September 2009

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The Down-Side of Losing Weight

The Down-Side of Losing Weight

This is POST 9 of my “fitness journey” blogging. For backstory, see Post 1,
Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Post 6, Post 7,Post 8 and Post 9.]
In the interest of being transparent and offering full disclosure, there are a few negatives associated with my loss of 23 pounds and 12.4% body fat during [...]

6-Mth Fitness Update: “23 lbs, “12.4% body  fat

6-Mth Fitness Update: “23 lbs, “12.4% body fat

This is POST 9 of my “fitness journey” blogging. For backstory, see Post 1,
Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Post 6, Post 7 and Post 8.]
Probably a better headline for this post would be: GETTING FIT IS HARD TO DO.
It has been almost 6 months since I decided to get out of my [...]

We Run to Play Wii

Hello!
Okay, so our family lives in the beautiful mountain town of Lander, WY. The Wind River Range, Yellowstone, the Red Desert and Oregon Buttes are in our backyard and the sun shines 330 days out of 365 days a year.

My husband, Jerry, is a P. E. Teacher. I am really into fitness. We are both [...]

Looking for spectacular 50k trail runs & 100-mile mtn bike events

(This is a test blog post sent via Posterous and my Blackberry Storm)

Looking for a fantastic mountain 50k trailrunning event plus any 100-mile mtn biking/offroad biking events that are non-technical. Please let me know your best recommendations. Thanks! Sent from one of the original old, really bulky bag phones
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“Dirty Jobs at Johnsons,” Episode 1

“Dirty Jobs at Johnsons,” Episode 1

So, you’ll recall from a previous post that my husband, Jerry, recently had a 4-level neck fusion operation. He’s doing great, but part of his rehab requirement is to be on his best behavior. (Read, no lifting or bending his neck, etc.)

As part of his rehab I’ve had to take over most of the “heavy lifting” at home. I knew Jerry was a huge help, but now I really know. Now on my list of things to do is scooping up the dog’s poop and hauling garbage.

At the same Jerry’s rehab started, school started. Our older sons, Wolf and Hayden, ages 9 and 7 respectively, have new chore lists as a result.

They are now scooping Taiga’s poop among other dirty chores. I’m grateful to their help I can tell you that! For the record, Fin, our 2-year-old son, is trying to help them as well.

Wolfie has ambitions to be a movie producer. So it was his idea to create “Dirty Jobs” episodes while capturing them doing some of the yuckier chores they now have as their responsibilities. Here is Episode 1 – waiting for, and then disposing of our husky, Taiga’s, scat.

Spot Reduction: We Can Stop Believing

Spot Reduction: We Can Stop Believing

I tell Steve that I’m actually able to see some of my abdominal muscles now, but not all of them. “I can see the top muscles, but still not much near the bottom,” I explain, pointing to my pooch belly.

To this, he says, “Well the only way you’re going to get rid of that is with intervals.”