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My first triathlon
As soon as I made the decision to go for a tri, I knew I'd love it. I have been swept away with the energy of running road races. It is such a positive, strong force. I know it's not for everyone, but I love racing. I had no doubts that I'd love... Read more
I have eased up on tri training because it was making me crazy. That's the opposite of what I want it to do. Like my dad said, "it's not like you're going to win. What's the big deal?!" exactly. I am doing this for myself. Not to place in my a... Read more
Move with meaning & joy
I am saddened by the CO tradgedy. It's senseless and devastating and just plain sad. I made myself turn the news off last night and I went and watched my daughter sleep. All you parents know the beauty of a sleeping child. Especially a sun ki... Read more
Cocky confidence & humble pie
One thing I love about exercise is the options. Just when you think you're good at something, try something else and a whole new challenge is waiting for you.
Running came relatively easy to me. Don't get me wrong, there were horrible awf... Read more
I mean it July
Well, that didn't go as planned.
I woke up Sunday morning, 7/1, with my game face on. I took my measurements, which I hadn't done since September. I mapped out my workouts for the week. I told myself that it was time to get serious about we... Read more
I had a great June. End of school year. Good weather. Lots of happy family time. Marathon. Fitness gained. Weight maintained.
After the big race I dove right into triathlon training. I have a lot to learn about the bike. A lot, a lot. I'm a... Read more
The lifestyle that feels better
I write about my family a lot because they all have so much to do with my healthy lifestyle. I do know how lucky I am to be surrounded by support and people that make the same daily, healthy choices. The lifestyle mentality (vs. weight loss, ju... Read more
A runner's reading guide
I haven't been on spark much lately because I've become obsessed with running books. I thought I'd share my love.
I'm quoting some from amazon because they summarize better than I do.
1. Duel in the Sun: Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, a... Read more
the 26.2 blog
I did it. I ran a marathon. And it was more than I could have asked for. The whole weekend was very special.
I am a city girl and I truly love my city. Trails and lakes galore. This is the land of 10,000 lakes. Sometimes when I read peopl... Read more
I've read a lot about the taper crazies and how difficult it can be for people. Luckily I've been super busy with end of the school year wrap-up and planning & hosting my parent's 40th wedding anniversary party last Friday. It was a blast and so... Read more
biking and swimming and running, oh my!
I love June. End of the school year, time at home with the kids, usually not crazy hot yet, the whole stat... Read more
help me edit please!
I wrote up a little something about my marathon story. It's supposed to be under 300 words. This is 309. Any suggestions for editing, adding, taking out, changing, etc.
Thanks for any help!
I grew up watching my dad run. I rang cow bells ... Read more
why am I not skinnier?
This is the title of my personal pity party I've been having too often lately. Now, I'm not fishing for compliments. Or needing anyone to tell me that I don't need to lose any weight. I am pretty confidant with how I look and feel and have for a... Read more
The amazing race
bummer, can't rotate here. It's not sideways on my iphone. oh well...
This is right before the Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon. I'm in the middle of my Irongirls!
Since ... Read more