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I surprised myself!

Monday, September 24, 2012      7 comments

Tonight I had a training session with JP. I had done a session last Friday and he killed my abs. Then Saturday morning I had boot camp, which did in my shoulders and thighs. But Sunday I rested and played a relaxing round of golf, and most of my... Read more

Having Support Matters

Monday, September 24, 2012      5 comments

I've never had much of a support network before, and I wonder if that has anything to do with how much I've struggled in the past. Oh, sure, my mom has always been there to commisserate, and my husband talks a good game...but when push came to s... Read more

Clean Eating - oh it tastes so good!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012      6 comments

I Googled clean eating menu plan and actually found a magazine called Clean Eating and they offer menu plans for every season. So I figured I'd give them a try. I'm trying to eat this way because I have so many food allergies and intolerances, a... Read more

Body by Design - new gym!

Saturday, September 22, 2012      2 comments

My trainer, JP, has decided to move gyms and work for the place his old manager opened. So Aqua Endurance has turned into Body by Design. I'm doing a one-month trial to see how I like it. It's super-tough! Sessions are 30 minutes instead of... Read more

Time for New Goals!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012      6 comments

All year, I've been pushing to get fit enough to finish my trifecta of endurance events. Well, those are done (yay!)...so now what? Well, I like goal-setting, so here's what: 1. I graduate next May. I want to be as close to my goal weight... Read more

Tough Mudder Race Report, Part 3

Thursday, September 13, 2012      7 comments

Ok, here’s the last part of the race report! It was a long day, and there was so much going on. Thanks for hanging in there! Hopefully you’ve decided to sign up for one of these mud events by now (not necessarily this one – there are 3 and 6 mil... Read more

Tough Mudder Race Report, Part 2

Thursday, September 13, 2012      3 comments

Obstacle 11: Walk the Plank This one was so scary! We had to jump off a 15’ high platform into a 15’ deep pool and swim out. But first, we had to climb the platform. There was a huge line for this obstacle, since they only let 7 or so people g... Read more

Tough Mudder Race Report, Part 1

Thursday, September 13, 2012      5 comments

Here it is, folks - the blog you've been waiting for! (Well, assuming you've been waiting for a Tough Mudder race report...) emoticonRead more

I am a Tough Mudder!

Sunday, September 09, 2012      8 comments

Yesterday, against my better judgement and in the face of my fears, I did the Tough Mudder event in Cascade, WI. It was both easier and harder than I thought it would be. (If that's even possible!) The best part was knowing it was not a timed ev... Read more

Tough Mudder Fears

Thursday, September 06, 2012      6 comments

Hi all! This Saturday I'm participating in the Tough Mudder Wisconsin event. I am starting to believe I have lost my mind. I promised my friends I would sign up after they finished last year's event. I reasoned that I had a year to get rea... Read more

Lake Country Half Marathon, Take 2

Saturday, September 01, 2012      4 comments

In 2009, my friend Peggy and I ran the Lake Country Half Marathon in Wisconsin. Well, we intended to run it. Around mile 3 or so, I started having trouble with my hip, and then my knee at mile 7. We finished the race, thankfully, and I got mysel... Read more

Scared to win? (long)

Friday, August 31, 2012      5 comments

This has been a regular topic for me, and I apologize if I sound like a broken record. But blogging has helped me release many of my inner demons, and this is one of my last holdouts (I hope!). I'm not entirely sure how it started, but som... Read more

Best tri ever!

Sunday, August 26, 2012      9 comments

This morning I competed in and finished the Danskin Sprint Triathlon in Pleasant Prairie, WI. It was an incredible event, for many reasons. In no particular order, those reasons are: --I haven't done a triathlon since 2009 --I've had hi... Read more

Handling Setbacks

Friday, August 24, 2012      6 comments

My first sprint triathlon since 2009 is this Sunday. I have been preparing for this event since February. (And mentally, even longer than that...been chomping at the bit to be able to race again after hip and knee surgery sidelined me for 2 year... Read more

So you think missing that one little workout doesn't matter?

Thursday, August 23, 2012      6 comments

You're wrong. There's always a million excuses for not working out. I skip workouts like nobody's business. I always figure there's tomorrow, and I deserve a break after such a long/hard/crappy/productive/fu
n day. So instead of getting ... Read more


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