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How I biked 3061 miles (so far) this year.
Sunday, November 08, 2009      3 comments

I started in March. Here in Minnesota, biking outside in March is a challenge. But my friend Mike had talked me into signing up for the Minnesota Ironman on April 26. (This is a 30, 66 or 100 mile ride. It's called the Ironman because of how ... Read more
It seemed impossible, and then my sparkfriends stood beside me
Sunday, September 27, 2009      5 comments

When I went to the doctor, and found that I weighed 210 pounds and had high blood pressure, I knew I needed to do something. It seemed impossible, I was so out of shape. I didn't have time. I didn't have will power. It was too hard. And the... Read more
I'm clipless!
Sunday, September 20, 2009      6 comments

I've known this day would come, but I had been dreading it. I call myself a cyclist, but I was using old fashioned pedals. I knew the clipless pedals would help improve my efficiency, but I'd heard so many stories about people crashing as they... Read more
A tale of two centuries
Saturday, September 05, 2009      3 comments

One of my goals for this summer was to bike a century, a hundred miles. The most I had biked before was 66 miles. I had looked at the schedule of rides in the area and did not see any organized centuries that fit my own calendar, so I knew I ha... Read more
Adjectives I never thought would be used about me
Saturday, September 05, 2009      6 comments

Strong! Buff! Stunning! Skinny! In the last 30 days each of these adjectives have been used about me. ME! I'm 53 years old. In January 2008 I weighed the most I'd ever weighed. My BMI was at 30--I was obese. Today I weigh 173, and ... Read more
Today I was called "strong"
Sunday, August 09, 2009      4 comments

I biked 54 miles today with a friend of mine, and a friend of his. His friend biked on ahead, but Mike and I biked most of the way together. At the start I presumed he was keeping pace with me. But then I quit following him and moved to the l... Read more
Today someone said I was
Wednesday, August 05, 2009      5 comments

Today I was talking with a co-worker who is going to have stomach reduction surgery in November. He was telling me that he was going to need some more time for himself as he dealt with the appointments, and counseling, and emotions of taking th... Read more
It's not exercise anymore
Tuesday, July 28, 2009      5 comments

On Saturday I biked 60 miles. On Sunday it was 34. Yesterday 20. Today 21. And as I hit mile 15 today, I realized this is not exercise anymore, it's just me. If you've read my earlier blog entries, you know that I started this journey... Read more
A year ago, biking 50 minutes would have been impossible. Today I biked 50 miles-in the rain,sleet,
Sunday, April 26, 2009      3 comments

It was in January 2008, that I began my journey to health. I am 52 years old. I went to the doctor about a sore wrist and, of course, they weighed me--and it was the highest ever. Then they told me my blood pressure was up. So I started this... Read more
The clothes that were hanging on the eliptical trainer don't fit anymore!
Sunday, September 07, 2008      5 comments

This morning when I weighed myself, I was at 174 pounds. This means that when I go to the body mass index calculator and plug in my height and my weight, the words "healthy weight" pop up. On January 6, 2008, I went to the doctor because m... Read more