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Suck It Up, Buttercup
7/24/2014 7:49:51 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I went for a swim aster work last night. I was feeling pretty unmotivated, so I decided to just swim with the snorkel and concentrate on form instead...  Read more


The comedy of a recording scale...
7/24/2014 7:29:51 AM,  20 COMMENTS

193 I probably blogged about it when I got the Withings Healthmate scale back last September, I think it was, when my old less fancy scale finally gav...  Read more


11 weeks to go.
7/24/2014 4:05:38 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Last week I weighed 138.4lb this week I weigh 137.4lb, leaving 4.4lb to goal. This week was the last week of BLC25 and we now have a break until...  Read more


slowly moving the right direction
7/23/2014 5:09:18 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Okay, third day of the week and... I have increased my step count (not where it needs to be, but more than last week). I have eaten veggies every day...  Read more


Unusual week
7/23/2014 7:40:17 AM,  16 COMMENTS

Normally the week of the Cornhusker State Games is a quiet one for me. The heat, the work schedule, form a backdrop as I do one weekend's event (Open...  Read more


Dueling computers
7/22/2014 8:34:09 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Having a great evening with three computers at the dining room table. SPINNINGJW and her daughter are here... we're looking things up online and disc...  Read more


Well, It Could Have Been Worse
7/21/2014 6:50:15 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I was right about one thing that came out of my doctor's appointment last Friday, and wrong about another. I was right that I wouldn't like what...  Read more


Have been slacking... and absent
7/21/2014 4:58:46 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So, I've checked in here from time to time to see what everyone is doing... but haven't posted because... well, I've been slacking - completely. No e...  Read more


Silver Lining Challenge Blog (2) - Plan for the Break
7/21/2014 8:44:01 AM,  7 COMMENTS

The other part of the challenge for this weekend was to make a plan for how you will loose or maintain on the long summer break, and then post or blog...  Read more


Extra ears
7/21/2014 5:49:46 AM,  22 COMMENTS

They tell folks when they go to meet with medical people to take someone along. This is so wise and important, and SOME of us are so stubborn as to t...  Read more


Finished first triathlon in 3 years
7/20/2014 5:16:33 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Seafair Sprint Distance Triathlon 2014. This was my comeback triathlon, after having been sidelined by a heel spur for the past 3 years. What a c...  Read more


Full life... and it is good.
7/20/2014 4:54:47 PM,  21 COMMENTS

Sophia took me on a lovely long ride this morning. We took to the biking trails in town, out to the cemetary where mom & dad are buried, then up the...  Read more


Silver Lining Challenge Blog (1)
7/20/2014 7:26:20 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Week 12 of the BLC25 challenge has come round quickly, and we have been asked to blog (or post) about: 1) the best thing about your experience wi...  Read more


Well... I'm glad this was a C event
7/19/2014 12:29:59 PM,  32 COMMENTS

First off, it was a beautiful morning, albeit a bit chilly for the swimmers (59 F in the air, water was GREAT, though). You can see how p...  Read more


Collector or Crazy Person?
7/19/2014 10:47:54 AM,  16 COMMENTS

I remember when I first started running. I thought about running a 5K some day. I was unsure that I could run that far, and was afraid of coming in la...  Read more


well it's a "snow day"
7/19/2014 8:52:25 AM,  0 COMMENTS

We were supposed to head up to the cabin in the mountains today. Both of us are really worn out from a rough week at work so we weren't all that delig...  Read more


Training through, versus tapering
7/18/2014 7:49:01 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Reading from the Triathlete's Training Bible, when Joe Friel discusses designing your ANNUAL training plan, he talks about the target "A" races, the "...  Read more


I love Summertime!
7/17/2014 8:00:30 PM,  22 COMMENTS

I just do. 67 259 298 237 I love the heat. It's the only time of year I am warm any more (I lost all that insulation). I love t...  Read more


Back in Business
7/17/2014 10:57:00 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Okay, so whatever caused that random weight gain this weekend seems to have abated--I'm back to where I was about a week ago and hopefully will keep h...  Read more


I'd Call This A Good Week
7/17/2014 10:48:22 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I swam for about an hour last night. I may never excel at swimming, but I'm motivated to keep at it. The biggest reason is that swimming has ton...  Read more


