Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, June 30, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
So I have already seen the cardiologist, who was concerned but not worried. Now a million dollar workup will begin and I will carry-on to Madison for my race. Speaking of which, training carries on, and I promised I would post a brief update:
6.14.08 - run 18mile (2:28.50) avg pace 8:13/mile with goal of a negative split. Successful by three minutes
6.15.08 - 45mile recovery bike ride. Best route to date: Cedar river and May Valley
6.16.08 - open water swim at Martha Lake 1.2 miles
6.18.08 - easy brick - quick 15 mile ride (20mph) then easy 1 hr swim (2800 yds)
Today - 10km tempo run - 46:24 - avg 7:44/mile
* that's not my CT by the way
Monday, June 16, 2008
No less, I was recently reading in my neighborhood's local rag that this year the muskrat population has gone through the roof, and now it's 'buyer beware' if you plan on swimming. I guess with the cold spring and late run off the growing conditions are perfect for the typical muskrat diet of cattail roots, lily roots, and stems. As well, there was a late autumn ban on trapping in the Pacific Northwest and that has allowed the populations to flourish. So now they are warning beach goers (do 'beach goers' in Washington really have a 'beach' to 'go' to in the standard sense of the word?) to pay extra attention in the calm, shallow waters along the lakeshores. Just what all of us need.
Seems folks in Erie, MI will have a good crop of meat for their next 'Muskrat Dinner' to be held at the VFW Erie Post 3295, date TBA. Here's a couple of links for anyone interested in more information: http://www.erievfw.com/
BTW newsletter clip:
Notice: The renovation committee is in the process of replacing and modernizing the ceiling and walls. A handicap unisex bathroom addition is also planned.
The Gun raffle: Went well.
5-16-08: Howard is at home recovering. He goes to therapy 3 days a week. He was promoted from a walker to a cane yesterday
I think this calls for an original haiku:
furless so naked
flanked by mashed and sweet cream corn
muskrat swims no more
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
on a brand new bike! You wouldn't believe what it has taken to buy a bike. Took me six months to and then three visits to finally purchase the bike in the pic. Well worth the wait!