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The thing we fear the most is I CAN.
Friday, June 21, 2013      9 comments

Now i know some of you are wondering...what the heck do you mean Gwen? Fear of success... It's the GREATEST fear out there... It's easy to to fail... because by and large, it's expected. It's expected we will have bumps or hurdles in the road..... Read more
90 days to Ironman Lake Placid..who's idea was this??
Monday, April 29, 2013      9 comments

GULP! the resounding thought in my head yesterday when i looked to my countdown timer on my phone.. YES I have one.. would any of you expect ANY LESS?? lol the thoughts in my head were: 90 days til IMLP... COOL!... WAIT.. 90 days?? tha... Read more
Week 14 Ironman training
Tuesday, April 23, 2013      4 comments

For those of you who don't know... the Ironman training plan counts down.. not up.. this week has me @ 6 hours of training... OY! I've been struggling lately with a lot.. a nonworking HRM so i've been estimating.. I have a friend getting rid of ... Read more
Need a little help
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      9 comments

OK i Know i'm a motivator.. but even i need a swift kick in the butt of motivation some times.. OK some know i'm doing an Ironman this year in July.. It's heavy into cardio endurance training.. I've had to give way on some of my strength... Read more
Still here! Just behind the scenes
Monday, March 11, 2013      6 comments

Well I am still here.. still sparking away.. I enter my workouts daily.. my food...3/4 of the day.. Winter was an adjustment to upping my fitness.. working on strength.. Struggled with some of it as i was a little a burned out after MCM.. but i ... Read more
Marine Corp Marathon wasn't pretty.. but i finished.
Monday, November 05, 2012      14 comments

Yupper... As i texted my friend and PT Grace at mile 17 while waiting outside the porta jon: Stomach Bug + Marathon= AGONIZING!!! Yup you read that one right.. Ran a MARATHON... TWENTY SIX POINT TWO MILES...WITH A STOMACH BUG... one of my roo... Read more
Why is my scale going the WRONG WAY???
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      7 comments

ok.. i'm not a newbie here.. but sometimes even i go UGH!!!! Weighin this morning was...drumroll please....145...WHAT??? On and off 3 more times.. yupper.. the same.. SOOOOOOOOOOOO it's not like i don't know why... and i can even ... Read more
Quest of an Ironma'm Blog 1: Support
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      9 comments

OK.. I know some of you are looking at this and going GWENNNN it's IRONMAN... and yes you are 100% right! However, my 7 yr old david... corrected me... on that i am a Ma'm... NOT a man.. So i will be an Ironma'm! Gotta love the way kids minds... Read more
Even the most experienced of us falter.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      7 comments

Yupper.. was doing well nutritional until after my Half Ironman... The weight with training for the HIM and slowly been creeping up some.. I wasn't worried about it as i've kept track of my measurements ..So i knew i was putting on muscle.. afte... Read more
Spark people and my Quest to be an Ironman
Saturday, September 08, 2012      6 comments

Yupper you saw that right... As of July of this year.. I have signed up for Ironman Lake PLacid 2013... My family thinks i'm crazy.. But this has been a 2 year journey for me... with progressive training that was laid our carefully by my Cardio... Read more
MY first Half Ironman done with Sparkpeople!
Thursday, July 19, 2012      10 comments

Yup you heard me.. HALF IRONMAN IS IN THE BOOKS!!! WHoot! and i could never had done it if i hadn't joined sparkpeople and lost the weight and GAINED the motivation... With Sparkpeople i found the most important person in my life: ME... Gone... Read more
PR'D my FOrks 15K race by 13m06s!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      9 comments

WAHOOOO!!!! the original race results i had from last year had it as an 18 minute difference.. But they were manually tracking us.. this year they had chip timing.. EITHER WAY.. i am SO HAPPY with this result.. TO top it off i was only 2... Read more
Thanks to Sparkpeople, I have found JOY! :)
Saturday, March 17, 2012      10 comments

I'm not talking about Happiness.. But pure joy.. that feeling that wells up inside you and just spills over no matter HOW MUCH you try and contain it... Now i hear you all thinking.. HAve you NEVER felt it before?? yes but NO.. I spent m... Read more
2 Year Sparkiversary and what i have learned.
Thursday, February 02, 2012      14 comments

OK.. yeah i missed MY OWN 2 year is a good thing.. Means i've taken everything i've learned on sparkpeople and been able to apply it to life.. Some days are good days... Some days i falter. And that is ok. If anything... Read more
Marine Corp Marathon....
Thursday, January 12, 2012      11 comments

to do or NOT to do..that is the question...I'm leaning more towards the DO side of life.. My friend Julie..aka Frecks96 is doing it.. i have triclub peeps that are doing it... It would be a nice race to do right around my birthday time. :) I ... Read more

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