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The Start of Another Journey

Friday, October 02, 2015      0 comments

I've opted for an Endomondo training plan for my half-marathon. Because it has all my workouts stored, it calculated the training plan based upon what I've been doing. So its first workout was a 7.3 mile run at a 12:52 pace. 12:52 is a litt... Read more

Multnomah Falls Trail Run and What's Next

Monday, September 28, 2015      7 comments

This run was a milestone for me. I worked hard, I made sacrifices, I did what I need to do, and I WON ..... the Best Costume contest. My prize? A bottle of maple syrup. Read more

Switching Gears

Wednesday, September 16, 2015      5 comments

The trail run I'm doing at the end of the month has an 1800' elevation gain. There's no where nearby that I can train for that. The only trail runs I've done have been on relatively flat ground. While they give my lower legs the challenge of run... Read more

Dear Food,

Saturday, September 12, 2015      4 comments

You know I love you. Some people tell themselves, "You are not a dog. Food is not a reward." I am not one of those people. Food is comfort. Food is love. Food is security. Food is a reward. If that makes me a dog, bow wow. Scratch me behind the ... Read more

Get Back to Work!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2015      0 comments

I'm at a conference I attend annually. I don't particularly enjoy it, but it's free CLEs and three days out of my office. I've been prosecuting juveniles long enough now that I'm a presenter at the conference, as well. On the drive here yes... Read more

Titanium Man Oly

Sunday, September 06, 2015      13 comments

I did it! My first DLF, too! I struggled more than I anticipated I would on the swim. I swam this course two weeks before the race, so I'm not sure why I had trouble yesterday. It started with leaky goggles. I got that under control. I coul... Read more

Reflecting on the journey

Thursday, September 03, 2015      6 comments

In April 2013, I decided I would celebrate my 50th birthday in September 2015 by completing an Olympic-distance triathlon. That race is this Saturday. My last workout was last night, and I’m using the downtime of taper to reflect on the journe... Read more

Today, I Sleep

Tuesday, August 04, 2015      6 comments

I am so tired. I've been having trouble getting enough sleep for the past few weeks. It's not uncommon for me to start the week sleep-deprived. This past weekend, I needed to be up around six a.m. (my work week waking time) on both Saturday... Read more

Huge Victory

Sunday, July 19, 2015      10 comments

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

Tuesday, June 30, 2015      6 comments

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

Tuesday, June 09, 2015      5 comments

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

Sunday, May 10, 2015      7 comments

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. ... Read more

Experience Can Be a Painful Teacher

Sunday, April 05, 2015      3 comments

...but if I actually learn something, it's worth it! emoticon I developed plantar fasciitis in my left foot ... Read more

You Gotta Be Cruel to Be Kind

Tuesday, March 17, 2015      8 comments

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

Friday, March 13, 2015      1 comments

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

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