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Bike and Run Today

Saturday, July 14, 2012      6 comments

I'm training for a sprint triathlon at the end of the month. 1/2 mile swim, 15 mile bike ride, 5K run. Today I got out for some solo training in. Bike ride: 17.78... Read more

Photo of Me Today

Friday, July 13, 2012      6 comments

I've been reading some style blogs lately. Ordinary women posting about what they wore that day. The practice of dressing yourself thoughtfully. And it's made me curious about trying it. Not that I'm all Ms. Fashionista, but more for the experie... Read more

More Thoughts on Finishing Last

Tuesday, July 10, 2012      8 comments

Yesterday I wrote about coming in last place in a swim race (actually a swim/run but I only completed the swim part of the race last year) last summer.
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Thoughts on Finishing Last in a Race

Sunday, July 08, 2012      10 comments

I raced Thursday night, and there were a couple of young women in their early 20's clearly nervous before hand. One asked "what if I come in last?" anxiously. I turned to her and told her she'd still have swum a half mile, and she could take pri... Read more

Aquathon July 2012 Report

Friday, July 06, 2012      4 comments

2nd evening aquathon of the summer last night. Overall time 3 minutes slower than last month, but I felt better. Had bursts of speed during my swim. Think I walked less dur... Read more

Snorkeling off Catalina Island

Tuesday, July 03, 2012      9 comments

Last week we made our annual pilgrimage to a family camp on Catalina Island. My younger son and I snorkeled while we were there. I'd swum there last year but wasn't officia... Read more

50 Reasons I Run

Friday, June 15, 2012      11 comments

Inspired by TimothyNohe's blog
al.asp?blog_id=4923660 I run because I am strong I run because I like how my calves look I run because I want slimmer thighs I ... Read more

Aquathon Tonight!

Thursday, June 07, 2012      5 comments

First aquathon of the season. That's a mile swim in a local reservoir and a 5k trail run after that. Then we all will have earned a slice or 2 of pizza from a local pizza joint that the event coordinators hired. I did this race last year. I... Read more

May Art Journaling Pieces

Thursday, May 31, 2012      5 comments

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I Lost 11 Pounds in the Last Month!

Saturday, May 19, 2012      10 comments

One month ago on April 19th, I'd reached my tipping point, and I chose to Eat Beautifully by making 4 changes: emoticonRead more

Eating on a Long School Fieldtrip

Wednesday, May 16, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday I went on an all day school fieldtrip with the entire 4th grade class. We arrived at school at 6:30AM, returning to school at 6:45PM. That's a lot of hours to plan for! We were to pack our own lunches which was a great help. ... Read more

My Plan for Dessert Party Tonight

Friday, May 11, 2012      3 comments

I've been invited to a dessert party tonight to celebrate a friend who moved out of our school district. The party is a dessert potluck. I've been making huge strides with ... Read more

Diva Half Marathon Race Report

Friday, May 11, 2012      3 comments

PRE-RACE PHOTO I ran my 2nd half marathon last Sunday. There are more ahead for me; I'm hooked. The Diva wasn't my perfect half, those honors belong to the Big Sur Half whic... Read more

Diva Half Marathon Race Review

Tuesday, May 08, 2012      4 comments

This race is taking a lot of thinking through for me, so I'm breaking it down into two blogs. This one will focus on the race itself, a new one for my community, and my next blog will be my experience of the race. Race Positives: Much ru... Read more

April Art Journaling

Tuesday, May 01, 2012      3 comments

This page was outside of my comfort zone. I like things to be "pretty" and this isn't, but it felt good to be outside of my box. I gathered screenshots of all my March runs, o... Read more

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