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Sparking 4 Years Today

Tuesday, July 24, 2012      5 comments

"I really enjoyed hanging out with you- you are simply glowing with life!" That was part of an email from a friend today. Lovely timing since today marks 4 years into my Spark journey. My life is radically different from 4 years ago. Back t... Read more

Thinking about my 2013 Racing Goals

Monday, July 23, 2012      4 comments

It takes my brain awhile to figure out what I want, so I've started noodling on what races/events I want to join in for 2013. Downside of starting now is most races aren't officially public for their 2013 dates, so I'm just having to make guess... Read more

Training is Making Me Faster!

Monday, July 23, 2012      9 comments

I'm at a pretty cool place physically right now. My body is suddenly capable of going faster for longer times than it used to be able to do. I ran a 5K at under 10 minute/mile pace (after a 1500m swim) earlier this month, and yesterday I ha... Read more

Got a lot done today

Tuesday, July 17, 2012      6 comments

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My Fastest 3 Mile Ever!

Monday, July 16, 2012      7 comments

Saturday I rode my bike 18 miles and ran a 5K afterwards. My fastest 5K with me staying under 10:30 min/mile the whole way. Today I did an easier shorter ride, only a little over 10 miles, and again I followed up with the same 5K distance r... Read more

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. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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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 www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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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


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