Sleep, that knitteth up the ravel'd sleeve of care...
7/16/2014 9:15:38 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Yes, I'm quoting Shakespeare! But seriously, sleep is a huge part of the health and fitness equation, and it's once again become a focus area. I thi...  Read more


Dog Days in Florida
7/16/2014 9:48:25 AM,  14 COMMENTS

As I said in todays update "training in the heat always takes a lot out of me". It has been warm and humid, and I'm ramping up my training a litt...  Read more


12-weeks to go
7/16/2014 9:34:56 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Last week I weighed 138.4lb this week I weigh 138.4lb, so still 5.4lb to goal. That is the 3rd week with the same number on the scale, I have a suspic...  Read more


Galiano Mountain hike
7/15/2014 8:26:26 PM,  8 COMMENTS

This hike was fun, it was a hot dry day, but the walk through the forest to get to the lookout bluff was cool and magical. I love forests. Galian...  Read more


Brenda is a sister
7/15/2014 7:21:17 AM,  28 COMMENTS

Oh, oh, I have such exciting news to tell! Oh? Who am I? I am Brenda Starr Trek. I'm a fitness hybrid bicycle. You may remember me from my blog b...  Read more


Spark Mail and themes
7/14/2014 7:48:32 AM,  22 COMMENTS

This morning I found my blog about "The importance of PLAY" featured in the daily mail. What blew me away though, was what I perceived as a common th...  Read more


A Good Weekend!
7/13/2014 9:12:33 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Huzzah! I actually managed to have a pretty good weekend. I did not eat as few calories as I would have hoped but I kept it under 1800, made both of...  Read more


IRONMAN CDA 2014 Recap
7/13/2014 4:40:01 PM,  4 COMMENTS

No, I didn't do IRONMAN, but I did go volunteer. :-) The triathlon club that I am part of took a group of 14 volunteers and 4 racers and we rente...  Read more


Random weight gain
7/13/2014 11:57:42 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Argh. One of the most frustrating things about the weight loss process is that thing where you start seeing the scale tick downwards (yay!) followed b...  Read more


The importance of PLAY
7/13/2014 6:49:54 AM,  87 COMMENTS

I just updated my status to say I had played with my son yesterday. For those of you who have young children, this will not sound odd. But when you...  Read more


Sleeping Beauty
7/12/2014 9:43:11 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Last night, I slept for 12 hours. I'm still in disbelief. I went home, planning to change and go for a bike ride. Instead, I fell asleep with my conta...  Read more


Thought of the day 7.12.14
7/12/2014 4:20:39 PM,  11 COMMENTS

What has happened. I went through all my spark friends and noticed none seem to update their status any more. Does that mean that they just don't upda...  Read more


Reprise: One of THEM!
7/12/2014 12:32:42 PM,  19 COMMENTS

It does not take a whole lot to freak me out. This morning I got an e-mail telling me I qualify for the USA Triathlon 2014 Age Group National Champio...  Read more


Alignment (Running, Yoga, and Life)
7/12/2014 11:48:55 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Arches. Ankles. Knees. Hips. They all connect, and the cause of the pain might have nothing to do with where it hurts. At least that is what the...  Read more


first bike crash - it had to happen sometime
7/12/2014 8:40:40 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I don't even think it really counts as a bike crash since I wasn't actually moving. ah but I get ahead of myself Yesterday I took a personal...  Read more


So, How ya Doin', Foot?
7/11/2014 4:18:59 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm doing a 5K tomorrow. I haven't run in a month. My foot feels better, but there are still times it aches. Tomorrow's run is a test. Last Wedne...  Read more


Office Yoga!!
7/11/2014 12:55:03 PM,  2 COMMENTS

As you may remember, I started an "Office Wellness" initiative recently. As part of it, I had a 15-20 minute office yoga class today. Five people show...  Read more


All quiet on Barb's blogging front
7/11/2014 7:01:17 AM,  20 COMMENTS

I just haven't had a lot to say. I've spent most of this week accepting that it's a rest/recovery time. Catching up on sleep. Ate a bunch of extra...  Read more


Half of what you want
7/10/2014 6:27:57 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Day 20: This was to be used when out in buffet or restaurant situations to only eat half the serving. It sounds so simple but will be the...  Read more


Oof--hurting myself
7/10/2014 1:58:14 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Am back in tri-training mode, and the work wellness initiative I started seems to be picking up! Problem? I keep hurting myself! Was in the pool...  Read more


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