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Sunday, September 23, 2012      4 comments

Hi! I've been too busy to blog about stuff, here or on my blogspot page, but everything's going well. I signed up for the Tour de Bronx on Oct 18 (free!) and had to skip the 5th Avenue Mile yesterday because of my school schedule (I have a Satur... Read more
I lifted heavy things
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      6 comments

Today was my off day from classes, so I studied my azz of for Anatomy, did the laundry, and during the dry cycle I finally made use of my YMCA membership AND WENT TO THE GYM TO LIFT WEIGHTS! I know I should, but I never do. My new schedule is g... Read more
NYC Century
Sunday, September 09, 2012      3 comments

Well this one was a dud! Ha! Just kidding! It seems like a decent event all around, but with a course open to traffic, tons of red lights, and all the crap like glass and potholes in the city streets, this ride was pretty frustrating. I ave... Read more
School!
Thursday, September 06, 2012      3 comments

Heloooo! I feel like I'm ridiculously busy, but really I'm not. I'm midway through my first week of school and it's overwhelming but in a great way. I'm in a dual massage therapy / traditional Chinese medicine program, and the paradigm shift is ... Read more
I'm back
Monday, September 03, 2012      6 comments

Hi! I'm back from vacation and it's surreal. I had a great time - my only complaint is that we never found time to go kayaking - and we enjoyed a really tough 2 hour hike, attempted mountain biking, walked all over cute Camden, Maine, and visite... Read more
North Fork Century
Monday, August 27, 2012      5 comments

I rode almost 52 miles!!!! So, last week I rode 42 on 9W, the road that goes along the west side of the Hudson in New Jersey. 9W is ridiculously hilly and when I finished, I was really tired and spent and sore and cranky. Here's a pro tip -... Read more
2lb dance and the "Primal Blueprint"
Friday, August 24, 2012      10 comments

Yay I lost 2 lbs so now I weigh less than 200, woo hoo! These little numbers make me really happy, which in hindsight is really weird, since my (and everybody else's, I'm sure) weight can fluctuate by several pounds day-to-day because of wa... Read more
Random camping thoughts
Wednesday, August 22, 2012      6 comments

Next Tuesday we leave for a week of camping in Maine! I'm ridiculously excited, even though I'm realizing that we've committed just as many days to visiting relatives as we have to super fun camping things. Also, we bought a camp stove at REI ea... Read more
First Half Century next week!
Monday, August 20, 2012      3 comments

So, yesterday's 42 was supposed to, in theory, be 45 but somewhere along the line I lost my math sensibilities. I think it was in the village in Piermont when I went into a store to buy a Clif bar and a water and the whole thing cost $4 - I was ... Read more
Ouch
Sunday, August 19, 2012      9 comments

Today I did 42 miles on my bike, but on a much hillier course than my last attempt (I took 9W in New Jersey north from the GW Bridge to Piermont, NY). The hills that had me hitting 35 mph on the way there had me going 5 mph in my granny gear (an... Read more
yeeeeeaaaahhhh!!!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      7 comments

So I had that interview yesterday, and even though the assistant for admissions had told me a few times that I should expect to stick around for a few hours and register for my classes and pay my deposit, etc., because "the admissions committee ... Read more
5 mile run, big afternoon
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      4 comments

I just finished a 5 mile run with intervals... about 4 1/4 segments sprinkled in that were around 9:30 pace (for me, this is really fast. I've only run in one mile race and it was 8:53; a good 5k for me is 31 - 32 minutes) followed by 1/2 mile r... Read more
20 mile bike, NBD
Monday, August 13, 2012      4 comments

I got out and rode today, good times. Tomorrow I run, probably in the 6 mile neighborhood. It's been awhile since I've run even that far, but I haven't been excited about stand-alone run races for kind of a long time - a few months, anyway. ... Read more
IM forever!!!
Sunday, August 12, 2012      4 comments

Watching the Ironman finishers was sick! I'm really tired. We got home around 12:30 am, I finally fell asleep around 2, and I woke up at about 8 to catch the end of the Olympic men's marathon (yay Meb!) so I feel like an alien now. An alien... Read more
IM Athlete Village and Sewage
Friday, August 10, 2012      3 comments

Woowwwwww.... Ironman competitors are NOT fooling around. That was the fittest bunch of people I've seen in one place, EVER. The women were especially inspiring - lean, mean, muscled endurance machines, all of them. It will be a huge deal to get... Read more

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