My New Ride
The other day I mentioned I had a new bike. Here is my dream steed...a Trek Project 1. It is a super fast bike and lots of fun to ride.
The bike in the back is my new ... Read more
It has been a little over a year since I have really blogged about life, exercise, etc. In that time I have buried my dads' dog, as well as my mother and father-in-law. It has been one heck of a roller coaster ride and I am starting to get my ... Read more
My First Triathlon of the Year
For those of you that know me, you know that I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that has been kicking my butt for the last 6 months or so. The medication is finally starting to level the playing field but I dont feel up to par a... Read more
My plate is full right now and not with food. I find myself sitting and pondering my next move. I was diagnosed with Hoshiemoto Hypothyroid Disease and started taking medicine fo... Read more
Crossing the Rainbow Bridge
Spring has sprung in my neck of the woods. Trees are blooming, life is renewed.
Life definitely goes on.
16 years ago yesterday, on my birthday, I bought a pup for my dad ... Read more
My birthday is quickly approaching. I keep trying to ignore that fact but the inevitable will happen. My husband got an appointment with my tattoo artist and here is my new ink. It is done by the same artist that did a lizard playing golf on my... Read more
The Game Has Changed
When I first joined Spark People, I was in the middle of losing weight, learning how to swim and how to become a triathlete while balancing a job, kids, and elderly parents. Several thing have changed. My kids are now in college, my father pas... Read more
Missile Man Duathlon
This last weekend White Sands Missile Range in White Sands New Mexico hosted a duathlon. The first run, on a nice dirt road (sandy, rocky in spots) was 7K, the bike was 28K and the last run was a 5K.
The weather was perfect, very little breez... Read more
Holidays and School
If you know me you know that I work at an alternative high school. The group of kids we currently have are some of the most challenging individuals I have ever worked with.
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Hell's Half Acre hike and pics
Last Sunday, my cycling buddy Maggie took me on this hike. It took about seven hours and it was absolutely breathtaking. Despite the bear sign and mountain lion tracks, the day was carefree and perfect. Enjoy the pictures.
Tour de Tucson 2012
Here we are the Gila Chicas, just before the start of the 112 mile race. From left to right: myself, Christine Rickman, Ale Neves, Suzanne Thomas and Kimberlee Chase. We all fini... Read more
Old Friendships Die Hard
Ten years ago I had the experience of a lifetime. I got up to go to the gym at four in the morning and there was a doe in labor and totally exhausted in my front yard. This doe was so tired that she literally "let" me deliver her beautiful set o... Read more
Mulecreek New Mexico to Threeway, Arizona Bike Ride
Recently Maggie Knox and myself road from Aldo Leopold Vista through Mulecreek, New Mexico and into Arizona. The following pictures show some terrain. The ride is mostly "gentle" rolling hills but it is deceivingly tough.
Hillsboro Peak Hike
Sunday I hiked to Hillsborro Peak with my cycling buddy Maggie. There is a fire lookout on top of the peak complete with cabins, etc. The weather was perfect, views great, and the wildflowers were awesome. Enjoy!
This past weekend I participated in the Roadrunner triathlon. It was held at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The weather was beautiful, a little breezy on the bike but overall wonderful.
I was several minutes behind on the run... Read more
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