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my first duathlon.... honeysuckles and the girls!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

my goal for 2010 was to do a triathlon,, do the training -- i have my eyes set on one at the end of August, an all-ladies tri...so i have been slowing incorporating all the elements.. running has been there, biking i really started last year on my mountain bike, spinning all winter and this past winter i bought a road bike used for 200 dollars.. what a huge difference~~ and this last 2 months i have been swimming 1 time a week-- first started out with a swim coach.. taking a 2 hour introduction to swimming.. basic skills and drills.. i have been adding miles each week on the bike...
the next step to this process was to enter a biking/running event.. my coach instructed me to enter the Toga Duathlon...and we all did the race 5/16... weeks prior we practiced as a "team" biking like 15 miles , having set up our transition area prior-- get comfortable in making the transition (what is allowed in the transition area and so forth) and then running immediately from the bike to the road.. called a brick... what a shock!!! my coach says that the running muscles sort of go to sleep while biking and it takes a bit for them to get going.. no kidding..
so the Toga was a 5Krun, 25 k bike and another 5K run.. i really had no expectations for this race other than i wanted to be semi-competitive in the running.. it was a small race at the Rockland Lake State Park.. i took the family down the day prior to get my bearings.. an idea from a fellow sparker.. it made all the difference in the world in making my anxiety lesson.. i couldnt believe how nervous i was.. this was a first ( a bike race) and i didnt really tune into that until race weekend came along.. i picked up my race bib and then we had a picnic at the lake....
On Sunday race day.. i started out at 6am... having gotten everything ready.. so much more to think about with a bike.. tires pumped check, water bottle check, helmet and spare tire check.. the list goes on... got the bike loaded up and away i went...
i met everyone down there and this was the part that i could REALLY be so thankful that i had that support for my first bike race... it would have been 100 times harder for me if i entered without that support.. there were 2 other newbies in our group which i appreciated too!! Barb(coach) walked us over to the transition area.. we set up our bikes and transition area... we warmed up and went to line up for the race.. oh yea.. i have to run a 5K first~~ emoticon
i ran it-- advice from coach -- dont kill myself on the first leg of the race... okay, i ran it in 27 something.. i really didnt want to run slower than that.. this was a fast bunch and they were all ahead of me.. got back to the transition area.. BIKE TIME~~~ emoticon got my helmet on.. (NOT ALLOWED TO TOUCH BIKE if helmet isnt on and clipped first), sunglasses on... took a gu gel... highly recommended by Barb.... keep up with the nutrition so i dont just die out there , walked my bike to the start and away i went .... the racers were doing 4 laps around the lake... we had to keep track... i thought that would be hard.. nope!! with that mileage --you are counting each one!! and not forgetting~~~ words cant explain how freakin' cool it was to bike and race at the same time... like fast race (fast for me) i felt like i was on some crazy biking thing that you see on TV... to watch everyone bike around me and past me and for me to pass people it was just sooooo fun!! and fast !!! i can really understand why this is so addicting.. now i do get it!!! on lap one everything was going great.. Barb had just passed me and screamed out "GOOOO Jen" when a bit ahead my chain came off.. "DAMN!!!!" get off the bike and the thing is mangled... grrrrrrr... a guy with the race stops.. really not much help.. i got it back on but i would say 5 minutes wasted.. grrrrrrr (now i have some expectations).. i did the rest of the race not shifting gears... for fear this would happen again...very hard to do and frustrating when i would want to go faster but i just dont know what i am doing enough to chance it.. i finish my fourth lap.. get into the transition area... take off my helmet (some have run with the darn thing on forgetting its on their head) and back to running... we ran the other direction of the lake.. it was hard but not as hard as i thought it would be.. i think it was i knew what to expect.. so i ran another 27 something... which i think i am the most happy about.. to finish with a similiar start or negative split was what i was after.. at the end was a straightaway... all i hear is Barb's booming voice emoticon'GOOOOOOO jEN" with another woman that we train with cheering as well.. its always about finishing strong.. so the last 200 yards i turned it super on...
all the ladies with the expection of myself and another woman won something in their age category... very proud of all of them.. Barb won third overall-- i really have a new found respect for this multi-sport racing.. i really do.. its not easy.. its quite involved.. but i really enjoy it because its so interesting to me..and diverse... i know a lot about running but not much about biking or swimming.. so as an athlete i feel like i am continue to grow and learn new things.. in addition the crosstraining has really made my body stronger as well as lessening the injury factor.. Strength training is in there as well!!
darn it i am hooked, haha!~~~ my next race is the Westchester Biathlon at the end of June!!

