Thursday, June 12, 2014

In other news...

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Believe it or not, my life is about a little more than the number on the scale and the topic of this week's Weight Watchers meeting. Sorry if I have gotten a little one-note. In the spirit of being an actual person and not a weight-loss robot, I thought I'd post about some other things going on in my life.

Perfect for Throwback Thursday...
My husband and I celebrated our 20-year wedding anniversary in May. It was fun to look at the albums and see how different we all looked 20 years ago. The album had gotten a little dusty.

In celebration, we are going on our first vacation in a while together in July. Neither of us have been to Mackinac Island, which is a huge vacation spot for this region, so we are planning to go in July. I pulled the trigger on the hotel reservation and I'm very much looking forward to it -- we are taking our bikes and only plan to pack one backpack each.  Feel free to share suggestions if you have been there on places to go, things to do...

I also have something else exciting coming up that I can't talk about yet -- I know that's a total tease -- but I am hoping to be able to spill the beans before Fitbloggin'.

As for Fitbloggin' itself, that is coming up very fast. I am presenting a Triathlete Chat, which is a bit ironic because I'm not sure if I will be doing a triathlon this year. Every time I run, my hamstring tightens up, so I have been focusing more on swimming and biking.

I have been talking about doing Swim to the Moon for several years, so I decided that if a triathlon isn't happening this year, I should train for the 5K swim.  I'm swimming in the mornings at the JCC and I have some evening open-water swims with Team Toledo -- the first one is tonight -- and I have the option of doing 2 miles.  I am going to start off tonight with one mile, but next time I might try for two.

So that's the other news around here.  I'm going to try to remember to post at least one non-weight-loss-focused post a week so you don't get too bored with me.

3 comments:

  1. We love Mackinaw. Bikes are very good idea, road all the way around the island if I remember. You will be highly amused by convict signs on the drive up there. Can't remember exactly what they said - something about not picking them up I think.

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  2. I think we spent a long time at fort, kids loved it.

    Horse back path too (husband and oldest and middle, youngest was too short for requirement, I stayed with her)

    Boat ride to island is fun, rooster tail sprays off back of boats.

    Anything you can do at Grand Hotel is worth it. Beautiful.

    I think we went on ip to the lockes. But it was after 9-11 and security was tight, not same as it used to be where you could wander.

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    1. We did buggy tour and that is where we got most our island information.

      For YEARS middle wanted to grow up, move there, and teach.

      I might be wrong, but I have a vague memory that they use their Xmas trees to mark a path across frozen lake to mainland each winter.

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