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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Monday, September 20, 2010      3 comments

I've really ramped up my strength training lately. Back in July and August I focused mainly on two things: getting myself used to the gym-culture and focusing on my upper body, mainly with free weights. I gave myself a pass on my lower body b... Read more
Getting ready for winter....
Thursday, September 16, 2010      7 comments

With less and less warmth and less and less dry and less and less light, I see cycling becoming more and more difficult as the year draws to an end. It is time to prepare for winter... and most importantly, figure out how I am going to get in ... Read more
I joined the Y!
Monday, September 13, 2010      6 comments

Hello all, short note because I'm packing to leave town for work. I am going to spend the next couple days at a dnr research station on a pontoon classroom learning to do lake monitoring - water chemestry, species counts, clarity.... what fun!... Read more
Deep fried Wisconsin with a side of curds
Thursday, September 09, 2010      15 comments

In my previous blogs I have mentioned, in passing, various Wisconsin regional delicacies. Occasionally I would get comments thinking such things as butter burgers and deep fried cheese were something I just made up to be funny. Butter burgers ... Read more
The Shame of Intentionality
Tuesday, September 07, 2010      10 comments

Okay, here is a confession: I am kind of ashamed of my year of intentionality. Not around you guys, you guys are my spark friends and that’s different. I realized over the weekend I’ve been kind of hiding from my local friends all year. I am... Read more
Mini-triathlon all by my lonesome
Friday, September 03, 2010      7 comments

Yesterday morning at 6:15 am: Man-of-my-dreams and I stared out the window watching it pour. Not just pour but coming down in buckets… sheets of rain pouring out of buckets held by cats & dogs! (“at least it’s not haling taxi cabs!”) ... Read more
September goals (and a progress picture)
Thursday, September 02, 2010      8 comments

September!!! The heat has broke, Monkey Child has started her Sr year (gulp), work is getting back to normal (sorta) and I am fired up beyond belief! August wasn't a banner month for goal attainment so I am going to try to be modest wit... Read more
August Goals - The day of reckoning (gasp)
Tuesday, August 31, 2010      7 comments

Goals. Much fun when I set them and meet them. I love the puffed up feeling of accomplishing my own goals, not those of my employer, partner or family. My goals, my accomplishment. But then there are months like this month.... August ... Read more
Everything you know about running is Wrong....
Sunday, August 29, 2010      13 comments

My all time favorite public radio show is Wisconsin Public Radio's "To the Best of our Knowledge". Each show takes a topic and looks at it from many sides: scientific, historic, literary, poetic, economic... Yesterday's show was "on runn... Read more
50 questions.... there's a first time for everything
Thursday, August 26, 2010      4 comments

Jacked this off of Angelika's blog... I've never actually filled out one of these type of question lists. I love reading other people's though, so to make up for past lurkership... here goes: 1. What time did you get up this morning? 5... Read more
The Gym is great for "almost crying"
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      6 comments

"Almost Crying" sucks. I don't mind crying though. It is wrenching but afterwards I usually feel pretty cleansed. Possibly scoured, but cleansed none the less. Crying helps jump start the mind to start thinking through possibles. ... Read more
C'mon Maud, pull it together
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      9 comments

August... where hast thou gone? I got on the scales this morning, like pretty much every morning. I have a pretty good relationship with the "random number machine"... I never get overly hung up with the numbers, they never make any sens... Read more
A small dip in a very large lake
Sunday, August 22, 2010      12 comments

I love the Great Lakes. If you've never had the chance, you really, really should check out at least one of them, if not all five, sometime in your life time. They are glorious... they cover 94,000 square miles, are rimmed with 10,900 miles o... Read more
42 down, 42 to go - a Douglas Adams moment.
Friday, August 13, 2010      15 comments

I got on the scale this morning and there it was - 187. I am having a very difficult time wrapping my head around this but 187 pounds is HALF-WAY between 229 and 145 pounds. Using my weight as a measure, I am half-way through the initial phas... Read more
Reflections upon bra-less yoga
Thursday, August 12, 2010      15 comments

Ever think about what cosmetic surgery you would get if you won a gift certificate to your local nip & tuck artist? For me, it would be a breast reduction. I am not so endowed that I need such a surgery for any sort of health issue, I just fe... Read more

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