the huckberry reference.. one of the most pleasant awesome things during the bike portion (my split for the bike was 1:04 i think) was going around the lake and bushes and bushes were filled with blooming honeysuckles.. the sweet smell was present for that entire time... between the manic pace of this race and that sweet aroma.. i just cant explain what a perfect strange balance that was for me.. to be keenly aware and conscious of my surroundings told me i was nervous but not freaked out --- i was proud of myself i kept my anxiety in check!!! emoticon just an amazing spring day!!

  
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NAVYMOM133 5/30/2010 3:03PM

    Great race report!! You are mastering some serious stuff!
emoticon rock on!

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NUTRIGIRL08 5/25/2010 9:40AM

    emoticon emoticon The next one will be so much easier! Sorry about your chain. But at least you got it back on and finished. You are getting stronger so you will rock it in August!!

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EVETROY 5/22/2010 11:06PM

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MARATHONMOM26.2 5/22/2010 9:11PM

    I'm so glad you got this down in words. You will be able to look back at this and recapture that feeling... the excitement, the nerves, the smells, the joy! It really is awesome to be in a multi-sport race with the support of other women - I know for me it "made" the event. My tri was not women's only and I seriously felt the difference...

You are growing as an athlete and in the near future you'll know all about the cycling and swimming parts, and then you'll be mentoring others and getting joy from that too! Rock on Jen! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GODDESSOFHOME 5/22/2010 11:32AM

    What a thrilling experience! I have considered training for tri's sometime in the future, wonder how important the appropriate bike is?

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FISHING88 5/22/2010 11:00AM

    Congratulations! You are on your way to that tri!

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NORDAKOTA 5/22/2010 8:30AM

    WOW! That is awesome. emoticon

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TEACHERMOMFIVE 5/22/2010 8:26AM

    I was hoping you'd blog about the race - I've been checking! I'm glad it went so well & loved the pics. You look so strong - Iron Woman!

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who is this person that runs an 8:00 min/ mile??

Thursday, April 22, 2010

in two years i have gone from about a 13:00 mile to now an 8:00min mile pace.. last night at the track ASTOUNDED me.. just amazing when we were doing the speedwork and we would hit the 2:00min mark each time --every 400 --8x and then we did an 800...hit that too at 4:00 min ... my coach was surprised.. i surprised myself.. she said if i keep this up i will be running a 24:00 min 5K!!??? that just doesnt seem possible , but maybe it is....
i find myself feeling uncomfortable with this new found strength...but for sure happy... but i dont think people around me know what to think of it.. i was always in the back... them encouraging me.. now i am passing them.. we still encourage each other but its just strange because its so new.. so lots of mixed emotions but mostly proud of myself!!

okay-- then we went on over to the pool.... now this is my fourth time in the pool...in 30 years doing any sort of laps... Barb, my coach was taking video of us to show us what we needed to improve on... she hasnt really watched me swim closely.. so she watches me ; i swim down the lane and get to the other side in 17 strokes.. i have no idea that they count strokes.. but i swim faster than i thought i could and i do this over and over again.. she showed me the video.. head down more and i have to work on my left arm getting up in the air more.. better turnover.. but she just shook her head and said that i took to the water very easily and stated that she didnt take to the water like that.. she commented a couple times with how well i was doing.. this is after a year of training with Barb.. lots of encouragement... not a ton of praise.. so when you hear "thats really good Jen" its like very meaningful because i know she doesnt give that out often and only says it when it truly is very good..
again, i cant reiterate how good it feels to have some of this prior training pay off and the pay off is that these activities are fun... i have stopped comparing myself... let go of the fact that the rest of them are running 6 and 7 min miles.. thats them!! and just do what i love to do; know that its an extreme blessing that my body can do the work that i am asking it to do.. and that i have the support of my husband to go out on a Wednesday night after work and play~~~ its like a ladies night out without the alcohol...
so i am quite grateful for last night .... am sitting in a nice state of feeling good about my accomplishment but of course that doesnt last long with Barb.. its keep pushing.. next run, next crossfit, next race.... and i love that.. dont get too complacent..

