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5/13/10 Where's A Wall I Can Beat My Head Against?
Thursday, May 13, 2010      0 comments

I should be at work right now. Instead, I'm taking a half day vacation. Not "enjoying" a half day," taking" a half day. There is a difference. About a $500 difference. Enjoying a half day would indicate that on the spur of the moment, deep in th... Read more
5/11/10 Rain!!!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday, I got in my best run in years--which really isn't saying much since I haven't run consistently in years. Still, for the first time, when I started running things didn't feel forced and there was no jarring or "thudding" with each foot... Read more
5/9/10 The Best Laid Plans....
Monday, May 10, 2010      2 comments

The plan was to spend time on the road bike, cross bike, and mountain bike this weekend. Was. Past tense. Things worked out a little differently. Saturday was cold, dark, and windy--perfect for CX training. Instead, I spent most of the da... Read more
5/6/10b--Crap! Decisions!
Thursday, May 06, 2010      2 comments

I hate decisions and it looks like this weekend I'm going to have to make some hard ones. During the week, I'm starting to ride a bit less and work on running. Weekends are going to be my days for concentrating on building up miles on the bike. ... Read more
5/6/10 Money Changes Goals
Thursday, May 06, 2010      0 comments

To all in Southwest Ohio, I apologize. All the broken windows, cracked ceilings, and damaged masonry were not the result of a rare earthquake. Rather, much to the joy of home improvement companies, I have adjusted my training focus to include re... Read more
4/30/10 So Ends The Week.
Saturday, May 01, 2010      0 comments

A few weeks ago, during a stretch of 80 degree days, the landlord turned off the heat in the complex. This was a good thing. There is no control over the apartment heat. It's either on or off. You adjust the temperature of the apartment by openi... Read more
4/27/10 Back In The Saddle
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      1 comments

I can develop or drop habits, good or bad, in a heartbeat. Typically, I develop bad habits fast and drop good habits just as fast. So, when I have a good routine going, I fear any little interuption. The past 3 days were somewhat frightening. ... Read more
4/24/10 Punctuated Equilibrium and Weight Loss
Sunday, April 25, 2010      2 comments

For the last 12 years or so, I've been fighting my weight. There have been numerous times in which I've had control of my weight and have enjoyed watching the numbers on the scale drop. Something I've noticed during these cycles of weight loss i... Read more
4/22/10 The Agony and the Ecstacy of A.D.D.
Thursday, April 22, 2010      2 comments

I've got A.D.D. I can't pay attention through the entire length of a 2:48 pop song. 30 second commercials can't hold my attention for more than about 5 seconds. I can almost concentrate long enough to comprehend a three letter word. This is an ... Read more
4/21/10 Cut Down Week
Wednesday, April 21, 2010      1 comments

Intervals were scheduled for today. That didn't happen. What did happen was I realized I needed a cutdown week. I don't know where I got the idea of cut down week. The theory, as I understand it, is to reduce intensity and/or amount of yo... Read more
4/20/10 Good News Bad News and Lovely Arguments
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      2 comments

I got some bad news yesterday. My son's graduation is June 6. Don't get me wrong, I'm excited that he's going to graduate. The bad news is the timing. The Little Miami Triathalon is the same day. That was going to be debut into the multisport... Read more
4/19/20 When The Legs Don't Listen...
Monday, April 19, 2010      3 comments

I checked my email this morning and found a note from a team mate about a cross race in May near Louisville. Talk about a great start to the week.... When I finally got out on the bike, I didn't have much time. Visions of Spring cyclocross danc... Read more
4/18/10 The 2010 Cycling Season Is Officially Open And The Joys Of 30% Body Fat
Monday, April 19, 2010      3 comments

Today was a ramble up to my girlfriend's, mow her grass, and hustle home to get the kids to youth group kind of day. It was some where around 40 miles and an hour of mowing. The only disappointing thing was the late notice that The Boy had to be... Read more
4/17/10 The New Wheel And My Sister Save The Kids
Saturday, April 17, 2010      2 comments

I had high hopes for today. I picked up my rebuilt wheel first thing in the morning and had a large block of time set aside to knock off about a 30 mile wheel shake down. One thing not taken into account: teen agers. Almost right from the m... Read more
4/15/10 What The....?
Friday, April 16, 2010      2 comments

Today's ride was cut short by 3 things: 1) black clouds, 2) rain, and most importantly 3) my crackberry in my pocket and not in any type of weather proofing. Before the sprinkles, I was just cruising neighborhoods, answering all of history's gre... Read more

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