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Its my birthday, I can blog if I want to!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      16 comments

Hello again, I've decided I have too much to talk about to do it in just one blog. So I am taking more than my once-a-day-turn! Yesterday man-of-my-dreams & monkey-child decided they couldn't wait until my birthday to give me my gifts... Read more
1962 was 48 years ago!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      12 comments

Birthdays... I never know what they are going to be like before they happen. Some of them are amazing experiences in empowerment and daring-do. Some are just a little more crushing. This seems to be one of those. Generally I love birthd... Read more
POWER - August 6
Friday, August 06, 2010      1 comments

P is for Push-ups! I did three sets of 12 "against the mantle" push-ups (harder than against the wall but not as difficult than on the floor) O is for Outdoors! I hung out four loads of laundry, worked in the garden, rode my bike a couple... Read more
Honey I'm home (and more on the goals)
Friday, August 06, 2010      6 comments

I'm back from Women's Camp! This was our 9th year - every year is slightly different but this one was hot, muggy and very buggy. The up side was the woods were alive with fungus & lichen. There were bright, bright pink and orange and green an... Read more
August Goals...
Sunday, August 01, 2010      5 comments

Sorry to rush this, but I'm out the door to Women's Camp (squeeee!) August Goals... 1) take part in the August POWER challenge every day (while camping I will keep track and update when I'm back) 2) Maintain my 1.5 pounds a week wei... Read more
July goals... the day of reckoning!
Saturday, July 31, 2010      11 comments

Well, my lovelies, it is the last day of the month, time for a little self-examination. On July 1, after owning up to my June goals and how I did in light of them, I put down 6 July goals. The moon has come about, the calendar page is flip... Read more
Pack up my baubles in an old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile!
Thursday, July 29, 2010      11 comments

I don't get out of town much, and when I do it is because of work or social obligations. But every year, come hell or high water, a group of friends have held "Women's Camp" (no men, no kids). Three days camping in a lovely out-of-the-way ... Read more
Death by Crunches (narrowly escaped by area woman)
Wednesday, July 28, 2010      12 comments

When I was 13 I had my appendix removed through what the surgeon called a "bikini cut" incision. The scar goes practically from hip bone to hip bone and is just above my pubic hair. Over the years my bikini cut has been a veritable swinging d... Read more
How Nikktastic!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010      10 comments

What’s the use of being a mom if you can embarrass your kids every now and then again? I just want to play proud mama and point out to all my friends that my oldest daughter is now on Spark People! I am so happy and proud to have her her... Read more
Choosing Shoes.... my personal obstacle to C25k
Monday, July 26, 2010      8 comments

Alas, there are certain things I should like to do but just abhor. I have never really enjoyed shopping. I really don't like brightly lit stores with their canned air and canned music. I get overwhelmed by choices. I dread buyer's remorse, ... Read more
Lifting Alone
Friday, July 23, 2010      10 comments

::addressing myself sternly in the bathroom mirror at 6:15 am:: Okay Maud, just because your student personal trainer is stuck 30 miles away with a broke down car doesn't mean you can't go into the gym and do your Friday routine without h... Read more
Riding in a lovely summer rain
Thursday, July 22, 2010      7 comments

We knew when we went to bed it was supposed to start raining around 7 in the morning and keep on raining until Sunday. If we were going to get in a ride, it was going to be early in the morning. At 5:15 am there was a blood-orange sunrise.... Read more
The Perfect Gym
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      7 comments

I think I have found the perfect gym. It is the Cardio Center on campus, meaning it is only a five minute bike ride from home and only a few hundred yards from my desk at work. It is much smaller than the YMCA but the main room, with all the c... Read more
Once again, The Longest Ride EVER!!!!
Monday, July 19, 2010      11 comments

This morning I broke my longest ride ever record by over 50% - Man-of-my-dreams and I rode to the Rudolph Cheese Factory (the very heart of dairy Nirvana). Seriously, 35.51 Miles - 17.75 miles each way with a 30 minute break for cheese s... Read more
Rain, rain go away (at least until I am back from my ride)
Sunday, July 18, 2010      7 comments

Akkk.... man-of-my-dreams and I were just leaving for a nice ~15 mile ride last evening when we checked the weather and saw we were about to get hit by a huge nasty thunder storm. Oh pooh. We did the grown-up* thing and didn't go. Come to f... Read more

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