  
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THEVEGGIEADDICT 6/6/2010 7:04AM

    YOU are running an 8 minute mile! WOWIE! That is a HUGE accomplishment and soooo exciting. You MUST be proud of yourself. You continue to inspire me. I love that you took to the water so well and quickly! That's a blessing.

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CJROMB 5/10/2010 11:40AM

    I remember recalculating like 20 times after one particular run, not BELIEVING I could have POSSIBLY run just over a 9 minute mile. Me? Really? Miss 15 minute a mile and don't rush me? I was shocked. I ran a half in 11:13? Me? Uh-uh.

So I totally hear you! Your story is inspiring, too. Maybe, just maybe, now that I'm a Morning Runner (thank you for your comment), I might work on being a Speed Runner, too. Who knows what's possible, eh? :)

Keep up the great work!! Glad you got an excellent pat on the back. No doubt it was well-deserved.

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SEEHOLZ 5/3/2010 2:07PM

    Wohoo! You are rocking this!!! Yeah for 8 min miles!!!

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LUVNME2DAY 4/28/2010 5:53AM

    Recently, a young guy ran a 5k in under 20 minutes. Your on your way to that. What are you training for? I want to start swimming and I tried the other day and boy it was exhausting after 2 laps. I just got the running down.

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GODDESSOFHOME 4/27/2010 7:57PM

    Impressive! Inspiring, wonderful accomplishment!

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TERRIFICLYFIT 4/27/2010 6:29PM

    What progress! What a high you must be on right now! Awesome work!!!!!! Keep it up!!!! :0)

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NINJALINDA 4/27/2010 5:32PM

    Wow...talk about progress?!? Keep up the GREAT work!

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CRYSBROWN1 4/27/2010 4:39PM

    WOW, what progress you've made! My swim coach reminds me of your Barb in that when she does praise you she means it because most time she's pushing you to get better & better. I'm glad that you are enjoying these activities!

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PAMTHEDREAMER 4/24/2010 9:15PM

    Oh Jen, I'm so happy for you!!*snf* You do Jen!; You're the person who runs the 8 minute mile!!Sooooo AWESOME emoticon

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MARATHONMOM26.2 4/24/2010 6:20PM

    emoticon emoticon Fantastic accomplishment Jen! I can see that all of your hard work and dedication has paid off, and you are just starting to realize your own potential! I'm so impressed, I can hardly find the words. Kudos, my friend.

Oh, and to answer your question, YOU ARE!!!

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FLB.JKS 4/23/2010 7:49AM

    Wow....keep up the great work!

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WHITGIRL927 4/22/2010 11:41PM

    this is so great! keep up the great work. emoticon

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NANJET 4/22/2010 9:44PM

    Mother of 4 runs an 8 min mile...very impressive...You rock!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 4/22/2010 7:27PM

    emoticon on the speed. emoticon emoticon on the having fun!
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BECCACOATS 4/22/2010 4:52PM

    JEN is this person that runs an 8:00 min/ mile!!!! emoticon

You are doing Great JEN, WOW! very exciting this wonderful accomplishment..
I am not good in the water and when I was younger I had trouble keeping my head down..

You have come a long way and you just keep getting better!!
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LUVs Becki

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NAVYMOM133 4/22/2010 4:15PM

    SUPER!!! This is HUGE!! I am so glad you have that wonderful coach and team, Jen!!
"For those about to rock! we salute you! !!!!"
Thinking of you talking about your stroke form reminds me of my swimming sailorwho used to chat up his workouts.
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SKINNYPOWELL1 4/22/2010 4:06PM

    Fantastic time emoticon

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SORGIN 4/22/2010 2:58PM

    And to answer your "Who's this person who runs an 8 min/mile?"

YOU!

Here is your medal. Wear it with pride!

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It know it's a kettleball but it was the closest thing to a medal that hangs around your neck I could find and I KNOW you have the strength to throw that thing around!

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SORGIN 4/22/2010 2:53PM

    That is SO AWESOME! It proves that it takes a village to raise a runner. Like you, I used to like my solo runs and looked forward to that "me" time. That has taken a complete turn thanks to Sparkfriends like Tammy who gently nudged. The payoff is SO worth it!

There aren't words to express how happy I am for you! You've done the work and under the leadership of a really good coach. You EARNED your place and I hope that good feeling keeps you going and going and going. I suppose we are all stronger than we know. You have a coach who believes in you and now - more importantly - YOU believe in you. CONGRATULATIONS!

