chapter 1 in the "Family problems" section indicated that while this isn't a ... Read more

Finding Nemo... uh, the running crew!

Saturday, September 26, 2015      23 comments

There was this string of e-mails and FB posts, you see. The first one was pretty normal: The group will meet at 7 a.m. at trailhead X for 8 miles for both beginners and intermediates. Then the fun began: someone posted a question: "Th... Read more

Beck Blue Part 3: Interpersonal Traps

Friday, September 25, 2015      18 comments

Part 3 of "The Diet Trap Solution: Train Your Brain to Lose Weight and Keep It Off for Good" by Judith S. Beck PhD and Deborah Beck Busis (shortened in our blogs to "Beck Blue" for its cover color) contains two chapters. Chapter 5: Food ... Read more

A new kind of adventure

Thursday, September 24, 2015      17 comments

I mentioned in a blog in August going to have an "assessment" at a chiropractic spine and joint place that does something called "Active Release Techniques". This technique is "designed to rid injured areas of scar tissue". This center use... Read more

A few more thoughts on Beck Blue Chapter 4

Wednesday, September 23, 2015      19 comments

Chapter 4: Emotional Eating Traps, that is. Yesterday I linked back to my work on Day 33 of Beck Pink, because I really did give that day a LOT of thought, having gone through many decades of KNOWING that was the real issue for me. Thos... Read more

Beck Blue Chapter 4: Emotional Eating Traps

Tuesday, September 22, 2015      15 comments

I am going to point back to my FOUR, count 'em FOUR Day 33 blogs from Beck Pink, about emotional eating. Pre-blog 1 I introduced my history and why Emotional Eating is such a BIG Deal for me, personally. more

Focus on recovery - the day after a big event

Monday, September 21, 2015      16 comments

Whenever I have an athletic event that I know is going to pump me way up, and is going to last multiple hours, as yesterday's triathlon would (Olympic triathlon for me is about 4 hours)... I plan the next day off work. This is just plain wisdom... Read more

Every TRI has its lessons and thoughts

Sunday, September 20, 2015      38 comments

Today's was no different. Nowadays when I go to TRI, I am I suppose what one could call a "veteran"... I know what works and what doesn't for me, based on my previous races. I know what to mentally remind myself of in transition... as I've mad... Read more

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