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Great read on the plane a few weeks ago — A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

In a previous post, Ria left a note recommending a book: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail. Thank you, thank you, thank you! What a great book! Funny and inspiring. I read it on the plane to Chicago, on my way to California. The gal next to me probably was […]

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Thu, March 12 2009 » Motivation, Persistence » 5 Comments

2008 retrospective: What worked, what didn’t

Looking back, I certainly learned a bunch about what works and what doesn’t with regard to my getting fit. In no particular order… Works: Outrageous distance-based goal with deadline (Lazy Man’s Triathlon, first 5K race, first 5K continuous run, marathon, open water swim, triathlon… what else to come?) Doesn’t work: Exercising for X minutes Y […]

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Wed, December 31 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Progress, Strategy, Stress eating, Support, Useful tools » 4 Comments

Weight loss and Second Life; My exceptionally cranky day

First, no one would have known today was a cranky day. I don’t tend to stomp around and be an obvious crank. But I really was colossally cranky. Wow. I was resentful that circumstances prevented my completing my 2.5mi weekend swim yesterday (I finished it this afternoon). I was cranky about just everything! It just […]

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Mon, September 15 2008 » Self image, Stress eating » 9 Comments