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BSTAKINGACTION 4/22/2010 2:38PM

    Wow, Jen! What an amazing affirmation. You've been working so hard and it has to feel so nice to finally see some reward for the payoff. I appreciate you putting this out there, because now I know the icky stuff in between the long runs really does make a difference. You are so lucky to have found such an effective training group. Well done, and I'm glad you've found that happy place.

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PAMTHEDREAMER 4/22/2010 2:08PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon *doing the dance of joy* Right-on Jen! I am so psyched for you!! emoticon

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EVETROY 4/22/2010 2:06PM

    emoticon You are an athlete!

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RAWKNRUN 4/22/2010 2:01PM

  This is sooooo awesome Jen! Girl this is your dedication and commitment finally reaping it's benefits! SO happy for you!

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ACTIVEALLISON 4/22/2010 1:57PM

    Wow, that's really awesome! Did you use any kind of training program to work on your speed? I'm averaging 12:15 and I'm really going to try to focus on speed this summer after I do my half marathons, but I'm really overwhelmed by all of the information out there.

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Trying new things and Grace's rickety bridge

Thursday, April 08, 2010

today my 2 year old and i went to the playground....there are several wooden castles that the kids can explore including a "rickety bridge" -- my DD may have been escorted over it last year but this was the first time she was doing it on her own.. i watched her from below..(its all enclosed in and totally safe) she put her toe on it first, sort of cowered and hovered over it, took a step on, step off, fell once, almost decided not to go over it but then i chimed in "go ahead Grace!!; go over the bridge, you can do it" a few more careful steps and my daughter walked carefully over the bridge to the other side where she exclaimed "i did it!!" i praised her; she proceeded to go over the bridge several more times while we were there each time stating "i did it"... sometimes shaky, sometimes more confident..
so i am thinking about that.. that this 2 year old taking on something that we adults may see as small but really big in her eyes i am sure.. i would have loved to hear her thought process but from the look of her face it was all determination.. a total GAME FACE!!
so in turn, mommy (me) has been trying some new things these past weeks.. namely swimming and road biking... i had my second swim session last night... i think i did my swim drills a little bit more confidently .. more sure of the water and my breathe.. less fear thinking i am going to inhale a ton of water.. i have to tell you.. I HAD SO MUCH FUN!!! to do 1 hour of constant swimming is a totally new thing for me... to do it with the other women i am training with is also new as they have been doing triathlons for a few years ... i really am over the new girl thing.. i am learning and therefore i have no expectations.. which i am very much enjoying.. my only expectation is to try my very best...
biking on the road is another matter.. i will be taking my first bike ride with the group on Monday which happens to be my birthday... we are set to go between 18-21 miles.. i cant even imagine.. right now i am riding with cages-- no shoes and clips until i am very sure with this bike thing... i dont want to say i am fearful... but as with all these activities.. SAFETY FIRST.... and biking just seems more "dangerous" more unpredictable.. i have a good coach...which i am very thankful to have..
i was Grace's coach today.. haha.. she took those steps.. and got to the other side.. i will take her lead and example!!!

  
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BSTAKINGACTION 4/9/2010 10:59AM

    Awww...sweet Grace....I can just picture her little determined face and HUGE smile. Good for you mom.

Love the way you're approaching the cycling. After commuting by bike to work for a few years, I felt confident enough to put clips on my racing bike. My brother had warned me to do my trial run on grass. Should have listened to him. I launched myself with one foot clipped in, tried to get the other cleat in, lost my balance, and tried to step down....with the clipped in foot. Doesn't work. I tipped over like Arte Shaw on Laugh-in....or Fred Flintstone in his stone-mobile. Not a pretty site.

I'll say it again...I need to take some more swimming lessons. So glad you're finding the exploration to be rewarding and enjoyable!

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CRYSBROWN1 4/9/2010 9:32AM

    We can learn a lot from our children as far as determination. It's wonderful to see how their experiences mirror our own!

Great job on going for it with swimming & biking. I, too am a newbie to both in an effort to do a tri. I envy your whole team coaching thing though, the comraderie must be great & the fact that you have other people there to push & motivate you is a wonderful thing.

Keep up the good work!

