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Day Eight Week Two - My Twelve Week Challenge
8/20/2014 10:37:24 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Day Eight was a great day, failed on my food but did meal prep all last night, so I am on track now!! :) The day started with a run, it was a de...  Read more


Still alive! Still trying!
8/19/2014 2:35:29 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Boy, that was a long time between blogs! August has been insane. I went to Outside Lands music festival for the fourth year in a row -- that account...  Read more


Day Six & Seven Week One - My Twelve Week Challenge
8/19/2014 9:19:19 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I enjoyed my two rest days immensley! We went for a short 5km bike ride and that was about it. I needed the rest and I was glad to get it! My feet got...  Read more


Applying taper principles to the speech
8/19/2014 7:57:08 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Now I know that several of my Spark buds speak as part of their jobs, it's a regular gig for them. They have tricks and tips of the trade, and probab...  Read more


Time trial of the speech as a v-blog
8/18/2014 9:40:39 PM,  22 COMMENTS

Since a few of you asked for it. Gave me a chance to do another time trial. Fair warning, it's about 11 minutes long, and it has a few "Spark only"...  Read more


What I Learned From My Last Triathlon
8/18/2014 7:53:51 PM,  11 COMMENTS

This is largely for my own benefit. I want to be able to look back at it during the winter, while I'm laying the foundation to move up to an Olympic-d...  Read more


West Point Triathlon
8/18/2014 10:13:53 AM,  8 COMMENTS

All I gotta say is taking a year off of training (darned work!) reeeaaallly shows. 2014 Swim 28 Bike 1:11 Run 36 Aaaannnnddd for compa...  Read more


56 days to go - Reviewing the Numbers
8/18/2014 7:07:40 AM,  6 COMMENTS

BLC25 finished about 4 weeks ago, and in the intervening time life has continued. I decided that I would retake the fitness test we did during BLC mid...  Read more


Training Again!
8/17/2014 8:52:08 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It has been a tough few months... as we moved for the first time in more than 17 years! I don't feel completely settled in & I have some work to do on...  Read more


Working on the speech
8/17/2014 6:32:23 PM,  27 COMMENTS

Ten minutes. Ten minutes is all I get to share my story. Motivation and time line. This afternoon, I've been practicing. I managed to get it under...  Read more


Whidbey Island Triathlon
8/17/2014 2:53:38 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Yesterday was an emotional roller coaster. I finished, so I have yet to get a DNF. But this one was wrenching. Two minutes into the swim, I wante...  Read more


Redemption - A Race Report
8/17/2014 1:25:26 PM,  18 COMMENTS

I like to hedge my bets on my event result estimates. Especially on new events, I estimate my times conservatively, because I have no idea how my trai...  Read more


signed up for my first bike riding
8/17/2014 8:32:55 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Unless you count triathlons that is I hunted for key terms or rather NOT key terms like "challenge" and "assault" and "beautiful MOUTAINOUS scene...  Read more


Late in the day blog
8/16/2014 9:47:57 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Gee, it's been a busy one. Started out with an Open Water Swim, that we kind of threw together at the last minute. Someone on the Facebook group had...  Read more


Day Five Week One - My Twelve Week Challenge
8/16/2014 8:43:50 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Hello Everyone! Here is my Friday check in! Day's six and seven are rest days, I'm going to try to get some active recovery in if I can :) ...  Read more


Day Four Week One - My Twelve Week Challenge
8/15/2014 8:52:16 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesterday was a challenging day, with three nights of poor sleep, I was just exhausted after driving to the gym in the morning. I was almost tempted t...  Read more


Reintroducing HIIT
8/15/2014 8:23:40 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Work has been really insane this week--I'm so tired and underexercised, which is a bad combo for me. Anyone who knows me well knows that exercise is a...  Read more


Three bright lights
8/15/2014 7:42:43 AM,  25 COMMENTS

This week has seen the closing moments on many lives... not just the ones we see in the news. Of course the opening salvo was when we saw that Robin...  Read more


Day Three Week One - My Twelve Week a Challenge
8/14/2014 6:45:55 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Day Three was a great day! Run, Legs and Riding :) Here's how it looked.... My very slow woggle :) Great leg work out!! Bes...  Read more


60 days to go - Mixing it up - diet and exercise-wise
8/14/2014 11:13:30 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I am still setting myself weekly goals and tracking them, but blogging about them every week was getting boring to me, and pretty boring to those who...  Read more


