Livestrong day, bagels and challenges


LIVESTRONG Day is the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s 1-day initiative to raise awareness of cancer issues on a global level and in communities across the country.
You can wear something yellow, cook/eat something yellow, participate in any events in your area, or get a health check.

Today was my day for a Pap test.  15 minutes can save your life!  Don’t forget to schedule your mammograms and Pap tests as these 2 types of cancers have great survival rates when caught early.

Even though it is not an official bagel day, I wasn’t lifting, so asked John if he wanted to bike to breakfast.  It’s the start of my weekend, so what the heck?  We went on a chilly ride.  40 degrees!  It really is getting close to the time we will hang up the bikes 🙁

This is downtown for some reason.  Not sure what it is, but it’s cute!


And then there is that big straw bear… 😉

Had a wonderful warm mug of coffee when we got there


Plus bagel deliciousness!


Look – it’s like the parting of the Red Sea in food form!

The rest of the day has been snacky and not the best of eating.  Sigh….

First check-in for Steve’s Hot 100 challenge!


My posted goals were as follows:

1. Duathlon in October.  Signed up and ready to go!
2. Limit the number of eggnog lattes this year to 2 or 3.  Not out yet, phew
3. Keep a redline of weight in mind to not go over during the holidays.  Doing okay with that.
4. Complete the New Rules of Lifting for Women.  Finished stage V
5. Enjoy time with family during the holidays.  Spent some this week!

I am adding a few new ones as well:

6.  Better organization of time to be productive.

7.  Do some freelance writing.

8.  Run at least 2 more official 5K races this year.

I am hoping the rain holds off for tomorrow.  We are supposed to go and check out the course for my duathlon, as the road is supposed to be marked now.

Have a great night everyone!

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15 thoughts on “Livestrong day, bagels and challenges

  1. Shelley B

    The hay bear is cute – with all the hay bales around here, I can’t believe I’ve never seen something as creative as that!

    Good job with your Hot 100 goals! Hope you have a great weekend!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Maggie =-.

  2. debby

    Helloooo, my east coast twin! Guess what I had for dinner? Broccoli, beef, and rice, in a kinda sorta asian sauce! The power of suggestion! And this “The rest of the day has been snacky and not the best of eating. Sigh….” I had EXACTLY the same thing happen today, and when it does happen, I wonder why, and I always hear you saying ‘I was kind of snacky.’

    Thanks for sharing ‘the thrill of victory’ as well as ‘the agony of defeat.’ LOL I think the defeat is just as encouraging to me as the victory. I just re-read your triathlon post. I guess if Lori can have a ‘snacky’ day, and run a triathlon, I will be okay.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..A Word of Encouragement =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      It is funny, I just nibble on days like that and don’t know what else to call it but snacky. I figure if I can keep those days to a minimum I’ll be fine, but they do happen!

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    1. Lori Post author

      I have done a bit before on several subjects like real estate and gardening. I just need to get back into doing that.

  4. Karyn

    Good job on your Hot 100 so far Lori.

    I want to thank you for having the 30 day challenge in Sept. It started me keeping motivated and on track and between your challenge and the Hot 100, I have now lost 6 lbs since the start of Sept. That is so thrilling to me as I had been stalled for more than 6 months!

    Thank you so much for putting a link to your tri page. I don’t know how I missed it. I have been noticing that my browser isn’t responding right and I most often don’t get new blog posts showing up until the next day and sometimes not at all.
    .-= Karyn´s last blog ..My “Hot 100? so far. =-.

  5. Lynn Haraldson-Bering

    I’m sad you (and I) will be hanging up the bikes soon. So what’s your winter sport or choice?

    Duathlon…When I see this word I think of Batman and Robin for some reason. You’ll rock it like it rock all the other challenges/goals you set up for yourself.

    Re: freelancing, do you do photography, too, or are you “just” writing?
    .-= Lynn Haraldson-Bering´s last blog ..Good Love Is Like a Good Roasting Pan =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      I would love to do photography, but I would need better equipment and a bit more talent LOL!

      Winter sport of choice is lifting and dvds, although I will run when there is no precipitation.

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