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PAMTHEDREAMER 4/8/2010 9:03PM

    Aww Congratulations to Grace and you on your determination to fearlessly take on new challenges! emoticon

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GSCOTTC 4/8/2010 7:20PM

    And a little child shall lead them.......

Woohoo for your daughter and congrats to you as well.

Scott

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HAPPY92003 4/8/2010 7:13PM

    I took my first ride on the road last night! I have always ridden on protected paths, but I signed up for a race May 1 that will happen with cars on the road (yikes). It was definitely different, but I think with some practice I will get much more comfortable. I look forward to doing some group rides very soon. Good luck on your ride...and happy early birthday:)

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MARATHONMOM26.2 4/8/2010 6:48PM

    I am emoticon as I picture Gracie making her way across that bridge... the first time, and each subsequent time. Not so long ago we were making our way across our own bridges... and as a result, we know how to coach, to cheer, to support others as they venture out. What a blessing this is!

I loved reading how you have no expectations, since you are learning. I need to remember that, particularly as I start moving again. I will be re-learning things I have already done, and it will require patience and perseverance. Thank you for the reminder!

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Easter: a fresh start for a New Life

Sunday, April 04, 2010

the title of this blog is the title of the sermon today in church. last night we watched The Passion of The Christ... we have started watching it every Easter season because it really reminds me of what Christ has done for me in a very real way..so with that in mind(remembering what Jesus did for me) i attended church today in that kind of mode.
a fresh start for a new life.. right out of the Bible.. that is FOR ME!! available if i choose it.. the not so good stuff brings me down, wears me out, takes me much further away from all that i want for me and my kids.. does God love me even though i choose not so good stuff? yes... but i would rather live my life with a "guidebook".. this is the way to go , Jen...
it starts with a thought. my thinking... and mostly my thoughts come as a choice.. i choose to be bummed , i choose to sulk, i choose to be stuck --- stay there long enough and will be clinically depressed( i am speaking for me) i really believe this is where i fall away from God... i choose to do it my way, not trust and lose faith.. that is my "sin" my losing sight of what i need to do for myself and ultimately my loss of joy..
I WANT a fresh start for a new life-- everyday!! and so it starts with a prayer.. show me Lord what you would have in store for me today; guard my mind and heart...
this is my blog... i dont talk about my faith a lot but this is what I BELIEVE.. i am blogging this because it was so meaningful to me and i truly believe if my spiritual mind isnt in shape then my physical or emotional parts arent either.. so important..
you may not agree with my faith but that is okay!! i do believe God is for everyone... He died for YOU and Me so that we would have eternal life!!

HAPPY EASTER!!

Happy Easter!! emoticon

  
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HUSKERGAL27 4/8/2010 9:07AM

    Spiritual fitness is just as important as physical fitness. The outside often times mimics the inside. Easter is always such a good reminder for what is truly important. I wish I could carry that hope and love and faith with me every day. So often it gets put by the wayside when life gets busy.

Thank you for sharing this.

Get spiritually fit. Get physically fit.

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ALIBROM 4/5/2010 11:35PM

    Thanks for posting this. I share your faith in Jesus and His resurrection. I find that as I am losing weight, I am able to love myself more and get closer to my husband, children, and God. My weight really gets in my way of a lot of things-physically and spiritually. By the way, you look so wonderful! Your blog is inspiring, and your success is inspiring!

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SORGIN 4/5/2010 10:08PM

    Jen, I ditto what Tammy said and thank you for sharing this. I need to be reminded that every day, every hour, every minute, every second is a fresh start, a chance to start anew. Let the river run, I have a choice in how to navigate it. . .

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NAVYMOM133 4/5/2010 4:50PM

    This was a really good blog to read today. Happy Easter. Here's to that fresh new start...
Love,
Melly

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BSTAKINGACTION 4/5/2010 7:17AM

    "There are many paths up the mountain, but the view is always the same." While I do not call my "mountain view" by the same name, I do fully believe your statement that, without spiritual strength their is no physical or emotional strength. And, I too cherish the "guidebooks" I find in many of the world's religions. Thank you for the reminder that my life is a gift and that the choices I make can either honor or degrade that life.

Excellent statement of self-renewal, Jen. Hugs.

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TWOCANS 4/4/2010 7:10PM

    GREAT blog!

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GEE-KNEE 4/4/2010 5:07PM

    Happy Easter Jen. Faith is important.