If it ain't broke...
8/14/2014 7:54:29 AM,  22 COMMENTS

A few days ago in one of my blogs I mentioned that I had started to read a book. This is the one that my niece recommended for her mom, a Cr...  Read more


Victory over the Cake (Part 2)
8/13/2014 7:56:51 PM,  5 COMMENTS

If you have not read Part 1 - none of this will make sense. Actually, this is more of an epilogue than anything else. I went over yesterday to t...  Read more


stress eating meltdown today
8/13/2014 6:12:29 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Yea afraid its true I've been getting better about avoiding the candy dish at work. I actually made that one of my tracking goals. Today was a fa...  Read more


Weight Loss without Exercise is Meaningless
8/13/2014 5:11:25 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well, summer is almost over, and I am down a pound, despite feeling like crap. The reason I don't feel good is simple. I have not been able to keep...  Read more


Day Two Week One - My Twelve Week Challenge
8/13/2014 11:41:31 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Had a great day yesterday! Got everything in I wanted to so I felt pretty good :) My elliptical workout....didnt think I'd make it through...  Read more


If 80 percent of life is showing up...
8/13/2014 7:46:07 AM,  20 COMMENTS

is the other 20% registering to show up? 334 Those of you who follow ALICIA363's blog know that the tragedy of Robin Williams' passing pushed he...  Read more


Cowardice is an Important Survival Skill
8/12/2014 6:54:19 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Call me a coward, but I've decided against an open water swim in the Columbia River tonight. SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...  Read more


Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
8/12/2014 12:31:00 PM,  7 COMMENTS

That's my retrospective reaction to the thought of me doing Pilates. I went to a class last night. My club offers them. The twice-a-week class is...  Read more


Day One Week One - My Twelve Week Challenge
8/12/2014 10:03:44 AM,  5 COMMENTS

So I am doing a 12 week ST and Running workout program, I have done my before measurements and photos and started at it yesterday! I will post the fol...  Read more


Victory over the Cake
8/12/2014 8:25:03 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I tutor occasionally for a friend. Yesterday we were crunching away on Algebra (which I actually like - go ahead, judge away) and first the husband b...  Read more


bikes don't belong on roads
8/11/2014 12:58:54 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Yup I got that exact comment today when I mentioned that I really wanted to ride my bike but if its raining I'm going to go swim at the Y. deepl...  Read more


Rooting for the home team
8/11/2014 7:55:44 AM,  16 COMMENTS

Nothing speaks "Summer" to me more than baseball. Or swimming. Or camping. Or in general being outdoors. Last night a gal I used to work across...  Read more


Where Does the Time Go?
8/10/2014 6:58:29 PM,  16 COMMENTS

S0, I'm going over my training schedule this afternoon. I'm not so good at record keeping, but it gets done eventually. I added in a couple of past da...  Read more


Memory makers from today's brick
8/10/2014 4:57:31 PM,  18 COMMENTS

I pumped up Sophia's tires for this morning's ride, and got her out the door. Bike shoes on, camelback stocked, Garmin watch started... and... we're...  Read more


Summer Training ramping up! YAY!
8/10/2014 8:06:17 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday was my second long run after several months of not being able to run more than 6 miles due to extreme pain from ischial bursitis also known...  Read more


Plan and Actuals
8/9/2014 4:09:56 PM,  105 COMMENTS

The plan as executed: Could not pull off that early morning swim this week. Seemed to need the sleep worse. And it was raining and I did not...  Read more


Trust the process
8/8/2014 7:53:05 AM,  16 COMMENTS

Yesterday I mentioned my theory of why I need to artificially create a project mentality in order to remain motivated to maintain. I'm a project kind...  Read more


8/7/2014 3:10:21 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Since my hysterectomy last year, I've been convinced my ability to form short-term memories was stored in my uterus. Yesterday was a great example of...  Read more


Countdown to Triathlon
8/7/2014 10:05:59 AM,  8 COMMENTS

August 17th - West Point Triathlon I let myself go completely over this winter. New job ate all my exercise time and I didnt anticipate the numb...  Read more


The lessons of the past Four years
8/7/2014 7:48:37 AM,  78 COMMENTS

Many people reflect on what they've learned as they hit anniversary points. I knew it was coming up, but it slipped my mind again (it happens, it hap...  Read more


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