Category Archives: exercise

Music and Exercise

Though I did catch a cold, I have managed to continue my exercise program. While I am not able to do it every day, I have managed to keep it pretty regular.  I have also managed to reduce my sugar … Continue reading

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Why Now?

Today’s Bummer of the Day (the Perfect Moment will come later) is something I have to write first. It is about catching a cold.  While this idiom makes for fun teaching to my students–they get confused between catching a cold … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Resist

I have been shopping at a Japanese market for years–though less frequently than in past. On Saturday, I took a friend to experience the place.  Despite trying to cut down on my sugar intake (and increase my exercise time) I … Continue reading

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Epiphany

I have been exercising for the past few days (hold all applause until this actually becomes a real habit) I have come to notice a thing or two.  Because of various commitments (if work and social life can be so … Continue reading

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Out For A Walk

Today, instead of using my break time to play Words With Friends or scroll through Instagram, I decided to go out for a walk. I did not let the fact that the sky was gloomy and the temperature was only … Continue reading

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The Difference a Week Makes

In stark contrast to last week’s chilly ride, by the time I got to the meeting place at 8:20, I and the rest of the Eagles were sweating. None of the potential C riders I knew were there, so I … Continue reading

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A Good Ride Despite the Flat

Distance 73.42 km Elevation Gain 674 m Time 3h 50m**   (including pep talks and tube changes)   Finally, today I felt strong on the bike. I had been having trouble not having energy when out for rides.  I was … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Group Ride

I titled this the small group C ride on Strava.  Basically, there were only 3 of us in group C today.  All previous group C riders seem to have graduated to the B group.  It was kind of a bummer, … Continue reading

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Saving a Turtle

Battling an illness for the past week has kept me off the bike. This week, though still not feeling one hundred percent, I decided to get out on the bike.  I chose the C group which turned out to be … Continue reading

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I wish I Had Had The Time To Stop And Smell the Vegetables

Distance 63.33 km Elevation Gain 547 m Time 2h 53m I am not sure how I managed it, but I got out of bed and on the bike in time to make the Eagles Saturday morning ride. My work week … Continue reading

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