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Did I do that, or was it astronomy?
Saturday, April 06, 2013      2 comments

Those of you who know me know that I like logistics. I like to have information, plan for contingencies, anticipate and be prepared for most everything that might happen - I guess its my way of controlling my life. I try not to obsess but that t... Read more
Fun in the Mud, or The Day the Marines Cheered for Me
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      12 comments

On June 5th I did my first mud run, at Camp Pendleton Marine Base. This is often referred to as the Grand-Daddy of Mud Runs, taking place for over 30 years (so I've been told... but don't shoot me if I'm wrong!). Its a 10k on dirt roads and over... Read more
CA Beach Cities, Tiffany necklaces and Pixie Dust...
Monday, May 09, 2011      7 comments

All it took to get me fired up again about running was a little bling-bling incentive. 1 year post-op I started walking again with my running club. Normally I wouldn't have bothered driving out to the club meet-ups so early on a Sunday morning b... Read more
Traveling the Recovery Road: My first HM post-op
Sunday, May 01, 2011      12 comments

Today marks a milestone on my road to recovery. Many of you know that I had major foot surgery in March of last year and was told that it would be 2 years before I could run again. I am almost 14 months post-op and today I walked a Half Marathon... Read more
So happy to be 17 again!
Sunday, March 20, 2011      15 comments

No, I'm not really 17 again, although that would be a neat trick, to turn the clock back 33 years... I am, however, back into the 170's on the scale!! You know how everyone celebrates making it back to "one-derland"? Well, I'm back to 17# - and ... Read more
57 miles... virgin territory
Saturday, January 01, 2011      11 comments

I'm exhausted. I said on fb I wouldn't whine anymore, but can I please just get some of it out of my system here? I stayed home last night but didn't get much sleep, so at 5:30 this morning I wasn't thrilled that I had committed to this darn bik... Read more
Turkey Tri Open Water Swim Recap
Monday, November 29, 2010      17 comments

Yesterday was my first open water race. Two weeks ago I went to the race site and participated in a clinic for the sole purpose of swimming the course once before race day. On that day the water temp was 63 degrees and I swam the 1/2 mile at a v... Read more
Isn't it nice to be an Athlete?
Thursday, November 25, 2010      8 comments

It's Thanksgiving Day, and its cold and windy outside. We are due at a friend's house at 3 pm but my share of the meal is ready to go as I cooked yesterday. My plan for today was to get in a long bike ride (20 miles) in the morning, eat a health... Read more
My Thanksgiving Day "Race Plan" (Because Thanksgiving meals are marathon like!)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010      4 comments

I am feeling inspired. First, I was tasked by my triathlon coach to come up with a "race plan" for Thanksgiving day so that I don't just go into the holiday with a license to overeat. Then today I read PrincessNurse's blog, "My Thanksgiving Plan... Read more
My 24 minute mile and new Keens
Saturday, July 31, 2010      16 comments

Last Monday I decided that I needed to start walking. Just as I decided to get rid of my boot (walking cast) two weeks prior and switch to running shoes (with mixed results), I decided that if I were ever going to be able to rejoin my running cl... Read more
From Crutches to Cardio - and the battle of the scale
Wednesday, June 23, 2010      13 comments

I know I haven't been around much this past month (two months??)... Once I got off bed rest and started working I just felt like a hamster on a wheel - always running but never getting anywhere. Then there was the rest of life... daughter return... Read more
Two steps forward, one step back... but try not to put any weight on that foot while you're steppin
Thursday, May 20, 2010      12 comments

I saw the surgeon yesterday for my 4 week (post cast) checkup. The last couple of days my foot has been aching where my bones were broken so I was glad that I was getting a checkup. The last time I was there I got my hard cast cut off and starti... Read more
Can it really only be 9 weeks post-op??
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      17 comments

I feel like I have been recovering from this surgery for-EVER!. I find it hard to believe that its only been 3 weeks since my hard cast came off, because I feel like I'm moving at full speed even though I'm on crutches. Problem is, I don't mean ... Read more
Ground Control to Major Tom: Commence Post-op Phase 3
Wednesday, April 21, 2010      21 comments

I don't know why I was compelled to name this blog after the Bowie song, but maybe its partly because getting my cast off today was a bit surreal... My friend Wendy drove me to the Uber Doc for an 8:15 appt., and we waited over an hour to g... Read more
Who Me? Why, thank you!!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      27 comments

I learned today that I had been selected (elected?) as a Spark People Motivator, in the fitness category. I didn't know whether to be excited or humbled, but in the end I am both. I am so excited to be recognized, because I have learned th... Read more

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