Healthy habits

I'm giving Brooke's Skinny Snowman Challenge another try this year. I started last year but never followed through. It's only $5 and supports basic healthy habits like logging food and drinking water, but also some self-care strategies like focusing on the positive and taking time for myself every day.It's no secret that I have been struggling with these kinds of habits, so I'm hoping this will help me finish out the year on a positive note ....more

I bought a Chevy Volt!

A used one. The new ones are a bit out of my price range. My last car was a new car, which I recently wrecked by sliding through a red light in the rain ....more

Planning the next triathlon season

Most triathletes I know eagerly start signing up for races after they finish their final race of the season. After Cedar Point, I was not really interested in thinking about next year, or even very interested in training at all. I took about six weeks to get out of the doldrums -- I did a few workouts a week, a big switch from the summer when I had 1-2 workouts almost every day ....more

Book Review: The Hormone Cure by Sara

I rarely review a book before I finish reading it, but this one is compelling enough and probably would be of interest to my blog readers, so I'm jumping the gun a bit. I'm about 2/3 through the Audible version of The Hormone Cure by Dr. Sara Gottfried, and it's helping a lot of the issues that I have been having and working through with my alternative practitioner fall into place.I have Margo to thank for getting me interested in this book ....more

Book Review: Fat Chance by Nick Spalding

I read Nick Spalding's...more

Gluten-free Hashimoto's experiment results

I thought I'd share this since it may be able to help someone else. After 6 years of conventional thyroid treatment for Hashimoto's, I was only getting worse. I went to an alternative practitioner, who suggested I try going gluten- and dairy-free....more

Roll with the Changes: Challenge Cedar Point Race Report

This is going to be a long post, with lots of photos. But I promise not to get into a bunch of triathlon number-talk. When I committed to the Challenge Cedar Point Half Aquabike back in November (the swim and bike leg of a half-iron-distance race without the run), I had no idea what a wild ride it would take me on....more

Book review: Leap by Tess Vigeland

I have been anxiously awaiting Leap: Leaving a Job with No Plan B to Find the Career and Life You Really Want (link to order through the author's website) ever since I heard author Tess Vigeland interviewed on "How She Really Does It."...more

Gluten-free and (mostly) dairy-free

After my last visit with my traditional endocrinologist, I resolved to try something different. I looked around for another endocrinologist, but all the ones around here follow the same protocol -- I was never able to connect with my old friend from the gym to find out who she was working with. ...more

Another race report: Swim to the Moon 5K

Are you tired of race reports yet? This one, I promise, is something different. It was the Swim to the Moon 5K, a swim through five lakes ....more