BT Blogger

Show Per Page
June 26, 2016
Inspires : 2

When I did my challenge weigh in and measure this morning, it occurred to me that I had a really fun week with the grandson that included pizza and donuts, but also healthy food choices and lots of activity and that's what it's about. Finding that balance. I was happy to make some small progress, but my first thought was to work extra hard this week to make up for the difference in not hitting my goal numbers this week. It's exactly the same mentality I had when I was training. If I missed a session, I always felt the need to make it up. So what's going to happen? Will a lightening bolt come down from above and strike me because I missed a bike ride or missed losing a half inch? Really, sometimes I just need to lighten the f up. I had fun and I made progress this week. That's a win. For quite some time, I've had an image in my mind of what I want to look like growing older. It's not something that is going to happen tomorrow or next week, or even if I diet strictly and lift w[...]
Read More

June 26, 2016
Inspires : 1


Found out that a guy that I've worked with for over 20 years was killed in an accident on Friday. While we weren't especially close, I had talked to him enough to get to know him. We teased each other because our politics were extreme opposites -- we always said that was the one thing we couldn't discuss. But it just brought home the following: tell the people you love that you love them. Hug them when you say good-bye. Don't leave things unsaid because you just never know when someone isn't going to come home from work.
Read More

June 26, 2016
Inspires : 0


Whew! That was a whirlwind weekend. Dinner for the show, friends staying Thursday, driving to SLC Friday, wedding yesterday, drove home today. I'm about to go hit the trails behind my house to spin out the legs.
Read More

June 26, 2016
Inspires : 1

I finally received an answer about the condo - I didn't get it. :-( The owner said there was a lot of competition for the place and it was a tough decision. I am bummed!!!! I have excellent credit and recently paid off my car. I have no debt and a decent job. Totally bummed. The place would have been perfect for me. I will have to start looking agin. The rent market here in San Diego is so competitive. Questions for myself.......How long do I keep looking in San Deigo? When to I decide that it is time to leave San Diego and move some place else. Do I go to DC to be close to my sister, or do I pick another location. I am now fortunate that I ca move anywhere since I now work remote. Lots to think about. Just still bummed.

Read More

June 26, 2016
Inspires : 0

---
Hard ride today. I was on a road bike and my buds were on tri bikes...they punished me on the flats, but I got them back on the climbs. I went into the HURT LOCKER early on a flat/downhill when I tried to make them hurt and they just tucked in behind me and let me pull...then kicked it after I was spent!
Read More

June 26, 2016
Inspires : 0

Hot - 97* but felt like 100. Fairly easy effort. Back started to hurt after awhile, probably a result of driving six hours today.
Read More

June 25, 2016
Inspires : 0

Just feeling lazy, no workouts today.
Read More

June 26, 2016
Inspires : 0


The camels were too far back on the Hartman property to get a good photo, but I was happy to see they are still there. I went up to the fence and this line of longhorns and watusis were on a mission to go... somewhere. I wonder where? And why? They just looked at me and kept on walking. Really beautiful creatures.
Read More

June 25, 2016
Inspires : 0

Walking in Guadalajara and in airports.
Read More

June 26, 2016
Inspires : 0

I ran with Q and Erin on the Shell Ridge loop that I normally run in the morning. They had run 13 miles the day before. After that I ran the ridge -- which I have not done in a while.
Read More

June 26, 2016
Inspires : 2


Back to a connected society!  Enjoyed the weekend with Dud!  We need to bring Connie and Y next year!!
Read More

June 26, 2016
Inspires : 6


Heading out on my bike in a bit.  Just hanging around the house for Miss Thing to return and get her stuff so I can say a proper good bye.
It was not the heat that killed me, it was the hills.  My legs just didn't have it to climb anything today.  So, instead of heading over to Sandy Hill (which has a couple of good climbs in itself before hitting the rollers & false flats on Woodpecker), I turned right back onto Hickory and took the other side of Woodpecker & Lakeview home.  
Today is my friends Ricky & Belinda's last day at our church.  She just graduated with her nurse practitioner degree in psychiatric/mental health and got a job up in Winchester which is an hour or more north of us.  I'm gonna miss those two.  A lot.
Read More

June 26, 2016
Inspires : 0

Bloated from two days of high dosage ibuprofen. Did long trail run with residue of Thursday's rolled left ankle and a head cold.
Read More

June 26, 2016
Inspires : 0

My right kneecap is better this morning. It is no longer warm to touch. That said, I'm not going to run today.
Read More

June 25, 2016
Inspires : 0

Realized today that we've spent way more than I had thought this last week, then got a text asking if I wanted to pick up CNA shifts tomorrow and Thursday. So, I committed. The extra $300 will help for sure.
Read More

Show Per Page