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Making Progress...but still having a down day
7/31/2014 5:17:21 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The Chicago Sprint tri is just a few weeks away. I'm excited, nervous, happy about it. I have almost no doubts that I will finish it (but I just like...  Read more

SUPERFRAISE

Dropping into the new training plan in week 2
7/31/2014 7:40:11 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Yesterday I came to a decision about how to deal with the Olympic triathlon on September 14th combined with training for a half marathon November 9th....  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Starting over (or not)
7/31/2014 12:46:37 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Back in 2013, I wrote my one and only Popular Blog Post. The blog took on the phrase "on the wagon" and concluded that, because a true lifestyle chan...  Read more

PRETTYPITHY

Psst... hey you! Yes, you... walking with the walker...
7/30/2014 9:33:22 PM,  21 COMMENTS

Did you know you inspire me? That you were one of my early motivations? You may be walking with a walker now. You may have had body parts repla...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

19,475
7/30/2014 12:18:40 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I took 19,475 steps yesterday! The best part is that I didn't do anything extraordinary -- just back to my old routine! I took a short walk on my lu...  Read more

PRETTYPITHY

Hey. How are ya?
7/30/2014 8:27:57 AM,  16 COMMENTS

Very quick post. I've been doing massage, PT and yoga. No running. No swimming. No biking. Tremendous reduction in back pain. Next week is the last of...  Read more

DOGLADY13

August Goals
7/29/2014 6:43:40 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've spent today ruminating on my goals for the month of August. Here is what I have come up with so far: 1) No processed foods or alcohol with...  Read more

PRETTYPITHY

Because I'm Happy!: A Nod to the Mental Game
7/29/2014 4:26:56 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I'm so, so happy this week! We finally moved into our new home this weekend. We're homeowners! We love the condo, it is gorgeous and has so much sp...  Read more

PRETTYPITHY

Priorities in training
7/29/2014 7:54:15 AM,  16 COMMENTS

I'm at the point of "what's next" in deciding how training should proceed. I've printed out the second half of the 14 week Olympic distance triathlon...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

We all have our reasons
7/28/2014 7:20:01 AM,  26 COMMENTS

As I was rolling Sophia back to the car, after yesterday's triathlon, I said aloud, "That was so much FUN!" Of course, I said it in the hearing of an...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

The Dim Sum Bully
7/27/2014 4:55:48 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I just got back from an interesting restaurant experience, and I am realizing that I should have been more assertive about food. I am staying with a...  Read more

AJR2013AJR

Cornhusker State Games Triathlon Race Report
7/27/2014 3:03:46 PM,  21 COMMENTS

First a "cheater" photo... I took this one last weekend at the open water swim. But since the swim leg is in the same lake, figured this gives you a...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

Bonus blog: The hoop and Tamriel
7/26/2014 4:26:22 PM,  14 COMMENTS

This shot doesn't show the young man who threw the ball, but it got the hoop, now installed, and the ball post-shot. Hot and humid out there....  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

My strange taper week is in its final day
7/26/2014 12:21:24 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Today is reserved for "chores". Started by taking the car in for its oil change. Since then I've been trying to get my "stuff" organized for t...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

CONQUERING THE IRONMAN AND CANCER ALL IN THE MONTH OF JUNE 2014!!
7/25/2014 4:07:54 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Well it has been a very long time since I have written a blog....5 months to be exact. While in training for my Ironman competition this year,...  Read more

BLUENOSE63

Taking time for the second guessing
7/25/2014 7:29:49 AM,  20 COMMENTS

Over-peopled as I was, I decided to take a half day vacation yesterday. I delegated an afternoon meeting to a team member who is more suited for the...  Read more

ONEKIDSMOM

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

HILLSLUG98239

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

ONEKIDSMOM

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

CIPHER1971

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

SAM_FIT_2014

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

ONEKIDSMOM

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

ONEKIDSMOM

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

HILLSLUG98239

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

SAM_FIT_2014

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

CIPHER1971

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

ONEKIDSMOM

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

SIXFOOT1

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

ONEKIDSMOM

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

CIPHER1971

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

ONEKIDSMOM

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

BOILHAM

well it's a "snow day"
7/19/2014 8:52:25 AM,  2 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

APONI_KB

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

ONEKIDSMOM

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

ONEKIDSMOM

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

SUPERFRAISE

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

HILLSLUG98239

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

ONEKIDSMOM

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

BOILHAM

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

CIPHER1971

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

JUNEPA

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