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next up - Spokane Triathlon!
Friday, August 21, 2009      2 comments

I went back and forth about signing up for this one - triathlons are soo expensive, and I'd only have a month to get ready... but I KNOW that I can do it and I wanted to be a part of the inaugural race (they're just starting it up this year). ... Read more
Couer D'Alene Youth Triathlon 2009 - my son!
Sunday, August 09, 2009      3 comments

My 12-year old son did his first triathlon today - it was awesome! It was a 100-yard swim, 4-mile bike, and 1-mile run. Here are some pics from the event! We were so proud of him and he had a great time. He's already looking to how he can do ano... Read more
Couer D'Alene Triathlon - 8-8-2009 - Relay Team - Soccer Mamas!
Saturday, August 08, 2009      1 comments

Today was the CDA Triathlon - olympic distance (1.5 K swim, 40K bike, 10K run) We all got up at 5:30 (our family I mean) and headed out early. I had toast and a banana and tons of water for breakfast, I was feeling pretty good. Met up ... Read more
Triathlon Tips - Run Leg
Saturday, August 01, 2009      1 comments

OK I don't have many tips for this leg - mostly because it is the leg i'm already the most experienced at (who would've thought?). But I can tell you that it is a good idea, almost a necessity, to get out and do some "brick" workouts before the ... Read more
Triathlon Rant - Pricing
Thursday, July 30, 2009      0 comments

OK so I finished my first triathlon - and now I want to do more? So what's the problem? Why do all triathlons have to be so dang expensive! I know I know - my husband keeps telling me it's because it takes a lot of money to get the resources t... Read more
Another triathlon already??
Tuesday, July 28, 2009      0 comments

Several ladies that also did the Valley Girl Tri and I are going in on the Couer D'Alene Triathlon on 8/8 - as a relay team. It's an olympic triathlon, which is 1.5K Swim - 40K Bike - 10K Run. I'll be doing the run leg, so I'll need to do a coup... Read more
Triathlon Tips - Bike Leg
Sunday, July 26, 2009      1 comments

OK you will find that what works best for you in a triathlon depends a lot on what you're trying to accomplish - this is true in a couple of items specifically in the bike leg 1. Any bike will do - I had no bike, so I bought one - I saved u... Read more
Triathlon Tips - Swim Leg
Friday, July 24, 2009      2 comments

OK I said I would do it, and I've been procrastinating - big surprise! I did a ton of research on the internet building up to the triathlon and there was so much information, but the tips that I really put to use are pretty good ones (I d... Read more
Valley Girl Tri 2009 - Conquered!
Sunday, July 19, 2009      3 comments

Let me preface this by saying this race was a sprint triathlon - .33 mile swim, 12 mile bike, 3 mile run Lastnight I made sure to go to bed at a decent time (after a big spaghetti dinner and a nice long relaxing bath), and set my alarm for ... Read more
sweatsuit to swimsuit challenge - kablooey! :)
Sunday, May 24, 2009      0 comments

OK i completely fell off the wagon. Wednesday I biked 13 miles and ran 3 - then I did not even look at SP until this morning. had other things going on - we went out of town and stayed at a cabin, and when we got back did a ton of yard work - i ... Read more
sweatsuit to swimsuit optional challenges
Thursday, May 07, 2009      0 comments

I never put my food in on SP anymore, but for the optional challenges - 3 servings of fruits - I had two bananas and a mango 3 servings of veggies - I had 1 cup romaine lettuce, 1/2 english cuke, and 1 cup cooked green beans 5/7-optiona... Read more
May 09 - update
Friday, May 01, 2009      1 comments

OK so i have joined the sweatsuit to swimsuit challenge - I need some crosstraining for my sprint tri and hey - i could win an ipod! Who wouldn't want that? lol Anyways, other than that i'm just busy maintaining and training. Been awhile, s... Read more
February 2009
Monday, February 02, 2009      0 comments

OK so I haven't been active on SP for a couple weeks but wanted to check in at least once a month so I'm still semi-active. So what's in store for me in February? Skiing, running (hopefully outside pretty soon), pushups and crunches. And... Read more
January update - new goal (again)
Friday, January 02, 2009      1 comments

2009 is here - it's just crazy to think about that. 30 years have gone by since I was born! Anyways, my goal was a good one, but I am not lol - I just can't motivate myself to be strict right now - it's wintertime and the storms are just aw... Read more
December update - new goal
Monday, December 01, 2008      2 comments

OK I'm back - and with a new goal in mind - I want to be down to 115. This is a good weight for someone of my stature (5'3") and I have set a goal date of 1/31. I know that I can make this happen and it is only a matter of time before I'm there ... Read more

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