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BP MS 150 and the ER

Monday, April 20, 2015      3 comments

The BP MS150 is one of the major charity cycling events in the country, and Texas hosts one of the largest. It's roughly 170 miles from Houston to Austin in 2 days, and, this year, there were some 14K riders scheduled. The vast majority camp ov... Read more

Marathon #8 done

Wednesday, February 18, 2015      6 comments

I've started 11, completed 8 marathons (2 became HMs due to injury or sick on route, 1 DNF due to heat exhaustion), and completed well over 20 HMs. This last marathon was as tough as I expected, with temps in the 50's and 92% humidity. Even... Read more

Return to the marathon after 4 years

Saturday, February 14, 2015      3 comments

The last full marathon I completed was in 2010. Since then, I attempted another, but, collapsed from heat exhaustion at mile 10 - it was in the 40'sF with 99% humidity and my body shut down. Not fun. A friend said she was going to train for... Read more

Happy Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 14, 2015      2 comments

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Life's too short, enjoy it

Friday, December 12, 2014      2 comments

Ever since I started a new job in August, my schedule has become tighter, busier, sometimes insane. It takes me up to 2X longer to commute than to my former job, costs 2X as much in gas, plus tolls if I take the tollway, for less than 50% of wha... Read more

Making progress, one step at a time

Sunday, November 09, 2014      0 comments

Well, I haven't completely given up, yet. I'm still training for what will likely be my last marathon, and making a bit of progress every long run. I've finally been able to run a mile without stopping. Yesterday, I ran 4 miles from my hous... Read more

The long walk...

Monday, September 22, 2014      0 comments

Since February, after switching to a different make of running shoe, I've been fighting plantar fasciitis. Not a good thing for a runner/endurance athlete! Not that I'm at all talented as an athlete, but, I do have trophies, rankings, a feature ... Read more

time flies

Wednesday, September 10, 2014      4 comments

June: quit my job, but, hubby won't let me retire July: my 4yo grandson spent the month - he learned to swim, ride a bike, how to color, play with clay; started a wellness program Aug: went on Fed gov't contract, lower pay, longer comm... Read more

Life's a beach...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014      3 comments

and sometimes you just need to share it with someone.... Read more

5.16 mi on the trail felt pretty good

Saturday, August 02, 2014      1 comments

The Plano Balloon Festival HM is on Sep 21 and I need my feet ready! As I've only been able to walk just a few days all month, I've only been doing 2-3 miles on my weekday routes, swimming on weekends. So, this morning, I decided to see how my f... Read more

What a July this has been!

Thursday, July 31, 2014      0 comments

Since July 3, I've had our 4yo Grandson in my charge. He returned home with his father today, and My Darling Groom and I are feeling the emptiness in our home, We had so much fun: watching the 4th of July fireworks, teaching him how to swim, wor... Read more

Plant this fasciitis in the ground, already!

Monday, June 23, 2014      2 comments

Since April, I've been fighting plantar fasciitis. I finally had to break down and get a cortisone shot, then had new custom orthotics made for my running shoes. I also spent a few weeks in a boot cast. For the past week or so, however, my heel ... Read more

My daughter's first Triathlon

Monday, June 09, 2014      0 comments

was yesterday and so much fun! It could be called a super sprint, as the distances for all 3 disciplines are shorter than a standard sprint, and great for first-timers, rookies building experience, or advanced triathletes using it for training o... Read more

36 years + 2

Wednesday, June 04, 2014      2 comments

Yesterday, My Darling Groom and I celebrated our 36th Anniversary, and we've been together 38. We married a little later than our friends, lasted longer than our friends, even lived longer than some of our friends (somewhat depressing). Wha... Read more

Stuff happens, and then you move on...

Monday, June 02, 2014      2 comments

I didn't think I had been away THIS long, but, looks like I have! Finishing out 2013 was no fun: - my Director was making my job miserable and I wanted out - my Darling Groom was diagnosed with skin cancer AND emphysema (it gets worse...)... Read more


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