(recipe) tropical green smoothie

I love math.

Seriously, if the road to world domination could run through an excel spreadsheet, I would be well on my way to becoming a global super power.

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Ode to a non-functional leg

It has been a while, I know.  But I guess when you blog about home renos and tris and other stuff that you haven’t been doing a whole hell of a lot of recently, there is only so much to say to the interwebs.

But then I hit a milestone.  Okay, so that milestone happened a month ago, but it has taken a while to write this.  So excuse the liberal (i.e. completely inaccurate) use of temporal phrases.

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This post is going to knock you over with happiness and optimism.  I am not kidding – and I know that this is surprising for those who know me.  But consider this your day’s serving of rainbows and puppies and happy fucking sunshine with a side order of “I am awesome.”  And all because I am celebrating a milestone:

Today I put a shoe on my right foot for the first time in eight weeks. Continue reading

the right way to beat yo’self

(N.B. this is not a post about BDSM.  Sorry.)

In the field of athletic things, I have a long track record of beating myself up (i.e. the wrong way).  It is always “I could have been faster” or “I didn’t leave it all out there” or “I really should lose some weight before I sign up for X, Y, or Z.”

Which made what happened today pretty freaking phenomenal.

Ya’ll – I had a running breakthrough. Continue reading

Tri 2016: getting better

I have never really set “improvement” goals for athletic activities. Seriously, I am happy most mornings to get out of bed and pump out my 60 minutes of cardio before climbing back in my PJs.

This is kind of funny because I actually love goals. I regularly say “sure I will try this new bigger thing to see if I can do it.” Half marathon, triathlon. But once I cross it off the list, I am ready for the next thing.

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