The Start of Another Journey
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
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
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
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!!!
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
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
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
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
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
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