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Quick trip
Sunday, May 09, 2021      3 comments

We are just back from a quick trip down to the Sacramento area to visit with family, and spend time with my mom for Mother's day. Originally I planned to go down on Friday evening, so we could meet up early Saturday to go kayaking with my s... Read more
The owl and the snake
Sunday, May 02, 2021      6 comments

I headed out for an afternoon walk to the local riparian area to see if I could get a picture of the owls that are nesting there. I've seen the mama owl 2 days and saw the babies in the nest once. When I got there I was able to see the bab... Read more
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Sunday, April 25, 2021      30 comments

As I sat here spinning for points, I wondered why this is such a habit for me? I do enjoy spinning all the wheels, and even though the points really don't matter so much, it does get me here, and it does help create habits. I suppose part of i... Read more
End of the ski season
Sunday, April 18, 2021      1 comments

Today is the last day of the season for Royal Gorge. Larry went out on Friday and got one last hurrah on the downhill slopes of Sugar Bowl, and also got out on the XC tracks afterward. While the snow is definitely showing it's age, it's still ... Read more
Sunday skiing
Sunday, April 11, 2021      3 comments

We're getting ready to head out to our ski area soon! It will be one of the last days out for the season, so I want to enjoy it. It should be a nice, sunny day for skiing, so we want to get out on the earlier side so the snow is not slushy and... Read more
Good news!
Sunday, April 04, 2021      5 comments

So we got good news on Friday after Larry's stress test, he was cleared for activity to his heart's content! This is such a relief! While he did have a heart attack in January, his heart is working well, and he has no restrictions on activity ... Read more
Tuesday, March 30, 2021      1 comments

Yesterday started a week of recovery in my CrossFit gym, so the "WOD" included a mile run. I'm not much of a runner, so was the last one in, but I'm OK with that! I did the mile in around 11:40, slower than I have run, but not my slowest! I f... Read more
The end of the Open
Saturday, March 27, 2021      3 comments

When I looked at the Open workout for this last week, I initially thought, "I'll do it scaled" as it looked like it would be a more enjoyable workout that way. Then I pondered the weights, 35 pounds scaled, 45 pounds Rx (as prescribed) an... Read more
It's Sunday
Sunday, March 21, 2021      4 comments

The second Open workout was a repeat from a previous year, and while I did both Rx (as prescribed) I really can't compare the 2 performances, since I was not a "masters" athlete the first time I did it and I am now. That means the weights and s... Read more
Weekend wrap up
Sunday, March 14, 2021      0 comments

We started the weekend with a ski, we did an easy green trail, and the conditions were quite nice! It was a dog trail so there were lots of furry friends, only one was a little aggressive, barking and getting in the way. The owner did not seem... Read more
Week 1 of the Open
Saturday, March 13, 2021      1 comments

My gym is doing "Friday Night Lights" open workouts, which works perfectly with my schedule! For those who are unfamiliar with the CrossFit Open, it's a worldwide fitness competition that usually goes for 5 weeks. They did not have an Open las... Read more
Muscle March-2021
Sunday, March 07, 2021      4 comments

Since Fasting February ended, I have taken up "muscle March", which means I am focusing on fitness and strength training for the month of March. So far, I've made it to 3 CrossFit classes, M-W-F, (which is about all this old body can handle in ... Read more
Sunny Sunday
Sunday, February 28, 2021      4 comments

It's a sunny day, but it's still very cold out there! I checked on the ski conditions, my wax should be fine, but I am going to wait to head out to give the sun some time to soften the snow up a little... There are a lot of trails open... Read more
Fasting February is almost over!
Saturday, February 27, 2021      1 comments

So I've actually done pretty well with fasting February. I didn't drop that many pounds, but I am down from the high of the month about 5 pounds. My fitbit weight trackers shows a 2.2 pound average loss over the month. I'm planning on continu... Read more
Ski day?
Sunday, February 21, 2021      1 comments

I checked out the conditions at Royal Gorge, and it looks like it should be good for the wax I have later in the day, so I'm going to wait until noon to head out for a ski. The high for today is predicted to be 39 around 1ish...that should put ... Read more

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