August 2010

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Don’t Eat Junk Food Just Because You Earned It

This is POST 29 of my “fitness journey.” For backstory, see Post 1,
Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Post 6, Post 7,Post 8, Post 9, Post 10, Post 11, Post 12Post 13,Post 14, Post 15, Post 16, and Post 17,Post 18, Post 19,Post 20,Post 21, Post 22,Post 23, and Post 24, Post [...]

My Most Epic Wind River Day Hike

My Most Epic Wind River Day Hike

I just completed a life list hike that’s in my back yard, Wyoming’s southern Wind River Range. As those of you who know me, or read this blog, know, I live for these “epic” hikes in the Wind River Range. This year I had a list of five major ones I wanted to do. Due [...]

Choose a Training Program based on Evidence

I’ve been working with Elemental Training Center founder and personal trainer, Steve Bechtel, for several months now. Depending on what my goals are, and what season it is, Steve designs specific training programs for me that help enable me to perform at high levels.
Recently, during my Thursday session with him, he discussed the filter through [...]

Good Views Come to Those Who Hike Uphill

Good Views Come to Those Who Hike Uphill

I just returned from my annual hike to Shoshone Lake above my town of Lander, WY. There’s no other way to describe this 22-mile hike. It’s a grunt.
The trail is not necessarily spectacular, and in fact much of it follows a two-track and is a popular ATV trail. Solitude isn’t the reason you hike to [...]

Droid Helps Country Bumpkin Find Her Way

Droid Helps Country Bumpkin Find Her Way

I love Apple, but I also love Google.
I love my Motorola Droid X.
My family travels a lot. And, our three sons have inquiring minds. As we’re motoring across southwestern Wyoming, we often pass the time by expanding our knowledge, thanks to my “smart” phone.
They want to know things like, have ghosts and/or UFOs have been reported [...]

The “Gilbert Johnson 1-Mile-a-Day Challenge”

The “Gilbert Johnson 1-Mile-a-Day Challenge”

My husband’s uncle Gilbert is 82 years old. He has knee problems, glaucoma, and other aches and pains that commonly wreak havoc on people as they age.
But he is no ordinary 82-year-old.
Every summer we travel to Omaha, my husband’s home town, to visit his family. Omaha is home to the ever-expanding and awesome Henry Doorly [...]