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Is it rational to follow yoga with Espresso?

Maybe, maybe not.

Regardless of the sense or sensibility of it, that’s what I’m doing. I think I’ve recovered from what felt like a weeklong slump where I wasn’t exercising or getting outside¬†enough. This weekend was a lot of fun. Harry and I dug out what is about a 1/3 to 3/4 mile mountain biking loop through our back woods. Most of it is fairly simple, but with a lot of turns that don’t let you pick up much speed. There are a few technical sections that drop down and through the creek bed, but I can push through most of it without going over the bars.

Today, I got out for the first test run. I used the Nike+ app to map and get milage, but poor signal left me with only an estimate of the distance. My first loop read .35 miles, but two more gave a total of 2.5 miles. As you can see, the math doesn’t hold.

I’d like to get out and make some alterations to the path this week, but I don’t think I’ll be able to talk Harry into joining me as he picked up a terrible case of Poison Ivy from the first time. Not to mention that a good deal of the reaction was in unmentionable places due to his unwillingness to go back up to the house for the bathroom. (Oooo. That’s right. It’s bad.)



Things to look out for in the woods

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Posted by on September 10, 2012 in Uncategorized


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What to do when it’s 100+ degrees outside

My son and I are trapped today. It’s over 100 degrees outside and he’s 7 – that means he needs to get outside and get some exercise. We have a piano tuner coming and (hopefully) an AC repairman today – The AC situation is bad, but not dire, of three ‘zones’ in our home, only the one that includes the master bedroom is out. That means I sleep downstairs in the guest room at night, but otherwise the house is still fine.

We do belong to a community pool, but that doesn’t open until the afternoon. That’s what my sights are set on, but I have about six hours until then.


What to do?


Posted by on June 25, 2012 in Uncategorized


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