I did the Race the River Sprint tri in Coeur d'Alene today. In sharp contrast to my last race, this one was AWESOME. I'm tired, so I'm just going to copy & paste the email I sent my coach :
The water was a little choppy. Not bad, but I've ... Read more
Why I Will NEVER Do An Ironman
This past weekend, I volunteered as an athlete catcher at the finish line of Ironman Coeur d’Alene for the last shift. Forget Disneyland: the happiest place on the earth is the finishers’ chute at an Ironman.
Leading up to the event, I ... Read more
My Dreadful Race Report
I returned to Tygh Valley for the Pine Hollow Sprint Tri this past weekend. I had an awful day.
The irony is, I arrived full of confidence. My goal was to best last year's time. Should have been a cake walk. It wasn't.
I skipped the we... Read more
Reports of My Imminent Departure Were Exaggerated ... by me
So I'm not giving up on SparkPeople just yet. It occurred to me that I haven't been blogging. My past blogs are great motivational tools (for me - they may be whiny boring blather to everyone else), and I need to get back to regular blogging.
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Experience Can Be a Painful Teacher
...but if I actually learn something, it's worth it!
I developed plantar fasciitis in my left foot ... Read more
You Gotta Be Cruel to Be Kind
I had to be mean to myself yesterday.
I was in a snacky mood. I ate a serving of trail mix - about a third of the package. I wanted more. No, I said, or you won't have any calories left over for dinner. I want more. Okay, but this means no... Read more
And Now, The Crunch Begins
I'm keeping tabs on my body, as much coach asked me to do. I rode into work today and made it into a Brick workout. Ugh. I haven't done a Brick since the tri I did in August. My poor legs!
I am at the point I need to throttle back on my "ex... Read more
My Body May Be Inflexible, But My Schedulde Is Not
A while back, I asked Coach CiCi if I can continue to do my walks at lunch and bike commutes on non-bike days. (Tuesdays, my commute is my workout.) She said yes, but ... She wants me keep tabs on my body and make sure I'm not over-doing it.
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Feeling Like a Slug
Today's workout was a run: warm-up for fifteen minutes, run a mile as fast as I can, then walk for twenty minutes.
Last April, I ran a mile without stopping. It'd been at least a dozen years since I'd done that. I was so pro... Read more
Coach CiCi has me doing swim drills as a part of every swim. I'm swimming at lunch today, and the drills take about as long as I have available during my lunch break. The advantage of the drills is they're less boring than just following the lin... Read more
I did an indoor tri last Saturday, and it was a blast! I intend to do the same event next year, and I'm hopeful my enthusiasm - and the fact they give away finisher's medals - will encourage a few friends to do it with me.
The organizers ca... Read more
How'm I Doin'?
Given how wretched I felt a week ago, I'm surprised by how good I feel right now.
I swam this morning. I have an indoor triathlon in nine days, so my swims are focused on preparing for that event. I use fins for the floatation and I don't r... Read more
The Sickness Fog Has Lifted
I have an indoor triathlon in a week & a half, and I haven't been in the pool in more than two weeks. The Hubs & I went to a backcountry resort the first weekend of the month. I started coming down with something that Saturday evening. It derail... Read more
Good/Bad for Today
GOOD: At lunch, I swam a few laps without the fins. I did pretty good. I'm doing an indoor triathlon in about a month, so it's time to start prepping for that event.
BAD: The staff at the juvenile court had a potluck lunch. Despite not bein... Read more
I think I need to start prefacing everything I write with "This is not a solicitation for advice. Please resist the temptation to give me advice. Unsolicited advice from people who do not know me nor my chronic injury issues makes me cranky."
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