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Training Log Archive: barb

In the 7 days ending Apr 25, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 6:23:46 6.0 9.66
  Hiking1 2:00:00
  Bicycling1 20:00
  Total3 8:43:46 6.0 9.66
averages - weight:137lbs

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Saturday Apr 25, 2009 #

Orienteering 1:26:00 [3]

Green Y at CSU Fells meet. Warm but otherwise lots of fun. Psyched because David did his first orange course ever - and in less than an hour - and he had fun!

An article in today's Globe stated that raising chickens and other farm animals is illegal in Cambridge. Two different neighbors told me about it. Based on a previous article in the Cambridge Chronicle about others with chickens in Cambridge, I think the key distnction is pet vs farm animal.

Our chickens aren't laying yet, but they're acting more mature.

I spent a couple hours gardening: mostly transplanting seedlings.

Dinner tonight was salmon poached in wine, kale "chips" (coated with oil and baked), bulgur wheat, sauteed mushrooms, mango-tomato-parsley-onion-avocado-lemon salsa.

Thursday Apr 23, 2009 #

Hiking 2:00:00 [3]

Orienteering 30:00 [1]

Harvard O

Bicycling 20:00 [1]

Harvard; groceries.

Monday Apr 20, 2009 #


Scale at home said 137 following dinner tonight. West Point scale said more.
On the home scene, the kids are gone (in Albuquerque with Bill & family), and Dave is home. Spent much of the day reading seductive vegetable cookbooks, shopping for groceries and cooking. Breakfast was curried bulghur wheat onion tomato hash nests containing eggs and with homemade yogurt on the side; dinner was poached salmon, shallots braised in red wine and balsamic vinegar and vegetable stock cooked down to a slurry, roasted asparagus in lemon marinade, and potatoes au gratin. Yay for grocery stores! Yay for seductive cookbooks! Yay for libraries!
About to watch Gossip Girl with Dave. Oh boy oh boy!

Sunday Apr 19, 2009 #

Orienteering 1:25:05 [3] 6.0 mi (14:11 / mi)

Green X Classic at Camp Buckner. Fun.
15 seconds before my start, I realized I did not have a compass. That's because I was almost late for my start, and rushed out of the van without the thing. Fortunately you could see the sun, screened by clouds so it was easier to take a bearing off of. (Also nice because cooler than yesterday.) Later in my course, the sun shone more strongly but that was OK because then I was headed away from the sun and was able to take direction off my shadow. No compass meant being more in touch with the terrain. More forest eye candy time without the distraction of The Machine.

Orienteering 3:02:41 [3]

Blue at Camp Buckner. 10:54 start.
I'd found Peter Z in between races, so I gave him back his compass. I'd bought a $14.95 compass from GO the previous evening. That's what I used on this blue course.
Saw Gail & Peter G at start. Tried to stretch a little. Nice and cool; sun was shaded. Smelled like spring to die for.

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