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1st Tri 1:31.43 =)
Sunday, August 28, 2011      4 comments

Yay! I did it! After soooo much training and preparing, and sooooo much money spent, I finally got to do my triathlon. The day was perfect! My heat started at 8:24. The water temperature was about 75 degrees. I think that was great. It wa... Read more
Another try at the tri!
Monday, August 22, 2011      4 comments

OK, so I signed up for a new triathlon and its this Saturday. Its exactly the same distances, so I'm happy. Its 1.25 hours away, but that's not too far. This one's gonna cost $100. Dang, I know I shouldn't stress about the money, but things ... Read more
Triathlon cancelled! I'm sad =(
Sunday, August 14, 2011      7 comments

OK, here's the story. People don't seem to understand. Everyday for the past 5 months I got up and did something to get ready for August 13. The day of my first triathlon. I ran lots of miles. I swam tons of laps. I rode my bike (and suffe... Read more
1st Tri tomorrow!
Friday, August 12, 2011      4 comments

OK, so when I started this fitness journey, September of last year, I had this fantasy of doing a triathlon. It was crazy. I couldn't run at all. I've never swam competitively and I didn't even own a bike. I got the running thing down. I'm ... Read more
Ouch! I fell ass over applecart!
Thursday, July 21, 2011      5 comments

Omg, I was riding my bike home from work, going down hill. The side walk was totally buckled. Two pieces sticking straight up! I saw it a little too late, and tried to go around it. My peddle hit the concrete and sent me and my bike flipping... Read more
Where'd the time go???
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      2 comments

OK, I haven't made a blog entry since June 13??? For real???? I can't believe its already July 19. Crazy. I have been having since a fantastic summer. I just love the summer. I've pretty much been exercising twice a day. In the mornings I ... Read more
I'm better, and well rested!
Saturday, June 18, 2011      1 comments

Thanks for all the love and concern Spark Buddies! I am much better today. I made it to the store and got all the food for today. I just have to put it all together now. No problem with that. I went to bed and slept a whole 8 hours. The r... Read more
Stressed out, can't sleep!
Friday, June 17, 2011      5 comments

At 3:30 am I woke up and couldn't fall back to sleep. My brain would not turn off. I have 8 million things to do before Satruday at 3:00 pm. My darling daughter's high school open house is then. I don't have tables or chairs. I haven't shop... Read more
time's flying!
Monday, June 13, 2011      1 comments

Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted since May 22. Has it really been that long???? I have been so busy. My daughter's high school open house is this Saturday. I am so bad about yard work. I really don't enjoy working in the yard. If I'm ... Read more
tri training
Sunday, May 22, 2011      4 comments

OK, so I'm doing this triathlon mid August. I'm pretty excited about it. I thought it may have been a mistake to tell people. Dang, its kind of a done deal when you put it out there. Been going to the pool twice a we)ek for a month now. I t... Read more
5/3 River Bank Run in GR
Saturday, May 14, 2011      3 comments

I ran the 5/3 River Bank Run for the first time today. I did the 5K with some of the girls from work. It was amazing. There were soooo many people on the streets of GR. The energy was fantastic. There was a 10K. People came across the fini... Read more
500 yards, no stopping plus I learned how do to a flip turn!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      2 comments

I've been going to the pool twice a week for three weeks now. Every day I swim I can only do 100 yards before I die. Gasping for breath and hanging on the side of the pool. It sucks, its hard. My oldest told me to not give up, I'd figure it ... Read more
Is it wrong I don't feel loss of any life is worth celebrating?
Monday, May 02, 2011      8 comments

OK, I know, he was an terrible person responsible for loss of so much life here in the US and other countries. Its good he can't cause any more acts of terror, but . . . what will happen now? Who will retaliate for his death? OK, report the n... Read more
swimming is hard!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      1 comments

Man, I can't do it! It is soooo hard. I can hardly do 4 laps in the pool at a time. I need to be able to do 20 in 3 months. I don't know . . . I don't understand how I can run and run, but swimming is so different. I am really sucking air. ... Read more
Michigan Master's State Meet day 3!
Sunday, April 17, 2011      1 comments

OMG, I feel like I have worked a full week in one week end. I am so tired. It was so incredible to be a part of th is swim meet. The swimmers were so appreciative of all of the volunteers. They kept thanking all of us for helping. Geez, I k... Read more

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