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Thursday, May 05, 2011      19 comments

I am trying to do some positive mental talk, but I'm just SCARED!!! My sprint triathlon is in 2 days... with my first open water swim. I did the 1st timers clinic on Sunday, had a panic attack, tried again & succeeded. But, the water was CO... Read more

What Next???

Wednesday, May 04, 2011      14 comments

I know I have 2 big events coming up - sprint tri #2 on Saturday (gulp!) and half marathon #2 4 weeks later. But, I'm already trying to decide...what next??? You see, I'm not sure what I want to focus on. Read more

Packet Picked Up & Tri Week

Tuesday, May 03, 2011      12 comments

Today I picked up my packet for my sprint triathlon on Saturday! I am #707 and will be in the 40-44 age group. (By the way, the swim cap is pink.) Out of 1,000 participants,... Read more

What do you do with favorite magazine articles?

Monday, May 02, 2011      10 comments

I am now receiving 4 (I think) sports related magazines. I love to read about running, triathlons, strength training, & biking! But, the pile is getting out of control!!! In each magazine, there are usually a few articles - how to's, workou... Read more

Canoe! Back here! (my moment of panic) (long)

Sunday, May 01, 2011      14 comments

I had my first open water swim clinic this morning. It was part of a 2 hour clinic for first timers. I thought it was a great way to prepare for next weekend's sprint triathlon. It is my 2nd, but my first in open water. I got there in plent... Read more

Climbing the Hill

Friday, April 29, 2011      14 comments

My bike ride was incredible! First of all, I was surprised that the other riders weren't more friendly. I got there about 25 minutes early & am kind of shy so just stood around. Nobody approached me for the longest time. Fnally, someone did. She... Read more

How do you talk 'self' out of food?

Thursday, April 28, 2011      12 comments

So, even though I've been having some incredible workouts lately, I have beempn blowing it when it comes to nutrition on this trip. I've had 1,000s of calories of sweets! And, then there were the chips & onion rings. Ugh! So, how do you tal... Read more

Today's Purpose: Speed!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011      4 comments

I had another great workout today. Still out of town in flooded Oklahoma, but the waters went down a lot today, I was able to get to the gym & could pay $5 for the day. My sil said the main teacher is fantastic, so I was planning on trying 2 of ... Read more

How Bad Do YOU Want It?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011      14 comments

So, yesterday I ran .3 mile loops for 5.5 miles on a gravely hill because we were basically flooded in. Today, I had high hopes of going on a group bike ride. But, there is a LOT of flooding around here and we were expecting more rain. I was rea... Read more

My Flooded, Gravely, Hilly Run

Monday, April 25, 2011      9 comments

I am currently at my in-laws in Eastern Oklahoma. I had plans to do a 30 mile bike ride on Saturday (which I didn't do because of rain/storms), a 6.5 mile run Sunday (which... Read more

ABC Workout

Wednesday, April 20, 2011      18 comments

My trainer had me do a workout yesterday that invovled writing the alphabet! I thought it sounded easy, but it wasn't! Here's how you do it: stand with your legs about hip width apart and squat slightly. Hold a medicine ball (mine was 6 pou... Read more

The Scariest Day of My Life (Long)

Monday, April 18, 2011      17 comments

Three years ago today was the scariest day of my life. At the time, I was keeping a blog for our homeschooling. Here is what I wrote a little over a week later. Yeah! ... Read more

My Coach for the Day... One of the BEST!

Saturday, April 16, 2011      9 comments

Last week, I made a last minute decision to attend a beginner's triathlon clinic on Saturday before my triathlon on Sunday. The event wasn't posted until Thursday night and my plans had been to drive the 4 hours to the Dallas area on Saturday mo... Read more

My Biking History... and Future Plans

Friday, April 15, 2011      7 comments

Another SPer asked me about my bike and my bicycling. I wrote a pretty long response and thought I'd create a blog post based on it. I am now 41 and hadn't rode a bike since I was a child. That changed in June of this year shortly after I s... Read more

Pain on My Foot...Drat!

Thursday, April 14, 2011      10 comments

I'm lying here on the couch with my foot elevated. My foot started hurting a few hours ago and I'm not sure what's wrong with it. It hurts on the top of my foot. Anyway, I'm hoping it is very temporary and might have something to do with the sho... Read more

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