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Freaking Vs. Visualising

Thursday, July 07, 2011      5 comments

I realize I've been headtripping myself. I'm taking on a big swim tonight, a mile in a reservoir. It's about twice the distance I swam in the triathlon last month. And yes, my tri swim last month was hard and I couldn't swim it on my belly. And... Read more

Cool Blog Post on Life and Being Uncomfortable

Tuesday, July 05, 2011      3 comments
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My Boys' First 5K Race

Monday, July 04, 2011      5 comments

my boys ran their first 5k today. my 12 year old took off and did just fine, even coming in 4th for his age group. my 10 year old bolted hard at the start, and 3 minutes in the race was already whipping him. i stayed right with him and we d... Read more

Fear Still Doesn't Make My Choices

Thursday, June 30, 2011      4 comments

Last year I spent a lot of time working on the proper place of fear in my life. Fear used to make my decisions for me, and over time I've come to the reverse position. Now if something scares me or my kids, then usually we have to do that someth... Read more

Teddy Roosevelt Inspiring Quote

Wednesday, June 29, 2011      5 comments

(One of my swim coaches shared this quote with the team) It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is ... Read more

My Personal Superhero: Persistah!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011      7 comments
perhero-in-4-easy-steps/ A friend showed me this link about a month ago, and I've been slowly building my own notion of who I would be and what my powers I would co... Read more


Friday, June 17, 2011      3 comments

Sometimes this whole changing my life around thing seems to be more about what's inside my head than what I'm doing with my body. I'm at one of those points now. I've done my first triathlon, so now I know more realistically the issues I ne... Read more

Next Week's Proof I've Changed!

Thursday, June 16, 2011      8 comments

We have an annual trip to Catalina Island to stay a week at a family camp. We leave this Saturday. It's been a real milestone of growth over the years. I think the first two years I only brought Birkenstocks and hippie skirts which let me tell y... Read more

Triathlon Tips

Monday, June 13, 2011      1 comments

A few people have asked me for triathlon race tips. These were the best tips I was given: *follow your race training plan. *get some open water swimming in before the race. It's very different from pool swimming, so it's good to get some... Read more

My first Sprint Triathlon Race!

Sunday, June 12, 2011      23 comments

When it was time for the team to start walking to the water, I let out a shriek of nerves and it all finally started hitting me that I was really about to do this crazy thing. Getting to the water people started wading in watching the long cours... Read more

Race Tattoos

Friday, June 10, 2011      9 comments

Last night I invited my YMCA triathlon team to our house for a pre-race henna tattoo party. About 10 people plus kids descended and we had a great time. One woman even made stencils of our team logo, so many of our now sporting that on our right... Read more

Our trip to Italy

Friday, May 27, 2011      12 comments

Some friends have been asking to hear about my husband's and my trip to Italy this month to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We started our trip in Vernazza, a town in Cinque Terra in Tuscany. Read more

How to Delete a Friend (with Pictures)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011      8 comments

I read that a Spark friend couldn't delete some people as SparkFriends. Personally I like to keep my SparkFriends "real", so if someone has abandoned the site for several months or more, I'll delete them. Here's how I did it through my Spa... Read more

Not a Little Dog!

Monday, April 25, 2011      2 comments

Digitally made with Sausan's Karl and Karla kit plus Suzanne Walker's Cheeseburger in Paradise font and FontGarden's FG Lova font.... Read more

The Little Engine That Could

Friday, April 22, 2011      9 comments

This morning for part of our swim practice, I'm sort of embarrassed to say that when I was focusing on swimming faster, I found that if I thought about the Little Engine That Could, I swam faster, like 2 or sometimes 3 seconds faster! Now... Read more

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