Good To Be Back
Friday, March 28, 2014 0 comments
So, for the last couple of years, I haven’t once logged into Spark. I also didn’t log into face book. Funny, of the two, it was Spark that I felt the need to return to. I really have no good excuse for not logging in to Spark. None. Sure, ... Read more
What NOT to do in a marathon! San Antonio melt down.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 15 comments
I knew going into Sunday's marathon that it was going to be hot. This is a bad thing for me because I sweat a lot. Having lost 10 lbs and more in a single run so I have to protect myself from hot runs/tris. Weather forecast for Sunday in San Ant... Read more
Tap-n-Run "Race" Recap
Monday, October 31, 2011 7 comments
Blame it on the Rain
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 6 comments
Cue Milli Vanilli (OK so don't - I never liked the song). So I was planning a nice swim run brick yesterday, anticipating a short meeting and some extra time in the schedule. Fail The meeting lasted much longer than anticipated so I de... Read more
Ironman - the aftermath!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 10 comments
OK, so a few things I learned or discovered in the aftermath of the race. 1. Hop on the bike and ride it through the gears on race morning - could save you a lot of pain to fix anything that could be an issue while the bike support group is... Read more
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 16 comments
Doughboy to Ironman: Chasing the Sun
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 9 comments
Last night I wanted to ride outside instead of on the trainer. Problem is that I was scheduled a 40 mile bike ride and I wouldn't complete my evening commute until 6:00. I knew that wouldn't be enough time to get in an "easy paced" 40 miler. ... Read more
Doughboy to Ironman: Gettin' Twitchy!
Friday, September 30, 2011 8 comments
When I started this little journey, the idea of an Ironman was still a distant dream. Something I wanted - someday. A fellow sparker encouraged me to go ahead and make a plan. Move this dream forward into reality. So I did. I found a training p... Read more
Doughboy to Ironman: The Courage to Try
Thursday, September 22, 2011 8 comments
I’ve read fantastic stories about fellow Spark People who conquer their fears and tried something new and allowed themselves to be pushed outside their comfort zone. Each and every one of these stories fills me with the courage to push past my d... Read more
Doughboy to Ironman: Heart of Steel - Legs of Rubber!
Monday, September 19, 2011 6 comments
What a week! The cumulative effects of this training started to take its toll last week. By Sunday afternoon, all I wanted to do was sleep! It didn’t help that my carbohydrates were a little low Saturday – a mistake I noticed after logging in my... Read more
Doughboy to Ironman: Pool Moon!
Monday, September 12, 2011 5 comments
I can’t believe it. I have been running marathons for over a decade (not to mention 5k, 10k, 10 mile, half marathon and ultras), but I’m already nervous about a triathlon that is still almost a month away! I feel silly, but every time I the web ... Read more
Doughboy to Ironman: Just need to lighten up!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 8 comments
The pool is open again!!! It has a nice smooth surface and is clean(er). I’ve already jumped back into my swim work outs – literally – but have decided to ramp back up to my previous mileage over the next two weeks. I don’t want to injure a shou... Read more
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