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Warning: Most of my blogs are written for my own benefit. Unless I specifically ask for advice, I am not looking for advice. If you offer advice, and your advice is something I think is really dumb, or completely unsupported by empirical evidence, I will snicker to myself.

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Warning: Most of my blogs are written for my own benefit. Unless I specifically ask for advice, I am not looking for advice. If you offer advice, and your advice is something I think is really dumb, or completely unsupported by empirical evidence, I will snicker to myself.

If you've been interacting with me for some time, and I've figured out your sense of humor, you get a pass.




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Member Since: 11/14/2012

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My Goals:
In April 2013 I made a big commitment: I will celebrate my 50th birthday in September 2015 by completing an Olympic-distance triathlon. My blog is mostly about training & maintaining motivation.

My Program:
Eat real food.

Move! Work! And never underestimate the value of a rest day.

Personal Information:
Born & raised in Seattle. Joined the US Coast Guard at 18. Bounced around a lot for the next twelve years, including a few more years in Seattle. Moved backed to Washington in 1996 to a rural area of Western Washington (the wet part). Moved to Eastern Washington in 2000, and I fell in love with this side of the Cascade Mountains. We currently live in the Tri-Cities. It's a brush steppe, but the climate is very similar to a high desert: cold in the winter, hot in the summer, lots of sun, not much rain, lots of wind, very little humidity.

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I have very little self-control when it comes to food. I can always justify eating that extra snack - and then I regret it!

I've found that following Matt Fitzgerald's point of view about diet quality has improved my diet and made it easier to stay within daily calorie ranges.

Although I love to sleep and I could spend 9-10 hours in bed everyday, I'm naturally kind of fidgity. I like to keep myself in motion. I find it difficult to sit for more than an hour. Since I work at a desk job, I'm always up & walking around.

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GHK1962
6/10/2015 11:21:48 PM

Heya ~

So the Tri I did was this past weekend ... on June 6th at Blue Lake near Portland, OR.

It was a My First Tri thingy. Not quite a Sprint. The swim was half the distance. So a 1/4 mile swim. 12 mile ride. 5K run. It went pretty good.

But - admittedly, I had to modify my original plans. I had planned on doing a Sprint in may and a Sprint in June and a Sprint in July and an Oly in August. But illness got the best of me and I had to give up the May Tri ... and make the June a MyFirstTri. I'm still planning on doing my 1st Sprint in about 5 weeks at the Columbia River Tri. But I think I will now have to modify my dreams of an Oly distance back to a Sprint again. Swimming is HARD!

I did join a training team and that is fun and has made training rather fun.

As far as time - meh ... I figure if I can finish and not drown I am doing pretty dang good!

As for you - I'm glad you are going to keep pushing.

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ALICIA363
5/9/2015 7:44:36 PM

I will miss you!
Are you still headed for an Olympic Tri for your 50th in September? I so enjoy hearing your adventures ... but the time's probably better spent training. "Real life trumps the online, every time!"

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BOILHAM
4/11/2015 9:16:41 AM

Thanks so much for your inspiring comments on my 70.3 blog. I had read that KH quote before, and it does apply to this situation. Love hearing from my fellow triathletes. Keep up the good work.



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BOILHAM
4/2/2015 8:32:35 AM

Really excited about this 70.3. The marathons just weren't doing it for me in the excitement department. Thanks for your support.




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ALICIA363
3/28/2015 8:00:28 AM

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