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60-something marathon coach, triathlete and cyclist fighting "meno-paused metabolism," lupus, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis - if I can do 26.2, so can you!!!

Must add: new Grandma to beautiful grandson Tiago

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Coach, USAFit - international marathon/HM training program
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Member, LifeTime Fitness Tri Team, Austin, TX
Member, Austin Cycling Association, TX
Alumna of Galloway Training, Austin, TX
Alumna of ChiRunning Training, Austin, TX
Founder/Captain, Team Munkibut - supporting Komen for the Cure
Founder/Owner, SlowFatRunners - walk/run group, virtual and live

Manager, IT and Web Strategist/Professional web geek - one of those people who make magic happen on the web for corporate enterprise, SME: SharePoint, Social Web, Knowledge Management, CMS, and helped establish the first online medical encyclopedia with a focus on women's health advocacy @

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Sommelier in training, International Sommelier Guild (ISG) - one of those people who like to share the joy of wine with others and handy with a champagne sabre

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Married, with adult children who are just as geeky, food and entertainment oriented as their parents

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Our training season begins in Sept with the 5K for Clay and ends with the Austin Marathon/Half Marathon (Boston and Olympic Qualifying events) in Feb* All ability levels welcome

*Participation in any race events are optional and up to the individual

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drop the menopause weight gained since turning 50

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    Well, I feel like a complete idiot. I read your blog and responded to it in the middle of the night while I was not at my best game, shall we say.
    Normally, I think to check out the person's page before I respond to a blog, but NOOOO...not this time. LOL

    Who am I to even begin to offer you advice?

    I'll just sit back and learn from you from now on.

    Oh, and I see that you train off-season at Run-Tex! That was where I took my very first running class over a decade ago...Run-Tex in Austin, actually. What a great thing they have going there.

    And I see that you are fighting lupus and rheumatoid arthritis as well as "meno-paused metabolism" (great way to express it). I can't tell you how much I admire you. I despise lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and destruction they cause to the human body. I'm glad you are fighting back against them.

    Press on! I wish you well.

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    Happy New Year, my spark friend. May you and yours have health, happiness and prosperity in 2013 and beyond.

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    1970 days ago
    Yes time is always the big factor. I start Tai Chi Chaun as a result of my practice of Chi Running. I started Chi Running as a result of my becoming a runner. I added Qigong as a result of my Tai Chi Chuan.

    Each of these require time, and the purpose of this change in my life was to have more time (live longer) to spend with the next generation. Time is not just the time to do it, but the time to do it right. It takes more time to be still and focus so that each of these is a mind, body and spirit activity, with each an equal partner.

    Yes, finding time is certainly one of the issue we must each resolve and balance.

    Thanks for stopping by

    2133 days ago
    Regarding the salesguy on the track -- I think I just put my hand up and said "Dude, my interval's over" and stopped running for my 2-minutes of walking.

    He couldn't very well stop when I stopped so he kept on running.

    I will be interested to see whether he returns!
    2146 days ago
    My Tri season has been terrible this year. Taking this break from all training is allowing me to reassess the next half of this year. Better to train for quality than quantity, in events, workouts and performance.
    2172 days ago
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