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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

First Triathlon Transition Practice Report

Saturday, April 16, 2011      7 comments

Major takeaways: Don't get aggressive and have to be the front runner. I did that for the first 50 meters of the swim for my lane, and then I realized/remembered I still had a lot of swimming ahead of me (we swam 20 minutes straight I think). ... Read more


Thursday, April 14, 2011      2 comments

The quote section here inspires me to create.
urce/quotes.asp Birds and background paper from various digital kits by Lor... Read more

Quick Yummy Smoothie That's Nourishing, Too

Thursday, March 31, 2011      9 comments

A nice quenching recharge after my bike ride! 1/3 cup Allwhites egg whites 1/2 cup nonfat milk 100 grams spinach 3/4 cup frozen peaches 1/2-1 teaspoon instant coffee Blend well, and drink it in a very large cup. 151 Calori... Read more

Newbie Road Biker Report

Thursday, March 31, 2011      8 comments

I am still such a noob for riding my road bike. Just thinking through the steps takes some brain power still; I'm looking forward to having it all natural. Bike shorts CHECK (first time wearing them instead of capris) Bike top CHECK (stil... Read more

Online Inspiration

Wednesday, March 30, 2011      3 comments

other-weightloss-blog c... Read more

Tune Up Time

Tuesday, March 29, 2011      5 comments

When I was in 6th grade, I rolled over the front of my bike hitting the large vertebrate where the neck hits the back, and it was out of alignment for years. Now it's generally where it should be, but it is deformed from being in the wrong place... Read more

Hard To Beat (another Art Piece)

Friday, March 25, 2011      3 comments

Looking through the inspirational quotes here in the Motivation section, I came upon this one today, and it sparked this. To see this image larger, here's a link. ... Read more

My Before Photo

Thursday, March 24, 2011      16 comments

Why someone thought to give me this photo in the last few months, I'm not really sure. It was taken 3 years ago, and good golly it sure is an unpleasant shot of me. I guess whoever gave it to me just figured she didn't want it, so she passed it ... Read more

You Might Be Overtraining If...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011      12 comments

You might be overtraining if *you become progressively more exhausted as your training progresses *you're too tired to stretch after your workouts or even to cook dinner *your 9 year old is complaining you're going to bed the same time h... Read more

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