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Bonus blog - last minute decision
Friday, August 26, 2016      10 comments

I didn't want to burn a vacation day, but assessing my level of fatigue (not sick), and knowing what the weekend holds... I am taking it as a spur of the moment vacation day. Things are fairly well buttoned down at work, they can live without m... Read more
Another weekend, another race?
Friday, August 26, 2016      18 comments

I'm feeling completely unprepared for this Sprint triathlon coming up tomorrow. Today is packet pickup, after work. But between the family drama and lack of sleep the focus has not been there to prepare. So it will be a quick preparation afte... Read more
Most drama is inside our own heads
Thursday, August 25, 2016      28 comments

Don't know about you, but there's constantly a script going on in my head. It's the story of my life, playing out, day to day. Sometimes we can go on auto-pilot and habit takes care of the routine maintenance of day to day living... and then o... Read more
Tuesday was a REALLY long day
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      25 comments

I was sitting here sipping my Spark mugga, thinking about a quick blog when the day began to have drama. Ever get one of those text messages that you don't quite parse right in your brain? That's how it all started. Anyway, we burned thro... Read more
Sunday became Down day number 2
Monday, August 22, 2016      27 comments

And Sunday was a complete down day. As in under 3,000 steps. A FULL rest day. Ate extra protein, including red meat. Went through the remainder of in-race nutrition that I had just bought on Saturday... you know how you put it in the cart wh... Read more
I needed a Down Day!
Saturday, August 20, 2016      27 comments

Not sure how good a down day this was, since it started out with a group run, but as busy as the past couple of months has been, and for that matter, this week... I needed one! After an 8 mile Galloway group run-walk-run, at which I got to ... Read more
Happy Friday!
Friday, August 19, 2016      28 comments

I had put a number of things off until "after the big race". One was calling the roofer... and you saw where THAT got me... trapped (temporarily) in the house for a few hours on Wednesday. End of the day yesterday, they are mid-way through the... Read more
Throw back Thursday - Nine Years Ago Today
Thursday, August 18, 2016      29 comments

In January 2007, I challenged my siblings to do a fitness challenge with me. I weighed in the 160's at that point in my roller coaster and knew I h... Read more
I'm supposed to be back at work
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      19 comments

BUT... and here's the big butt... last night when I went out to the garage to head to go run with the Red Dirt group, the garage door did not open... it went up part way, stopped, and drifted back closed. Whaaaa? So I pushed the button aga... Read more
Blog 5: After the ball is over...
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      29 comments

yep, another song fragment... this one from even longer ago... http://www.youtube.com/w
atch?v=vtwYVvtOIuM In my memory it comes from my ex's passion for old black and white films... but the phrase always comes to mind ... Read more
Blog 4: Age Group National Championship Olympic distance triathlon run
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      22 comments

We left off on the way from transition 2 to the run. Now, I knew my swim would be slow, so I was not dissatisfied with that, at this point. I was still kind of shaking my head over the mental mistake on the bike, but was so relieved to be back... Read more
Blog 3: Age Group National Championship Olympic distance triathlon bike
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      19 comments

One advantage of having a warm lake is that there are no wetsuits allowed. The official rule is water temperatures 78F and above, no wet suits allowed. The water temperature was 82F, if I remember rightly (I stopped paying attention once I kne... Read more
Blog 2: Age Group National Championship Olympic distance triathlon swim
Monday, August 15, 2016      22 comments

By the way, just so y'all know, on the real Olympics, down in Rio... the men's triathlon will be raced on Thursday the 18th, the women's on Saturday, the 20th. Those athletes are amazing and young and strong and wonderful competitors. Wh... Read more
Blog 1: Walk a mile in my shoes
Monday, August 15, 2016      30 comments

If you have a song humming in your head, your age may be showing. Elvis version YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/w
atch?v=8E-L4POgIAA The title came to mind with something that happened on Saturday at the Age Grou... Read more
Local races that aren't really local
Friday, August 12, 2016      31 comments

Rolling with the punches could be easier for those coming from a distance and staying at a hotel... because all the last minute adjustments sent out from the race organizers are kind of aimed at THAT kind of non-local, and naturally expecting th... Read more

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