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PAMTHEDREAMER 4/4/2010 4:18PM

    Beautiful Jen. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing. Happy Easter to you emoticon

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PAMTHEDREAMER 4/4/2010 4:16PM

    Beautiful Jen. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing. Happy Easter to you emoticon

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EVETROY 4/4/2010 3:00PM

    Very awesome Jen! Thank you for sharing.

I do subscribe to your beliefs. Each day I try to focus on being grateful - begin each day with a prayer of thanks and ask for help in being the mom and person God wnats me to be. When I don't understand, I trust there is a bigger plan than I know of. Remember - God don't make junk - so you are a valuable, wonderful incredible person. emoticon

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MARATHONMOM26.2 4/4/2010 2:52PM

    Happy Easter Jen! While I don't subscribe to the same faith as you, I do share so many of your beliefs... a trust in G-d, a faith that guides the way I live, the unshakable belief that nothing I do is so unforgivable that I would find myself unable to make amends from it... that how I choose to live my life is in my own hands, and wallowing in the negative is a waste of time and emotions.

Religion has given me a blueprint for behavior, but it is up to me to live my best life.

Thank you for sharing this with us, and for walking this journey with me. Surrounding myself with like-minded people gives me daily reinforcement of the choice I am making.

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Ran , Biked and Swam all in one day~~

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Yesterday i did my planned running workout; decided to go out and ride on my new(used) road bike and had a planned swim clinic at night.. i didnt really set out to do all three types of exercise in one day but i am glad i did.. it gave me an idea what it might be like to do a tri... how different each exercise is --- i havent been in a pool in i dont know how long.. the clinic was very good.. i know how to swim but i dont know particular technique so i signed up thru my coach who was doing the clinicwith her swim coach.. IT WAS EXCELLENT~~it was an beginnner swim clinic teaching stuff like treading water(for a long time)bobbing, doing basic freestyle drills such as sculling , vertical kicks, 10 kick switch, 3/10 kick switch , catch-up and fingertip drag... we did ALL these drills--2 hours worth of it~~it was a really good workout and sooooo nice to do something different that i really know NOTHING about.
i really think this is going to help with the burnout that was coming with just running running running.. the bike is VERY challenging to me and now the swimming will be good for me to learn and hopefully master..
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HAPPY92003 4/8/2010 7:18PM

    After I finished my first marathon (not a good experience) I decided it was crazy to limit myself to the sport that is the hardest for me. So I started entertaining the idea of a tri...and 8 months later completed my first (I have done 2 to date:) There are some really great ones in our area..and many do the swim portion in a pool for an added sense of security if you are getting used to swimming. The two I did were sprint reverse tris (run bike then swim) and I felt great afterwards. The best part is the cross-training has helped immensely with my running (I took a full minute off my mile pace in 2-3 months!) Find a tri and sign up...you won't regret it:)


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SORGIN 4/5/2010 10:02PM

    Way to push those walls! WOO! HOO!

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EVETROY 4/3/2010 11:44PM

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MARATHONMOM26.2 4/3/2010 9:54PM

    How exciting! Can I just admit it?... I'm envious. Seems to me that living in SoCA I should have this kind of coaching available to me nearby, right? Unfortunately, the only tri coaching programs I know of (and there are a lot of them) are in LA or Orange County... nothing out near me :(

I'll just keep living vicariously through you! Woot!!

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BSTAKINGACTION 4/3/2010 3:20PM

    Very cool, Jen. Sounds like something I'd like to try. I've mastered my swim lessons, but need some specialized training like that! Once again, you offer inspiration.

I'm so glad happiness is shining for you again!

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 4/3/2010 3:05PM

    That's great! You must be fit enough to do a triathlon now... you can always think about doing one anyway. They're fun if you're fit...
(otherwise they hurt and leave you feeling drained the next day. I used to do them, but I'm not fit enough yet to do any more.)

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PAMTHEDREAMER 4/3/2010 1:34PM

    How fun! I'm so happy that you're happy er rather-psyched! And congratulations again on yer new (to you) road bike. It's like an epic adventure you're on. emoticon

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DROPTHEWEIGHT64 4/3/2010 11:11AM

    You go girl.. well done!

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BUCKINGS5 4/3/2010 10:48AM

  Wow! Nice going! That's a lot in one day. I'd be thoroughly exhausted! LOL! emoticon

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