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Health by Heidi

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Heidi's World

Heidi's World

My workouts and fun things that I want to share!

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A River Runs Through It...

Posted on August 31, 2015 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (10151)

Yesterday some friends and I went over and floated the day stretch of the Salmon River.  It was a wonderful day, as any day on the river is.  Even though the wind was pretty intense and there was cloud cover for a lot of the day, we still had a great time.  I just can't help but have fun on the river.  As we were floating along, I started thinking about being on the river and how much I love it.

My first multi-day river trip was nine years ago, when my husband a...

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Me...mountain biking??

Posted on August 23, 2015 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (9318)

Yesterday, a good friend of mine convinced me to go mountain biking.  I, the self-proclaimed 99% roadie 1% mountain biker, reluctantly agreed.  I do own a mountain bike.  Her name is Shelly and the last time she saw action was June 2014 on the ride to Paradise.  That ride is techinically not even a mountain bike ride.  There are just sections of the ride that are on dirt, which makes a mountain bike more comfortable than a road bike.  I am fine riding a moun...

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My Brother

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (3188)

My senior year in high school, my English teacher (whom also happened to be my dad) gave us the assignment of writing a two page essay about a role model.  Many of my classmates chose famous athletes or pop culture icons.  I chose my brother.  He truly was my role model.  He taught me how to dribble and shoot a basketball.  He spent countless hours on the ski hill with me, teaching me how to do parallel turns and ski moguls without breaking my leg.  He is eight y...

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The Last Ride...

Posted on August 9, 2015 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (2177)

Yesterday marked the last group ride of the season for me.  I have a conflict next weekend and then Fast Guy, the group organizer, is leaving for a while.  I will still ride on my own, and may even hop in a few group rides with the New Fast Guys.  However, any of you with gardens knows that this time of year is getting into peak harvesting, and therefore peak canning, season.  For the next several weeks I just won't have time to spend three or five or seven hours on a bike...

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What a wonderful weekend!

Posted on August 2, 2015 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (2237)

I have had multiple thoughts floating around in my head for this week's blog, and I am going to try and tie them all in with the story of what a fabulous weekend I had.  So here we go...

The weekend kicked off with Last Friday in Darby, a wonderful event put on by some even more wonderful people.  Last Friday in Darby is in the park downtown, and consists of vendors, live music, food, wine, and this month there was a gigantic cardboard castle for the kids to play in.  I h...

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Utopia...

Posted on July 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (6982)

As I was driving home from Hamilton the other day via Old Darby Rd (due to the road construction on the highway) and enjoying the spectacular scenery of this valley, I started thinking...

I sometimes hear people complain about Darby and the Bitterroot.  I think we have all been guilty at some point in time.  I know I have complained about a few things in Darby.  The truth is that there is no perfect place.  There is no utopia.  We can try hard to create our own,...

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The ongoing food debate

Posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (2207)

One of my good friends posted something this week expressing her frustration with the lack of easily accessible organic food here, and in general.  It sparked a great discussion and got me thinking about food (again).  So I wanted to share more of my thoughts.

In the not-so-distant past, we didn't have access to fresh fruits and veggies year round.  People ate the produce that was in season because that was all that was available.  There were no strawberries in Janua...

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The pieces...

Posted on July 12, 2015 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (5064)

One week.  It's been one week since that fateful missed turn.  Over the week, I have done a lot of meditating and mulling and musing about the reason for that missed turn.  I still am not sure of the "why."  I am not sure why I was not supposed to win that race and set a course record that would have been nearly unbeatable.  I have gone over every second of that race from the time I started until the time WG made his fateful remark.  What did I miss (aside from t...

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Madison Duathlon 2015

Posted on July 6, 2015 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (2245)

Yesterday, Sunday, July 5th, was the fourth annual Madison Duathlon.  This race takes place in Ennis, MT, and consists of a 14 mile bike ride and a 7 mile run.  The ride is 8 miles of pavement and 6 miles of grueling dirt, with an elevation gain of 3000 feet in the 6 miles of dirt.  Then the run goes up one mile before going downhill for six miles, again on dirt, and finishing with a short uphill run to the finish line. 

I have competed in this race for the past thr...

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Heidi's food evolution

Posted on July 2, 2015 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (1957)

Growing up, I remember my mom canning and freezing fresh produce all summer long to prepare for winter.  We lived in a very small town in Wyoming (at 7000 feet elevation, with nothing but wind, antelope, and sagebrush as far as the eye could see...a miserable place) and our access to fresh fruits and veggies outside of the two-month long summer season was nearly zero.  Each week in the summer we would drive into town and go to the produce truck that drove up from Colorado....

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