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Indoor Rowing Outdoors

Indoor Rowing Outdoors

I’ve been doing some indoor rowing lately. When I realized that I wouldn’t be running a half marathon this fall, I decided to try focusing on the 2 km indoor rowing race distance this winter. So far it’s mostly been an attempt at building a […]

Currently… (TOL #6)

Currently… (TOL #6)

It’s Thursday, which means its time for Thinking Out Loud hosted by Running with Spoons.  This week I’m going to follow a currently format to give you a quick update on life. Currently I’m Reading: The Cairo Affair which meets the requirements of Espionage Thriller in […]

I Can’t PR, How Can I Say I’m Improving?

I Can’t PR, How Can I Say I’m Improving?

I’m trying a new link-up this week as inspiration for what to write and to connect with other bloggers.  It’s the Wednesday Word (hosted by DebRuns) and it happens on the first Wednesday of the Month.   This month’s word is Improvement. Improvement means has meant […]

It’s ok not to run long distances

It’s ok not to run long distances

It’s that time of year again.  You can’t log in to your running group’s message board without seeing tons of posts of people finishing half marathons and training for marathons.  It seems like so many of the group runs are aiming for longer and longer […]

Things to do in New Hampshire: Squam Lake Nature Center

Things to do in New Hampshire: Squam Lake Nature Center

The half marathon I planned on doing in Ashland, New Hampshire on Sunday didn’t work out.  It didn’t prevent me from having a wonderful day with the kids at one of my favorite seasonal nature centers in New Hampshire. The Squam Lake Nature Center is […]

I love a good Challenge

I love a good Challenge

While I love to workout sometimes I need a little bit of inspiration.  Working towards long term goals has always worked well for me.   Especially if the goal is quantifyable.  For example I love to aim for a distance over the year goal.  1000 […]

When weather interferes

When weather interferes

While not really prepared, I was really excited to participate in my first triathlon since 2003.  I had only signed up 2 weeks before the race, but was encouraged by my preparations.  I knew I would finish the race, but wasn’t sure if I would […]

I completed the Dog Days of Summer Challenge

I completed the Dog Days of Summer Challenge

When I retired from rowing I was sure I would continue to do it regularly as a recreational rower.  Turns out that the motivation of a team and a coach are pretty strong catalysts.  Full time job, a long commute to the rowing club, and […]

Less un-prepared for a Triathlon

Less un-prepared for a Triathlon

A little over a week ago, I randomly decided to sign up for a sprint Triathlon.  My ankle wasn’t co-operating with my 2017 half marathon dreams.  So I decided to see if I enjoyed triathlons.  If I enjoy this one enough, I’ll probably aim my […]

First time flying

First time flying

I had a rare kid free day today, and boy did I savor it. I went biking and swimming, got a haircut, ran errands, did some documenting for BillionGraves, and went to the library. But I started my morning with a very exciting class. At […]